How to Manually Add Console Servers to NodeGrid via WebUI

How to Manually Add Console Servers to NodeGrid via WebUI

Select Managed Devices :: Devices, click the Add button to add a device in the system. For the purpose of this example, provide the following information:


  • On the Name field, type the name of the console server device you want to add.
  • Enter the IP address of the console server. Make sure the IP address is reachable by NodeGrid Manager.
  • On the Type field, select one of the console server options (acs, acs6000, lantronix, opengear).
  • Enter username and password of the admin user account of the console server, or select Ask During Login option if you want to provide the admin credentials during the login time, and then click the Save
  • Select ‘Appliance’ on End Point radio button (this option will allow access to the console server unit).
  • Save the changes.
  • Optionally, you can add individual serial port of that console server for direct access to the serial target. For that, repeat the steps above, but for End Point select Serial Port and enter the port number. Repeat it for any other serial port you may want to add. If you want to add the console server serial ports automatically, you will need to create a Discovery Rule in Managed Devices :: Auto Discovery :: Discovery Rules page.


Please, note that a license is required for each serial port you add to the Managed Devices page.


The console server device as well as the serial ports (manually added or automatically discovered) should now appear under Access page and they should be ready for access.


Further configuration on Managed Devices :: Devices is available in order to enable tunnel, monitoring, scripts, data logging, event logging, alerting and custom fields for this type of device.