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Access Paragon Planner Desktop Application

The Paragon Planner desktop application helps you simulate the effect of changes in a network without affecting the actual network. The following is a high level list of tasks you can perform using the Paragon Planner desktop application:

  • Design, simulate, and analyze a network offline.

  • A network topology map shows simulated or imported data for nodes, links, and LSP paths.

  • Network information table shows simulated or imported data for nodes, links, and LSPs.

  • Import or add nodes, links, and LSPs for network modeling.

  • Add and stage LSPs for provisioning to the network.

  • Create or schedule simulation events to analyze the network model from failure scenarios.

  • Report manager provides extensive reports for simulation and planning.

  • Import interface data or aggregate archived data to generate historical statistics for querying and chart displays.

You can access the Paragon Planner desktop application by using the Java Network Launch Protocol (JNLP) file, which you can download from the Paragon Automation web UI. JNLP files are used to launch applications hosted on a web server or a remote computer.


Ensure that the client PC from which you access the Paragon Planner desktop application has the following software installed:

  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE): Depending on the OS of the client PC, you can must install a JRE or equivalent. For example, Azul Zulu ( offers builds of OpenJDK (Open Java Development Kit) for both Windows and Mac OS.
  • Web Start: You can use Open Web Start ( as a replacement for Java Web Start. Alternatively, you can use Iced Tea on Windows (

To download and launch the Paragon Planner desktop application:

  1. From the Paragon Automation web UI, select Planning > Paragon Planner Desktop.
  2. In the Paragon Planner Desktop page, enter the memory you want to allocate, and click OK. The default value is 512 MB.
  3. Click Save File when prompted.

    A Java Network Launch Protocol (JNLP) file is downloaded to your computer.

  4. Double-click the JNLP file to launch Paragon Planner desktop application.
  5. Log in using the credentials for Paragon Planner.

    Paragon Planner desktop application opens.