Join us! Ask the Expert: WAN Automation and Paragon
When: Tuesday, June 8, 11 AM-12 PM EST Where: Here on the Elevate Community
Valued Community Members,
We invite all Elevate Community members to join us for an Ask the Expert session focused on WAN Automation and Paragon. Join the session and ask our experts, Peter Weinberger, Mats Nordlund, and Yasmin Lara, your WAN Automation and Paragon questions.
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We invite all Elevate Community members to join us for an Ask the Expert session focused on WAN Automation and Paragon. Join the session and ask our experts, Peter Weinberger, Mats Nordlund, and Yazmin Laura, your WAN Automation and Paragon questions.
We received the following question!
Can I see network topology with Paragon?
Yes, Network topology acquisition is implemented using BGP-LS or OSPF/ISIS which advertise node and link attributes such as IP addresses, link color, maximum bandwidth, reservable bandwidth, unreserved bandwidth by priority, metric, TE metric, Adj. SID and label , Router ids, ABR/ASBR flag, attached bit flag, overload flag, hostname, area ID, Spring capabilities.LSP information is also collected using PCEP (Path Computation Element Protocol)
We have another question that was submitted:
Can I use Telemetry and SNMP for collection traffic information?
We received the following question:
How is it with log analytics?
Our next question we received is:
We are operating NorthStar and HealthBot products today, will the GUI for Paragon Pathfinder, Planner and Insights be the same or updated?
Also, for HealthBot and NorthStar, can I still run the applications in standalone installs after upgrading to Paragon?
JVM runs in a virtual machine and can communicate with the topology server via NTAD (Network Topology Abstractor) or BMP. cRPD - Containerized routing protocol daemon is Juniper's routing protocol daemon (rpd) decoupled from Junos OS and packaged as a Docker container to run in Linux-based environments. cRPD has a smaller footprint, is faster, and more scalable. The current NS controller supports both options, in Paragon the JVM will no longer be an option.Also, the JVM supports both NTAD and BMP while cRPD only suports BMP.The JVM receives BGP-LS updates and forwards this topology data into to the Toposerver using (NTAD), which is a server daemon that runs in the JunosVM.BGP Monitoring Protocol (BMP) can be used as an alternative to NTAD. BMP runs automatically when you install NorthStar, thought is not used unless you configure NorthStar and the JVM. BMP is standard based, and only supports BGP topology acquisition. It is the recommended method running on cRPD.
How is Paragon Active Assurance different to using ICMP Pings?
Thanks for answering these! I have another question:
What are my options for installing NorthStar? Would they change with Paragon?
Experts! We received the following question:
Is Paragon on site mgmt or is Cloud ?
Experts! Another user wants to know:
What about logs – can I have logs on Paragon Insight?
Hi Experts! Can you please help with the following question:
Do I see delay, jitter,.. per interface?
Thanks everyone for participating in this Ask the Expert session. There were some fantastic questions, and many thanks to our experts for their time and answers!
We are now closing this session. Looking forward to the next one!