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    Network Monitor

    Network Browser

    The Network Browser screen displays a list of networks that can be viewed using the Web interface. This list is populated by saving networks in the IP/MPLSView client. You can use the client Network Browser to add comments and labels to help organize your networks. The Live Network is automatically available after the Shared Default Map View has been setup in the client.

    Figure 233: Web Network Browser

    Web Network Browser

    Network View

    The Network View screen displays the network map using the Web topology in the center panel. The map and elements can be dragged and repositioned with the mouse. Mouse-over an element pops-up additional information. The left panel displays a list of nodes in the network. Click a node to show more details on its properties, interfaces, and tunnels. The right panel displays the link utilization legend, traffic settings, toolbar, and saved Map Views.

    Figure 234: Web Network Map

    Web Network Map

    Nodes

    This feature lists all the routers in the network, organized by the groups set in the Map View. Each node has the following tabs in the right panel:

    • Details
    • Interfaces
    • Tunnels
    • Performance
    • Actions

    How to Prepare the Data


    • To prepare network data, use Task Manager > Schedule Live Network Collection task selecting configuration, interface, tunnel path, and transit tunnel options.

      Figure 235: Prepare Network Data

      Prepare Network Data
    • To prepare traffic data, use Traffic Collection Manager > List of Collection tables using if, ifx, cos, mcast options.

      Figure 236: Prepare Traffic Data

      Prepare Traffic Data
    • To prepare performance data, use Task Manager > Device Ping, Device SLA, and Device SNMP Collection tasks.

      Figure 237: Prepare Performance Data

      Prepare Performance Data
    • To prepare CLI “show commands” data, see Chapter 8, Collecting Supplementary Device Data for detailed instructions.

    Note: For Juniper and Cisco routers, there is a default set of show commands. These can be modified or appended to. For other devices the selection box may be empty and needs to be configured.


    Details


    The Details tab displays the Router name, Router type, IP address, Management IP address, and Group.

    Figure 238: Node Details

    Node Details

    Detail Information Section


    Field

    Description

    Router Name

    Device hostname

    Router Type

    Hardware vendor

    IP Address

    IP address of device

    Management IP Address

    IP address in the device profile used for collection.

    Group

    The topology group for that device. Groups are defined in the IP/MPLSView client.


    Interfaces


    The Interfaces tab displays the Interface information.

    Figure 239: Node Interfaces

    Node Interfaces

    Interfaces Information Section


    Field

    Description

    Interface Name

    Interface name

    Adm

    Administrative status

    Op

    Operational Status (green for up and red for down)

    Interface IP

    IP address of interface

    Bandwidth

    Bandwidth of this interface

    VLAN ID

    Virtual LAN identifier (if applicable)

    MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit)

    The smallest MTU of any of the hops on the path between the source and destination. Click Fetch MTU to populate this data.

    Remote Node

    Hostname of the remote end node

    Remote Intf

    Interface name of the remote end node

    Comment

    Interface description

    Click the Details icon or View All Traffic Charts button to display detailed information and charts on each interface.

    Figure 240: Interfaces Traffic Chart

    Interfaces Traffic Chart

    Detailed Interfaces Information Section


    Field

    Description

    Show Interface

    Issues a show interface command and displays the results in a pop-up window

    Show QoS

    Displays the CoS traffic chart

    Interface Traffic (bps)

    Displays the ingress and egress traffic chart

    Interface Traffic (bps)

    Displays the ingress and egress utilization chart

    Multicast Traffic (bps)

    Displays the multicast traffic chart

    Multicast Traffic (bps)

    Displays the multicast utilization chart

    Interface Error (delta)

    Displays the interface error charts

    Interface Discard (delta)

    Displays the interface discard charts

    Tunnels


    The Tunnels tab displays the Tunnel information.

    Figure 241: Node Tunnels

    Node Tunnels

    Tunnels Information Section


    Field

    Description

    Name

    Tunnel name

    Status

    Tunnel status (green means up and red means down)

    From

    Name of the source node

    To

    Name of the source node

    Bandwidth

    Bandwidth of this tunnel

    Attributes

    Displays any tunnel type parameters

    Path

    Path name for this tunnel

    P/HP

    Setup Priority / Holding Priority

    Click the Details icon or View All Traffic Charts button to toggle the right panel to display detailed information and charts on each tunnel.

    Figure 242: Tunnels Traffic Chart

    Tunnels Traffic Chart

    Detailed Tunnels Information Section


    Field

    Description

    Show Tunnel

    Issues a “show mpls traffic eng tunnels” (Cisco) or “show mpls lsp name” (Juniper) command, or the equivalent command for other hardware types in a new window

    MPLS RVSP Ping

    Performs an mpls ping

    Tunnel Traffic Charts

    Displays the tunnel traffic on this interface in a traffic chart over the last 24 hours beginning at midnight


    Performance


    The Performance tab displays charts for the System Uptime, CPU, CPU Temperature, Memory, Ping, and SLA.

    This data is derived from scheduling the relevant tasks in the Task Manager: Device SNMP Collection, Device Ping Collection, and Device SLA Collection.

    To display a chart, choose either the flash or applet radio button and select the date range, data point, units, and then click the chart icon. The chart opens in a new pop-up window.

    Figure 243: Node Performance

    Node Performance

    Actions


    The Actions tab displays information about the node Status, SNMP, and Jitter; Execute CLI commands, Open diagnostic manager, Ping routers, and Check router connectivity.

    Figure 244: Node Actions

    Node Actions
    • View Status Information: Displays General Chassis Information for the device. Depending on the hardware device type, you may also see sections on the page regarding Detailed Chassis Information and Chassis Operation Information.

      Figure 245: Sample Status Information

      Sample Status Information
    • Execute CLI Command: This feature allows you to issue “show” commands to the device and is intended to serve as a shortcut for your most frequently used “show” commands. Select the command from the drop-down box. This will pop-up a window displaying the command output.

      Note: The set of available “show” commands is configurable. If the selection box is empty or does not contain the desired command, please ask your IP/MPLSView Web administrator to configure the command list.

    • Execute CLI Commands (flash): This feature is similar to the Execute CLI Command option but provides further capability to run multiple commands in batch for the selected router.

      Note: Some commands are parameterized, meaning that users need to input additional variables to run the commands.

      Figure 246: Execute CLI Commands (Flash)

      Execute CLI Commands (Flash)
    • Open Diagnostics Manager (Flash): Opens a web-based version of the Diagnostics Manager. For more information, see Diagnostics Manager.
      • To run ping, click Ping and choose the Basic Ping, Advanced Ping, or Router Connectivity tab, input your selections, and click Run.
      • To run traceroute, click Traceroute and select the Basic or Advanced tab, input your selections, and click Run.

        Figure 247: Ping from Device to Device(s)

        Ping from Device to Device(s)

        Figure 248: Diagnostics Manager

        Diagnostics Manager
      • Ping: These Ping operations check router connectivity by pinging between devices, pinging from this router to another selected device, or performing an mpls ping. Choose the desired devices from the drop-down boxes and click on the arrow to execute.
      • View Jitter Information: This displays jitter information collected from the router, including total round trip delay, egress/ingress round trip delay, and recent probe results. Not all routers are able to display jitter information.

        Figure 249: Sample Jitter Information

        Sample Jitter Information

    VPNs by VPN Types using the Topology Link

    The Topology link is a shortcut to load and display the Live Network in the Network View and Map.

    This feature allows you to examine the VPN information (if any) at a particular node. For each VPN, click the arrow to expand the VPN to show the PEs belonging to that VPN.

    Click on a VPN in the left tree to view the details for that VPN in the right panel. In the right panel, click fetch traffic to populate the Ingress and Egress traffic information.

    Click on a PE or CE device name from the VPN Summary Information page to bring up the Node Information page for that node. The Node Information page is divided into tabs for Details, Interfaces, Tunnels, Performance, and Actions.

    Figure 250: VPNs by VPN Type

    VPNs by VPN Type
    • PE List: List of Provider Edges in the selected VPN
    • VPN / VRF: VPN name or Virtual Routing and Forwarding instance
    • Ingress/Egress Traffic: Summary view of ingress and egress traffic
    • CE List: List of Customer Edges in the selected VPN.
    • Interfaces: List of interfaces in the selected VPN.
    • Ping from PE to PE/CE: Select a PE from the first drop-down box and a PE or CE from the second drop-down box. Press the arrow to view connectivity information.
    • Ping from CE to CE: Select a CE from the first drop-down box and a CE from the second drop-down box. Press arrow to view connectivity information.

    Detailed Node Information


    The Detailed Node Information that is displayed varies depending upon the VPN type. For a general understanding of the VPN types supported by IP/MPLSView and the various VPN properties, see the Router Guide. The fields in the Detailed PE Information section should be self-explanatory. The table below lists the fields available for different VPN types.

    Table 40: Detailed Node VPN Types

    VPN Type

    Fields

    Layer 3

    Router name, VRF name, Layer, Route Distinguisher, Route Target Export/Import, Protocol

    Layer 2-CCC

    Router name, Layer, Node A/Z, Tunnels, Circuit A/Z, Encapsulation, Bandwidth

    Layer 2-Martini

    Router name, Layer, VC ID, Node A/Z, Circuit A/Z, Encapsulation, Bandwidth

    Layer 2-Kompella

    Router name, Layer, Node A/Z, Interface A/Z, Site A/Z, Site ID A/Z, Transmit/Receive LSP, Encapsulation A/Z, VRF A/Z, Route Distinguisher, Route Target Export/Import

    VPLS-BGP

    Router name, VRF name, Layer, Route Distinguisher, Route Target Export/Import, Protocol, Site Name, Site ID

    VPLS-LDP

    Router name, VPN name, VCID, Node A/Z, Circuit A/Z, Encapsulation A/Z, Transmit/Receive LSP, Bandwidth

    Table 41: Detailed PE Node Information

    Detailed PE Information Field

    Description

    Protocol

    The protocol whose routes were redistributed into IBGP for distribution among the PEs in the MPLS backbone (for example, bgp, ospf, rip, static).

    • Note: “Static” refers to static routes. “Connected” indicates all local subnets that are directly connected to the PE.

    Events

    Displays an event chart of the # of events for the PE on a particular day within the past 30 days. Charts are available for events of type Interface, Tunnel, VPN, and Others. Select a date from the drop-down box to open the chart.

    • Note: The words “Interfaces,” “Tunnel,” “VPN,” and “Others” are color-coded to indicate trap status.

    Figure 251: Detailed VPN Info

    Detailed VPN Info

    Table 42: Interfaces

    PE Interfaces Column

    Description

    PE Name / IP Addr

    Hostname and IP address of the Provider Edge router

    CE Name / IP Addr

    Hostname and IP address of te Customer Edge router

    Bandwidth

    Bandwidth of the interface

    VLAN ID

    Virtual LAN identifier (if applicable)

    MTU

    The smallest MTU of any of the hops on the path between the source and destination. Click Fetch MTU to populate this data.

    Remote Node Name

    Name of the node to which this interface is connected

    Remote Intf Name

    Name of the interface to which this interface is connected

    Event

    Displays an event chart of the number of events for the interface on a particular day within the past 30 days. Select a date from the drop-down box to view the chart.

    View CLI Interface Details (icon)

    Issues a show interface command and displays the results in a pop-up window

    View Chart (icon)

    Displays the ingress and egress traffic on this interface in a traffic chart over the last 24 hours beginning at midnight

    Figure 252: VPN Interface Traffic Chart

    VPN Interface Traffic Chart

    Table 43: Tunnels

    Field

    Description

    Tunnel Name

    Tunnel name

    From Name

    Name of the source node

    To IP

    IP address of the destination node

    Bandwidth

    Bandwidth of this tunnel

    Attributes

    Displays any tunnel “type parameters”. For detailed information on the various tunnel type parameters, please refer to the “Modeling Tunnels” chapter of the Router Guide.

    Path

    Path name for this tunnel

    P/HP

    Setup Priority / Holding Priority

    Event

    Displays an event chart of the # of events for the tunnel on a particular day within the past 30 days. To open the chart, select a date from the drop-down selection box.

    View CLI Tunnel Details (icon)

    Issues a “show mpls traffic eng tunnels” (Cisco) or “show mpls lsp name” (Juniper) command, or the equivalent command for other hardware types in a new window

    View Chart (icon)

    Displays the tunnel traffic on this interface in a traffic chart over the last 24 hours beginning at midnight


    Table 44: Actions

    Item

    Description

    Select command to view

    Select a “show” command from the drop-down selection box and press the arrow icon to the right to view the results for this device. Note that because there are numerous “show” commands, but only a few that each user cares about, “show” commands need to be configured first.

    • Please contact your administrator for assistance. For instructions on how to configure additional VPN show commands, see Configuring the Show Commands.

    Ping from PE to PE/CE

    Issue a ping from a selected PE to a selected PE or CE from the drop-down selection boxes. For information on interpreting ping results, see Ping Device From Device.

    Ping

    Issue a ping from this router to another router in the network. For information on interpreting ping results, see Ping Device From Device.

    MPLS Ping

    This pings the LSP between the current router and the selected router.

    View Jitter Information

    Displays a report of jitter information including total round trip delay, egress/ingress round trip delay, and recent probe results.

    Figure 253: VPN Actions

    VPN Actions

    For more information about Customer and Service VPNs, see the Service Creation and Provisioning Feature Guide For IP/MPLSView.

    For more information about VLANs, see the Router Feature Guide For NPAT and IP/MPLSView.

    Network Dashboard

    This opens a new window for web users to generate graphical reports for Device, Event, Link Latency, Ping and Traffic.

    Figure 254: Network Dashboard

    Network Dashboard

    Display Options


    To create the charts, select the appropriate Content Category. Then select the check boxes of the charts that you would like to generate. Select to either display a table (Tabular view) or a chart (line, bar, and in some cases pie chart), and the number of data points to include.


    How to Prepare the Data


    The appropriate prerequisite steps need to be run in order for these charts to be displayed.

    • The Device SNMP Collection task should be set up for CPU/Memory data.
    • The Event server and SNMP Trap server should be started and the router should be set up to forward traps to the IP/MPLSView server for Event data.
    • The Link Latency Collection task should be set up for Link Latency data,
    • The Device Ping Collection task should be set up for Ping content.
    • The Traffic Collection Manager needs to be set up for traffic information.

    Network Summary

    The Network Summary displays the total number of nodes, groups, tunnels, links, VPNs, and interfaces in the network. You can access the Network Summary from either the Web interface or Java client interface in IP/MPLSView.

    To access the Network Summary from the IP/MPLSView Web interface:

    • Select Network > Network Summary from the window’s main menu.

    Modified: 2015-12-29