A rule based service is provided for Configuration Simulation and Validation (CSV) for the devices managed on given network. With an understanding of the architecture of a network, the service can be employed to determine which devices need to be in the same Internet Protocol (IP) subnet. The service can be employed to suggest one or more configuration changes to the administrator such as, changes to address as a potential misconfiguration, improve operation, etc.

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