- Real-time status monitoring
- Automatic remote service provisioning for DrayTek’s Vigor devices
- Scheduled firmware upgrades
- Device performance reporting and system logging
- Drag and drop VPN configuration wizard
- Flexible and secure CPE grouping
- Scheduled back-up and restore of configuration data
- TR-069 compliant
- AP & Wireless Management
- Responsive Web Design (RWD) enables viewing on various screen sizes
*VigorACS 2 will support more products in future updates.
VigorACS 2 is a TR-069 based centralized management system for DrayTek’s Vigor devices. With a user-friendly interface, it allows system integrators or network administrators to configure, monitor and manage DrayTek devices remotely from the comfort of their offices or homes.
VigorACS 2 provides a user-friendly interface with a responsive display which automatically adjusts and arranges content to suit a variety of devices such as PC’s, tablets or phones.
Benefits of VigorACS 2
- Time and cost savings for the businesses/organisations
- More reliable and secure networks
- Less travelling for network administrators
- Network alarm and report for better management decisions
- Customer satisfaction
- Extra income source for IT service providers
Time and Cost Saving Examples for VigorACS 2
There are many benefits that the VigorACS 2 can offer, two of these are time savings in VPN setting and in firmware upgrades. Below are 2 tables outlining time and cost savings for VPN setting and firmware upgrade in 2 scenarios: one medium network with 20 nodes and one large network with 500 nodes.
Comparison of VigorACS SI User Interface to VigorACS 2
Focuses on the alarms and new devices
Alarms/traffic/clients status in one glance
Information and graphs to help admin understand
the system status at a glance
Menu on 4-edges
Functions selections on top menu
VigorACS 2 allows CPEs, when installed in remote networks, to receive pre-configured data such as IP, PPPoE, VoIP parameters, etc. from the ACS server.
Network administrators can schedule provisioning of new profiles, firmware upgrades or backup/restore configurations for selected CPE’s to occur at specific times. Operations such as configuring VPN connections, VoIP settings, uploading new profiles, etc. can be scheduled to take place at the same time and in the same way as required.
Provisioning can be carried out per network group (Global Parameter), or per device (CPE Set Parameters). The “CPE Keep Parameter” feature restores configuration changes should they be accidently removed by a network administrator.
Auto Provisioning reduces the cost of on-site support and ensures network uniformity.
VigorACS 2, displays real-time information of CPE’s including uptime, firmware version, resource usage, client number, etc.
In addition, error conditions such as lost connectivity of CPEs, WAN, LAN, and VPN connections will be highlighted on the dashboard. VigorACS 2 can also be configured to send notifications of the error conditions to the Network Administrator.
Logs generated by VigorACs 2 provide details of events executed including device name, MAC address, Device IP, Command Key, and time stamp for the event. Other events recorded in the logs include: file downloads, reboot, parameter changes, etc.
VigorACS 2 allows regular maintenance tasks such as firmware upgrades, configuration backups, restorations and device reboots to be automated and be carried out from a central console.
For example, firmware upgrades can be applied to a single device or a batch of devices. They can also be scheduled to start at a convenient time.
The AP management feature in VigorACS 2 allows monitoring and configuration of VigorAPs. Access Point settings such as SSID, security, load balancing rules can be pre-configured and into an AP profile, and automatically applied VigorAP that have joined the network. The AP Map function allows a floor plan to be uploaded to VigorACS 2 and APs placed on it. This is useful for mapping and placement of APs.
VigorACS 2 provides an easy method to create VPN tunnels between two CPE’s. Simply drag the icon of one CPE and drop it onto another to create a VPN tunnel between the two CPEs within seconds. Selectable options include the type and encryption method for the VPN tunnel.
Alarm & Log Management
VigorACS 2 records real time alarms and sends alert messages about fault conditions of all CPEs to specified phone or email accounts. The types of alarm reports include date, time, alarm type, level and acknowledge status. You can examine the alarm details and system logs to determine the nature of the faults, and hopefully clear them without leaving your place and racing to the sites.
A Log View page displays two types of information: Device Action and System status. The Device Action page lists network activity data of the CPEs such as download, reboot, parameters, objects added or deleted by VigorACS 2, etc. With these records, you can check what had happened to each CPE and when.
The System page displays the changes made to the CPEs by the VigorACS 2 including network names, CPEs’ names, CPEs’ locations, etc.
VigorACS 2 provides a range of reports for network administrators to monitor traffic conditions and activities of all CPEs. These reports cover the following performance details:
- Device summary
- Status of CPEs
- LAN/WAN statistics & graphical charts
- Firmware versions
- CPE IP overview (LAN/WAN)
User Management provides 5 privilege levels for users to log into VigorACS 2. These are: System Administrator (the highest), Group Administrator, Administrator, Operator, and View Only Operator (the lowest). User accounts can also be assigned to a group and management authority for certain devices (by network) be assigned to a user group.
Responsive Web Design (RWD) enables viewing on various screen sizes, including PC’s, tablets, smartphones etc.
Minimum System Requirement
|50 nodes||500 nodes||5K nodes||10K nodes||20K nodes|
|Operating System||Windows / Linux||Windows / Linux||Only Linux||Only Linux||Only Linux|
|Operating System Bits||64||64||64||64||64|
|CPU||Intel Core i3-7300 Processor (4M Cache, 4GHz , Cores: 2 , Threads: 4)||Intel Core i7-7700K Processor (8M Cache, 4.2GHz , Cores: 4 , Threads: 8)|
Intel Xeon Processor E3-1280 V6 (8M Cache, 3.90GHz , Cores: 4 , Threads: 8)
|Intel Core i7-6850K Processor(15M Cache, 3.60GHz , Cores: 6 , Threads: 12)|
Intel Xeon Processor E5-1650 V4 (15M Cache, 3.60GHz , Cores: 6 , Threads: 12)
|Intel Xeon Processor E5-2687W V4 (30M Cache, 3.00GHz , Cores: 12 , Threads: 24)||Intel Xeon Processor E7-8894 v4 (60M Cache, 2.40GHz , Cores: 24 , Threads: 48)|
* Minimum server RAM requirement: 2GB.
- 64-bit Microsoft Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
- 64-bit openSUSE is recommended / Other Unix / Linux distribution version with OpenJDK / MariaDB(MySQL)
(If the number of nodes is over 5,000, we recommend you use a Linux server for VigorACS 2)