Avocent Corporation is introducing two new products that will enable remote management of servers through mobile devices such as PDAs and smartphones, complementing the company's suite of remote IT management solutions.
SonicAdmin QR and SonicAdmin PRO are focused on Microsoft Windows-based servers and enable IT administrators to remotely manage any server on a network. Product pricing begins at less than US$100 per user for annual renewable licenses.
The software is installed on any Windows server and can be run from a BlackBerry or any Windows Mobile 5.0 device.
Using SonicAdmin QR software, system administrators can access any server allowed by their Active Directory profile to view server statistics, shutdown and reboot servers, view event logs, view and manage processes, manage Active Directory user accounts, and run Quick Commands such as ping, ipconfig and traceroute.
SonicAdmin Pro software offers additional functionality, adding Windows services management, file explorer, file search, file and folder properties, file editor and a Command line interface. The Exchange Server management extensions include viewing queue properties as well as freeze and unfreeze queues and force connection commands. Active Directory management adds user group management and mailbox properties.