IP Fabric 3.2: Visualization of Network Changes
For those who anticipated new release of the IP Fabric platform, the time is finally here. The IP Fabric version 3.2.0 is out. It has been a great journey so far and the platform stabilizes its position on the market of various network tools as a strong partner to various companies across industries.
Network Discovery Part 3 – it’s all about the documentation
Network documentation is a very complex and thorough topic – there are many guidelines, theories and even books that can help us with the process of creating and maintaining proper documents describing the network. The concept and execution may vary, but the purpose of the documentation should be unique – to represent the current state and settings of the network and all of the respective components.
IP Fabric Technical Product Demo
Today we will go through a quick demonstration of the IP Fabric platform and its main features. The IP Fabric platform is the network management system that helps companies to empower network engineers and teams to discover, verify, and document large scale networks within minutes.
Network Visualization and Topology Mapping
As networks become increasingly complex, the job of network administrators becomes more and more demanding. To understand the sheer amount of effort that the role takes, you only have to look at the task of analyzing the enormous amounts to status information within a network.
Routing Protocol Visualization
Routing, one of the most important features in network world. It’s been at least a two decades since most of ISPs rely on Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) in their core, supported by Interior Gateway Protocols (IGP). Local area networks are running and routing with use…
Discovering First Hop Redundancy Protocol parameters
IP network gateway redundancy has become a very standard high availability solution. In IP Fabric’s platform it’s described as First Hop Redundancy Protocol (FHRP) feature that currently umbrellas HSRP, VRRP and GLBP protocol. I have prepared a little scenario in our virtual lab with a…
IP Fabric 2.2.5: Staying longer in network diagrams
This week we released IP Fabric version 2.2.5 which focuses on improvements of network diagram workflow, significantly improving the depth of information provided in the diagram tooltips, and improving readability of the End to End path diagrams. We’ve also added pseudo-STP links, or MAC edges,…
End to end network path analysis
If a user reports that a certain application is not working for them, especially after a migration or a change, how do you verify the connectivity? Finding a path in a complex network can be hard enough by itself, having to map active switching and…
Spotting Single Points of Failure in a graph
Enterprise networks should never have Single Points of Failure (a.k.a SPOF) in their daily operation. SPOF in general is an element in a system which, if stopped, causes the whole system to stop. Single failure (or maintenance or misconfiguration) of any network device or link…
Dynamic Diagrams part 2: persistence
Network engineer/architect can use diagrams to speed up many of his routine tasks — from overview presentation of the network to the detailed troubleshooting of faulty data flow from the client to server. But regardless of the task type, there is always a requirement that the diagram…