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IP/MPLSView Main Window Overview

 

This topic describes the main window of the IP/MPLSView Web interface, the workspace from which all IP/MPLSView windows are launched or opened.

Figure 1 shows the main window of the IP/MPLSView Web interface.

Figure 1: Main Window
Main Window

The main window consists of the following elements: menus, topology map panes, and network information tables. Note that many functions and features do not become available until a network is loaded. Menu options may also vary depending on your license, user permissions, or modules.

Table 1 describes each element in the main window.

Table 1: Main Window Drop-down Menus

Element Name

Description

Link to More Information

Topology Map

The topology map is a graphical representation of the baseline network. IP/MPLSView can display the topology in several views, depending on the network.

Topology Map Window Overview

Topology Map Right Pane

Topology Map Left Pane

The left pane of the topology map contains expandable menus for filtering what is and is not displayed in the map. Menu selections include: Options, Types, Groups, Protocols, Events, AS, ISIS Areas, OSPF Areas, Links status, and Device/Network Performance.

Topology Map Left Pane

Network Menu

The Network menu provides comprehensive details on network elements, such as nodes, links, interfaces, and tunnels. Detailed information is available on services, protocols, and paths.

Main Window Network Menu

Configuration Menu

The Configuration menu provides access to configuration files, network data, network reports, integrity check reports, and hardware inventory reports.

Main Window Configuration Menu

Fault Menu

The Fault menu provides access to the Event Browser, event summary reports, event charts, and event options.

Main Window Fault Menu

Performance Menu

The Performance menu provides access to traffic-related features such as live traffic, aggregated traffic, live VPN traffic, real-time status, real-time usage, the Traffic Collection Manager, device performance, network performance, diagnostics and reports.

Main Window Performance Menu

Reports Button

The Report menu is used to access the Report Manager which contains detailed network, tunnel, simulation, configuration, and user-customized reports.

Main Window Reports Window

Admin Button

The Admin button displays the Administration pane. From which you can access log files, login statistics, a system monitor, and release information. These functions are normally used by IP/MPLSView administrators.

Main Window Admin Button

Tools Menu

The Tools menu provides access to the Task Manager, MIB Browser, device profiles display, the User Administration functions and a file browser.

Main Window Tools Menu

Help-About Menu

Displays the About window. Displays the IP/MPLSView documentation Web page. Launches the IP/MPLSView client using Java WebStart technology.

Main Window Hello Menu and Help-About Menu

Network Node Table

Displays a list of the nodes in your network. Clicking on a node highlights it on the map.

Main Window Node Table

Network Link Table

Displays a list of links for the selected subview. Clicking on a link highlights it on the map.

Main Window Link Table

Network Tunnel Table

Displays the node name, IPv4 address, and IPv6 address for the node A and node Z endpoints of a tunnel.

Main Window Tunnel Table

Hello Menu

Help-About Menu

Hello menu is used to logout.

Help About menu is used to displays the software revision, license limits, license expiration date, and the licenses enabled. The Help About menus is used to launch the Java-based user interface.

Main Window Hello Menu and Help-About Menu