Gluware® Config Modeling provides Intent-Based configuration management for large-scale enterprise networks. The Config Modeling application rapidly automates enterprise networks by leveraging pre-existing brownfield multi-vendor configurations, bringing agility and cost savings to Network IT teams. Config Modeling enables the rapid import of CLI-based features, turning those features into network policy. The network policy will then make only the changes needed declaratively for each feature across the range of supported vendors and device types. Config Modeling is built on technology base packages including routing, switching, firewall, load-balancer, WAN optimizer and wireless LAN controller, and vendor extensions that accelerate the on-boarding of the network’s existing features without programming.
Using a flexible, model-driven approach enables engineers to keep the network on track with their “golden configuration” or feature a specific configuration for deployment across network devices. It resolves the challenge of first rolling out configurations and then maintaining and enforcing them at scale. Network Engineers can leverage existing, validated CLI and onboard it to the Gluware Control automation and orchestration platform that deploys and lifecycle manages their existing network. With Config Modeling, its easy to onboard and manage as many or as few features as needed to start. Users often start with standardizing globals like AAA, NTP, SYSLOG and other network-wide functions, or address specific strategic initiatives like QoS management to support a near-term application roll-out.
Rapidly onboard your network configuration and policy using one of three methods:
- Intelligent Model Discovery Workflow – Use Gluware to dynamically discover the configured features and create the required data-models to automate at scale
- Network Feature Design Workflow – Use a workflow to step you through the process of creating a feature to automate and form-fill abstractions
- Example feature package – Use one of the many Gluware provided feature packages and customize each feature leveraging your own CLI and network policy
Rapid Onboarding: Onboard current configs and enable policy-based management
Intent-based Provisioning: Declarative with the ability to preview each change
Optimized for Brownfield: Modular template approach enables starting with a few features and expanding as needed
No Programming Required: Leverages current skill sets with CLI and regex
Start now, automate more features over time.
Gluware enables customers to automate as many, or as few network features as they want. If a network feature is not managed by Gluware it will be ignored in the configuration. Often, customers address their pain points first, like QoS, VLAN management, ACLs, SNMP or any network feature that is slowing down operations and affecting the business needs.
Gluware provides an immediate ROI becoming a force multiplier for your IT organization with an average of 50:1 or more reduction in time and cost for network changes with 100% accuracy.
Technology Base Packages
Gluware Config Modeling leverages technology base packages to rapidly onboard network features.
The router technology base package enables support for features such as AAA, SYSLOG, SNMP, NTP, routing protocols, QoS and more.
The switch technology base package enables support for features such as AAA, SYSLOG, SNMP, NTP, VLAN, QoS and more.
The firewall technology base package enables support for features such as AAA, DNS, DHCP, SYSLOG, SNMP, NTP, rules, interfaces, zones and more.
The load balancer technology base package enables support for features such as AAA, DNS, DHCP, SYSLOG, SNMP, NTP, servers, virtual servers, service group and more.
The WAN optimizer technology base package enables support for features such as AAA, DNS, DHCP, SYSLOG, SNMP, NTP, WAN OP rules, application category.
Wireless LAN Controller
The wireless LAN controller technology base package enables support for features such as AAA, DNS, DHCP, SYSLOG, SNMP, NTP, VLAN, security authentication, guest access, more.