Centralized Management Appliance - Lighthouse

Centralized Management Appliance - Lighthouse Click above to see large image

Opengear Lighthouse builds on the capabilities of Opengear’s data center and remote site management appliances to provide a single point of management for your entire out-of-band infrastructure.

Lighthouse delivers consolidated, secure access to failed or firewalled remote networks and to critical infrastructure scattered across tens or thousands of racks or remote sites. Reach management consoles without in-depth knowledge of network topology or operational state, using your existing credentials, tools and workflow. By seamlessly converging all management network connections – via primary management LAN, 3G or 4G LTE failover or dial-out out-of-band – Lighthouse takes the complexity out of managing distributed network, power and IT infrastructure, to reduce MTTR and minimize the impact of faults and failure.

Efficient, scalable, secure management of Opengear appliances and connected devices

With Lighthouse, best-practice security is maintained even during remote network outages, with strong encryption, audit-trail logging and resilient pass-through central authentication. Opengear with Lighthouse centralized management gives you the peace of mind that your infrastructure is operating optimally. And when it’s not, it provides the tools to respond and repair, securely and efficiently.

Optimized for Standard, Enterprise or Virtual environments

Opengear Lighthouse is optimized for your environment, and can be supplied as a hardware appliance or virtual server appliance. The Lighthouse VM virtual server appliance ships ready to be deployed on your hosted or in-house VMware or Linux KVM virtual environment. The Lighthouse Standard and Lighthouse Enterprise hardware appliance models are shipped on Dell™ 19” rack mounted servers.

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Central management that scales with your network

  • Call Home to Lighthouse over cellular for highly available remote access to failed or firewalled remote networks, or new network installs.
  • Dialpool central dial-out PSTN-connected Opengear appliances – share out-of-band access with operators without an analog line, featuring periodic dial-out testing.
  • Console Gateway enables SSH to any console port by name, wherever it is on your network and however it’s connected.
  • Search and sort managed devices with smart groups – quickly drill down by geography, application or managed device type.
  • Pass-through authentication uses central AAA credentials to manage remote consoles – log and authenticate all access even during remote site outages.
  • Security made simple, all sensitive management sessions encrypted with strong cipher HTTPS or SSH and optional VPN.

Centralized Management Benefits

  • Reduce IT costs by streamlining overall operations, administration and maintenance of Opengear managed devices.
  • Reduce complexity with a single pane of glass view of your distributed equipment.
  • Reduce mean time to repair (MTTR) and downtime with intuitive out-of-band access from anywhere, anytime.
  • Aggregate all networking and IT gear into a single interface for quick alarming, access and problem remediation from a centralized location.

Who can most benefit from Lighthouse centralized management?

Distributed Enterprise

Highly available access and control of network, IT and power infrastructure for initial provisioning, ongoing maintenance and incident response. Enable operators to reach remote consoles without requiring in-depth knowledge of how they’re connected, and authenticate using their corporate AAA credentials.


Managed Service Providers

Implement network routing and firewall policy changes with confidence, minimize on-site call outs and truck rolls. Monitor customer premises equipment, environment and network availability. Manage equipment where inbound access would otherwise be impractical or impossible, such as in hospitals or behind third-party firewalls. Differentiate your service offering and increase client satisfaction.


Lab Environments

Access and control thousands of managed consoles and PDU outlets from a single IP. Support for low-level scripting to automate lab setup, testing and tear down.

 

Key Management Features

All-inclusive connectivity

All-inclusive connectivity

Secure access to remote devices via cellular, broadband or dial-up, with efficient out-of-band access from anywhere, anytime.

Call Home

Call Home

Opengear cellular appliances at remote sites Call Home to Lighthouse over 3G and 4G LTE cellular for highly available remote access to failed or firewalled remote networks, or during provisioning of new network installs.

Integrates with your existing management tools

Integrates with your existing management tools

Managers can use their preferred SSH client or HTTPS browser for secure access from anywhere – be it a NOC, laptop, or mobile device. Delivers a convenient single point of management access to remote devices scattered across hundreds or thousands of remote locations.

Dialpool centralized dial-out

Dialpool centralized dial-out

Intuitive dial-out PPP connections to Opengear appliances via a central or distributed pool of analog modems. Modems may be distributed globally to overcome international line quality issues and minimize call costs.

Focus on security

Focus on security

Security made simple, all sensitive management sessions encrypted with strong cipher HTTPS or SSH and optional VPN. Pass-through authentication uses central AAA credentials to manage remote consoles. Log and authenticate all access even during remote site outages.

Central management that scales

Central management that scales

Search and sort managed devices with smart groups. Quickly drill down by geography, application or connection type, whether you have 5 or 5,000 Opengear appliances deployed.

 

Call Home Feature

Parachuting an Opengear Console Access Server

Call Home Feature Click above to see large image

Parachuting Opengear Console Access Server The Call Home feature can be utilized to parachute a preconfigured Opengear Console Access Server in a branch with strict firewall policies without having to change any policies of the firewall. Since the appliances are pre-configured by the vendor to initiate a connection with the Central Management Server using reverse SSH. This allows any newly configured Console Access Server to inform CMS about its location and also is able to connect with the CMS ready to be accessed and configured

 

Accessing a device through 4G without having public IP:

Accessing a device through 4G without having public IP Click above to see large image

Another handy and highly worthy benefit of Call Home is that the Opengear Server are equipped with 4G modems and via reverse SSH they can communicate with the CMS since they are equipped with a pre-defined key. Thus, there remains no need for a Public IP in order to have the tunnel in place for communication.

 

Lighthouse Technical Specification

                           



Lighthouse VM

Lighthouse Standard 1000

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Lighthouse Enterprise 5000

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Recommended For

Up to 5,000 managed appliances

Up to 1,000 managed appliances

Up to 5,000 managed appliances

Format

Virtual Machine

19″ 1U optimized server

19″ 1U optimized server

Processor

500MHz CPU Core minimum

Intel Xeon E3-1220 3.1GHz

Dual Intel Xeon E5-2620 2.4GHz

Hard Drive

4GB minimum

500GB

600GB

RAM

256MB minimum

4GB

32GB

Supported Environments

Linux Kernel-based VM; VMware ESX, ESXi and Server





Network Adapters



Dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

Quad Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

Hardware RAID





Included

Dual Power Supplies





Included

Support



Standard Factory Hardware Support Included

Standard Factory Hardware Support Included

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