Talari offers a range of different options for configuring, monitoring and managing your Talari SD-WAN:
- On-board management interfaces on the appliances
- Talari Aware - a centralized management system to easily configure, monitor and analyze the Talari SD-WAN
- Integration with 3rd-party management and reporting tools
For the most complete management functionality, Talari Aware is a stand-alone management system that collects information from and pushes configuration to Talari appliances throughout the SD-WAN.
On-board Appliance Management
For companies that would rather manage Talari appliances via the on-board management capabilities, network configuration is accessed via the central control node. Additionally, a complete view of WAN link usage and quality is presented to the user in graphical and tabular views.
Talari continuously monitors the health of the WAN paths and measures performance metrics such as congestion, loss, latency and jitter. These statistics are collected in real time, aggregated at multiple levels, and displayed to the administrator. Observed protocols, as well as statistics on each are also available.
Performance Reports - produce graphical views reflecting network performance and activity. Possible reports include: Conduit and Path Latency, Quality, Packet Loss and Bandwidth use between Talari appliances.
QoS Reports - allow the administrator to select a site, WAN link, path or conduit to display a stacked area chart showing used bandwidth for various types of traffic, such as real-time or bulk.
Usage Reports - display used bandwidth for conduit, Intranet and Internet services for each WAN link.
Availability Reports - provide aggregated statistics on the status of WAN paths, conduits and WAN links, allowing the administrator to assess the functioning status of the network.
Appliance Reports - offers the administrator the option to generate numerous appliance-specific system and network statistical reports.
Talari's network management application provides advanced centralized change management to upgrade appliance software and apply configuration changes throughout the network, without disrupting network traffic or application accessibility. The Talari configuration editor is a graphic application with an intuitive user interface that allows the administrator to view and change the current setup and add/remove sites.
As faults are detected in the network or in the appliances themselves, they can be reported in real-time, or historically. Alarms and email notification can be configured, as well as periodic status reporting. External integration is available via SNMP v1 and v2c, as well as Netflow v5.
Talari supports TACACS+ and RADIUS authentication for management access to the appliances.
Troubleshooting and Diagnosis
Multiple diagnosis features are provided to facilitate troubleshooting once problems occur. Users can manage and view log files, use a Ping or Traceroute utility, perform a packet capture and download the capture file, or view system information.