NetBrain Top10 Features

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NetBrain Top10 Features


By Inquiry and By Popularity

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NetBrain Workstation is the first map
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based troubleshooting and discovery solution. Using
NetBrain, you should expect yourself a drastic improvement in productivity in the
following areas:



Network Discovery and Documentation


Network Troubleshooting


Network Change Verification



Top
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10 Features
By Popularity

Top
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10 Features

By Inquiry

Please join us in exploring the Top10 Features by Inquiry and the Top10 Features by
Popularity.

Top10 Features By Inquiry

Simulation

Network
Discovery

Application


Path Wizard

Diagnostic
Monitoring

Design

Reader

1

2

3

4

5

Simulation

1

2

Network Discovery

3

Application Path Wizard

4

Diagnostic Monitoring

5

Design Reader

6

Data
-
driven Map

7

One
-
click Network Benchmark

8

IP SLA Analyzer

9

Routing Table Analysis

10

Configuration Management

1. Simulation

Simulation engine computes routing table and traffic path based on configuration files. The supported
technology includes


Dynamic routing protocol, such as RIP, IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF and BGP.


Traffic and route filtering with ACL


Complex WAN topology such as MPLS



When to Use


Troubleshooting traffic path from configuration


Analyze what
-
ifs


Device
Infomation

2. Network Discovery

The generation
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2 discovery engine has human
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style intelligence, and excels in


Depth: Discover not only L2/L3 topology, but also network design


Speed: Reach the speed of 800


routers/switches per hour


Visual Output

Use Visio map or Q
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map for output



Inventory Report

L2/L3 site map in Visio

Annotated Design

When to use:


Network assessment


Before and after


network migration


3. Application Path Wizard

Enter two end points of an application, traffic path is mapped out across


Live network, or


Baselined network, or


Simulated network


When to use:


Troubleshooting application problem


Impact analysis of network outage or change


4.
Diagnostic Monitoring

Top
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talker

Alarm

Chart

Troubleshoot slow application with one
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click. Real
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time data is collected and overlayed on top of map. Data analyzed includes


Device or link up/down status


CPU/Memory utilization


Link utilization, delay and error


When To Use:


Troubleshooting slow application


Performance benchmarking



5.Design Reader


Design reader extrapolates detail design out of configuration files via customizable templates. Save time in
troubleshooting and learn from best practices in design.



When to use:


Network Assessment


Troubleshooting



6. Data
-
driven Map


NetBrain’s Q
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map is driven by data discovered from network. You never need to manually annotate a
map. When you share Qmaps, all data is reserved.


When to use:


Network documentation and collaboration

7. One
-
click Network Benchmark

No more worry that you don't know what the network was like yesterday, last week.
One
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click in workstation, or have NetBrain Appliance recurringly benchmark the entire
network.

When to use:

1.
For comparative troubleshooting

2.
Network assessment


Metering your live network for VoIP readiness, or troubleshoot slow application, via Cisco router's
IPSLA feature.

When to use:



VoIP assessment



Advanced performance troubleshooting

8. IPSLA Analyzer

9. Compare Routing Table

After configure change or network outage, you need this feature to figure out which network is
impacted, which is not.

* Troubleshoot network change

* Impact analysis of network outage

10.Configuration Management

With built
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in configuration management feature, it is always one
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click away to find out which device's
configure is changed and what has been changed


When to use:

Troubleshooting and Change Verification


Drag
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and
-
drop mapping from
configuration



Mapping via Traceroute





One
-
click Visio




One
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IP table for L2 connectivity




Automated telnet/SSH

Top10 Features By Popularity


Top
-
talker drill
-
down





Search




Highlight Routing or VLAN





Dynamic Zoom




Instant Monitoring

Network
Discovery

Applic
ation


Path
Wizar
d

Diagnostic
Monitoring

Design

Reader

3

4

5

5

2

3

4

1

6

7

8

9

10

Drag
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and
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drop a configuration file or a folder with configuration files into NetBrain, workspace is built and
maps are created. It enable engineers to take advantage of NetBrain in seconds


When to use:


Network assessment


Describe network design

1.
Drag
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and
-
drop mapping from configuration

2. Mapping via
Traceroute

Copy and paste trace route results into NetBrain, and map the traffic path with one
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click. Use NetBrain’s built
-
in traceroute to analyze paths from multiple sources.


When to use:


Troubleshooting connectivity

3. One
-
click Visio

From NetBrain’s data
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driven Qmap to fully
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annotated Visio map, it takes one
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click. The annotation of
design is driven by model as well.


When to use:


Document network

Data
-
driven Qmap

L3 Qmap

L2 Qmap

Visio map

Visio map

4.One IP table for L2 connectivity

One
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IP table, populated by auto
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discovery, describes the physical connectivity between end hosts, switch,
router and firewall in both table and map format.


When to use:


Inventory for data center migration


L2 troubleshooting

5. Automated Telnet/SSH

Enterprise network might have 10 sets of username/password for 1000 network devices. Addding things like
jump
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box and other security restriction, it can be tedious just to get to the command line of devices.


Let NetBrain figure this out for you, and one
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click you are in the command line interface.


When to use:


Troubleshooting

Device setting describes how to reach a
device, and is automatically populated

6. Top
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talker Drill
-
down

After you see a high link
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utilization, figuring out who are hogging the bandwidth is simple: Leverage Cisco
router’s IP accounting and NetBrain’s visual display


When to use:


Troubleshooting overloaded link

7. Search

Search for an IP address, or a MAC address, or which device has certain configure
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let. The result is ready
to be drag
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and
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dropped to a map.


When to use:


Troubleshooting

8. Highlight Routing or VLAN

Color code the L3 map to show routing design (BGP/IGP) and color code the L2 map to show the VLAN
design, see below


When to use:


Network assessment


Troubleshooting

L3

L2

9. Dynamic Zoom in Map

NetBrain’s Qmap encapsulates many network design data. To add or remove details in the map,
simply zoom in or out. Intelligent layout ensures the map is always read
-
able.


When to use:


Understand network design


Document

10. Instant Monitoring

From a map to a real
-
time performance diagnostic report, all it takes is one
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click to launch the instant
monitoring


When to use


Performance troubleshooting

L2

L3

NetBrain integrates hundreds of powerful features around Q
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map.


Install a copy to your desktop and see how it can boost your
productivity instantaneously



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