Understanding the Basics

This Introductory Guide is geared towards technical users with a strong working knowledge of networking, and network security administration. Users should have access to, and ability to set up network devices on their own, and also be familiar with how to use the various Command Line Interfaces (CLI).

The guide is designed to take you from start to finish, in an order that will help you succeed. If you are a first time Indeni user, you will want to go through each step of the guide, and at the end, you should have a device added with a good understanding of how to use the system successfully.

We highly encourage interested users, students, and IT professionals testing new technologies to download and use Indeni for free! If you do not have networking devices to test with, but are interested in trying out our system, you can use other tools such as GNS3, since Indeni works with both physical and virtual devices.

We also encourage users interested in test driving Indeni to join our community! There are many benefits of doing so, such as connecting with other IT professionals who are interested in learning to code and script, but you can also extend your free license in perpetuity by participating! If you have any hiccups along the way, the first place to ask questions is the community.

BlueCat acquires Indeni to boost its industry-leading DNS, DHCP and IP address management platform to help customers proactively assess network health and prevent outages.