A typical architecture is shown on the right side:
An example with layered Manager support is shown. Probes are managed by a Toolbox Manage.r
Data stays on the Codima Toolbox local Database, only Information at low traffic loading is exchanged between a Manager and a Probe, good for speedy transfers and low network loading.
Inter Probe communications use the XHTML protocol for minimal firewall issues and ease of deployment.
Probe and managers use the same software and share the same installation procedure, making deployment an uncomplicated process. The software components are shown on the left.
The critical advantage of the Probe architecture is that Data stays Local and only Information is transferred between Codima Toolbox systems.
Additionally the Probes run in parallel, so a request for a whole enterprise view of ‘what Cisco Routers are near End of Support’, is processed at the same time on all the probes, greatly speeding up the process, and limiting the maximum retrieval time.
Probes accessed through Dashboards
Probes and Maps
Maps on Remote Probes can be viewed exactly the same as local maps. Critically all Live Indicators like Device Down, Software Violations and Alert Matchers are updated in real-time on the Toolbox Manager system.
Probes and Inventory and ITIL
The user has the option to combine results from one or more Probes through the Codima Toolbox GUI.
This automatically aggregates the result of the parallel Probe requests. The results can be either a total value or broken down by Probe Name.