Panduit: Seeing is Believing: Real-Time Physical Network Visualization


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A strong physical infrastructure is foundational to successful Connected Enterprise deployments whether a single machine/skid, process area, or plant information system. This session will cover the challenges associated with managing a physical network and introduce a new software platform designed to help. Never before has it been so straight forward to understand bandwidth, troubleshoot device connections, and map logical system layouts to their physical location.

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Panduit: Seeing is Believing: Real-Time Physical Network Visualization

  1. 1. Copyright © 2014 Rockwell Automation, Inc. All Rights Reserved. PUBLIC INFORMATION Real Time Physical Network Visualization Panduit Corporation
  2. 2. Real Time Physical Network Visualization Bob Voss & John Senese Panduit Laboratories
  3. 3. Nearly 60 years of Infrastructure Leadership 84% of Fortune 100 companies use Panduit solutions.
  4. 4. Real World Solutions • Technology Leadership • Partner Ecosystem • Strategic Alliances • Global Business Commitment • Sustainability
  5. 5. Network Physical Infrastructure • Network physical infrastructure includes both active and passive components – Active includes switches, hubs, servers, routers, wireless access points and end devices – Passive includes mostly media and connectivity • So, what is more important? “55% of network problems are related to cabling infrastructure issues.” – Gartner, Inc. “A significant portion of network downtime, approximately 80%, is attributed to physical layer connections.” – Sage Research
  6. 6. Physical Infrastructure Visibility enables • Rapid troubleshooting and recovery from problems – Finding problems frequently takes longer than correcting them • Network Maintenance – An up-to-date, accurate visualization streamlines network maintenance • Vital reference for capacity planning – Quickly identify where and how to expand capacity
  7. 7. Network Information at your fingertips ….
  8. 8. Discover & Document • A tool that automatically discovers … – Switches, including L2/L3 switches – Routers, servers, storage devices – DLR devices, including Ring & Bus topologies – EtherNet/IP enabled devices – Panduit SmartZone hardware • … And renders accurate logical and physical visualizations of the discovered elements
  9. 9. Logical View vs Physical View
  10. 10. Visualize End to End Connectivity
  11. 11. Network Monitoring & Diagnostics • Connection status of device ports • Duplex mismatch monitoring • Overloaded device monitoring • Cable fault monitoring
  12. 12. Device Analytics
  13. 13. Monitor Bandwidth Bandwidth Rate Chart: Stratix #1 / port 1
  14. 14. Event Management
  15. 15. Functional Summary Discover & Document Discover device(s) Network snapshots DLR discovery As built vs. as planned Wired and Wireless Visualize Logical Connectivity Physical Connectivity VLANs End to end connections Physical location asset Diagnose & Monitor Switch port queue Bandwidth monitor Mode mismatch/port Packets dropped/port Rogue device identifier
  16. 16. Questions? Thank you!!
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  18. 18. Copyright © 2014 Rockwell Automation, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Follow RSTechED on Facebook & Twitter. Connect with us on LinkedIn. PUBLIC INFORMATION 18 Real Time Physical Network Visualization Panduit Corporation