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    Traffic Collection Manager

    The Traffic Collection Manager enables you to manage traffic data collectors and configure the type of traffic data that IP/MPLSView collects from the devices in your network. By viewing the collected information in various ways in the Traffic Collection Manager, you can monitor your network interface and tunnel traffic.

    You can access the Traffic Collection Manager from either the Web interface or Java client interface in IP/MPLSView. The Web version of the Task Manager provides essentially the same features as the Java client version, with only minor variations in the appearance of the GUI.

    To access the Traffic Collection Manager from the IP/MPLSView Web interface, select Performance > Traffic Collection Manager from the window’s main menu. The Web version of the Traffic Collection Manager enables you to perform the following tasks:

    • Create, modify, and delete router groups from which data is collected.
    • Assign devices and traffic data collectors to router groups.
    • Select the collection tables that you want to use for data collection.
    • Modify device profile properties for data collection.
    • Manage the collection status.
    • Test network connectivity to one or more devices in a router group.

    Note: To configure collection settings for the Master Collection Panel and the Collection Manager, you must access and use Traffic Collection Manager from the Java client interface. All other tasks are supported in both the Web version and Java version of the Traffic Collection Manager.

    In the sample Traffic Collection Manager window in Figure 1, the left pane of the Collection Elements tab shows a router group named Small to which traffic data collector 172.25.152.29_wandl_1 is assigned. The right pane displays the properties for the device named 11_MANCHESTER - 172.16.0.11, which belongs to the Small router group.

    Figure 1: Traffic Collection Manager and Router Groups

    Traffic Collection Manager
and Router Groups

    To enable collection of IPv6 interface traffic, click List of Collection tables and select IPV6 in the List of Collection Tables window that appears, as shown in Figure 2. When you enable IPv6 interface traffic collection, IP/MPLSView polls various object identifiers (OIDs) in the ipv6IfTable (to retrieve the index, description, administrative status, and operating status), ipv6StatsEntry table, and the Juniper Networks jnxipv6IfStatsEntry table. You can display the collection results by viewing the IPv6 Interface Traffic Report.

    Figure 2: Choose Collection Tables

    Choose Collection Tables

    Figure 3 displays the collection status in the Traffic Collection Manager. After traffic collection has started, you can select the Collection Status tab to view and monitor collection events. The display includes any errors, warnings, and updates that may occur.

    Figure 3: Traffic Collection Manager Collection Status

    Traffic Collection Manager
Collection Status

    Figure 4 displays the profile connectivity test for the seven devices that belong to the MX router group. The connectivity test runs Ping, SNMP, and CLI tests on the devices to verify reachability, SNMP configuration, and CLI login access, respectively. You can run the connectivity test only for devices that belong to a complete router group to which a traffic data collector is assigned.

    Figure 4: Traffic Collection Manager Profile Connectivity Test

    Traffic Collection
Manager Profile Connectivity Test

    Modified: 2016-09-08