Automation Gateway allows Lighthouse users and automation code to discover and manage IP-based management interfaces via the Opengear management system, with the same level of simplicity and efficiency as if they were serial consoles.
Managed devices like firewalls and servers may present an IP-based management interface in addition to (or sometimes instead of) the traditional serial or USB console port. This interface may serve a web-based GUI, VNC or RDP based KVM, SSH-based CLI and/or a programmable network API like RESTful HTTPS. The device itself may be physical or virtual.
By their nature, the IP-based management interfaces are more dynamic (e.g. they may change IP address), varied (e.g. protocols vary from device to device) and harder to reach (e.g. on an unroutable private network).
The Automation Gateway module addresses the challenges of discovering, auditing and connecting to IP-based management services in a distributed, heterogeneous network. It is available on all Operations Manager product lines (OM120x and OM22xx) today and will also be included in future products as well.
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