Out-of-Band Management - OOBM

Out-of-Band Management

When a primary network becomes unreachable or devices fail, Out-of-Band Management provides remote access, provisioning, monitoring and control of IT infrastructure over a secondary and secure connection utilizing satellite, cellular, Ethernet or dial-up connectivity.

Out-of-Band Management - OOBM

How do I remotely manage routers, switches and firewalls using OOBM?

  • Access – SSH to infrastructure over LTE, Ethernet or dial-up during ISP or device failures.
  • Provisioning – Setup configs through management ports, ZTP and automation.
  • Monitoring – Log and be notified when connectivity, power, environmental, security or configuration status changes.
  • Troubleshooting – Resilient remediation & automation. Syslog and local audit logging.
  • Control – Power On/Off/Reboot and configuring management ports.

OOBM for Branch Offices

  • SSH access to 6 devices
  • Power Reboot up to 4 devices
  • Connectivity via LTE, primary Ethernet and secondary Ethernet

OOBM for Data Centers

  • SSH access to 40 devices
  • Connectivity via LTE, primary Ethernet, secondary Ethernet or Dial-up Modem

OOBM for Cisco

  • SSH access to 8 routers, switches or firewalls
  • Redundant power and reboot up to 8 devices
  • Connectivity via LTE, primary Ethernet, secondary Ethernet or Dial-up Modem

What are the benefits of WTI Out-of-Band Management?

  • Individual & Centralized Management: Web Interface, CLI and WTI Centralized Management. WTI DevOps Automation (RESTful API, Ansible Modules/Plugins, Python Scripts, SNMP, Syslog). Vendor-Neutral - Integrates with Paessler, Solarwinds, Cisco and other MIB OID software.
  • Next-Gen Security: AAA, TLS, IPSec, OpenVPN, IPtables, Static Routes, Duo, Okta and RSA
  • High-Availability Network Resilience: Cellular WAN failover, cellular wake-up on failure and redundant Ethernet. Alerts & Automation.
  • Remote Onboarding & Configuration: Zero Touch Provisioning. Configuration of management console ports over LTE, Ethernet or dial-up. Reduced service calls and truck rolls.
  • Data Automation: WebHook Support (Slack/Splunk/WebEx)

What hardware or software do I need for OOBM?

True out-of-band management utilizes secondary connections to access network infrastructure during failures. Whether it’s satellite, cellular, Ethernet or dial-up, when the primary connection is unavailable, a combination of hardware and software is required to provide secure out-of-band connectivity. WTI out-of-band management solutions include console servers, console server + PDU combos and edge management switches with a variety of connectivity options. All WTI OOBM devices can be controlled via web and CLI or by using centralized management software from Cisco and other vendors. WTI OOBM devices can also be centrally managed by our WMU software.