Most IT organizations are facing tighter budgets, ever-increasing network traffic, and greater management complexity. Managing Service Level Agreements (SLAs) in today's dynamic network environment requires seamless coordination across a wide range of elements. Often, organizations end up dealing with numerous network management tools in order to provide uninterrupted services.
Although every network type has unique management requirements, most organizations face the same challenges managing these networks - such as minimizing network downtime, reducing operational expenses, managing application SLAs, and providing robust security. Several tools exist to handle these requirements for different types of networks, yet no single tool provides cohesive management across all of them.
To address this issue, Brocade Network Advisor provides the industry's first unified network management solution for data, storage, and converged networks. It supports Fiber Channel SANs, Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) networks, Layer 2/3 IP switching and routing networks, wireless networks, application delivery networks, and Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks. As a result, it provides end-to-end visibility across different network types within a single application. In addition, it supports comprehensive lifecycle management capabilities across different networks through a seamless and unified user experience.
Present an at-a-glance summary of all discovered Brocade devices and third-party IP devices, including inventory and event summary information.
Allow flexible definitions of administrator roles and responsibilities with Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) for both SAN and IP management.
Offer robust security administration by integrating with leading Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) solutions such as RADIUS, Active Directory, and TACACS+.
Command Line Interface (CLI)
Provide an interface to configure and deploy CLI-based configuration templates across one or more IP devices.
Comprehensive SAN management
Provide easy-to-use tools to configure and manage Fiber Channel SANs including Fiber Channel over IP (FCIP) tunnels, Fiber Channel Routing, FICON, encryption switches and as well as Brocade DCX backbone and directors.
Application delivery management
Manage Brocade application delivery switches and provide easy-to-use Virtual IP (VIP), SSL certificate, and Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) management.
Provide comprehensive management of MPLS services through the MPLS manager, supporting MPLS Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS), Label Switched Path (LSP), Local VPLS, MPLS Virtual Leased Line (VLL), and Local VLL services with an intuitive interface.
Include the report manager customizable reporting tool, along with a rich set of predefined asset reports with detailed information about the discovered devices.
The powerful event manager helps in troubleshooting network-related issues and can receive SNMP traps, and syslog events partner event messages for reporting, analysis, monitoring, and remediation.
Organizations can track device configuration changes through the integrated change manager, which enables the viewing, retrieval, and restoration of configuration files. Configuration backups can be performed manually or scheduled to run automatically.
Brocade Network Advisor utilizes hardware-embedded sFlow technology for all IP switches and routers to provide real-time network monitoring and accounting capabilities without any significant impact on network performance.
Traffic analyzerProduct Highlights
This feature provides trend analysis, management, and monitoring tools for sFlow reporting, accounting, and presentation for all IP devices.
- Unmatched operational simplicity via unified and comprehensive network management
- Flexible architecture that can seamlessly scale from small environments to large scale and highly distributed geographic locations
- Policy-based automation and wizard-driven configuration to reduce operating expenses and maximize IT productivity
- Proactive alerting and advanced diagnostic capabilities to meet Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
- Fine-grain Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) and comprehensive Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) capabilities to help ensure robust security administration
- Investment protection with simplified migration from existing Brocade management tools
- Deep and seamless integration with industry-leading third-party management solutions