Instantly Map the Problem Area
NetBrain offers an on-demand approach to network diagramming. Rather than fumbling around for the right diagram, engineers can generate diagrams in real-time, tailored to the task at-hand. In the event an engineer is troubleshooting a slow application, a map of the application flow can be built in seconds. These ‘dynamic diagrams’ are embedded with rich design data, accessible by simply zooming into the map.
Map an Application Flow in Real-Time
Automate Performance Analysis
NetBrain’s live monitoring capability allows engineers to visually analyze key performance parameters through a ‘HeatMap’ view of the network. This view overlays unique network data, such as interface errors or routing statistics over the topology diagram, depending on the monitoring profile selected. Several monitoring profiles are built-in to diagnose congestion, interface issues, VoIP traffic, and much more. The performance data collected is automatically embedded within the dynamic map and is saved there for later review.
Live Performance Monitoring – Overall Health Check
Automate Historical Analysis
Studies show that nearly half of all network outages are caused by a network change. Tracking down what’s changed can take hours of guesswork without the right tool. NetBrain leverages historical network data, collected through recurring benchmarks, to highlight changes automatically. Engineers can instantly compare the current baseline to a previous baseline and find changes in configuration, routing, spanning-tree tables, and more. By expediting their ability to spot changes, engineers are better equipped to target the root cause of an issue.
Instantly Visualize Routing Changes
Drill-Down with Automation Procedures
NetBrain includes hundreds of built-in diagnoses to troubleshoot issues ranging from spanning-tree to multicasting. If those aren’t enough, engineers can leverage NetBrain’s visual programming environment to customize their own repeatable troubleshooting logic. NetBrain’s Automation Procedures don’t require any scripting; engineers can define executable logic through flow-charts and sample CLI data. Automation Procedures are launched directly from the map to diagnose an entire network segment instantly, rather than one device or interface at a time.
Sample Automation Procedure – Detect Speed/Duplex Mismatches