Complex IT infrastructure devices such as servers, networking and telecom equipment are prone to entering states that are not recoverable through normal remote administrative commands even at the BIOS level.

This often leads to the inevitable step of a hard reboot, which requires an administrator to physically power cycle the device. This is not only an inconvenience, especially if it is remotely located or if it happens in the middle of the night, but it can lengthen downtime, disrupt business continuity and increase support costs.

By combining the functionality of remote power management with the intelligence of the Aumait Remote Management System (RMS), Aumait “AP” appliances, achieve unprecedented control over distributed IT infrastructure.

Not only can you securely access and control power to non-responsive remote devices, but also more complex recovery actions such as recovering from a failed configuration change. For example, Aumait appliances can power cycle a remote server, break into the reboot sequence and restore the last known good configuration file for the device—all within seconds and without having to dispatch a support technician on-site.

Key Power Monitoring & Management Capabilities

  • Power Utilization Monitoring – Collects power draw from the power unit at regular intervals to provide an accurate view of power consumption that can be used for capacity planning. By monitoring the power draw, Aumait appliances can immediately alert administrators when pre-defined thresholds are hit.
  • Enhanced Security – Integrates seamlessly with RADIUS, TACACS and other authentication mechanisms to provide very granular levels of access and control, such as power cycling only specified outlets of shared power units
  • Remote Access – Eliminates the need for human intervention by providing always-on connectivity to the power units to reduce errors, mean-time-to-recovery and support costs
  • Independent Control and Redundancy – Independently controls outlets on power units to provide power management for specific devices. Supports daisy-chained power units, providing redundancy in the remote power management solution.
  • Executing Complex Procedures – Automates hardware-specific tasks that often require sub-second specialized commands and interactions during the power-on self-test cycle to facilitate complicated recovery interactions.