Cisco Meraki discovery and visibility
The Cisco Meraki is a unique network equipment vendor that decided to move all management related functions to the cloud. It may sound not completely secure or unusual to some, but in 2020 the market seems ready for that. With Cisco Meraki, you can build…
End to end path simulation with IP Fabric’s API
The ability to perform end to end path simulation quickly across complex network environments means fast response to any issues or current design process requirements. The main reason that computer networks are built is to enable communication between two or more endpoints and the whole…
How to change settings with API in IP Fabric
If you ever wonder how to change settings with API in the IP Fabric, then this is the right reading for you. In the previous article, from our API series, we focused on the first steps with IP Fabric’s API. It was all about how…
IP Fabric 3.5: Cisco Meraki, Multicasts and L2 over MPLS
With the main focus on Cisco Meraki as another stepping stone towards API based discovery, the new IP Fabric version 3.5 is out in the wild. The added discovery via API is very important for future implementation of SDN technologies, cloud networks and it eventually opens access to more information on some security devices.
How to read data from API with Python3
To read data from API directly from the IP Fabric platform is very simple. The best way to start is to have a quick look at our documentation. Even for anyone who’s never done any testing before. It’s very standard and it contains useful information…
IP Fabric 3.4: Path lookup updates and LDAP improvements
To point out only a few enhancements: there’s a significant update for LDAP authentication within the tool, end to end path lookup is now available on the Cisco ACI environment and we now support the Quagga routing software suite in our system.
IP Fabric 3.3.1: Improved performance and minor bugfixes
After a few weeks of intensive development, there is a new version of the IP Fabric, that improves the platform’s scalability and resolves a number of bugs. This minor bugfix release follows a major 3.3 version completed just 2 weeks ago. The improvements modified the…
Network Management and Analytics Platform
The network management platform is a universal tool, which should allow monitoring and configuring of all network devices. But there may be more pieces to the puzzle. As a matter of fact, not everyone understands the management in the same way. In the following article, we will try to unveil some of the options for network management and how well-targeted analytics can be complementary to the solution.
Network analysis tools are critical to successful administration
Ever since engineers started operating computer networks, they started to use network analysis tools to measure performance, calculate risks and improve visibility. As technologies in general evolved, so did the tools for their administration. However, it’s become quite common that many operators stick to old-fashioned Command-Line Interface (CLI) only and avoid any automation.