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…
Discover WLAN Access points and connected users with IP Fabric
Wireless LAN (Local Area Network) or WLAN access points are inevitably a stable part of enterprise networks. The number of connected devices has been growing exponentially during the past years. And the forecast says that more than 20 billion devices will be connected in 2021….
PRTG Integration with IP Fabric’s API
PRTG integration with IP Fabric’s API is another beautiful example of functional synthesis. Network monitoring tools are and have always been the key part of network management. For some, it may be just testing availability with ICMP or collect interface and CPU stats with SNMP….
IP Fabric 3.6.0 Released – Packed with progress
With new 3.6.0 we are not radically changing the story, we are just updating it. And in a very fashionable way, I have to say. In any new major release, there are typically new vendors and networking technologies supported. There are faster database queries, even…
Aligning Spanning Tree and FHRP in the campus LAN
The “typical” site LAN In most networks, a site LAN consists of a number of interconnected Ethernet switches in a regular partial mesh pattern. The topology typically enables high availability of the networked applications. We create redundant links which are not typically used but are…
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…
Using IP Fabric with Nornir
Today we have some great news for Nornir users – a plugin for IP Fabric has just been released, allowing use of IP Fabric network inventory for Nornir automation! And as we understand that seeing is believing, we have prepared a free 1 month trial…