Device Manager

Auto-discover and inventory all of the devices in your multi-vendor network at scale—no matter what the size or complexity

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Overview

The Gluware Device Manager application helps large organizations quickly execute network device auto-discovery across their entire network, no matter how large or complex. Gluware Device Manager intelligently interrogates your network to build a database of your device inventory that includes hi-resolution details critical to automating your entire network code-free and at scale. Many first-generation auto-discovery tools are subject to false reads on the network because they depend on inefficient and potentially inaccurate methods like a simple ping sweep of an IP address range to identify anything that responds as a possible network device. As a result, many non-network devices including PCs, servers, IP phones, printers are inadvertently swept in, clouding the results. Gluware Device Manager with Network Auto-Discovery accesses Gluware’s powerful layer of Intent-based intelligence is able to clearly discover any and all network devices‒brownfield or greenfield. By using the ARP table, LLDP and CDP neighbor information from seeded devices, Gluware is uniquely able to propagate the discovery by crawling the layer 2 and layer 3 topology improving network security by identifying any rogue devices connected to the network.

Single Source of Truth

It is important for enterprise IT to establish a “single source of truth” for their network device inventory. This includes information critical to operate effectively and minimize risk. For example, they strive to know the currently running operating system on each network device. Applying Gluware’s discovery capabilities, Device Manager is able to query each device across 40+ different operating systems, leveraging their respective device-detect libraries and interrogating each device for current details in minutes, all the way down to its CLI. Device Manager is powered by Gluware’s underlying orchestration engine, enabling discovery across thousands of devices. In addition to discovering your source of truth, Gluware can synchronize and reconcile with an external 3rd party system through the use of the published REST-based GluAPI.
Once device details have been discovered in Device Manager, Gluware grid search and sort features can examine and understand the inventory so users can realize benefits including planning device swap/replace, operating system change management, and more. The details are fully exportable.
Gluware Device Manager also integrates with CiscoⓇ API Console to use the inventory information and make API calls to access EoX bulletins, SmartNet contract details and PSIRT advisories. This information provides further details to help prioritize equipment replacement and OS upgrades required for security concerns.

Network Auto-Discovery
Device Inventory
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