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    Performance Menu

    MPLS tunnel traffic charts can be accessed from the IP/MPLSView client main menu bar, via Performance > Traffic Charts. Three types of traffic charts are available from this menu: Total Network Tunnel Traffic, Total Router to Router Tunnel Traffic, and Total Individual Router Tunnel Traffic. Note that these traffic charts are only available while in IP/MPLSView’s Monitor mode.

    After selecting Total Router to Router Tunnel Traffic or Total Individual Router Tunnel Traffic, click on two routers in the Map window.

    The traffic chart provides a snapshot of MPLS network traffic over a span of time as specified by you. IP/MPLSView stores up to five weeks of real network data for this display. Beyond the five-week period, traffic data is aggregated.

    Note: Similar traffic charts are also accessible throughout the IP/MPLSView Web interface. This section provides useful information on how to interpret any of these traffic charts.

    Figure 1: The IP/MPLSView Traffic Chart Window

    The IP/MPLSView Traffic Chart Window

    Table 1: Traffic Chart Buttons

    Button

    Description

    Stop Polling

    Stops the network traffic polling process. You must stop polling in order to change the date for the traffic chart.

    Start Polling

    Begins network polling process when this button is clicked.

    Settings

    Opens another window that allows you to set the start date for the graph. This influences the X-axis of the graph. When selected, a calendar will appear and you can modify the date. IP/MPLSView will graph the traffic chart starting from the date selected by you. The settings window also allows you to set the Polling Interval, which defaults to 300 seconds.

    Toggle Legend

    Toggles on or off the graph legend at the right of the chart.

    Save Image

    Allows you to save the traffic chart image to a gif file. This saves the graph only, not the traffic data table.

    Save Data to File

    Currently not implemented. However, you can save the traffic data chart to a file by selecting the desired rows (use <Shift>-click or <CTRL>-click), then pressing <CTRL>-c to copy the selected rows. In the desired editor, press <CTRL>-v to paste the selected rows.

    Print Chart

    Prints the chart on the user-specified printer. This prints the graph only, not the traffic data table.

    Reset Zoom

    This function resets any zooming you may have applied to the graph chart. Users can zoom within the graph by clicking and dragging the mouse over the desired portion of the graph.

    Daily/ Weekly/ Monthly/ Yearly Chart

    The traffic chart is graphed against periods of time and this function allows you to change the X-axis to daily, weekly, monthly or yearly.

    Line Chart

    Allows you to select the type of graph to be displayed for the network traffic. You can select from three types of graphs: a bar graph, stacked bar graph, or a line graph.

    Traffic Data Ref

    The Traffic Data Ref shows as a reference, the median value of the past 5 weeks of data for the corresponding weekday and time. For example, the 1:05 A.M. traffic data reference point on the chart for a Monday would indicate the median value of the past five Mondays’ traffic polled at 1:05 A.M.

    Note: In the traffic chart, you can toggle the visibility of the data reference data by clicking on the Traffic Data Ref legend symbol and pressing “Toggle Visibility”.

    Figure 2: The Modify Series/Change Line Style Window

    The Modify Series/Change Line Style Window

    Within the traffic chart, if you click on “Traffic Data” or “Traffic Data Ref”, a window will appear that will allow you to change the look of the graph. Users may change the color, line type, shape, and width of the graph lines through this window. When finished adjusting the settings, close the dialog window by pressing the “X” at the upper right corner of the window.

    Table 2: Change Line Style Settings

    Field

    Description

    Select Line Type

    Users may change the type of the line through this drop-down menu. The graph lines may be changed to: solid line, short dash, long dash, long-short-long (LSL) dash, or dash dots. LSL dash displays alternating long and short dashes.

    Select Symbol Shape

    Through this drop-down menu, you may change the shape of the graph line to: dot, box, triangle, diamond, star, vertical line, horizontal line.

    Select Line Width

    Allows you to set the width of the graph line.

    Choose Color

    Sets the color of the graph line.

    Toggle Visibility

    Toggles on or off the visibility of the graph line.


    Performance Reports


    The Performance Report Manager contains reports on device performance and network performance. These reports are similar to the reports available by selecting Web > Performance Management. To generate reports, the corresponding task must be scheduled in the Task Manager.

    Table 3: Task Reports

    Task

    Reports

    Device SNMP Collection

    System Uptime, CPU Usage, CPU Temperature, Memory Usage

    Device Ping Collection

    Ping

    LSP Ping Collection

    LSP

    Device SLA Collection

    SLA

    Link Latency Collection

    Link Latency

    Modified: 2016-11-08