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    Configuration Management

    Configuration and Tunnel Path Files

    This option allows you to view any router configuration files or tunnel path files that have been collected. If a collection was performed, you should see at least one directory listed on the web page. Click on the desired directory to view the directory contents. Click on the file name to view the contents. To toggle between configuration files and tunnel path files, click on the View Tunnel Paths or View Config Files button at the top of the page.

    • Configuration files show the output of “show config” (Juniper), “show running-config” (Cisco), or similar commands depending on the hardware type. Configuration files will contain “cfg” in the file name.
    • Tunnel path files show the output of “show mpls lsp statistics extensive” (Juniper), “show mpls traffic-eng tunnels” (Cisco), or similar commands depending on the hardware type. Tunnel path files contain a “.lsp” file extension.

    Note: Depending on your network, there may be additional files in the directory as well. For example, MPLS topology files will contain topo in the file name.

    If revision history is available, it will be available in a link at the end of the line with the version number. Click on a link with a revision number greater than 1.1 to see the differences between each version. For example, if clicking the revision number 1.3 for a particular configuration file, you can view the differences between versions 1.1 and 1.2 and between 1.2 and 1.3.


    How to Prepare the data


    To generate the collection files, run one of the following tasks in the Task Manager.

    • Scheduling Live Network Collection: Similar to CLI Collection, this task collects configuration files and tunnel path files. (Network status and traffic is also updated live on the traffic charts and Topology Map within the IP/MPLSView client.) Be sure to select the “Config” or “Tunnel Path” check boxes at the bottom of the task in order to collect configuration files or tunnel path files, respectively.
    • Autodiscovery: Collects configuration files. You need only to specify the seed routers.
    • Network Performance Data Report: Collects configuration files and tunnel path files. Be sure to select the “Config” or “Tunnel Path” check boxes at the bottom of the task in order to collect configuration files or tunnel path files, respectively. See Network Performance Data Report.

    For Network Performance Data Report and Autodiscovery tasks, specify a Target Directory in the Task Specific Parameters section in the Task Manager (if none is specified, the directory name “Default” is used). This directory will be created in /u/wandl/data/collection.

    Network Data

    Network Model Data


    This feature enables web users to browse the latest network model data derived from the Scheduling Live Network Collection task in the /u/wandl/data/.network directory.

    Figure 255: Network Model Data

    Network Model Data

    Network Config Data


    This feature enables web users to browse the latest configuration data from the Scheduling Live Network Collection task in the /u/wandl/data/collection/.LiveNetwork/ directory. It requires the “config” option to be selected from the task.

    Figure 256: Network Config Data

    Network Config Data

    User Collected CLI Data


    This feature enables web users to browse the data collected from the User CLI task in the /u/wandl/data/UserCLI directory. If you login as the admin user, you can browse for the User CLI directory.

    Figure 257: User Collected Data

    User Collected Data

    How to Prepare the data


    To generate the collection files, open Task Manager and run the task User CLI Collection. If the task is scheduled with a non-default collection directory, then on the web, login as admin to change the default collection directory path before viewing the collected files. For more information on the User CLI task, see User CLI Collection Task.

    Network Reports

    This feature enables web users to view Web Reports associated with the Live Network. These web reports are similar to the ones in Report Manager from the client.


    How to Prepare the Data


    There are two ways to make this report visible to the web user:

    • Run the Scheduling Live Network Collection task with at least the ‘config’ option. Then save the network reports in the IP/MPLSView client program by selecting File > Export to Web.
    • Run the Web Report task with ‘Use Live Network’ and ‘General Reports’ options checked.

    Figure 258: Web Reports

    Web Reports

    Integrity Check Reports

    This feature enables web users to view the available integrity checks and config reports associated with the live network.


    How to Prepare the Data


    There are three ways to make this report visible to the web user:

    • Run the Scheduling Live Network Collection task with at least the ‘config’ option. Then save the network reports in the IP/MPLSView client program by selecting File > Export to Web.
    • Schedule the Config Comparison, Conformance, and IC Report task to run periodically with the ‘Integrity Check Report’ tab. Select ‘Use live network’ and ‘Save the report to make it available on the web’ options.
    • Schedule the Web Report task with the ‘Use Live Network’ and ‘General Reports’ options checked.

    Note: In order for these web reports to be visible to the web user, the Integrity Check task option “Save the report to make it available on the web” must be selected.

    Figure 259: Integrity Check Reports

    Integrity Check Reports

    Hardware Inventory Reports

    This feature enables web users to view the available hardware associated with the Live Network.


    How to Prepare the Data


    There are two ways to make this report visible to the web user:

    • Run the Scheduling Live Network Collection task with ‘config’ and ‘equipment_cli’ options. Then save the network reports in the IP/MPLSView client program by selecting File > Export to Web while in the Live network.
    • Run the Hardware Inventory Report task periodically with the ‘Live Network’ and ‘Save the reports on the web’ options selected.

    From the Routers tab, you can add columns that display the IPv6 address and autonomous system (AS) number, as shown in Figure 260.

    Figure 260: Inventory Reports

    Inventory Reports

    Miscellaneous Reports


    Interface VLANs Assignment


    This feature provides a list of the interfaces in the Live network and the virtual LAN that each belongs to (if any).

    Select the vlanid from the Select vlanid drop-down box, or type it directly into the text field to the right, to search for all the interfaces belonging to a particular VLAN. Select None to see all interfaces that do not have any associated vlanid. Select All to see all interfaces in the network. If the vlanid for a particular entry says n/a (data not available), then that interface does not belong to a VLAN.

    You can also search for all interfaces at a particular node by using the Filter by node name text field. This filter is case-sensitive and the full node name should be entered (no regular expressions).

    Note: Both the Select vlanid and Filter by node name options always search from within all interfaces in the network.

    Figure 261: View VLANs

    View VLANs

    How to Prepare the Data


    As long as a collection of ‘config’ and ‘interface’ has been performed from the Task Manager using either CLI Collection, Autodiscovery, or Scheduling Live Network Collection, this data will be accessible.

    Note: The data within the View VLANs page is derived from the IP/MPLSView interface map (intfmap) file. The intfmap file is created automatically when configuration files are collected and parsed.


    Tunnel Path Report


    This feature opens a new window for web users to view reports on the tunnel status and tunnel path detail (for example, the “Record Route”) based on the same command used for the “tunnel path” collection method. The IP addresses are automatically resolved to the corresponding router and interface for convenience. To view this report, run the Scheduling Live Network Collection Task with 'config', 'Tunnel Path' and 'Transit Tunnel' options selected.

    Figure 262: Tunnel Path Report

    Tunnel Path Report

    Find IP/MAC Address


    This feature opens a new window for web users to view reports on IPs and MAC Addresses in the network. To view this report, run the Scheduling Live Network Collection Task with 'config' and 'ARP' options selected.

    Figure 263: Find IP/MAC Address Report

    Find IP/MAC Address Report

    Modified: 2015-12-29