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Fault Menu Live Event Browser

 

The IP/MPLSView main window has a Fault menu used to display an event browser and event summary reports, to edit thresholds, and to edit event subscriptions. The Event Browser can be used to monitor changes to the network such as link status, LSP tunnel status, impacted LSPs and associated LSP events during linkDown, VPN status, application errors, and many other types of events. To see live trap data using the Event Browser, the network devices must be configured to send SNMP trap messages.

Select Fault>Live Event Browser to start the live Event Browser application.

The event browser lists the events as they are received from the network nodes and other IP/MPLSView subsystems. Use the Event Browser to group, analyze, acknowledge, and clear these events.

In the display, events are colored. By default, critical events are red, warnings are yellow, and major events are pink.

Icons at the top of the window are used to synchronize events with the Event Server, post network events, save events to a file, print events, toggle INFO events, and clear all INFO events.

Select an event to display event details in the lower pane of the window, including the related MIB attributes and their values.

Figure 1 shows the Event Browser window.

Figure 1: Live Event Browser Window
Live Event Browser Window

Select an event and right -click to display a list of actions. Figure 2 shows the right-click actions menu.

Figure 2: Live Event Browser Right-Click Actions Menu
Live Event Browser Right-Click
Actions Menu

Using selections in the lower part of the menu, you can acknowledge an event, clear events, or query for the event history. After an event is cleared, it is only displayed in the historical Event Browser.

From the action menu, you can open the Diagnostic Manager to ping a device, ping an interface, execute a trace route, and show tunnel events. You can also chart system up time, CPU temperature, memory usage, and tunnel traffic.

Figure 3 shows a CPU Usage chart.

Figure 3: CPU Usage Chart
CPU Usage Chart

You can display a list of events in the Event Group View pane. To set the available groups in the list, Select Actions>Group Event. The Column Grouping Selector window is displayed. Figure 4 shows the Column Grouping Selector window.

Figure 4: Event Browser Column Grouping Selector Window
Event
Browser Column Grouping Selector Window

Select the grouping you want and use the arrows to arrange and order the groups. When multiple properties are selected, events are grouped hierarchically according to their order within the list, starting from the top of the list. Click Apply to add the groups to the Event Group view. Select OK to close the window.

To analyze an event, select the event, right-click, and select Analyze Event. The Root Cause Analysis window is displayed.

Figure 5 shows the Root Cause Analysis window.

Figure 5: Root Cause Analysis Window
Root Cause Analysis
Window

Select an event. The RCA Rules pane displays a list of commands that can be used to analyze the event. Select the commands you want to use and click Analyze. The commands are executed on the node. Expand the command in the RCA Rules pane to display the results.

Select Actions > Options to change how the Event Browser displays the events, enable event sound clips, add URL actions, and set the poll and update timers. Figure 6 shows the Event Browser Options window.

Figure 6: Event Browser Options Window
Event Browser Options Window

In the Set Event Browser options window, you can set the severity colors, select which columns are displayed, configure URL actions, configure event sound clips, and change the poll interval.

To add a URL to the event select Edit URL Actions. In the Edit URL Actions window, type the name of the action, the URL, and a description. Select OK. The name of the action is displayed at the top of the event browser right-click menu. Figure 2 shows a URL action named Light4.

To upload an event severity sound clip, select Edit event severity sound clips. In the Edit Event Sound Clips window, click the plus sign (+) in the right pane. In the new row, select the Sound Clip column to upload a sound clip from either the local client or server. Figure 7 shows the Upload Sound Clip window.

Figure 7: Upload Sound Clip Window
Upload Sound Clip Window