Connecting multiple plugin roles to different OnGuard servers - OnGuard 5.1.3

Lenel OnGuard Plugin Guide 5.1.3

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You can create multiple OnGuard plugin roles in Security Center to synchronize entities, and receive events from more than one OnGuard system simultaneously.

Before you begin

  • Make sure that all the OnGuard servers are using the same version of OnGuard.
  • Make sure an OnGuard plugin role already exists in your system.

What you should know

  • You can create multiple OnGuard plugin roles to synchronize entities and events from multiple OnGuard servers into Security Center.
  • Creating multiple OnGuard roles on the same server is not recommended, unless it has sufficient resources.
  • Do not create multiple plugin role instances on the same Security Center Directory that point to the same OnGuard server, otherwise duplication of events and entities will occur.
  • Using multiple plugin roles on the same Security Center system to connect multiple OnGuard Enterprise systems that expose the same entities may result in duplication of events and entities.


  1. Create a new OnGuard plugin role.
    IMPORTANT: When creating multiple OnGuard plugin roles, you can use the same database server, but you must create a new database and not reuse the current one, because two roles cannot use the same database.
  2. Configure the plugin role to connect to the OnGuard server.


Security Center connects to the OnGuard servers, and synchronizes entities and receive events from each of them simultaneously.