SolarWinds Orion Platform Integration Options Transcript for Video:
Welcome to the video tutorial on the differences between integrating PageGate versus NotePager Pro with the Solarwinds Orion Platform.
Both NotePager Pro and PageGate can integrate with the Solarwinds Orion Platform to send alerts. There are, however, a few major differences between the two programs. Primarily, NotePager Pro is a single PC application and cannot run as a Windows service, which makes the program logon dependent. Alternatively, PageGate was written with server functions in mind and can run as a Windows service, which means it isn't logon dependent.
If you integrate NotePager Pro with the Solarwinds platform, we recommend that you leave a user logged in to the desktop of the system running NotePager Pro. If a user is not logged in to the system, NotePager Pro may not be able to function appropriately and process the alerts from the Solarwinds platform. This is one of the major reasons we recommend integrating PageGate with the Solarwinds Orion platform rather than NotePager Pro.
Unlike NotePager Pro, PageGate can run as a Windows service, which means the program is not logon dependent. For example, you could reboot the system and not log in and PageGate will simply start its services in the background without a user logging in to the desktop.
Effectively, PageGate is a more stable solution for receiving alert notifications from the Solarwinds Orion Platform. PageGate also has quite a few features that NotePager Pro doesn’t.
NotePager Pro contains a single connection engine, which means the program can only establish one message delivery session at a time. PageGate has support for up to sixteen simultaneous delivery engines, allowing it a tremendous level of throughput for high volume messaging environments. While NotePager Pro has the ability to send SMS, email and pages, PageGate offers the additional functionality; like the ability to communicate with web APIs, XMPP chat servers and the ability to process reply SMS messages when using cellular hardware, just to name a few features.
Due to these reasons, we definitely recommend using PageGate over NotePager Pro for integrating with the Solarwinds Orion Platform.
This concludes the tutorial on the differences between integrating PageGate versus NotePager Pro with the Solarwinds Orion Platform.