Everyday I see more and more people an getting Apple iPads. Economic crisis or not. This might seem to be a biased article since I have had mine since last June, but that is not the intention, and I am not trying to sell Apple.
Instead this article is aimed to those that already own an iPad. As an network engineer, you have not realized the true power and convenience of your iPad until you have used it to console onto switches and routers. Perhaps it is not something you do often. Perhaps you still use your laptop every time you run into a data center. I know some engineers are using windows Netbooks, which is almost as convenient.
Console access is one of the biggest uses I have for my iPad. I have not used my laptop for console access in almost a year. Since I am working at a Internet Service Provider, I often visit many of the data centers, and all I ever have with me is my iPad and two cables. I am not trying to convince anyone, but merely sharing a great convenience I enjoy daily making my job easier.
So how do you go about it?
Today there are two methods.
- Console access requiring a jailbreak.
- Console access now available via Apple approved apps.