Integration with 3rd Party Solutions

NetBrain provides two different methods for integrating with third-party IT systems.

  1. NetBrain provides an API interface for third-party systems to trigger NetBrain TAF for mapping and diagnosis in the event of an external event, such as a service ticket. NetBrain provides REST APIs that can enhance workflows such as synchronizing site structure from third-party systems, network discovery, benchmarks, topology building, and device management.  Detailed documentation on NetBrain REST APIs can be found on GitHub.
  2. NetBrain provides a purpose-built data access connector (for applications such as Splunk, SolarWinds, and Datadog) to enhance NetBrain’s own advanced data model, thereby incorporating the additional data from these third-party network monitoring sources. By doing so, the NetBrain visual console provides a comprehensive single-panel-of-glass with contextual data from multiple IT systems.

This seamless integration allows NetBrain to act as a single pane of glass and becomes the single source of truth to accelerate automation and help reduce errors associated with missing information or operators you are less informed. All of this contributes to lower MTTR times.

ITSM Tools

NetBrain PDAS’ TAF allows instantaneous response to ITSM service events, typically long before operators and engineers get involved. NetBrain TAF shifts the operational paradigm from human-centric to automation-centric while further reducing MTTR and providing significant savings at scale.

NetBrain provides out-of-the-box integration with ServiceNow and other popular ITSM solutions, via an API, to trigger NetBrain Network Intent Cluster to create NetBrain incident which contains a map for problem device and diagnosis result. And, this information also will be returned to the ITSM tool.

Monitoring Tools

You can integrate NetBrain DVT with 24×7 monitoring solutions such as Solar Winds and Splunk to visually document the results of the monitoring solution as a Dynamic Map.

This seamless integration and visual representation of the problem accelerates troubleshooting by acting as a single pane of glass.

RedHat Ansible Integration

RedHat Ansible is popular provisioning, orchestration, and application deployment tool used by many different teams. NetBrain has native support for Redhat Ansible. Users can leverage the Runbook Ansible Task node to define and execute an Ansible playbook, perform dry runs of the procedure and record the execution results. Most Ansible users will use SCM (Source Code Management) systems, such as Git, to manage and sync with existing playbooks with the password or token authentication.

Data Analysis and AIOps Tools

You can integrate NetBrain with data analysis and AIOps tools to enable a NetBrain user to easily search data from these tools and display it on a NetBrain Dynamic Map.