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Nodes

 

The Network > Nodes view lists all the routers in the network, organized by the groups set in the Map View. Each node has the following tabs in the right panel:

  • Details

  • Interfaces

  • Tunnels

  • Performance

  • Actions



To prepare network data, select the Tools > Task Manager > New Task > Scheduling Live Network Collection task, selecting configuration, interface, tunnel path, and transit tunnel options. Figure 1 shows the Scheduling Live Network Collection Task Options.

Figure 1: Scheduling Live Network Collection Task Options
Scheduling Live
Network Collection Task Options

To prepare traffic collection, select Performance > Traffic Collection Manager > Choose Collection Tables, using the IF, IFX, COS, and MCAST options. See Figure 2.

Figure 2: Traffic Collection Manager
Traffic Collection Manager

Figure 3 shows the Choose Collection Tables window.

Figure 3: Choose Collection Tables
Choose Collection Tables

To prepare performance data, select Tools > Task Manager > New Task, then select the Device Ping, Device SLA, and Device SNMP Collection tasks. See Figure 4.

Figure 4: Prepare Performance Data
Prepare Performance Data


To display node details, select Network > Nodes. The Details tab displays the router name, router type, IP address, management IP address, and group. Figure 5 shows the node details.

Figure 5: Node Details
Node Details


Table 1 describes the items in the Details tab.



Table 1: Node Details Tab Descriptions

Field

Description

Router Name

Device hostname.

Router Type

Hardware vendor.

IP Address

IP address of device.

Management IP Address

IP address in the device profile used for collection.

Group

The topology group for that device. Groups are defined in the IP/MPLSView client.



The Interfaces tab displays the interface information. Figure 6 shows the interface information.

Figure 6: Node Interfaces
Node Interfaces


Table 2 describes the items in the Interfaces tab.



Table 2: Node Interfaces Tab Descriptions

Field

Description

Details

Click the Details icon to display detailed information and traffic charts for each interface.

Name

Interface name.

Adm

Administrative status.

Op

Operational status (green for up and red for down).

Interface IP

IP address of the interface.

BW

Bandwidth of this interface.

VLAN ID

Virtual LAN identifier (if applicable).

MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit)

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

Hostname of the remote end node.

Remote Intf

Interface name of the remote end node.

Comment

Interface description.

Click the Details icon or View All Traffic Charts button to display detailed information and charts on each interface. See Figure 7.

Figure 7: Interfaces Traffic Chart
Interfaces Traffic Chart

Table 3 describes the items in the detail information for the interface.



Table 3: Detailed Interface Information Descriptions

Field

Description

Show Interface

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

Show QoS

Displays the CoS traffic chart.

Interface Traffic (bps)

Displays the ingress and egress traffic chart.

Interface Traffic (bps)

Displays the ingress and egress utilization chart.

Multicast Traffic (bps)

Displays the multicast traffic chart.

Multicast Traffic (bps)

Displays the multicast utilization chart.

Interface Error (delta)

Displays the interface error charts.

Interface Discard (delta)

Displays the interface discard charts.



The Tunnels tab displays the tunnel information. See Figure 8.

Figure 8: Node Tunnels
Node Tunnels

Table 4 describes the items in the Tunnels tab.



Table 4: Tunnels Information Descriptions

Field

Description

Details

Click the Details icon to display detailed information and traffic charts for each tunnel.

Name

Tunnel name.

Status

Tunnel status (green means up and red means down).

From

Name of the source node.

To

Name of the source node.

Bandwidth

Bandwidth of this tunnel.

Attributes

Displays any tunnel type parameters.

Path

Pathname for this tunnel.

P/HP

Setup priority/holding priority.

Click the Details icon or View All Traffic Charts button to toggle the right panel to display detailed information and charts for each tunnel. See Figure 9.

Figure 9: Tunnels Traffic Chart
Tunnels Traffic Chart

Table 5 describes the items in the detail information for the tunnels.



Table 5: Detailed Tunnel Information Descriptions

Field

Description

Show Tunnel

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.

MPLS RVSP Ping

Performs an MPLS ping.

Tunnel Traffic Charts

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



The Performance tab displays charts for the system uptime, CPU, CPU temperature, memory, ping, and SLA. See Figure 10.

This data is derived from scheduling the relevant tasks in the Task Manager: Device SNMP Collection, Device Ping Collection, and Device SLA Collection.

To display a chart, choose select the date range, data point, units, and then click the Chart icon. The chart opens in a new pop-up window.

Figure 10: Node Performance
Node Performance


The Actions tab displays information about the node status, SNMP, and jitter; execute CLI commands, open diagnostic manager, ping routers, and check router connectivity. See Figure 11.

Figure 11: Node Actions
Node Actions
  • View Status Information: Displays general chassis information for the device. Depending on the hardware device type, you may also see sections on the page regarding detailed chassis information and chassis operation information. See Figure 12.

    Figure 12: Sample Status Information
    Sample Status Information
  • Execute CLI Command: This feature allows you to issue show commands to the device and is intended to serve as a shortcut for your most frequently used show commands. Select the command from the drop-down box. This will display a pop-up window with the command output. Some commands are parameterized, meaning that you need to input additional variables to run the commands. See Figure 13.

    Figure 13: Execute CLI Command
    Execute CLI Command
  • Open Diagnostics Manager: Opens the Diagnostics Manager window. See Figure 14.

    • To run ping, click Ping, select from the menu items, input your selections, and click Run.

    • To run traceroute, click Traceroute, select from the menu items, input your selections, and click Run.

      Figure 14: Diagnostic Manager
      Diagnostic Manager
    • Ping: These ping operations check router connectivity by pinging between devices, pinging from this router to another selected device, or performing a MPLS ping. Choose the devices from the drop-down boxes and click Run to execute.

    • View Jitter Information: This displays jitter information collected from the router, including total round-trip delay, egress/ingress round-trip delay, and recent probe results. Not all routers are able to display jitter information. See Figure 15.

      Figure 15: Sample Jitter Information
      Sample Jitter Information