Route Explorer for Traffic Engineering

Route Explorer's Traffic Engineering module delivers unprecedented visibility into Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP-TE) and Segment Routing (SR-TE) traffic engineered networks, helping network operators assure the availability and performance of critical services across TE tunnels. Packet Design’s industry-leading route analytics technology provides a comprehensive traffic engineering management solution, including real-time TE tunnel monitoring, historical analysis, interactive network modeling, and capacity planning reports. It fills an important gap in IP/MPLS network management, dramatically lowering MTTR, optimizing capex investments, and enhancing service assurance and competitiveness.

As network operators evaluate ways to create software-defined networks that can adapt automatically to business demands, Packet Design is helping to accelerate their journey. The industry's only vendor- and controller-agnostic SDN analytics and automation platform provides the modular building blocks, accessible via open, RESTful APIs, to create custom SDN applications. The SDN Traffic Engineering application is an example of what can be built using Packet Design technology.

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Key Benefits


  • Maintain an always-accurate and complete TE tunnel inventory correlated to customers and services
  • Identify unprotected TE tunnels to avoid SLA breaches when failures occur
  • Spot emerging TE tunnel traffic utilization trends to avoid congestion and service disruptions
  • Achieve optimum service performance by eliminating asymmetric routing and excessive path length
  • Avoid outages and impacts to other services by modeling TE tunnels before implementing them
  • Retain the same management visibility in RSVP-TE, SR-TE, or hybrid deployments

Product Capabilities

 

 
  • Route Explorer's Traffic Engineering module provides an always-accurate map of IP routing and TE architecture to help engineers and operations staffs monitor network health and understand the performance of services delivered via traffic engineered tunnels.

    It provides analyses of primary, secondary, and FRR tunnels, and anomalous tunnel conditions, such as long-lived FRRs, inactive primary tunnels, or active tunnels with suboptimal constraints. It also identifies routers and links with high concentrations of TE tunnels. Summary RSVP-TE and SR-TE tunnel metrics are displayed in a single dashboard with details available on a mouse-click.

    By selecting a tunnel in the routing topology map, a single workflow presents comprehensive analytics by head-end, midpoint, and tail-end routers, and includes a mini-map showing the complete path, with tunnel attributes, including secondary LSPs and FRRs, and any associated errors. If Traffic Explorer and Performance Explorer are installed, current and historical tunnel traffic metrics are included as well as hop-by-hop latency, utilization, jitter, loss, and other performance metrics.

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Route Explorer for Traffic Engineering Deployment

 

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