Unified Cloud Fabric for Lab Automation
Wire once and never re-cable with virtualized layer 1 switching and cross connects
Unified Cloud Fabric for Lab Automation (VirtualWire) is an integrated physical layer feature set for the Netvisor® ONE Operating System (OS) that enables native Layer 1 switching capabilities on Open Networking hardware switches. With VirtualWire, you can quickly build new topologies in software in a matter of minutes with visibility and troubleshooting built-in, all at a fraction of the cost of traditional Layer 1 switches.
Wire Once and Never Re-Cable
A significant amount of lab testing time is spent planning and re-cabling the Layer 1 physical topology before any testing even occurs.
Plus, the process of monitoring the health of your infrastructure and troubleshooting connectivity issues can be cumbersome. Not to mention expensive lab equipment like signal generators can be underutilized, and lab setup can be prone to human error.
With Pluribus VirtualWire for lab automation solutions, you can quickly build new topologies in software in a matter of minutes with visibility and troubleshooting built-in, all at a fraction of the cost of traditional Layer 1 matrix switches.
Manage Lab Connectivity and Troubleshooting Virtually
The Pluribus VirtualWire layer 1 switch is a highly flexible, highly-scalable physical layer non-blocking switching matrix powered by the Pluribus Netvisor® OS. It is designed to build dynamic, high-performance lab connectivity with packet/application/link layer visibility
VirtualWire enables an engineer to conserve time, maximize productivity, reduce costs and eliminate errors associated with manual patching. VirtualWire also allows users to store well-known physical configurations and reproduce the configurations at will for subsequent testing. VirtualWire also offers a powerful RESTful API to integrate with a customer’s own management and orchestration tools.
Features and Benefits
Efficient Tool Sharing
After initial wiring, Pluribus VirtualWire acts as a virtual patch panel that can be reconfigured in software, without changing any wiring. Create new test connections in seconds from anywhere.
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Pluribus VirtualWire is ideal for lab automation and many other uses
Manual cabling is time-consuming, error-prone and inflexible as it is limited by device proximity and transceiver/media/speed capabilities. Intra-rack cabling requirements are topology specific and difficult to organize. Reconnecting the same devices in a different topology involves inefficient manual effort. Plus, it is difficult and time-consuming to reproduce previously created topologies.
Instead, with Pluribus VirtualWire you program virtual cables between devices. Your lab is physically cabled only once, optimally. Thereafter, logical test connections are created and reconfigured completely in software, and connection topologies can be saved for later re-use.