Itential Adapters & Integrations

Itential is the network API bridging your IT systems to network technologies.

Connect to Everything with Itential’s Aggregated Network API

Itential’s Automation Platform acts as aggregated network API that federates functionality and data from existing controllers, orchestrators and network management tools. By consolidating and extending the capabilities of individual network management tools into a single network API to other systems the platform simplifies integration and enables network automation across complex, diverse and multi-domain environments.

Itential allows network operators to leverage existing technology investments in orchestrators, controllers, network management tools and scripts to deploy closed-loop network automation that is fully integrated with ITSM and other systems that operate northbound of the platform.

  • Easily connects to any ITSM system, DevOps tool, network orchestrator or controller, as well as custom-built scripts to include in network automation workflows.
  • Dynamically discovers functionality of integrated systems, listens for new requests, learns of system changes and allows one-time integration and re-use of functionality.
  • Federation provides a unified view of data that exist in standard formats such as YAML, YANG, and TOSCA and allows for a single pane of glass management of these items.
  • Allows the unified data to remain in the systems of record and act as the source of truth, mitigating data quality issues. The platform never creates a copy of existing data.

Itential Adapters

Itential provides out-of-the box adapters, as well as custom technology integrations based on specific use cases. The adapter layer provides integration with southbound systems in an efficient, standard manner. Below is an overview of the common networking domains and toolsets Itential has integrated with for customers to leverage in the platform:

Categories

Ability to manage security policies across the network including firewall rules and access control lists.

Ability to create, modify, delete VNF/VPC/VMs, as well as to reserve resources and configure permissions.

Create and deploy services from Blueprints and dynamic form generation based on TOSCA models.

Ability to manage deployment, connectivity, testing and optimization for L4-7 services in the data center.

Retrieves device information, device status based on alarms, job details, virtual connections, termination points and service profiles. Provisions templates and adds/removes devices from monitoring during the execution of an Intelligent Network Automation.

 
 

Device and service management, including creation, modification, and deletion as well as dynamic form generation based on YANG service models within NSO.

Ability to add, update, and retrieves KB articles.

Querying for link utilization and topologies, as well as modifying capacity on links.

Adds the ability to send email notifications.

Querying for availability of resources (e.g. ports, IPs, etc.), reservation of resources, and updating of network inventory.

Ability to add, modify, and track source code changes.

Ability to create, modify, delete virtual components, as well as to reserve resources and configure permissions.

Ability to add, change, delete, and request available resources.

Ticketing functionality, including triggering a Network Intelligent Workflow from JIRA.

Ability to subscribe to and trigger actions based on a message stream, as well as insert messages into a stream(s).

Ability to create, modify, delete container based elements, as well as to reserve resources and configure permissions.

Checks for status of a device based on alarms present in LiveAction during the execution of an Intelligent Network Automation.

Definition of user access permissions, including group-based permissions.

Ability to create, modify, delete VNF/VPC/VMs, as well as to reserve resources and configure permissions.

Ability to post notifications to a group from Microsoft Teams.

Storage of configuration data and data required by custom applications developed on the Itential platform.

Checks for status of a device based on alarms present and can add/remove a device from monitoring during the execution of an Intelligent Network Automation.

Querying, adding, modifying, and deleting of data.

Device management, including device turn up, decommission, and configuration management.

Querying for availability of resources (e.g. ports, IPs, etc.), reservation of resources, and updating of network inventory.

Querying for availability of resources (e.g. ports, IPs, etc.), reservation of resources, and updating of network inventory.

Ability to create, modify, delete VNF/VPC/VMs, as well as to reserve resources and configure permissions.

Querying for availability of IP addresses, reservation of IP addresses, and updating of network inventory.

Device management, including device turn up, decommission, and configuration management.

 
 

Centralized management of Ansible Playbooks and Modules, exposure of those modules’ functionality for use in Network Intelligent Workflows, and device management.

 
 

Device management, including device turn up, decommission, and configuration management.

Definition of user access permissions, including group-based permissions.

Device management, including device turn up, decommission, and configuration management.

Change management and ticketing functionality, including triggering a Network Intelligent Workflow from ServiceNow and checking for approval to execute from within an automation in progress.

Checks for status of a device based on alarms present in SevOne during the execution of an Intelligent Network Automation.

Ability to post notifications and complete tasks from Slack.

Ability to automate testing after a new device/service has been provisioned, as well as after configuration changes have been made.

Ability to manage security policies across the network including firewall rules and access control lists.

Querying for availability of resources (e.g. ports, IPs, etc.), reservation of resources, and updating of network inventory.

Find out more about Itential Network Automation.