Common Reliable Out Of Band Management Options at Carrier Hotels
faisal at snappytelecom.net
Wed Jan 18 17:24:54 UTC 2017
I think you will have a tough time finding a universal solution that will fit for all DataCenters (speaking in the context of OOB communication method).
Traditional connections via Ethernet / T1 /Phone lines will cost you a fair amount (monthly service and cross-connect).
In some of the DataCenters you can use a cellular (M2M ) based solution.. (use something like a cradle point or other similar functioning devices)
In many of our DC we will exchange (bidirectional) OOB connection with another network (which is multi-homed).
Quite a few of the DC's also provide Courtesy Wifi for customer's use .. it is possible to configure an OOB to use that connection.. (takes a bit of creativity).
Since part of our network is using Fixed Wireless Technologies, we are pretty familiar with Mikrotik Routerboards they have a number of small, inexpensive devices which allow for very flexible configurations (including devices with USB ports that support USB Cellular dongles).
Snappy Internet & Telecom
----- Original Message -----
> From: "Darin Herteen" <synack at live.com>
> To: "nanog list" <nanog at nanog.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 4:59:02 PM
> Subject: Common Reliable Out Of Band Management Options at Carrier Hotels
> Greetings list,
> We are exploring standardizing our Out Of Band options across our network and
> various off-net locations and the question was brought up "What about carrier
> hotels? What constraints might present themselves at those locations?"
> Assuming each hotel we are located in can provide either Ethernet or DSL I'm
> guessing that is going to come a cost (cross-connects, rack space etc..) that
> might end up being cost prohibitive.
> So my inquiry is... What does the list find to be a reasonably priced yet
> reliable solution in carrier hotels for OOB? Or is that contradictory :)
> Thoughts on Cellular?
> Any experience/insight would be appreciated.
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