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
Access the Cisco OnPlus Portal at www.cisco-onplus.com and log in with your Cisco.com username and password.
Scan the network.
Upload the data.
Review the product lifecycle details.
OnPlus is a highly secure service that takes many precautions to protect users' data.
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
Discovery and reporting frequency
Network device inventory
Remote connectivity to network devices
Network device configuration
Device warranty status
Device lifecycle status
Cisco® service contract verification
Remote Cisco IOS® Software/firmware uploading
Cloud backup/restore of device configuration
Service delivery model
OnPlus Cloud Portal interface
Mobile app interface
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.