Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with NetBrain.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
Creating the parsers and QFs from model to model show that the IP interface brief isn't consistent. From a 6500 to a 3750 to a 9300 Cisco switch models, the show IP interface brief is different. There's extra columns and you have to parse for those. Setting those up is a bit of a challenge on this particular version. From what I've been able to gather, the next version, 8.X, is better at that and has more of those, but my perception is that building the parsers out is a bit of a challenge. I've done it but it's a challenge. Then there's a similar function again with the POE that didn't have the show power in line command and I had to figure that out. Again, that table comes out in a very unique state and then requires parsing down and pulling that out. It's basically using a CLI scraping which should be simplified and a more intuitive process. I don't know if the newer version does APIs or not and if that would have been any easier or better to manipulate, I have no idea.
The pricing needs to be improved. It would be nice if the setup was a little simpler. Also, if the solution could provide more training materials for new people coming into our company so they can quickly learn how to use the functionalities.
The product could be improved with easier, better cataloging of the license within a network. Right now it seems a little cumbersome to actually be able to see just a lifting of the devices that are discovered or devices that weren't discovered and why. Better cataloging would resolve that issue.
What do you like most about NetBrain?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!