Glass Core Solutions

Automated
Documentation

Network topologies are typically generated manually or not at all, but a data center using Glass Core solutions will enjoy the automated documentation of the real network topology, based on both ICID and more general device detection.
Solution Brief

In recent years, SDN and other virtualization approaches have introduced unprecedented levels of software control to the management of servers and storage. The physical layer, however, is a persistent roadblock to building the next generation of agile and dynamic networks, but what if it was possible to make the physical layer directly visible to and controllable by software, without the human middle-man entering data into an Excel spreadsheet? What if there was a way to automatically document all the connections in the network and track moves, adds and changes (MAC) in real-time?

Software controlled management of physical layer
Makes agile networking possible
In recent years, SDN and other virtualization approaches have introduced unprecedented levels of software control to the management of servers and storage. The physical layer, however, is a persistent roadblock to building the next generation of agile and dynamic networks, but what if it was possible to make the physical layer directly visible to and controllable by software, without the human middle-man entering data into an Excel spreadsheet? What if there was a way to automatically document all the connections in the network and track moves, adds and changes (MAC) in real-time?
Track moves, adds and changes in real-time
Minimal human (middle-man) intervention

In recent years, SDN and other virtualization approaches have introduced unprecedented levels of software control to the management of servers and storage. The physical layer, however, is a persistent roadblock to building the next generation of agile and dynamic networks, but what if it was possible to make the physical layer directly visible to and controllable by software, without the human middle-man entering data into an Excel spreadsheet? What if there was a way to automatically document all the connections in the network and track moves, adds and changes (MAC) in real-time?

Software controlled management of physical layer
Makes agile networking possible
Track moves, adds and changes in real-time
Minimal human (middle-man) intervention

Network topologies are typically generated manually or not at all, but a data center using Glass Core solutions will enjoy the automated documentation of the real network topology, based on both ICID and more general device detection.

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Solution Brief

Automated Documentation
Encapsulates…

Network Topology
and Documentation

Network topologies are typically generated manually or not at all, but a data center using Glass Core solutions will enjoy the automated documentation of the real network topology, based on both ICID and more general device detection. This topology makes it easy to see end-to-end connections, and APD also introduces the flexibility to group and arrange connections as needed.

Alarms

Glass Core solutions allow data centers to have the visibility and agility to respond to physical changes either via software or by knowing exactly where and when to deploy technicians to make manual corrections. APD’s Alarm notifications include a description of the problem, severity, time of occurrence, device location, port,
and even fiber.

Audit Trail

The Audit Trail provides another layer of visibility by preserving all events that occur in a data center, in a record that cannot be altered or deleted by anyone. The Audit Trail is recorded from the time Glass Core solutions are enabled in the network, and the records can be exported for further preservation, analysis or presentation.

Extensive Network
Documentation

In addition to providing a visual topology, APD provides a text version of the network documentation. This version highlights all FMI devices and port-to-port connections. This text-based network documentation allows administrators and executives to share a high-level view of their data center equipment and investment, which improves their ability make solid decisions.

Automated Documentation
Encapsulates…

Network Topology
and Documentation

Network topologies are typically generated manually or not at all, but a data center using Glass Core solutions will enjoy the automated documentation of the real network topology, based on both ICID and more general device detection. This topology makes it easy to see end-to-end connections, and APD also introduces the flexibility to group and arrange connections as needed.

Alarms

Glass Core solutions allow data centers to have the visibility and agility to respond to physical changes either via software or by knowing exactly where and when to deploy technicians to make manual corrections. APD’s Alarm notifications include a description of the problem, severity, time of occurrence, device location, port,
and even fiber.

Audit Trail

The Audit Trail provides another layer of visibility by preserving all events that occur in a data center, in a record that cannot be altered or deleted by anyone. The Audit Trail is recorded from the time Glass Core solutions are enabled in the network, and the records can be exported for further preservation, analysis or presentation.

Extensive Network
Documentation

In addition to providing a visual topology, APD provides a text version of the network documentation. This version highlights all FMI devices and port-to-port connections. This text-based network documentation allows administrators and executives to share a high-level view of their data center equipment and investment, which improves their ability make solid decisions.

Cables have no places
to hide!

Cables have no places
to hide!

Software Managed with
AllPath® Director

When deployed with the Fiber Mountain AllPath Director (APD) orchestration software, your whole data center can be discovered and managed by software. The software provides network-wide visibility and automatic documentation of your physical layer.
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