NetBrain helps operational teams understand the topology of ACI-enabled networks with overlay and underlay maps. These maps allow you to see what devices, VRFs, endpoint groups, and endpoints are part of your ACI fabric and how traffic flows physically and logically.
Overlays provide a layer of software abstraction to allow multiple discrete, separate, virtualized network layers that run on top of the underlay network. Overlays separate the location of the device or endpoint from its identity. Endpoints in your network are identified by a tag allowing them to be located anywhere in the network structure simply by its tag.
All these layers of abstraction, virtualization, new applications, and services overlaid on top of the underlay network are putting more demands on network teams to understand and decode the network design. The ability to visually represent information about the entire network seamlessly, regardless of technology, and drill down to the corresponding physical components during troubleshooting is crucial and fully supported by NetBrain.
NetBrain’s deep discovery and modeling engine don’t stop when it gets to VMware-powered NSX environments. NetBrain treats NSX as any other network and creates a data model that serves as the foundation for automation, analytics, and workflow enhancement for operational IT Tasks. NetBrain makes it possible to quickly understand and support the deployed NSX infrastructure in the following aspects:
The NetBrain system provides end-to-end visibility for VMware vCenter network resources as well as their physical and virtual relationships. With NetBrain, you can quickly understand a vCenter environment in the following aspects: