SD-WAN for the Distributed Infrastructure

A growing reliance on distributed organizations, SaaS, and unified communications is driving the adoption of SD-WAN as an essential business component that must be understood during problem resolution. Single-site operational domains are a thing of the past. With NetBrain, it’s easy to discover and dynamically map your WAN connectivity. NetBrain auto-discovers Cisco SD-WAN, Cisco Meraki, Versa, Aryaka, and CloudGenix SD-WAN connectivity architectures.

NetBrain Retrieves Live Data for Analysis

NetBrain automatically and remotely connects to devices using their native interfaces or directly through their management controllers and retrieves their live production data. Operational and production data includes the configuration, route table, NDP/MAC/ARP table, and device/parameters.

L3/L2 Topology

L3 topology builds Layer 3 topology from IPv4 addresses in the device configuration files. L2 topology builds Layer 2 topology from NDP tables (such as CDP, LLDP, and FDP), ARP tables, and MAC tables. NDP tables calculate the connections between switches, and NDP/MAC/ARP tables calculate the connections between switches and other types of network devices.

Traffic Path Discovery

Basic L3 traffic path — discover and map L3 traffic paths based on routing tables presented to the remainder of the network, while basic L2 traffic forwarding paths are also maintained through our ongoing discovery processes which map L2 traffic paths based on L2 topology.