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Main Window Node Table

 

The IP/MPLSView main window has network information tables that contain detailed information about nodes, links, tunnels, and shared risk link groups (SRLGs).

Figure 1 shows the main window Node table.

Figure 1: Main Window Node Table
Main Window Node Table

Each column head has a menu. From the menu within each column, the element information can be sorted in ascending or descending order. You can select which columns are displayed or hidden. Columns can also be resized and the order can be rearranged.

Table 1 describes the Node table columns.

Table 1: Main Window Node Table Columns

Column Name

Description

Name

Displays the name of the node. If the node is a logical system configured on a physical device, the logical system name is displayed in parentheses.

Hostname

Displays the name of the node. If the node is a logical system configured on a physical device, the logical system name is hyphenated.

IP Address

Displays the IPv4 address of the node.

IPv6

Displays the IPv6 address of the node if configured.

Type

Displays the name of the node vendor.

OS Version

Displays the release number of the node operating system.

AS

Displays the BGP autonomous system number of the node, if configured.

ISIS Area

Displays the IS-IS area number of the node, if configured.

ISIS System ID

Displays the IS-IS system identifier number of the node, if configured.

RP

Displays the IPv4 address of the multicast rendezvous point.

MIP

Displays the management IP (MIP) address, if configured. This is the IP address that was used from the router profile to collect information for this router.

Source

Displays the source of the information displayed in the table, if configured. This might be the filename of the node configuration file (172.25.159.157.VMX101.cfg) or the SNMP host discovery file (172.25.159.157.snmp).

Double click an node in the table to display the Node details window. Figure 2 shows the Node details window.

Figure 2: Node Details Window
Node Details Window

Expand the lists in the left pane to display additional information about the protocols, links, and trap events configured on or associated with this node. Select the information in the left pane to display that same information in the right pane. This is useful when there are multiple elements, such as protocols, displayed in the left pane.

Select a node in the table, right-click, and select Display Total Traffic Chart to display the total node traffic chart. select Display Tunnel Traffic Chart to display the node tunnel traffic chart. Figure 3 shows the total node traffic chart for both ingress traffic and egress traffic.

Figure 3: Total Node Traffic Chart
Total Node
Traffic Chart

In the chart window, you can use the controls at the top of the window to reload the chart, select the date, reset the zoom, save the chart as an image, export to Excel, select the chart time period, select the chart style, show or hide the data points, and enable automatic refresh. Hold your mouse pointer over a data point to display a pop-up pane that shows the time and traffic value. Drag your mouse over a section of the chart to zoom in.

The table in the lower pane displays the time the traffic sample was taken and the bits per second reported for the sample.