The IP Fabric solution massively reduces large network discovery time from months to just minutes. After successful discovery, the platform creates a mathematical model of the network from state and live network configuration data.
The created network model or the snapshot has switching, routing and security logic built-in permitting advanced visualization and network traffic path simulations and more.
IP Fabric's discovery feature maps out the network infrastructure in a similar fashion as the network engineer would. Starting with a seed device, IP Fabric follows active network relationships to discover all existing paths, devices, and users naturally.
With fully automated advanced discovery algorithm, the platform crawls the network using SSH (or Telnet) and collects operational and configuration data from all of the devices. This part of the process doesn't require Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), and it doesn't require any changes to the firewall either; all it needs to get to work is read-only credentials and access to the infrastructure.
IP Fabric's network discovery process works on active network devices, like switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers or wireless controllers. It also collects data about servers and other connected devices to the network.
You can run the discovery process either on-demand or scheduled and tell IP Fabric when you'd like it to capture a new network snapshot or update an existing one with network changes.
The discovery process is scalable and can discover more than 3000 devices per hour.
We are currently supporting all major vendors, including Cisco, Juniper, HP, Fortinet, Extreme, F5, Checkpoint, Palo Alto, Huawei, cloud/sd-wan support i.e. Azure, Silverpeak, VMware NSX-T and many more.