NetBox is an IP address management (IPAM) and data center infrastructure management (DCIM) tool. Initially conceived by the network engineering team at DigitalOcean, NetBox was developed specifically to address the needs of network and infrastructure engineers.

NetBox runs as a web application atop the Django Python framework with a PostgreSQL database. For a complete list of requirements, see requirements.txt. The code is available on GitHub.

The complete documentation for Netbox can be found at Read the Docs.

Questions? Comments? Please join us on IRC in #netbox on irc.freenode.net!

Code Quality Rank: L4
Programming language: Python
License: Apache License 2.0
Tags: Cloud Management     IP Address Management     IPAM     DCIM     IP     Network Management     Infrastracture Management    
Latest version: v2.10-beta2

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NetBox is the leading solution for modeling and documenting modern networks. By combining the traditional disciplines of IP address management (IPAM) and datacenter infrastructure management (DCIM) with powerful APIs and extensions, NetBox provides the ideal "source of truth" to power network automation. Available as open source software under the Apache 2.0 license, NetBox is employed by thousands of organizations around the world.

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About NetBox

[Screenshot of Netbox UI](docs/media/screenshots/netbox-ui.png "NetBox UI")

Myriad infrastructure components can be modeled in NetBox, including:

  • Hierarchical regions, site groups, sites, and locations
  • Racks, devices, and device components
  • Cables and wireless connections
  • Power distribution
  • Data circuits and providers
  • Virtual machines and clusters
  • IP prefixes, ranges, and addresses
  • VRFs and route targets
  • L2VPN and overlays
  • FHRP groups (VRRP, HSRP, etc.)
  • AS numbers
  • VLANs and scoped VLAN groups
  • Organizational tenants and contacts

In addition to its extensive built-in models and functionality, NetBox can be customized and extended through the use of:

  • Custom fields
  • Custom links
  • Configuration contexts
  • Custom model validation rules
  • Reports
  • Custom scripts
  • Export templates
  • Conditional webhooks
  • Plugins
  • Single sign-on (SSO) authentication
  • NAPALM integration
  • Detailed change logging

NetBox also features a complete REST API as well as a GraphQL API for easily integrating with other tools and systems.

The complete documentation for NetBox can be found at docs.netbox.dev. A public demo instance is available at demo.netbox.dev.

NetBox runs as a web application atop the Django Python framework with a PostgreSQL database. For a complete list of requirements, see requirements.txt. The code is available on GitHub.

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Please see the documentation for instructions on installing NetBox. To upgrade NetBox, please download the latest release and run upgrade.sh.

Providing Feedback

The best platform for general feedback, assistance, and other discussion is our GitHub discussions. To report a bug or request a specific feature, please open a GitHub issue using the appropriate template.

If you are interested in contributing to the development of NetBox, please read our [contributing guide](CONTRIBUTING.md) prior to beginning any work.


[Screenshot of main page (dark mode)](docs/media/screenshots/home-dark.png "Main page (dark mode)")

[Screenshot of rack elevation](docs/media/screenshots/rack.png "Rack elevation")

[Screenshot of prefixes hierarchy](docs/media/screenshots/prefixes-list.png "Prefixes hierarchy")

[Screenshot of cable trace](docs/media/screenshots/cable-trace.png "Cable tracing")

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