Managing Network End of Life
Managing the lifecycle of your network equipment is a vital part of maintaining the security of your IT environment. Being able to verify that the equipment which underpins your IT is supportable, maintainable and replaceable should it fail is fundamental. But so few organisations really…
How to tackle IT asset management software limitations in networking
Operating and automating computer networks can become easy once we have all information we need. Then the asset management software plays a critical part in any action. It’s the tool that should be collecting data about all network devices automatically and with precision.
Troubleshooting Multicast Traffic Flows
Just what is multicast? How do you set up your network to handle multicast? And how do you troubleshoot it if it fails? Let’s start from the beginning. Unicast Forwarding Typical IP packet forwarding is considered “unicast” – a communication is broken up into IP…
Building your Network Automation Project
OK, so The Business has given us the nod to proceed, now the fun begins right? Fire up VS Code and lets get programming!! Hold your horses! In the previous post, we considered the “Why” … we now need to consider the “How” before we…
5 Ways To Sell Your Network Automation Project
Let’s face it, as network engineers, we get excited about connectivity. We care about the cool technologies we get to play with to connect users to apps, “things” to data stores. However, fundamentally “The Business” doesn’t care about switches and routers, circuits and routing protocols….
OSPF Path Cost Consistency
What does OSPF do for me? Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) is a standards-based routing protocol for IPv4. It is used to advertise paths to a network prefix between routers. As a router receives advertisements for prefixes, so it creates a representation of the network…
Verify end-to-end QoS
Verifying Quality of Service is a complex task when delivering applications across a large network. It involves a detailed understanding of the behaviour of many different devices, often from different vendors. This post shows how IP Fabric can help with this onerous task. Quality of…
How to manage network security according to Cobit certification with IP Fabric platform
The Cobit stands for “Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology”. Primarily it was mainly focused on auditing, specifically helping financial auditors navigate IT environments. Now it is the leading framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT. It includes breadth of tools, resources and guidance. Its main value is in leveraging proven practices to inspire IT innovation and fuel business success.
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.