OPNET's NetMapper addresses this challenge by automatically generating up-to-date infrastructure diagrams and inventory reports. NetMapper's intelligent analysis and reporting engine:
♦ Automatically discovers network elements and configuration. Continuous discovery captures all network changes.
♦ Creates high definition network diagrams by correlating configuration and operational data.
♦ Understands multi-device relationships (e.g., HSRP, OSPF, BGP, VLANs, Spanning Tree) to generate detailed physical and logical diagrams.
♦ Archives diagrams to maintain historical information and track changes.
Now here is the Kicker......
Add in IT Guru and the Network Planner will enable planning and design of multi-technology, multi-vendor networks. Network Planner’s unique ability to model the behavior of the entire network and the supported applications:
♦ Delivers precise predictions in what-if scenarios to accurately plan for growth, change, technology migration, and new application deployment.
♦ Supports planning key initiatives such as data center migration, deployment of Unified Communications, VPN, and IPv6 migration.
♦ Automates capacity planning, survivability analysis, and traffic engineering.
♦ Provides a platform for validating network changes before deploying to the production network.
Carriers, ISPs, cable operators, wireless service providers, and enterprises obtain significant ROI from Network Planner’s ability to advance service and technology deployments, meet service level agreements, and maximize existing network investments.