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    Monitoring Real-Time Traffic and Device Performance

    Real-Time Usage for Traffic and Device Performance

    You can display real-time usage information for the following types of network traffic from the IP/MPLSView Web interface by selecting Performance Management > Real Time Usage or by right-clicking a node or link on the live network topology map:

    • Interface traffic
    • Label-switched path (LSP) traffic
    • Link traffic

    You can also display real-time usage information for device performance.

    Monitoring Real-Time Usage for Link Traffic

    To monitor real-time usage for link traffic:

    1. Select Performance > Real Time Usage, or click a link on the live network topology map.

      The Real Time Usage window is displayed.

    2. Select Link Traffic from the Parameter to Monitor menu. Figure 1 shows the Parameter to Monitor menu.

      Figure 1: Parameter to Monitor Menu

      Parameter to Monitor Menu
    3. Select a live link to monitor in the Links menu.

      The Link Traffic Chart for the selected link is displayed.

      Figure 2 shows the real-time usage display for live link traffic between node 5_PARIS (Node A) and 6_FRANKFURT (Node Z).

    4. Click Start Updating to begin polling the data, and click Stop Updating when you are ready to stop polling the data.

      The usage information for link traffic is calculated by polling the two ends of the link side-by-side every 10 seconds.

    5. Review the real-time usage results in the Link Traffic Chart.

      Make sure the inbound traffic (ifHCInOctets, represented by the yellow line) and outbound traffic ((ifHCOutOctets, represented by the blue line) for each end of the link look more or less consistent with each other, and with the traffic at the other end of the link.

    Monitoring Real-Time Usage for Device Performance

    To monitor real-time usage for device performance:

    1. Select Performance > Real Time Usage, or click a device on the live network topology map.

      The Real Time Usage window appears.

    2. Select Device Performance from the Parameter to Monitor menu.
    3. Specify the name of the host (node) for which you want to monitor device performance usage.

      The Select Device Perf Counters window appears.

    4. Use the arrow keys to move the device object you want to monitor from the Available Objects list to the Selected Objects list, and click Apply.

      The Live Device Performance Chart window for the selected object appears.

      Figure 3: Live Device Performance Chart Window

      Live Device Performance Chart Window
    5. Click Start Updating to begin polling the data, and click Stop Updating when you are ready to stop polling the data.

      The usage information for device performance includes information about CPU utilization, memory, and temperature.

    6. Review the real-time usage results in the Live Device Performance Chart.
     
     

    Modified: 2016-11-08