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    Nodes

    The Network > Nodes view 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

    To prepare network data, select the Tools > Task Manager > New Task > Scheduling Live Network Collection task, selecting configuration, interface, tunnel path, and transit tunnel options. Figure 1 shows the Scheduling Live Network Collection Task Options.

    Figure 1: Scheduling Live Network Collection Task Options

    Scheduling Live
Network Collection Task Options

    To prepare traffic collection, select Performance > Traffic Collection Manager > Choose Collection Tables, using the IF, IFX, COS, and MCAST options. See Figure 2.

    Figure 2: Traffic Collection Manager

    Traffic Collection Manager

    Figure 3 shows the Choose Collection Tables window.

    Figure 3: Choose Collection Tables

    Choose Collection Tables

    To prepare performance data, select Tools > Task Manager > New Task, then select the Device Ping, Device SLA, and Device SNMP Collection tasks. See Figure 4.

    Figure 4: Prepare Performance Data

    Prepare Performance Data

    To display node details, select Network > Nodes. The Details tab displays the router name, router type, IP address, management IP address, and group. Figure 5 shows the node details.

    Figure 5: Node Details

    Node Details

    Table 1 describes the items in the Details tab.


    Table 1: Node Details Tab Descriptions

    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.


    The Interfaces tab displays the interface information. Figure 6 shows the interface information.

    Figure 6: Node Interfaces

    Node Interfaces

    Table 2 describes the items in the Interfaces tab.


    Table 2: Node Interfaces Tab Descriptions

    Field

    Description

    Details

    Click the Details icon to display detailed information and traffic charts for each interface.

    Name

    Interface name.

    Adm

    Administrative status.

    Op

    Operational status (green for up and red for down).

    Interface IP

    IP address of the interface.

    BW

    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. See Figure 7.

    Figure 7: Interfaces Traffic Chart

    Interfaces Traffic Chart

    Table 3 describes the items in the detail information for the interface.


    Table 3: Detailed Interface Information Descriptions

    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.


    The Tunnels tab displays the tunnel information. See Figure 8.

    Figure 8: Node Tunnels

    Node Tunnels

    Table 4 describes the items in the Tunnels tab.


    Table 4: Tunnels Information Descriptions

    Field

    Description

    Details

    Click the Details icon to display detailed information and traffic charts for each tunnel.

    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

    Pathname 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 for each tunnel. See Figure 9.

    Figure 9: Tunnels Traffic Chart

    Tunnels Traffic Chart

    Table 5 describes the items in the detail information for the tunnels.


    Table 5: Detailed Tunnel Information Descriptions

    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.


    The Performance tab displays charts for the system uptime, CPU, CPU temperature, memory, ping, and SLA. See Figure 10.

    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 select the date range, data point, units, and then click the Chart icon. The chart opens in a new pop-up window.

    Figure 10: Node Performance

    Node Performance

    The Actions tab displays information about the node status, SNMP, and jitter; execute CLI commands, open diagnostic manager, ping routers, and check router connectivity. See Figure 11.

    Figure 11: 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. See Figure 12.

      Figure 12: 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 display a pop-up window with the command output. Some commands are parameterized, meaning that you need to input additional variables to run the commands. See Figure 13.

      Figure 13: Execute CLI Command

      Execute CLI Command
    • Open Diagnostics Manager: Opens the Diagnostics Manager window. See Figure 14.
      • To run ping, click Ping, select from the menu items, input your selections, and click Run.
      • To run traceroute, click Traceroute, select from the menu items, input your selections, and click Run.

        Figure 14: Diagnostic Manager

        Diagnostic Manager
      • Ping: These ping operations check router connectivity by pinging between devices, pinging from this router to another selected device, or performing a MPLS ping. Choose the devices from the drop-down boxes and click Run 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. See Figure 15.

        Figure 15: Sample Jitter Information

        Sample Jitter Information

    Modified: 2017-04-04