Designed to support real-world network management challenges

Integration into SolarWinds Orion Network Performance Monitor (NPM)

Orion NPM is SolarWinds’ flagship product and delivers powerful, easy-to-use features designed to support the real-world network management challenges that IT teams face. Opengear now integrates its products with Orion NPM to extend monitoring capability to previously undetected devices and include a vital layer of out-of-band access to remote sites.

Extend polling to simple devices at 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. Opengear console servers are also available in extended temperature models to extend Orion monitoring to harsh environments.

At the remote site we can monitor nearly anything: SNMP, IP, Serial Consoles, USB, relays, digital I/O.  We extend the Orion monitoring to consoles on network gear and servers, VoIP switches, building security, access control, UPS systems, environmental sensors, heating and cooling plants, and more.

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 PDUs via serial interface.

Integrate point-n-click access into SolarWinds Orion NPM

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.

To monitor your console server and its managed devices you will need to import the Opengear Universal Device Pollers into your NPM.

To monitor your console server and its managed devices you will need to import the Opengear Universal Device Pollers into your NPM.

Key Benefits

The key benefits of the Opengear integration into SolarWinds Orion include:
  • Enabling SolarWinds customers to actively monitor all the network devices, power equipment, and environmental conditions at their remote sites
  • Monitoring previously undetected devices: RS-232, RS-422, RS-485, 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


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