Integrating Opengear console servers into SolarWinds Orion NPM

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Integrating Opengear console servers into SolarWinds Orion NPM

SolarWinds Orion is Easy-to-Use Network Monitoring Thousands of network engineers rely on Orion Network Performance Monitor (NPM) for enterprise-class fault & performance management that is easy to use, intuitive, and highly affordable. Monitors real-time performance metrics for routers, switches, servers, and other SNMP-enabled devices Automatically adjusts to changes in your network & allows you to visually track performance statistics in real time via dynamic network topology maps Simplifies virtualization management by monitoring performance of VMware hosts & virtual machines

Opengear has partnered with SolarWinds to extend NPM capability to previously undetected devices and include a vital layer of Out-Of-Band access to remote sites. Opengear console servers provide connectivity to devices not currently network or SNMP enabled. We deliver remote site access to serial console ports, digital I/O devices, environmental sensors and TCP/UDP hosts.

Key Benefits: Enabling SolarWinds customers to actively monitor all the network devices, power equipment, and environmental conditions at their remote sites Monitoring previously undetected devices: RS232, RS422, RS485, USB, digital I/O Providing point-n-click access to the remote site from within Orion NPM window Ensuring high availability with integrated Out-Of-Band access Expand monitoring to new markets: Grid, Utility, Pipeline, Medical, Military, Industrial and more

Extend polling to simple devices at remote sites Our console servers allow for easy integration by handling all of the connectivity and conversion issues at the remote site and present the status and alerts over IP via SNMP. For example, our design allows UPS and PDU systems that do not have SNMP capability to be actively monitored and managed via serial console. Our devices are vendor agnostic which allows previously un-monitored UPS and PDU systems to be easily integrated into Orion. You can now trigger alerts on battery, load, input/output on UPS systems and harness switched and metered PDU's via serial interface.

Opengear solutions enable Orion customers to extend NPM to new markets such as: Smart Grid Solar Panel Monitoring Medical Cellular to wireless locations Gaming Machines Utilities And much more

Integrate point-n-click access into Solarwinds Orion Opengear's console servers and Orion NPM communicate using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), management information bases (MIB), and traps (asynchronous alerts). This gives customers the capability to quickly respond to events at the edge, ensuring optimal reliability and performance. Opengear console servers provide encrypted authenticated access that meets the most demanding high security applications. In addition, our console servers provide secure Out-Of-Band access using modems and cellular network connections. Opengear console servers can be accessed quickly from within the SolarWinds UI by simply clicking the embedded Opengear logo for the associated downstream console server.

Easy Integration Setup takes only minutes and offers a customized selection of pollers to display for each remote console server.

Installation of Orion Pollers from Opengear To monitor your console server and its managed devices you will need to import the Opengear Universal Device Pollers into your NPM. For details refer Opengear SolarWinds Integration Guide or online faq364 Refer faq365 for further information on Opengear's integration with SolarWinds Orion NPM For more general information about SolarWinds Orion visit Orion NPM

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