IP Fabric's solution is incredibly effective in hybrid environments that contain a mixture of infrastructure vendors. The system normalizes vendor-specific information into a standard network model that enables verification of the network as a whole. The platform can gather 1,000+ parameters from each network device, then use that information to verify protocol operability, network loops, error conditions and deployment inconsistencies from across the network.
To help you get started, IP Fabric is supplied with dozens of predefined network verification checks. These checks can be altered based on your needs, or you can create your custom verifications easily.
Automated data collection and standardized presentation are essential for seamless operations and successful collaboration. IP Fabric uses technology tables to structure the data that can be easily searched, filtered, and sorted.
The platform provides detailed information about each technology or network protocol across all supported vendors and families. Apart from automated filters and easy search options, customized verification mechanisms may be created and included in the Assurance Engine.
IP Fabric's automated verifications combined with available historical correlations create a very powerful ecosystem for fast and accurate analytics.
With the platform, you can very comfortably create your verification control mechanisms for any supported technology or end-to-end path simulation. All data are available in the Network Assurance Dashboard and are continuously verified with every new snapshot of the network.
Apart from the Dashboard, the Network Analysis Report is a document automatically generated by the platform. It consists of all verification data and the overall network state.
Alternative forms of verification process include a visual representation of potential issues with available tools in diagrams. The analytics in diagrams provide its users with a Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) check, display single points of failure or non-redundant links.
Interactive diagrams may provide traffic utilization data together with Quality of Service (QoS) and Access-List (ACL) information on demand.
End-to-End path testing is also available in the platform, the mathematical model in the IP Fabric platform currently supports standard switching, routing with ACL or firewall filters verification and also security policies look-up on selected platforms.