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    VPNs by VPN Types Using the Network Tab

    The VPNs by VPN Types feature allows you to examine the VPN information (if any) at a particular node. Select Network > VPNs by VPN Types to display the VPN information. For each VPN, click the arrow to expand the VPN to show the provider edges (PEs) belonging to that VPN.

    Click on a VPN in the left tree to view the details for that VPN in the right panel. In the right panel, click fetch traffic to populate the ingress and egress traffic information.

    Click on a PE or customer edge (CE) device name from the Summary Information for VPN window to bring up the Node Information window for that node. Figure 1 shows the Summary Information for VPN window. The Node Information window is divided into tabs for Details, Interfaces, Tunnels, Performance, and Actions.

    Figure 1: VPNs by VPN Type

    VPNs by VPN Type

    Item

    Description

    PE List

    List of provider edges in the selected VPN.

    VPN/VRF

    VPN name or virtual routing and forwarding instance.

    Ingress/Egress Traffic

    Summary view of ingress and egress traffic.

    CE List

    List of customer edges in the selected VPN.

    Interfaces

    List of interfaces in the selected VPN.

    Ping from PE to PE/CE

    Select a PE from the first drop-down box and a PE or CE from the second drop-down box. Click the arrow to view connectivity information.

    Ping from CE to CE

    Select a CE from the first drop-down box and a CE from the second drop-down box. Click the arrow to view connectivity information.


    The Detailed Node Information that is displayed varies depending upon the VPN type. For a general understanding of the VPN types supported by IP/MPLSView and the various VPN properties, see the Router Feature Guide for IP/MPLSView. The fields in the Detailed PE Information section should be self-explanatory. Table 1 lists the fields available for different VPN types. You can access the VPN types from Network > VPNs by VPN Type, then select VPN type from the VPN Summary list.

    Figure 2 describes the items in the Details tab information for the node VPN.

    Table 1: Detailed Node VPN Types

    VPN Type

    Fields

    Layer 3

    Router name, VRF name, Layer, Route Distinguisher, Route Target Export/Import, Protocol

    Layer 2-Martini

    Router name, Layer, VC ID, Node A/Z, Circuit A/Z, Encapsulation, Bandwidth

    Layer 2-Kompella

    Router name, Layer, Node A/Z, Interface A/Z, Site A/Z, Site ID A/Z, Transmit/Receive LSP, Encapsulation A/Z, VRF A/Z, Route Distinguisher, Route Target Export/Import

    VPLS-BGP

    Router name, VRF name, Layer, Route Distinguisher, Route Target Export/Import, Protocol, Site Name, Site ID

    VPLS-LDP

    Router name, VPN name, VC ID, Encapsulation

    Table 2: Detailed PE Node Information

    Detailed PE Information Field

    Description

    Protocol

    The protocol whose routes were redistributed into IBGP for distribution among the PEs in the MPLS backbone (for example, BGP, OSPF, RIP, static).

    • Note: “Static” refers to static routes. “Connected” indicates all local subnets that are directly connected to the PE.

    Figure 2: Detailed VPN Info

    Detailed VPN Info

    Table 3: Interfaces

    PE Interfaces Column

    Description

    PE Name/IP Addr

    Hostname and IP address of the provider edge router.

    CE Name/IP Addr

    Hostname and IP address of the customer edge router.

    Bandwidth

    Bandwidth of the interface.

    VLAN ID

    Virtual LAN identifier (if applicable).

    MTU

    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 Name

    Name of the node to which this interface is connected.

    Remote Intf Name

    Name of the interface to which this interface is connected.

    View CLI Interface Details (icon)

    Issues a show interface command and displays the results in a pop-up window.

    View Chart (icon)

    Displays the ingress and egress traffic on this interface in a traffic chart over the last 24 hours, beginning at midnight.

    Figure 3: VPN Interface Traffic Chart

    VPN Interface Traffic Chart

    Table 4: Tunnels

    Field

    Description

    Tunnel Name

    Tunnel name.

    From Name

    Name of the source node.

    To IP

    IP address of the destination node.

    Bandwidth

    Bandwidth of this tunnel.

    Attributes

    Displays any tunnel type parameters. For detailed information on the various tunnel type parameters, see the Modeling Tunnels chapter of the Router Feature Guide for IP/MPLSView.

    Path

    Pathname for this tunnel.

    P/HP

    Setup priority/holding priority.

    View CLI Tunnel Details (icon)

    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.

    View Chart (icon)

    Displays the tunnel traffic on this interface in a traffic chart over the last 24 hours, beginning at midnight.


    Table 5: Actions

    Item

    Description

    Select command to view

    Select a show command from the drop-down menu and click the arrow icon to the right to view the results for this device. Note that because there are numerous show commands, but only a few that each user cares about, show commands need to be configured first.

    Contact your administrator for assistance. For instructions on how to configure additional VPN show commands, see Configuring the Show Commands in the IP/MPLSView Java-Based Management and Monitoring Guide.

    Ping from PE to PE/CE

    Issue a ping from a selected PE to a selected PE or CE from the drop-down list. For information on interpreting ping results, see Ping Device From Device in the IP/MPLSView Java-Based Management and Monitoring Guide.

    Ping

    Issue a ping from this router to another router in the network. For information on interpreting ping results, see Ping Device From Device in the IP/MPLSView Java-Based Management and Monitoring Guide.

    MPLS Ping

    This pings the LSP between the current router and the selected router.

    View Jitter Information

    Displays a report of jitter information, including total round-trip delay, egress/ingress round-trip delay, and recent probe results.

    Figure 4: VPN Actions

    VPN Actions

    For more information about customer and service VPNs, see the Service Creation and Provisioning Feature Guide for IP/MPLSView.

    For more information about VLANs, see the Router Feature Guide for IP/MPLSView.

    Modified: 2016-10-28