Zenoss Integration with Opengear Console Servers

Zenoss Enterprise is a next generation, Unlegacy IT management product that improves the monitoring of service to business applications and supporting infrastructure in the dynamic data center. Opengear has enabled a Zenoss integration to extend monitoring capability to previously undetected devices and integrate a vital layer of out-of-band access methods 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 Zenoss 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 Zenoss 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 Zenoss. 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 Zenoss Enterprise

Opengear’s console servers and Zenoss Enterprise communicate using SNMP, management information bases (MIBs), 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 Zenoss screens by simply clicking the embedded Opengear logo for the associated downstream console server.

Zenoss integration with opengear console servers

To monitor your console server and its managed devices you will need to import the Opengear ZenPack into your Zenoss.

Key Benefits

The key benefits of the Opengear integration with Zenoss Enterprise include:
  • Enabling Zenoss 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 Zenoss screens
  • Ensuring high availability with integrated out-of-band access


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