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    List of Simulation Reports

    All simulation reports are pre-generated. That is, they are generated after performing the associated simulation script. The Report Manager provides a quick, organized way of accessing these reports, though the reports can also be opened directly via the File Manager.


    Simulation Report Icons


    Because the Simulation Reports are pre-generated, at the time a simulation report is viewed, it may not accurately correlate with the current state of the network. For example, in the interim you may have modified the network, adding or removing network elements like nodes, links or demands. Special icons are used to quickly allow you to distinguish newer reports from older reports that may be out of date:

    Figure 169: Report Icons

    Report Icons
    • Faded Gray: Indicates that the report is not available. The associated simulation script has not yet been run.
    • White: Indicates that the report was generated during the current network session. This does not guarantee that the report reflects the current state of the network model. It is just an indicator that the report is relatively new.
    • Dark Gray: Indicates that the report was generated during a previous network session.

    Associated Simulation Scripts


    The following table lists the simulation script corresponding to each report. The scripts are accessed from the main menu Simulation > Simulation Scenarios. For more detail about the variety of simulations, see Chapter 10, Simulation Menu. For more detail about the contents of each report, see the output files chapter of the File Format Reference for IP/MPLSView.

    Report

    File

    Associated Simulation

    Peak Link Util

    DVSIM

    Displays link and bandwidth information under normal and peak conditions obtained from failure simulation runs

    Interactive Failure

    SIMRPT

    Tools > Options > Failure Simulation; In Failure Report Tab, ensure that the “Yes” checkbox for Trace File is marked. Then, perform an interactive failure sequence by failing nodes/links via the map right-click menus or via Simulation > Interactive Scenarios. Run or Step through the simulation. See Interactive Failure (SIMRPT) Reports.

    Exhaustive Failure

    PeakSimSummary
    PinkSimLink
    PeakSimRoute

    Simulation > Simulation Scenarios

    Daily Sequence

    DAILYSEQ

    This file is generated when a Random Daily Failure simulation is run. To perform this simulation, select Simulation > Simulation Scenarios, select Multiple Failures, select Double or Triple failure, and enter in a number of Cases to Simulate.

    • This file records the random daily failure sequence into an up-down sequence file that can be replayed with the Replay Up-Down Sequence simulation.

    Path Delay Information

    PATHDELAY

    This report is generated with almost every simulation script that you run. It indicates the worst path delay experienced by each demand, as well as the failure event that caused the worst-case scenario. Note that the report is overwritten each time.

    Up-Down Sequence

    UPDOWN

    Under Simulation > Simulation Scenarios, select Generate Up-Down Sequence for use in Upper Layer option in addition to the simulation script to be run.

    Shared Risk Link Groups

    SRLG

    This file is generated during an Up-Down Sequence simulation, for use in Upper Layer. It basically creates a facility file that groups the failed demands corresponding to each network element failure just simulated in the current layer. These demands correspond to links in a higher network layer, where you can proceed to run an Exhaustive Facility Failure. In this way, you can see the impact of the network failure at a higher network level.

    Replay Up-Down Sequence

    REPFAIL

    Under Simulation > Simulation Scenarios > Advanced Options, select Replay Up-Down Sequence, then specify the up-down sequence file. The DAILYSEQ file generated from Random Daily Failure can be used here.

    Modified: 2017-04-04