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Gluware Config Modeling

Automatically change your configurations into network policy.

Gluware®Config Modeling provides Intent-Based configuration management for Gluware Intelligent Network Automation. The Config Modeling application rapidly automates large-scale networks by leveraging pre-existing brownfield, multi-vendor configurations, bringing agility and cost savings to Network Operations. Config Modeling enables the rapid import of CLI-based features. Then it turns features into network policy used to make only the changes needed declaratively for each network feature across the range of supported vendors and device types. Config Modeling is built on technology base packages (routing, switching, firewall, load-balancer, WAN optimizer and wireless LAN controller), and vendor extensions that accelerate the on-boarding of your network’s existing features without programming.

Using a flexible, model-driven approach enables engineers to keep the network on track with their “golden config” 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 now 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, you can 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

Policy-Based Config Mgmt

Policy-Based Config Mgmt Adding QoS

Gluware State Assessment Demo

Config Modeling to Automate Globals on Juniper SRX

Key Benefits

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 network engineers current skill set with CLI and regex

Start now, automate more features over time.

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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.

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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.

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Router

The router technology base package enables support for features such as AAA, SYSLOG, SNMP, NTP, routing protocols, QoS and more.

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Switch

The switch technology base package enables support for features such as AAA, SYSLOG, SNMP, NTP, VLAN, QoS and more.

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Firewall

The firewall technology base package enables support for features such as AAA, DNS, DHCP, SYSLOG, SNMP, NTP, rules, interfaces, zones and more.

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Load Balancer

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.

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Wan Op

The WAN optimizer technology base package enables support for features such as AAA, DNS, DHCP, SYSLOG, SNMP, NTP, WAN OP rules, application category.

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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.