XML Discovery

Building a flexible blueprint for automation and infrastructure

The XML Discovery Engine in StableNet®

Traditionally, discovery has been comprised primarily of an IP scan of network devices. Through the use of certain monitoring protocols (SNMP, ICMP, WMI, etc.), basic information can be extracted in order to provide a generic overview of your inventory along with its status according to predetermined KPIs. A scattered system of separate modules, the software clumsily attempts to extract this data and implement it as the foundation for fault and performance management, configuration functionalities and alarm notifications. A machine- and human-readable program language, eXtensible Markup Language (XML) does not replace monitoring protocols in discovery. Instead, if these protocols are thought of as the eyes of discovery, XML is the brain that tells them what to look at and how to organize what they see. Vision, however, is but one of many senses the brain can use to understand it’s world. Through the use of tags in XML, there is a fundamental enrichment of the kinds of information that can be extracted and organized. It provides a template for future automated discoveries that give meaningful insight and builds a logic to help your network management software work for you.
XML Discovery Engine

Key Benefits

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Excellent out-of-the-box performance

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Customization of discovery processes

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Link database and business information to devices

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Time saving through automation

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Manage your network with a single module

Resources

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Learn more in our “XML Discovery“-Use Case.

Features

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Tagging & Grouping

A key to automation

Cisco ACI

Unify your network management environment

SDN / NFV

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Datacenter Automation

Simplify your datacenter administration

Frameworx, eTOM, SID

Cross-vendor networks and services management

XML Discovery

A blueprint for infrastructure and connectivity

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