Trying out netbox

After having read a recommendation from Greg Ferro, known of course for the Packet Pushers podcasts, for a tool claiming to offer both IP address management and data center inventory management I decided to give it a try.

The tool was written by the network engineering team at DigitalOcean before being published as open source software on Github.

A fast way for a demo deployment was via docker-compose.

As the great interface (see screenshots) and the idea of a more dynamic approach to a single point of truth convinced my superiors too, we are going to use it to document our Lab environment – maybe even as a showcase for customers.