The inventory provides a list overview of sites, devices, modules, interfaces and users discovered within the network.
The site inventory provides an overview of discovered sites, the number of devices and users present at the site. It enables the generation of site-specific reports and diagrams. Sites are automatically calculated based on the administrative domain boundaries, such as carrier networks and other unmanaged infrastructure. A single, unmanaged
traceroute hop is not considered a site boundary, so unmanaged infrastructure is reconstructed from the probes. The specific method of site boundary calculation can be changed in the settings.
An unknown site is either a collection of isolated devices or when a device forms a single-device site.
The device inventory represents all logical managed network infrastructure devices that have been discovered and analyzed. Each entry provides the following information:
Siteis the logical grouping to which device belongs to, while single-site or isolated devices belong to an unknown site.
Routing domainis an IP Fabric generated separation based upon the contiguous layer 3 routing domain to which the device belongs to.
Switching domainis an IP Fabric generated separation based upon contiguous layer 2 switching domain the device belongs to.
Hostnameis the short name of the device.
Hostname originalis the original hostname which was acquired from the device.
Hostname processedis hostname which is parsed from the original hostname (if there isn’t any parsing, it’s the same as
Hostname original); when applicable – logical device name – e.g. firewall
vsysname – can be added as a suffix to the hostname.
Domainis the device domain name.
FQDNis the device fully qualified domain name (
Serial Numberis the serial number of the device (API column name is
Unique serial numberis the serial number IP Fabric assigns to the device. This can be different from the Hardware SN especially in cases of virtualized equipment (API column name is
Login IPis the IP address used to connect to the device.
Management Protocolis the protocol used to connect to the device.
Uptimeis the time since the device’s last boot.
Reload reasonis the reason why the device has booted.
Vendoris the vendor of the device.
Platformis the hardware platform of the device.
Familyis the software family of the device.
Versionis the operating system the device is running with.
Imageis the path to the operating system image file.
Processoris the hardware CPU family name.
Memoryis the amount of RAM memory available on the device.
Modules and Part Numbers
The part numbers inventory provides information about every identifiable module through device inventories.
The operating system versions inventory provides an overview of the unique operating systems used in the network and their variation.
The interface inventory provides information about every unique network interface discovered and includes information such as state, description, speed, duplex, and media type.
The hosts’ inventory provides information about every discovered host and user utilizing network infrastructure. A host is any unique IP or MAC address, or an IP/MAC tuple, that is not part of the network infrastructure. Following rules may prevent the IP addresses from the ARP to be included in the Hosts’ inventory:
- There can’t be any route pointing to that interface
- No CDP/LLDP information should be coming from that IP
- The MAC shouldn’t be in the OUI flagged as “Enabled for Discovery”
End of Life Milestones
EoX reports provide an overview of the announced end-of-life milestones. Network infrastructure vendors use end-of-life milestones to communicate stages of the product life cycle, allowing sufficient time to migrate to next-generation products.