Overview

Diagrams help to visualize the network state information.

Diagram Types

Network

The network overview also referred to as “Walk”, shows sites connected via the routing edge. An overview serves as a general representation of all sites in the network and individual sites can be double-clicked for more detail.

Sites

Site diagrams display all devices discovered on the site. Sites are automatically calculated based on the administrative domain boundaries, such as carrier networks and other unmanaged infrastructure. Site boundary calculation can be configured in settings.

The site name can be changed when Routing and switching domain site separation is used (see Site separation settings for more information). To rename a site go to Diagrams → Sites, choose the site you would like to rename, click Rename site, enter a new name and click Rename.

Routing

Routing diagrams display contiguously, directly interconnected routers to form a routing domain.

Switching

Switching diagrams displays individual spanning-tree instances or a composite switching domain. Spanning tree instances are identified by a unique Root ID. The switching Domain is composed of contiguously connected spanning-tree instances, representing the maximum possible fault propagation in a Layer 2 failure domain.

End to End path

End to End path diagram displays a complete path between any two network endpoints. The reverse-path forwarding check verifies the path's viability. Only the actual network path is displayed, and missing parts denote unavailable network information necessary for completing the routing process.

The End to end path can be found in Diagrams → End to end path or on any diagram using three dots (see picture below).

Using the End to End path lookup

Go to Diagrams → End to end path or open the lookup using three dots on any diagram (see above). Enter Protocol, optionally TCP Flags, Source address and port and Destination address and port. Click Submit. An End to End path is generated and shown. This lookup will take into consideration if an ACL or firewall is in the way.


Host to Gateway path

Host to Gateway path diagram displays the Layer 2 path from every identified endpoint in the network to its active gateway router.

The Host to Gateway path can be found in Diagrams → Host to gateway path or on any diagram using three dots (see picture below).

Using Host to Gateway path lookup

Go to Diagrams → Host to gateway path or open it using three dots on any diagram (see above). Enter end Host IP address and click Submit. The end host must exist in the IP Fabric database.



Practical examples:

How to use IP Fabric - working with diagrams and technology tables