NetVisor UNUM Platform

The NetVisor UNUM  Unified Management, Automation, and Analytics Platform Software is an application portal originally developed by Pluribus Networks.

NetVisor UNUM is an agile, multi-functional web management portal that enhances the intrinsic automation of the Unified Cloud Fabric architecture. It combines an elastic big data database and intelligent analytics engine with an intuitive and consistent user interface that allows seamless navigation across fully integrated management and analysis modules.

NetVisor UNUM liberates network operators from the complexity of provisioning and operating a complex network, or groups of networks, by automating the complete network life cycle from implementation to operation and optimization, enabling intent-based network operations with vastly reduced deployment times.

Arista Fabric Manager (NetVisor UNUM) Platform

NetVisor UNUM enables the network administrator to extract analytical value from the telemetry data reported by the network switches powered by the NetVisor OS network operating system. 

Once data is collected, NetVisor UNUM relies upon a modern search engine database infrastructure to store, aggregate, filter, correlate and visualize vast amounts of data in real-time as well as with a powerful time machine functionality.

The NetVisor UNUM portal provides a collection of feature-rich applications that manages and orchestrates the gathering and presentation of network analytics using various types of collectors and reporting software. 

NetVisor UNUM applications rely primarily on features of the NetVisor OS, such as vFLOWs, mirrors, and connections statistics, and can also provide analytics in a non-Arista environment. 

At a high-level, NetVisor UNUM supports the following deployment scenarios:

NetVisor OS as a mirror switch; an out-of-band Arista switch is configured as a mirror in either an existing Arista-switched network or a non-Arista-switched network.

NetVisor OS as an inband switch; stats are pulled directly from configured switches such as connections, vPorts, Ports, Tunnels and, vFlow-stats. 

Collectors gather network analytics and feed data into the NetVisor UNUM analytics store(s):

The Collector uses the vREST API to gather the analytics data from NetVisor.

NetVisor UNUM manages the following applications:

Common Infrastructure – A centralized portal launches other applications, provides authentication to the corporate directory (using LDAP), and provides configuration of standard settings.

Insight Analytics – The Insight Analytics application provides reporting and Search capabilities on data collected from NetVisor UNUM collectors.

Switch Analytics – Switch Analytics contains a feature-rich set of management tools providing Traffic Monitoring and Notification services with exceptional drill-down capabilities.

Fabric Manager NetVisor UNUM contains a feature-rich set of management tools providing configuration tools for Fabric, Layer 1, Layer 2, and Layer 3 services and Security/Monitoring, Services and, Fabric Virtualization features.