Key Features

Compatible Devices

Vigor1000 (f/w 1.5.4.2 or later)

Vigor130 (f/w 3.8.2 or later)

Vigor2120 Series (f/w 3.8.5 or later)

Vigor2130 (f/w 1.5.4.2 or later)

Vigor2132 Series (f/w 3.8.0 or later)

Vigor2133 Series (f/w 3.8.7 or later)

Vigor2710 (f/w 3.6.9 or later)

Vigor2760 Series (f/w 3.8.2.3 or later)

Vigor2762 Series (f/w 3.8.8 or later)

Vigor2830 Series (f/w 3.6.8.7 or later)

Vigor2830v2 Series (f/w 3.8.1.2 or later)

Vigor2832 Series (f/w 3.8.3.5 or later)

Vigor2850 (f/w 3.6.8.6 or later)

Vigor2860 Series (f/w 3.8.4.6 or later)

Vigor2860 LTE Series (f/w 3.8.4.6 or later)

Vigor2862 Series (f/w 3.8.7 or later)

Vigor2862 LTE Series (f/w 3.8.7 or later)

Vigor2912 Series (f/w 3.8.5 or later)

Vigor2920 (f/w 3.6.9 or later)

Vigor2925 Series (f/w 3.8.4.2 or later)

Vigor2925 LTE Series (f/w 3.8.4.2 or later)

Vigor2926 Series (f/w 3.8.7 or later)

Vigor2926 LTE Series (f/w 3.8.7 or later)

Vigor2952 Series (f/w 3.8.4.2 or later)

Vigor2960 (f/w 1.4.0 or later)

Vigor300B (f/w 1.4.0 or later)

Vigor3220 Series (f/w 3.8.4.1 or later)

Vigor3900 (f/w 1.4.0 or later)

VigorAP 710 (f/w 1.2.3 or later)

VigorAP 810 (f/w 1.2.3 or later)

VigorAP 900 (f/w 1.2.3 or later)

VigorAP 902 (f/w 1.2.3 or later)

VigorAP 903 (f/w 1.3.1 or later)

VigorAP 910C (f/w 1.2.3 or later)

VigorAP 920R Series (f/w 1.2.3 or later)

VigorSwitch P1280 (f/w 2.3.0 or later)

VigorSwitch G1280 (f/w 2.3.0 or later)

VigorSwitch P2280 (f/w 2.3.0 or later)

VigorSwitch G2280 (f/w 2.3.0 or later)

VigorSwitch P2121 (f/w 2.3.2 or later)

Overview

VigorACS 2 is a TR-069 based centralised 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.

VPN Setting

Network Size20 nodes500 nodes
MethodOn siteVigorACS 2On siteVigorACS 2
Time usage per node10 mins0.5 mins10 mins0.5 mins
Total time usage3 hrs & 20 mins10 mins83 hrs & 20 mins4 hrs & 10 mins
Total time saved3 hrs & 10 mins79 hrs & 10 mins
Cost Saving
(assuming IT Admin’s rate is $150/hr)
$475$11,875

Firmware Upgrade

Network Size20 nodes500 nodes
MethodOn siteVigorACS 2On siteVigorACS 2
Time usage per node10 mins0.25 mins10 mins0.25 mins
Total time usage3 hrs & 20 mins5 mins83 hrs & 20 mins2 hrs & 5 mins
Total time saved3 hrs & 15 mins81 hrs & 15 mins
Cost Saving
(assuming IT Admin’s rate is $150/hr)
$488$12,188

Auto Provisioning

Centralised Management for DrayTek Vigor devices

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.

Real-Time Monitoring

Real-Time Monitor

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.

Device Maintenance

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.

AP Management

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.

VPN Wizard

VPN Wizard

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.

Reports

Informative Dashboard

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

User Management

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.

RWD Design

RWD Design

Responsive Web Design (RWD) enables viewing on various screen sizes, including PC’s, tablets, smartphones etc.

Minimum System Requirement

Operating SystemCPURAMHDD
64-bit Windows
Linux
Intel® i5-7287U 3.30 GHz2GB2GB
(For installation of VigorACS, MariaDB, OpenJDK)
* For large number of nodes, please refer to the following table.

System Requirement for More Nodes

Number of NodesOperating SystemCPUMemory
50 nodesWindows / LinuxIntel Core i7-7567U Processor
(4M Cache, 4GHz , Cores: 2 , Threads: 4)
3GB
500 nodesWindows / LinuxIntel Core i7-7700K Processor
(8M Cache, 4.2 GHz , Cores: 4, Threads: 8)
3GB
Intel Xeon Gold 5122 Processor
(16.5M Cache, 3.60 GHz, Cores: 4, Threads: 8)
5,000 nodesLinuxIntelR Core i7-8700K Processor
(12M Cache, 3.70 GHz, Cores: 6, Threads: 12)
8GB
IntelR Xeon Gold 6128 Processor
(19.25M Cache, 3.40 GHz, Cores: 6, Threads: 12)
10,000 nodesLinuxIntel Xeon Gold 6154 Processor
(24.75M Cache, 3.00 GHz, Cores: 18, Threads: 36)
14GB
20,000 nodesLinuxIntel Xeon Platinum 8168 Processor
(33M Cache, 2.70 GHz , Cores: 24, Threads: 48)
20GB
30,000 nodesLinuxIntel Xeon Platinum 8180 Processor
(38.5M Cache, 2.50 GHz , Cores: 28, Threads: 56)
30GB
* If there are 5,000 nodes or more, we recommend implementing VigorACS 2 on a Linux server.

We may calculate the requirement of storage volume according to the number of nodes and the features we are using.

  • RRD file for Device Information (required): 5 MB, per node
  • Syslog (optional): about 48 MB, per node, per day
  • Scheduled CFG backup for all Vigor Router except for Vigor2960 and Vigor3900 (optional): about 25 KB, per node
  • Scheduled CFG backup for Vigor2960 or Vigor3900 (optional): about 250 KB, per node

For example, managing 500 Vigor Router (no Vigor2960 nor Vigor3900) with Syslog and Scheduled Backup (backup daily and keep all the files) enabled for 1 month, the estimated external data size is

  1. RRD file : 5MB x 500 = 2.5GB
  2. Syslog : 48MB x 30 days x 500 nodes = 720GB
  3. Schedule cfg backup = 25KB x 30 x 500 = 375 MB
    → Total external usage for 1 month : 2.5 + 720 + 0.375 = 722.875GB

Client Requirement

Operating SystemBrowser
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
Multiple Linux distribution (e.g., Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, CentOS,…etc)
Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, IE, Edge

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DrayTek VigorACS 2 Overview Video

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Key Features