Cisco MATE Collector

Collect Information for Network Planning and Analytics

Cisco MATE Collector software gathers and maintains information on infrastructure elements, topology, operational states, and traffic statistics for network planning and analytics. You get a complete solution for offline and online data collection in a single platform. It collects, aggregates, and correlates exported NetFlow and Border Gateway Protocol prefix data that can be imported into business intelligence solutions.


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Features and Capabilities

Cisco MATE Collector continuously takes snapshots of the operating network to capture changes and generates data files, which can then be used to provide precise modeling of complex networks. You gain the benefits of a solution that's:

  • Comprehensive: Supports multiple vendors, including Cisco, Juniper, Alcatel-Lucent, and Huawei, and multiple data sources
  • Versatile: Supports Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs, plus major IP Multiprotocol Label Switching (!P/MPLS) network protocols, including:
    • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) v2 and v3
    • Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS)
    • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) and IP multicast
    • Resource Reservation Protocol - Traffic Engineering (RSVP-TE)
    • IP Label Distribution Protocol (LDP)
  • High-performance: Discovers network objects and collects data from large complex IP/MPLS networks in minutes
  • Automated: Captures network topology, state, and measurement changes using a scheduled collection process

Ideal for a Variety of Use Cases

  • Offline deployments: Collect configuration and statistics from existing data sources, including Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) databases and parsed router configuration files
  • Online deployments: Discover network topology, routing information, operational state, and traffic statistics
  • Integrated offline and online deployments: Gather data available only through configuration files, such as explicit-path link state packets
  • Fast ReRoute (FRR) Label Switched Path (LSP) aware: Discover and model FRR LSP reroutes under node or link failure scenarios
  • Flow collection: Receive detailed traffic information for peering analysis and costing exercises

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