Remote Reboot

A remote reboot means a restart (reboot) of an electronic device, such as a PC, server, switch, router or media control remotely via a network. This reboot is done by a cold start. This means that the electronic device is switched off and on by interrupting the power supply – also called power cycling.

A reboot can be useful if there is a system malfunction: For example, a running program has crashed, a system is blocked or an operating system has hung. The reboot can eliminate these error causes and thus the system failure.

It is particularly helpful for IT managers if a remote reboot is combined with an automatic monitoring function: A so-called watchdog monitors the availability of the device and immediately initiates a reboot in the event of faults. With this self-healing function, the user benefits from shorter downtimes and lower operating costs.

Saves costly service technician calls: A Remote reboot

Benefits of  a Remote Reboot
  • Shorter downtimes of the IT and AV environment
  • Faster response time to resolve faults
  • No expensive on-site intervention required
  • No time-consuming calls to support hotlines
  • Savings on service technician costs
  • No travel costs
  • Fully automated by Watchdogs

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