VMware NSX Automation and Management
cITopus Is The #1 NSX-v To NSX-T Migration Tool


Introducing clTopus!

Easily manage, deploy, & expand your NSX environments with cITopus (see-toe-pus)! cITopus is a powerful and intuitive NSX lifecycle automation and management tool for VMware NSX. With a friendly graphical interface, cITopus simplifies the critical tasks of your NSX environments; enabling the design, scheduling, deployment, management, and reporting all in real-time.

cITopus automates and manages the lifecycle of NSX environments. A design, deployment, and management solution bringing powerful and transformational aspects of NSX in an intuitive, modern, and agile software suite. cITopus’ What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editor allows engineers to deploy network topologies using drag and drop icons, dramatically reducing the risk of errors and significantly reducing the time to deploy. The WYSIWYG editor builds a live visual topology from an existing NSX environment and allows the engineers to perform changes to the topology visually.

Why clTopus?

The Challenges of NSX

Management and administration of NSX environments has its challenges. They include:

  • Manual deployment of network topologies
  • Static documentation to view, assess and update network configurations and relationships
  • Need to keep a manual accounting of network configurations

This leads to:

  • Potential errors due to requirement of manual validation of configurations
  • No true real-time visibility into SDN
  • Requires third-party consulting services resulting in higher cost of deployment
  • Time lost in manual entry for deployment and documentation
  • Documentation process is error prone, and docs go out of date quickly
  • NSX Engineers not free to solve more complex networking and configuration issues
  • Limited adoption of NSX

Managing a NSX environment is a dynamic process – the tools that support the design, deployment, documentation, and management of such networks should be dynamic and automated as well.

What does cITopus Mean?

cITopus – IT Work Fast!

Design, Deploy, Document, and Manage Your NSX Environments Quickly, Efficiently Without Errors!

definition of Citopus

Manage and View NSX Easily

The Benefits of clTopus

  • All work done using WYSIWYG editor
    • – Places cITopus head-and-shoulders above many scripting tools which require interaction with a terminal command line and offer limited visibility and rigid functionality
  • Automate the following time-consuming processes:
    • – Document network nodes and relationships
    • – Sync the visualization of your network topology with your actual network
    • – Discover NSX and related vCenter constructs eliminating the need to manually correlate components
    • – Create, assign, configure, and deploy dependent network components
  • Experience real-time visibility into your network configuration
  • Reduction in costs and time:
    • – NSX deployment/management
    • – NSX documentation
    • – Deployments and configurations that required over 1,000 manual entries, and days or weeks to perform, now can be completed within minutes!
  • Significantly reduce human error and mistakes typical in manual configuration and administration
  • Eliminate need for static documentation tools (spreadsheets/drawing platforms)
  • Free up advanced NSX engineers to solve more complex network design problems
  • Simplify and streamline NSX management and administration processes
    • – Less experienced engineers can gain familiarity with NSX-V and deploy autonomously
  • Seamless migration of security objects, security object membership and related firewall sections and rules from one NSX datacenter to another


cITopus is VMware Partner Ready for VMC on AWS!

cITopus has been certified Partner Ready for VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS!  For more details contact us at info@citopus.com, or go direct to VMware Solutions Exchange by clicking the button below.

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NSX Micro-segmentation Automation with cITopus