Net LineDancer Net StreetDancer

We are pleased to release Virtual Appliance
for Net LineDancer as of today ! (08-01-2017)

This Virtual Appliance will allow you to make the installation process a snap. All you need to do is just to enter IPaddress in VMware ESXi and you can start netLD on the spot.

The Virtual Appliance will run on Linux kernel just like Cisco IOS-XR network device.

The deployment of Virtual Appliance is as follows.
Installation of NetLD and Smart Bridge Application Installer on VMWare

What is Net LineDancer?

Net LineDancer (netLD) is designed to help network engineers manage and change the configurations of the network devices (routers, switches, firewalls, etc.). netLD provides hardware inventory reports, configuration change history, line-by-line comparisons, automated changes, real-time change detection, reports and more It also provides a beautifully intuitive but powerful GUI.

Net LineDancer is the first in the industry to support IPv6!

 

Why is NCCM Important?

When your network is down it causes serious damage to your customers, sales, and productivity. It's been said the damage costs can reach up to 1% of gross annual sales. More than 75% of network failures arise from human-error in network device configuration.

Net LineDancer Solution

netLD will cut the costs of network configuration and change management (NCCM) dramatically by tracking configuration changes and helping to automate changes, minimizing the likelihood of human error and speeding recovery when it occurs. Net LineDancer is designed to manage thousands of network devices with Smart Bridge technology.

Configuration Management

  • Scheduled Network Backups
  • Real-Time Backups
  • Historical Configuration Comparison
  • Configuration Restore
  • Change Reports

Change Management

  • Standardized Change Tools like Password Change and VLAN assignment.
  • Scheduled and On-demand Changes
  • Routing and Neighbor Information
  • Cisco Plug and Play* Provisioning
  • *Zero-Touch has changed the name to Cisco Plug and Play from Net LineDancer ver.14.06.

Inventory Management

  • Hardware Inventory
    • - Chassis, Slot, Card, and Power Supply information
    • - Serial Numbers, FRU Part Numbers, Revision Numbers
  • Device OS Upgrade
    • OSPF, BGP, EIGRP, CDP, and NDP Routing Information
    • ARP, MAC Address, IP Address information

Load Distribution System

  • SmartBridge

New Features

  • Active Directory Server integration
  • Redundancy feature that is available to Linux only. (option)
  • Search by IPaddress in the static credential

Net LineDancer development adheres to the following principals:

  • Continually simplify
  • Design for the future
  • Focus on the essential

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What is Net StreetDancer?

Net StreetDancer (netSD/NSD) free version covers 80% functions Net LineDancer, flag-ship product, performs. It supports 10 nodes.

 

This video introduces main features of netSD briefly. [00:02:08]

 


Scenes where netSD can be made good use of

  • netSD allows you to automatically login to devices as netSD can take advantage of credentials backed up.
  • netSD is perfect for periodical backups for key routers and switches and allow you to compare configurations of BEFORE/AFTER.

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Test Result of Net StreetDancer vs. Manual Operation (2013/11/21)

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Comparison of the login time to 10 Cisco devices

Manual login : 339 seconds
Login by netSD : 73 seconds (Shorten 78.5% !)
About five times productivity!
The more number of managed nodes is increased, the more overwhelming labor saving is possible.

Net StreetDancer vs. Tera Term Macro.... Let's compare!

First Comparison :
We are please to provide comparisons for your quicker understanding of netSD here.

Net StreetDancer vs. Tera Term Macro

Parameters Net StreetDancer Manual Operation
Tool
Net StreetDancer
Tera Term Macro
Automatic Discovery to Multiple Devices at Once
Automatic Configuration Backup to Multiple Devices at Once*1
Configuration Comparison of Before and After Backup
Comparison of Return Value of Show Commands
Multi-Vendor Support and Comparison of Return Value*2
Conflict Report and Comparison*3
Repeat Feature of Job*4
Restoration of Failed Devices
Backup of Multiple Enterprise and Overlapping IP Addresses
Export CSV of ③⑤⑥ (IP Address, Host Name, Date)
Inventory Management
Setting Speed*5
1/10
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  1. Tera Term (△) - Macro is used and configuration with unnecessary information will be pushed.
  2. netSD (○) - Return value is acquired by Command Runner feature. Every command is supported!
  3. If there is a difference between startup-config and running-config, notification, comparison, and application are available.
  4. Tera Term (△) - Creating script is required. On the other hand, it is built-into netSD.
  5. As a result of verification which made the access-list configured on 28 devices, processing speed is measured about 10 times (x10) in netLD.

Net StreetDancer vs. Console Server

Second Comparison:

 

Net LineDancer vs. Net StreetDancer

Product Specification

Third Comparison:
The following comparison information may be changed without notice.

 Net LineDancer Enterprise vs. Net StreetDancer

Parameters Functional Parameter Net LineDancer Enterprise Net StreetDancer
Price  
Free
Managable Units  
40,000 devices
10 devices
Database  
Apache Derby
Apache Derby
Operating Environment Windows OS
Windows Server 2008/2008 R2/2012
Windows Vista (SP2)/7/8
Linux OS
Linux CentOS/RedRat 6.x/7.x
VMware
vSphere
vSphere
Manageable Device TCP/IP only
Switch
Router
Firewall
VPN Concentrator
Load Balancer
LAN Accelerator
Wireless LAN Access Point
Other
SNMP-based Network Devices
SNMP-based Network Devices
Protocol SNMP v1/v2/v3
SSH v1/v2
TFTP
FTP
HTTP/S
IPv6
SCP
Serial


Feature

Parameters Functional Parameter Net LineDancer Enterprise Net StreetDancer
Device Discovery SNMP
CLI ARP cache
CLI OSPF neighbors
CLI EIGRP neighbors
Configuration Management Configuration Capture
Configuration Revision History
Configuration Comparison
Same device and cross-device
Same device and cross-device
Change Tool Output Comparison
Configuration Restore
Full-text search
IOS Image Backup
Device View Inventory Management
Sort by Backup Status
Custom Fields
Device Property Collection OS Version
Make/Model
Memory
CPU
Serial Number
Card/Slot information
Device Picture Display
Search Capabilties Specific IP (IPv4 and IPv6)
Devices in Subnet (IPv4 and IPv6)
Interface IP search
Hostname (including wildcard)
Make/Model (including wildcard)
OS Version (including comparison operator)
Changed Date
Backup Status
Custom Fields
Serial Numbers
Custom Tags
Full-text Configuration
Network-wide Switch-Port/IP
Change Tools Configuration Restore
Command Runner (multiple commands)
Enable/Disable Interfaces
IOS Software Distribution
Login Banner (MOTD)
Name Servers Manager
NTP Servers
Port VLAN Assignment
SNMP Community Strings
SNMP Trap Hosts
Syslog Hosts
Static Routes (add/delete)
Add/delete device user account
Enable password change
VTY password change
Local User password change
Perform backup after tool completes
Bulk Update Template based configuration change with CSV import for multiple devices
Excel file import and export
Add custom menu
Set schedule
Zero-Touch
(Option)
Automatic forwarding of IOS configuration
Import and export of configuration template
Informational Tools DNS Lookup
IP Routing Table
Live ARP Table
Ping
IOS show commands
Open port scan
Traceroute
SNMP System Information
Interface Summary
Reporting Software Summary
Network Hardware Summary
Credentials/Protocols
Backup Summary
Configuration Changes
Hardware
Hardware Changes
Inventory
PDF or HTML
E-Mail support
Export Device Configuration in ZIP
Output for performed Tool in ZIP
Device Property information in XLS
Terminal Proxy Telnet access to server
(Local Access Only)
SSH access to server
(Local Access Only)
Remote access to server
User operational log history
Search operational log
Export operational log
FTP/TFTP FTP/TFTP Server

Management

Parameters Functional Parameter Net LineDancer Enterprise Net StreetDancer
Job Scheduling Configuration Backup
Change/Informational Tools
Reports
Device Discovery
Daily schedules
Weekly schedules
Monthly schedules
Custom schedules
Time-window Filters
Job History Interactive execution history
Scheduled execution history
Execution start/stop time
Execution user
Execution group
Configuration Mismatch Detect and display compliance violation of startup-config and running-config
Rollback (copy startup-config into running-config)
Commit (copy running-config into startup-config)
Change Adviser Check the configuration before pushing and generate shortfall automatically
Draft Configurations Reflect newly made text as a configuration to device
Compliance Check Custom rule
Filtering for applying devices
Trap for detection or resolution of the rule
Pie chart for violation devices
Real-time status icon
Credentials/Protocols Assignment by Specific IP
Assignment by IP Range
Assignment by Subnet
Excel import for multiple credentials
Access Control Easy settings in GUI
Add users
Set roles
Server Settings (GUI) Scheduled System Backup
Quick System Backup
SmartBridges (Option)
Networks
Software Update
Data Retention
SNMP Traps
Mail Server
Custom Tags Organize devices by tags
Multiple tags per device
Tag search (with AND/OR logic)
Web Interface Internet Explorer 7 or later
Firefox
Safari
Remote access
API Public API
SOAP Web-services
Multiple-language support
Network Manager interaction Custom menu to open netLD configuration diff from device icon
Only with SNMPc Network Manager
Only with SNMPc Network Manager
SNMP traps in an event of such as device added or deleted
Customization Devices Adapters
Device Tools
Language
Perl
Perl

 


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