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    Monitoring Any OID in Real Time

    Real-Time Usage for Any OID

    Using IP/MPLSView, you can display real-time usage information to monitor any object identifier (OID) in your network and view the results in tabular or chart format. This feature is useful if you want to monitor a specific OID continuously for a particular node in your live network.

    Initially, you must manually specify the inputs for monitoring, including the node (host) name and the OID to monitor, in the Inputs for Monitor Any OID window. If you want to reuse these monitoring inputs later to monitor this OID for the same node or for a different node, you can conveniently save the monitoring inputs as a template for future use. IP/MPLSView saves these templates as CSV files in the /u/wandl/data/monitorAnyOID directory.

    When you monitor an OID live, IP/MPLSView uses SNMP to monitor the OID in real time by polling the specified OID every 10 seconds and displaying the continuously updated results in charts or tabular reports. The tabular report format displays the OID descriptions in columns.

    Monitoring Any OID Live

    To monitor any OID live:

    1. Select Performance > Real Time Usage.

      The Real Time Usage window is displayed.

    2. Select Monitor Any OID Live from the Parameter to Monitor menu.

      The Inputs for Monitor Any OID window are displayed in the left pane.

    3. Specify the monitoring inputs.

      Figure 1: Inputs for Monitor Any OID Window

      Inputs for Monitor Any OID Window

      Select a parameter to monitor and a hostname. Select whether to have the data processed using the key MIB OID. If post-processing is enabled, a key MIB OID is specified to link the main counter to a name or description, and to specify a utilization OID to compute utilization. Enter the main MIB counter OID and counter attribute name. Scroll down the left pane and select whether to show the calculate delta and calculate rate. Select the counter unit for representation. If calculate rate is enabled, the system computes the delta divided by the time difference and plots it on the chart.

    4. (Optional) Save the monitoring inputs as a template If you want to reuse them later.

      At the bottom of the Inputs for Monitor Any OID window, select the Save Form as Template check box, specify a template name and description, and click Save Form As Template. A message appears confirming that the template has been saved.

      The next time you monitor any OID live, the Load from Template button appears in the Inputs for Monitor Any OID window. To load a previously saved template, click Load from Template and select the name of your template file from the Template Name menu. The Inputs for Monitor Any OID window is automatically populated with the settings in your template.

    5. Click Apply.

      A list of monitored OIDs appears in the middle pane. Select the OID you want and click Show Chart.

      The Monitor Any OID Chart window appears for the device and OID you selected.

      Figure 2 shows an example of the Monitor Any OID Chart window for the ipOutRequests OID on device 10_BARCELONA. In this example, the monitoring inputs were loaded from a previously saved template named fmsTestipOutRequests.

      Figure 2: Monitor Any OID Chart Window from Template

      Monitor Any
OID Chart Window from Template

    Modified: 2016-11-08