What is Cisco VRF?
Cisco Virtual Routing and Forwarding (Cisco VRF) is a technology that enables multiple instances of a routing table to coexist on the same router simultaneously. These individual, isolated routing domains, each with their own routing table, provide network segmentation on the same physical router, enhancing security and traffic management. Interestingly, Cisco VRF also allows the assignment of the same IP address to two different interfaces on a router, which would typically not be possible without this technology. Its capability to host multiple independent routing tables on a single router provides flexibility in managing traffic flow and enhances network security. Furthermore, its allowance for duplicate IP addresses across different VRF instances allows for more efficient IP address utilization, especially in large, complex network environments.
How to monitor Cisco VRF?
ServicePilot makes it very easy to monitor Cisco VRF enabled equipment. Simply configure the SNMP interface of the Cisco VRF device. Then use the ServicePilot web interface to add a resource from the ServicePilot network-cisco-vrf package.
How to install a cisco-vrf resource?
- Use your ServicePilot OnPremise installation or a SaaS account.
- Add a new cisco-vrf resource via the web interface (
/prmresources) or via API (
/prmpackagespage), the default ServicePilot agent or another agent will be provisioned automatically.
Details of the cisco-vrf package are located in the
/prmpackagespage of the software.
ServicePilot enables you to deliver IT services faster and more securely with automated discovery and advanced monitoring features.
By correlating the technology CISCO VRF with APM and infrastructure monitoring, ServicePilot is able to provide a more comprehensive view of an organization's IT environment.
This allows IT teams to quickly identify and diagnose issues that may be impacting application performance, and take corrective action before end-users are affected.