White Paper

Rethinking Network Documentation

In today’s highly virtualized, hybrid environments, it’s time to re-define what we mean by “network documentation.” Documentation is valuable only when it helps network teams accomplish their tasks faster and easier.

The traditional approach to documenting networks “by hand” is like shoveling sand against the tide. You’ll never be able to keep up with the volume, velocity, and variety of change in today’s evolving network.

This white paper discusses a paradigm shift in network documentation that leverages an automated method to collect, analyze, and display information in a way that makes it actionable for any workflow.

You’ll learn the elements of a dynamic documentation solution:

  • Dynamic Maps: Get the information you need for the specific task at hand — without the clutter you don’t need — from any source, on one contextualized map.
  • Decoded network design: Immediately understand exactly how the network is designed and configured — whether that’s “tribal knowledge” or complex software-defined abstraction.
  • Executable Runbooks: Capture and share network know-how and lessons learned.
  • Live diagnostics and custom notes: Automatically document who did what and when —with all diagnostics results recorded for easy sharing.