Getting Started

Learn about the basic features and use cases of
DX NetOps Virtual Network Assurance
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DX NetOps Virtual Network Assurance
enables existing infrastructure management solutions to monitor software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).
Key Features
DX NetOps Virtual Network Assurance
reduces the challenge and risk of SDN/NFV deployments by providing extended visibility and sustained reliability for self-service, automated networks.
DX NetOps Virtual Network Assurance
provides the following functionality as part of the Performance Monitoring solution,
DX NetOps Performance Management
:
  • SDN/NFV Stack Correlation
    Shows and monitors all the physical and virtual layers of the stack that supports virtual network functions (VNFs).
  • Service Chain Visibility
    Provides insight into the building blocks that form service chains.
  • Multi-vendor Protocol and Platform Coverage
    Supports for SDN controllers, orchestrators, OpenStack, and vendor agents including on-demand certification.
  • Integrated Metrics
    Enables SDN/NFV monitoring and analytics with traditional SNMP monitoring and analytics.
Architecture
DX NetOps Virtual Network Assurance
collects data from SDN/NFV controllers and orchestrators and provides that data to subscribers. Each orchestrator or controller requires a plug-in to configure the connection.
DX NetOps Virtual Network Assurance
normalizes the collected data and sends updates to subscribers that consume the data.
The following diagram shows this relationship:
Data Collection with Virtual Network Assurance
Data Collection with CA Virtual Network Assurance
SDN/NFV Assurance in the Application Economy

The following video explains the necessity of SDN/NFV in the application economy: