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Real Time Usage

 

The IP/MPLSView main window has a Performance menu used to display live traffic, aggregated traffic, real-time status and usage, device and network performance, and diagnostics. It is also used to manage the traffic collector.

Select Performance > Real Time Usage to display the Live Traffic window. From the Parameter to Monitor menu, select: Interface Traffic, Tunnel Traffic, Link Traffic, Device Performance, or Monitor Any OID Live.

Select Interface Traffic. Select a hostname, chart type, interface table, and interface. Click Start Updating. Figure 1 shows the Live Interface Traffic Line chart window.

Figure 1: Live Interface Traffic Line Chart Window
Live Interface Traffic Line Chart Window

The table at the bottom of the window shows the polling timestamp and the values retrieved. Hold your mouse pointer over a data point to display a pop-up pane that shows the time and traffic value. Click Stop Updating to stop updating the chart.

Click Change Settings to change the polling time interval and maximum number of values.

Select Tunnel Traffic. Select a hostname, chart type, and tunnel. Click Start Updating. Figure 2 shows the Live Tunnel Traffic chart window.

Figure 2: Live Tunnel Traffic Chart Window
Live Tunnel Traffic Chart Window

Select Link Traffic. Select a link. Click Start Updating. Figure 3 shows the Traffic Chart window.

Figure 3: Traffic Chart Window
Traffic Chart Window

Select Device Performance. Select a node. The Select Device Perf Counters dialog box is displayed. Figure 4 shows the Select Device Perf Counters dialog box.

Figure 4: Select Device Perf Counters Dialog Box
Select Device Perf Counters Dialog Box

Select the counters you want from the Available Counters list, and click the right arrow to move them to the Selected Objects list. Click Apply.

Click Start Updating. Figure 5 shows the Live Device Performance chart window.

Figure 5: Live Device Performance Chart Window
Live Device Performance Chart Window

Select Monitor Any OID Live. Select a node. The Inputs for Monitoring Any OID dialog box is displayed in the left pane. Figure 6 shows the Inputs for Monitoring Any OID left pane.

Figure 6: Inputs for Monitoring Any OID Dialog Box
Inputs for Monitoring Any OID Dialog Box

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. Click Apply. A list of monitored OIDs are displayed. Select the OID you want, and click Show Chart.

Figure 7 shows the Monitor Any OID chart window.

Figure 7: Monitor Any OID Chart Window
Monitor Any OID Chart Window

If calculate utilization is enabled, you must specify the OID for bandwidth of the link or interface. The MIB OID of the denominator for Util value is the utilization OID input field. The utilization OID uses the link bandwidth to compute the rate of the link (utilization = rate/bandwidth).

You can save the form as a template file on the server and load it back later. The template file is saved as /u/wandl/data/monitorAnyOID/storeMonitorOID.csv.