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BluSKY™ VPN and Network Monitoring

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The VPN / Remote Management Gateway is a BluSKY Subscription License that provides a secure, easy and cost effective way to remotely manage and monitor security devices on a network. It provides a method of connecting to network devices using a browser without having to open up firewalls or run dedicated software. With one click you are managing your security devices – regardless of the network they are connected to. It is the most secure way to provide remote management of devices that sit behind a customer’s firewall.

A higher level VPN / Network / Remote Management Gateway BluSKY Subscription License is also available for monitoring the network itself to help isolate network related issues especially detrimental to IP camera and NVR installations.

The VPN / Remote Management Gateway is required for solutions that include BluB0X Video Management Integration, Destination Dispatch Elevators or Person Readers.

The VPN / Remote Management Gateway is recommended for solutions that include local servers, PCs and other network devices that require software upgrades and remote maintenance. 

BluSKY Local Servers and Software
Sometimes You Need Something Local. In this presentation we discuss the software and local servers that may be necessary to build a fully functional BluSKY system.
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  • BluSKY Local Servers and Software
    BluSKY Local Servers and Software
  • Local Server Overview
    All BluB0X locally installed software is automatically updated and managed by BluSKY. All 3rd Party applications (e.g. Milestone XProtect) are installed and updated per the 3rd Party manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Locally Installed Software and Function
    All locally installed software is installed as a service. *Only the Local Server Manager Service needs to be installed on the Local Server. It automatically calls up to BluSKY, determines what additional software is needed, pulls it down from BluSKY and installs it. The only exception is 3rd Party software applications like Milestone XProtect.
  • Local Servers and Software
    Local Servers and Software
  • Local Server List & Configuration
    The first step in the Local Server configuration process is to define the Local Server in the BluSKY database as shown on the left below. Once the Local Server is defined in BluSKY it can be configured by installing the Local Server Management Service on the server and assigning a Local Server Role as shown on the right below. If the server is connected to the internet it will automatically download and install the proper software.
  • Local Server Roles
    One or more Local Server Roles are assigned to Local Servers during the system configuration process. Examples of Local Server Roles are: 1. KONE Destination System Server and 2. LSP Monitor and Control Server. Local Server Roles define all applications and databases required by the local server to run the software including Tables, Stored Procedures, Functions, Views and Schema.
  • Server Diagnostics
    Any windows based device that installs the Server Manager Service can be monitored and managed remotely using BluSKY Server Diagnostics. This includes seeing installed operating systems, applications and locations, installed versions, assigned versions, memory allocation, CPU utilization, etc. It also includes remote control capabilities such as rebooting, starting and stopping services, copying files, deleting files, etc. Local Server Diagnostics is also used for manually updating locally insta
  • VPN / Remote Management Gateway
    The VPN / Remote Management Gateway is a BluSKY Subscription License that provides a secure, easy and cost effective way to remotely manage and monitor security devices on a network. It provides a method of connecting to network devices using a browser without having to open up firewalls or run dedicated software.