VigorACS 3 - Network Management System

VigorACS 3 is the latest version of DrayTek’s Network Management System (NMS). It supports all current DrayTek routers, access points, and switches, providing a integrated platform for configuration, monitoring and management.

VigorACS 3 is also the core of the DrayTek SD-WAN solution. It’s the central software where Network Administrators can perform configuration, provisioning, and monitoring of edge routers.

Key Features



Provisioning

Allow new devices to set themselves up and download the latest firmware.
Minimise time to configure & install.

Monitoring

Receive automated notifications when devices lose connection, to WAN, VPN, or connection with the ACS server.

Statistics

Access advanced network insights for DrayTek devices, client usage, and traffic over a specified period.

VPN Wizard

Create IPsec and SSL VPN tunnels between managed devices within a few clicks. Have VPN links up and running in minutes.

Scheduled Maintenance

Schedule overnight firmware updates, configuration changes, or restarts. Apply changes to just one router or multiple sites.

Reporting

Generate network-level reports for router traffic, firmware versions for groups of devices, device status and more.

VigorACS 3 - SD-WAN Orchestrator



Quality-Driven Dashboard

The quality of every WAN/VPN interface is measured by latency, loss, and jitter. Quality-driven dashboard helps Network Administrators to understand the reliability of each interface in one glance.

VoIP MOS and SLA

Every VoIP call is also monitored by MOS, latency, loss, and jitter. With a call history list, Network Administrators can easily retrieve information for calls with poor quality.



VoIP Experience Optimisation

Based on these interface quality records, VigorACS 3 can adjust the metric to ensure that all edge routers always use the best-quality interface for VoIP to optimize the VoIP experiences.



Application Visibility and SD-WAN Policy

This visibility provides Network Administrators with detailed network insights to understand data usage. From each single client, via which WAN, to which application, at what time.

Based on the application visibility, Network Administrators can create SD-WAN policies to send business-critical applications through the best-quality interface to optimize the user experience.



More about SD-WAN

Client Management with Captive Portal



VigorACS 3 as Captive Portal Server

Many of the Vigor Router and VigorAP models have captive portal capabilities, so that they can redirect LAN clients to VigorACS 3 to go through the hotspot login process.

Captive Portals are ideal for retail, restaurants, coffee shops, and hospitality, for Wi-Fi based marketing and to learn more about their clients for future marketing campaigns.



Robust Splash Page with Multilingual Interface

Intuitively customize the splash page to meet business needs. Live preview provides a “what you see is what you get” experience of splash page editing. Supporting 20 different languages, restaurant/hospitality business owners can speak their customers’ language.

Terms and conditions and marketing terms are also available, with the option that users must click on the checkboxes or not to get Internet access. Bandwidth limit, time quota, and device management can also be applied to client devices.



Hotspot Clients - Analytics

Beyond displaying the splash page, VigorACS 3 also provides detailed analytics insights, where business owners can gain an in-depth understanding of their new customers, return customers, the visiting frequency and which branches have been visited…etc. Further marketing campaigns can be tailored accordingly.



More about Hotspot Portal

Frequently Asked Questions



When will a hosted by DrayTek UK (Cloud) version be available?

The hosted (Cloud Premium) version of VigorACS 3 is now released.

Can I upgrade my VigorACS 2 self-hosted server to VigorACS 3?

Yes, you can upgrade your server to VigorACS 3. Doing so will convert your existing VigorACS 2 licence to VigorACS 3 and the licence will run for the rest of the current licence term. After which you would then renew with a VigorACS 3 licence. For assistance with upgrading your server, please contact support.

Can I upgrade my VigorACS 2 Standard account to VigorACS 3?

The VigorACS 2 Standard server will be upgraded to VigorACS 3 version. There is no need to take any action by current users.

Which models will support the SD-WAN features?

The SD-WAN features are available on the latest Vigor 2865 / 2866, Vigor 2927, Vigor 2962 and Vigor 3910 routers.

For a full list please see the VigorACS 3 - SD-WAN product page as we will update this as support for more models are added.

Models which don’t support SD-WAN can still be used with VigorACS 3 but would not support the SD-WAN specific functionality.

Older models are unlikely to support SD-WAN due to memory requirements on the CPE for it to support the SD-WAN functionality.

Does VigorACS 3 have different server spec requirements compared to VigorACS 2?

Please see the VigorACS 3 product page for information on server spec requirements. Excluding SD-WAN the requirements are broadly similar to VigorACS 2. The SD-WAN specific requirements increase storage recommendations as more usage and insights data is reported and stored.

Can VigorACS 3 run on a virtual server?

Yes, VigorACS 3 is compatible with installation on a VM provided the VM is allocated with sufficient resources based on the storage recommendations and can run on various cloud platforms.

How is node usage calculated on VigorACS 3?

VigorACS 3 is licenced on the number of nodes which VigorACS 3 controls. A DrayTek router counts as one node. A Draytek switch or AP counts as 0.5 a node. So two APs would count as one node. For example 10 routers (10 nodes) , 10 switches (5 nodes) and 40 APs (20 nodes) would count as 35 Nodes in total.

Can I see a demo of VigorACS 3?

Yes, the web demonstration interface for VigorACS 3 is available here: VigorACS 3 Web Demo

For a more in-depth demonstration or a trial license for your own server, fill in the Contact Sales form on the VigorACS 3 page



Compatible Devices



DrayTek Routers
Vigor166
(f/w 4.0.5 or later)
Vigor2620 LTE Series
(f/w 3.8.11 or later)
Vigor2760 Series
(f/w 3.8.2.3 or later)
Vigor2762 Series
(f/w 3.8.8 or later)
Vigor2765 Series
(f/w 4.0.5 or later)
Vigor2766 Series
(f/w 4.3.2 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)
Vigor2862 Series
(f/w 3.8.7 or later)
Vigor2865 Series
(f/w 4.0.5.1 or later)
Vigor2866 Series
(f/w 4.3.2 or later)
Vigor2920
(f/w 3.6.9 or later)
Vigor2925 Series
(f/w 3.8.4.2 or later)
Vigor2926 Series
(f/w 3.8.7 or later)
Vigor2927 Series
(f/w 4.2.0.1 or later)
Vigor2952 Series
(f/w 3.8.4.2 or later)
Vigor2960
(f/w 1.4.0 or later)
Vigor2962
(f/w 3.9.3.1 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)
Vigor3910
(f/w 3.9.2 or later)
DrayTek Wireless Access Points
VigorAP 1000C
(f/w 1.3.2 or later)
VigorAP 710
(f/w 1.2.3 or later)
VigorAP 802
(f/w 1.3.1.1 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 912C
(f/w 1.3.1 or later)
VigorAP 918R Series
(f/w 1.3.2 or later)
VigorAP 920R Series
(f/w 1.2.3 or later)
VigorAP 960C
(f/w 1.3.8 or later)
VigorAP 1060C
(f/w 1.4.0 or later)
 
DrayTek Network Switches
VigorSwitch P1085
(f/w 2.6.0 or later)
VigorSwitch G1085
(f/w 2.6.0 or later)
VigorSwitch G1280
(f/w 2.3.0 or later)
VigorSwitch P1280
(f/w 2.3.0 or later)
VigorSwitch G1282
(f/w 2.6.9 or later)
VigorSwitch P1282
(f/w 2.6.9 or later)
VigorSwitch G2100
(f/w 2.6.5 or later)
VigorSwitch P2100
(f/w 2.6.5 or later)
VigorSwitch G2121
(f/w 2.6.0 or later)
VigorSwitch P2121
(f/w 2.3.2 or later)
VigorSwitch G2280
(f/w 2.3.0 or later)
VigorSwitch P2280
(f/w 2.3.0 or later)
VigorSwitch G2280x
(f/w 2.6.1 or later)
VigorSwitch P2280x
(f/w 2.6.1 or later)
VigorSwitch G2500
(f/w 2.6.0 or later)
VigorSwitch P2500
(f/w 2.6.0 or later)
 VigorSwitch G2540x
(f/w 2.6.3 or later)
 VigorSwitch P2540x
(f/w 2.6.3 or later)

System Requirements



Server (Self-Hosting, 50 nodes)

Operating System: 64-bit Windows or Linux

Recommended CPU: Intel 6th Generation Core Processor or later with 2 Cores, 4 Threads, and 4M Cache

Memory: 6 GB RAM (DDR4)

Storage: 1TB (SSD Recommended)

See the Hardware Recommendations document for servers with more than 50 nodes

Client (Self-Hosted or Cloud)

Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Multiple Linux distribution (e.g., Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, CentOS)

Browser: Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, Edge (version 79 or later)

Getting Started

Try out VigorACS 3 self-hosted for free. Up to 30 days with 20 nodes connected.

If you have any questions regarding VigorACS 3, you can use the Contact Sales form to request more information, or answers to your questions.