Apstra Blog

Topic: Network Monitoring

Rapidly Build and Operate Physical and Overlay Networks

Josh Saul | Posted Dec 14, 2017

Apstra has a webinar that helps answer a lot of questions around how we are able to dramatically decrease time to market for new data center deployments. As part of the webinar, I will be providing a scenario and showing how AOS® 2.0 automates the design and operations of...

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Separating Intent from Implementation Details

Derick Winkworth | Posted Aug 01, 2017

CiscoLive 2017 in Las Vegas was a great event. I took full advantage of the opportunity to talk to fellow network geeks about different issues they were dealing with in their networks. One recurring question was “How do I define what failure is when monitoring redundancy?” In...

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Managing Multiple Network Technologies in the Data Center

Dave Butler | Posted Nov 28, 2016

Operating a data center network using switching products from multiple vendors is costly and often quite hard to do. Design, provisioning and operations of these products requires teams to be educated or certified in the technologies that each product requires. The cost of...

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Network Monitoring: Moving Beyond Box-by-Box and Packet-by-Packet

Dave Butler | Posted Nov 24, 2016

There is a big difference between monitoring a box versus monitoring a complex system.Boxes are relatively easy to instrument using simple telemetry; logs and streaming metrics. Telemetry is monitored and problems are detected, which engineers then fix.Applications and other...

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Why Intent-Based Network Monitoring Is Critical

Dave Butler | Posted Nov 17, 2016

Sometimes network failures can be detected in a straightforward manner. We monitor physical switches, routers, optical IDC equipment, their components and transmission media. We see CPU load, memory/buffer overflows, CRC errors, errors on the wire, etc. This direct monitoring...

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Lessons from the Blue Angels: Continuous Testing and Improvement

Mansour Karam | Posted Oct 07, 2016

As I was flying back from Japan recently coming in on final approach into San Francisco you could see the Blue Angels leaving trails of smoke and practicing for their upcoming air show as part of Fleet Week 2016, an annual San Francisco tradition. It is rather wonderful that...

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