The Uplogix Blog: Beyond Out-of-Band

Feature Spotlight: Virtual Ports

By | May 12th, 2021

Of the many profound and metaphysical questions plaguing Philosophy majors today, none may be so important as why are hotdogs sold in packs of 10 and hotdog buns in packs of 8, followed closely by why does my Local Manager only have 56 serial ports when I clearly have 57 routers? Lucky for you, our founder and[...]

If It Has a Serial Port, We Can Manage It

By | April 29th, 2021

One of the most common questions we get from new and existing customers is whether the Uplogix Local Manager can support an XYZ SynergyDynamics  Router Model 390000. Our reply is always the same: if a device has a serial port that you can connect to with a laptop, then we support it. This is possible thanks to a[...]

It's Dangerous to Deploy Alone: How Uplogix Helps You Get Up and Running

By | April 22nd, 2021

If you subscribe to the many-worlds interpretation set forth by Hugh Everett in 1957, then there would have to exist a version of reality in which you purchase an Uplogix Local Manager for each of your 5,000 datacenters and once the product is delivered, we stop answering the phone. In this bleak reflection of our[...]

When You Have Too Much To Do, Automation Is Everything

By | April 13th, 2021

There’s a quote that gets attributed to Bill Gates a lot but was likely said by Clarence Bleicher in 1947 that goes “If you get a tough job, one that is hard, and you haven’t got a way to make it easy, put a lazy man on it, and after 10 days, he will have an easy way to do it.”  That’s pretty much been my mantra[...]

Simple Yet Powerful: How Granular Authorization Keeps Your Network Secure

By | March 31st, 2021

If the movie Wargames taught us anything, it’s that you shouldn’t leave your computer systems so wide open that even Ferris Bueller can just walk right in. Nowhere is that more important than in a remote management platform that is directly connected to your core routers and switches. Remote access and automation[...]

Set it and Forget It: Why the Best Out-of-Band Solution is the One You Don't Have to Think About

By | March 23rd, 2021

Twenty years ago, out-of-band solutions were just starting to move past the era of plugging a phone line into a Cisco 2811 with octopus cables and hoping it answered when you called it. Today, we not only have more options for out-of-band channels, including cellular, satellite, and secondary Ethernet connections,[...]