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What is Netbox?

NetBox is an open-source platform designed to meet the network management and infrastructure automation needs of network engineers and operators. According to the vendor, it serves as a centralized hub for network information, including IP address management, device modeling, rack elevations, VLANs,...

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What is Netbox?

NetBox is a free and open source tool (Apache 2.0 license) used to model a network's entire presence through the use of purpose-built models, built to serve the needs of network engineers and operators.

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Product Details

What is Netbox?

NetBox is an open-source platform designed to meet the network management and infrastructure automation needs of network engineers and operators. According to the vendor, it serves as a centralized hub for network information, including IP address management, device modeling, rack elevations, VLANs, and AS number management. NetBox is suitable for organizations of all sizes, from small businesses to large enterprises. It is commonly used by network engineers, network operators, IT departments, data centers, and telecommunications companies.

Key Features

IP address management (IPAM) with support for IPv4 and IPv6: NetBox provides extensive IP address management capabilities, allowing network engineers to efficiently organize and track IP addresses within their infrastructure.

Automated provisioning of next available prefix/IP: NetBox offers an automated provisioning feature that assigns the next available prefix or IP address based on predefined rules, streamlining the allocation process.

Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) support with import and export route targets: NetBox supports VRF instances, enabling network operators to segregate and manage different routing domains within their network. It provides the ability to define import and export route targets for VRFs.

Flexible VLAN management with variably-scoped groups: NetBox enables flexible VLAN management with customizable grouping options. VLANs can be organized into variably-scoped groups, creating a hierarchical structure for efficient VLAN management.

Autonomous System Number (ASN) management: NetBox facilitates the management of ASNs, which are unique identifiers used in BGP routing. It allows network engineers to assign and track AS numbers within their infrastructure.

Visualization of rack elevations with SVG rendering: NetBox includes a feature that visually represents rack elevations, allowing network engineers to create detailed representations of their physical network equipment. It utilizes SVG rendering for an interactive and scalable view of rack layouts.

Device modeling and classification: NetBox supports device modeling, allowing network engineers to define and classify different types of network devices. It provides predefined device types for easy categorization and management.

Virtual chassis and device contexts: NetBox enables the modeling of virtual chassis and device contexts, allowing network engineers to represent complex network architectures. It allows the definition of relationships between devices and logical groupings for configuration and management purposes.

Management of network, power, and console cabling with SVG traces: NetBox provides capabilities for managing network, power, and console cabling within the infrastructure. It allows network engineers to document and visualize cable connections using SVG traces, providing a clear understanding of physical connectivity.

Power distribution modeling: NetBox offers power distribution modeling features, allowing network engineers to define and track power distribution within their infrastructure. It facilitates efficient management of power connections and allocation.

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Olivier Desnoë | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We use Netbox as a source of truth for all our network devices. We use it to model the devices, like the number of interfaces, the name, the device type and role (we could also model the network cards inside). Basically all of our devices are modelled into Netbox, that represents several thousand of network devices. We also model the IP addresses and on which interfaces they are attached, as well as configuration contexts.
  • Device modelling
  • Device inventory
  • IPAM
  • The GraphQL implementation could be better integrated
  • Netbox is usually very reactive except but performance start to drop when requesting 250 devices or more per page
Netbox is very well suited when you want to consolidate your inventory in one place. Netbox is also very well suited when you want to generate network configurations. You can request the REST API to get the date of a device and generate network configurations with a templating tool, and that is very easy.
  • Reactive WebUI
  • REST API very well designed
  • Extensibility
  • It could integrate very easily in our ecosystem thanks to the API
  • It can be used as a tool for conformance purposes
The API is just very well designed. All tools say that what you can do with webUI, you can also do it via the REST API. That is usually not the case except for Netbox, where you can really do everything with the API. For instance with GLPI, you cannot get rack and rack units data with the API, while you can do it via the webUI
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