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Cisco OnPlus Scanner Data Sheet

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Instant Inventory and Product Lifecycle Management

Discovering networking devices and proactively addressing product lifecycle events are two tasks that have historically been time-consuming and error prone. With the Cisco OnPlus™ Service, you can address these challenges instantly and confidently.
Cisco OnPlus is a cloud-based service hosted by Cisco to help network administrators and IT solution providers remotely monitor, manage, and maintain small to medium-sized networks (1000 users or less). There are two ways to use OnPlus for discovery and lifecycle management. The Cisco OnPlus Scanner can instantly provide an inventory of the network by discovering and reporting on Cisco ® network devices or the Cisco OnPlus ON100 Network Agent - a small, dedicated appliance - enables users to proactively monitor, manage, and maintain networks. More information regarding using the OnPlus Service with the OnPlus ON100 Network Agent can be found at www.cisco.com/go/onplus.

Cisco OnPlus Scanner

The Cisco OnPlus Scanner, available at no cost, provides access to the OnPlus Service. By simply logging in to the OnPlus web portal, the user is able to scan the local network and discover Cisco devices, build a comprehensive inventory list, and then upload that data to OnPlus. There is nothing to buy or install, and the scanner can be accessed from any site with Internet connectivity. Once the data has been uploaded, OnPlus offers Cisco lifecycle management. Users receive product details, such as end-of-life hardware and software notifications, field notices, product security advisories, and product warranty status. Depending on your entitlement status, Cisco OnPlus Scanner can also provide information on service contracts.
By receiving notification of pending or past events, IT administrators and IT solution providers can better maintain the small and medium-sized networks they support.

• Instantly find Cisco switching, routing, and WLAN infrastructure

• Simple browser-based access, at no cost

• Product lifecycle management information (end of life, security and field notices, warranty and service status)

• Notifications of changes in lifecycle information

• Cisco IOS® Software versions and configurations (read access)

• Topology of scanned network

• Easy migration to the full OnPlus service with the ON100 appliance

Getting Started

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Access the Cisco OnPlus Portal at www.cisco-onplus.com and log in with your Cisco.com username and password.

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Scan the network.

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Upload the data.

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Review the product lifecycle details.

Secure Service

OnPlus is a highly secure service that takes many precautions to protect users' data.
For more detailed information, see the detailed security white paper at www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/netmgtsw/ps5734/ps11792/whitepaper_c11-690328.pdf.

Cisco Product Lifecycle Management Features

Table 1 provides an overview of supported lifecycle management functions in OnPlus Scanner.

Table 1. Lifecycle Management Features - Applies to Cisco Networked Devices Only

Function

Basic Capabilities

Discovery

ü

End of sale (hardware and software)

ü

End of support (hardware and software)

ü

Field notices

ü

Cisco IOS versions

ü

Cisco IOS configuration

ü

Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) and field advisories

ü

Warranty status

ü

Topology

ü

Migration to full OnPlus service with ON100

ü

Notifications of new lifecycle events

ü

Supported Platforms

Table 2 provides a list of devices that have been tested and are supported by the Cisco OnPlus Scanner.

Table 2. Cisco OnPlus Scanner Supported Devices

Product Family

Platform

Support in OnPlus Scanner

Cisco switching

Cisco Catalyst® 2xxx switches

ü

Cisco Catalyst 3xxx switches

ü

Cisco Catalyst 4xxx switches

Chassis only

Cisco Small Business switches

Not tested and confirmed, best effort results

Additional Cisco switches

Not tested and confirmed, best effort results

Cisco routing

Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISRs)

ü

Cisco ISR Generation 2 (ISR G2)

ü

Cisco Small Business routers

Not tested and confirmed, best effort results

Additional Cisco routing platforms

Not tested and confirmed, best effort results

Cisco WLAN products

Cisco autonomous access points

ü

Cisco WLAN controllers

ü

Cisco Small Business access points

Not tested and confirmed, best effort results

Cisco security appliances

Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances

Not tested and confirmed, best effort results

Cisco voice products

Cisco IP phones

Not tested and confirmed, best effort results

Cisco call processing platforms (Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express, UC 500, Business Edition)

Not tested and confirmed, best effort results

Comparison of OnPlus Scanner with OnPlus Using the ON100 Appliance

Table 3 provides a comparison of the functionality for OnPlus Scanner compared to OnPlus using the ON100 appliance.

Table 3. Comparison of OnPlus Scanner and OnPlus Service with ON100 Network Agent

   

OnPlus Scanner

OnPlus ON100

Monitor

Discovery and reporting frequency

On demand

Continuous

Visibility

Supported devices*

Networkwide

Programmable alerts

 

ü

Network performance

 

ü

Manage

Network device inventory

ü

ü

Network topology

ü

ü

Remote connectivity to network devices

 

ü

Network device configuration

 

ü

Performance reporting

 

ü

Maintain

Device warranty status

ü

ü

Device lifecycle status

ü

ü

Cisco® service contract verification

ü 

ü 

Replacement/upgrade recommendations

ü

ü

Device notifications/bulletins

ü

ü

Remote Cisco IOS® Software/firmware uploading

 

ü

Cloud backup/restore of device configuration

 

ü

Deployment

Pricing model

Free

Subscription service

Service delivery model

Browser

OnPlus appliance

OnPlus Cloud Portal interface

ü

ü

Mobile app interface

ü

ü

  • Now available in beta release, OnPlus Scanner can discover networking devices that run Cisco IOS. Future updates will expand the discovery capabilities to identify additional Cisco and non-Cisco devices.

Cisco OnPlus Scanner Support

Support for the OnPlus Scanner is provided through the Cisco Support Community. Users can pose questions to the online discussion groups. https://supportforums.cisco.com/community/netpro/small-business/onplus

More Information

For more information about Cisco Onplus Service, visit: www.cisco.com/go/onplus.