The Uplogix Blog: Beyond Out-of-Band

Feature Spotlight: Power Control

By | May 26th, 2021

Do you think it was Thomas Edison or Nikola Tesla who first said have you tried turning it off and back on again? Did they know in ancient times that one of the most tried and true troubleshooting techniques of the 21st century would be to simply cut power and restore it? I like to think yes, of course they did. And[...]

The DarkSide of ransomware hits pipeline network

By | May 25th, 2021

It was just three days after May the 4th (be with you), when Colonial Pipeline felt the power of the DarkSide. This story about the hacking of a major component of US infrastructure has followed a number of turns as more information has been revealed to the public.

Why Use Out-Of-Band for Enterprise Network Management

By | May 20th, 2021

Did you know that 7 out of 10 organizations experience at least one crisis once every five years? The good news is that companies can overcome network disruptions and outages through automated out-of-band solutions. At its core, out-of-band network management is a modern approach to manage and control critical remote[...]

Feature Spotlight: Surgical Rollback

By | May 19th, 2021

I remember exactly where I was the day I first learned about Surgical Rollback. I was just out of college, recently promoted to Network Analyst, and trying above all else to simply not break the Texas Higher Education Network. A request came in over email. Daniel, go to this router and remove this IP from access-list[...]

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 trio[...]