What is Virtualization?
BakPak virtualization means that any device and its individual ports can be grouped together with other devices to form an integrated custom unit and managed.
For example, two PoE ports from a 24 port switch, four power outlets in an eight outlet Power Distribution Unit in another building and four ports in an eight port PoE switch in a network across the country can be grouped together and managed. There are no limits to how devices are grouped and the number of groups that can be created. Once formed, these groups can be managed as one unit and power cycled, set to user specified on/off power schedules, and self-healing enabled.
BakPak virtualization also enables compatible Pakedge devices – switches, routers, and wireless access points, to be grouped together for advanced management operations – including firmware management, configuration management, logging and reporting. For example, Pakedge SX-24P switches from different networks across the country can be virtualized and grouped together such that all of them can be updated to the latest firmware with one push of a button. In addition, a Pakedge SX-24P switch, a RE-2 router, and three WK-1 wireless access points within a single network can form another custom group, such that firmware updates, device configuration backups and restores from the cloud can be performed together. Further customization and management flexible is enabled by assigning management tasks for each group to different technicians.