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User with 51-200 employees
May 28 2013

What is most valuable?

Feature rich, extremely powerful, support for a wide variety of vendor products and technologies. Simulates many technologies to a high degree of detail. Integrates with VNES and traffic captures from ARX as well as other generic traffic files.

What needs improvement?

It can be difficult to use, not because the UI is bad, but because it does so much that there are a lot of controls. Scaling - You can't distribute the load, you'll need a lot of processor and RAM for large tasks. Learning curve - but they offer free training.

What other advice do I have?

There hasn't been anything as a network engineer that I haven't been able to simulate with this tool. It even has a python interface to script batch operations. Failure/survivability analysis, routing redesign across the entire network, traffic engineering, queuing optimization, etc. It can be used for troubleshooting, but I find the traditional methods more effective. The ROI come from the unique… more »

What is Riverbed SP Guru Network Planner?

SP Guru Network Planner enables network planning and design of multi-technology, multi-vendor networks with complete lifecycle support - including network data import, baseline analysis, cost-effective network change planning, survivability testing and configlet generation for push to network devices.
Also known as
SP Guru Network Planner, OPNET
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