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VPN Monitoring and Diagnostics

 

The VPN Module together with the Online Module provides you with VPN monitoring and diagnostics capabilities for a live router network.

Note

This feature requires the Online Module.

This feature requires the Online Module. First you would need to perform network data collection using the Task Manager . Upon completion of network configuration collection, the program constructs the network model that includes all the configured VPNs in the network.

For a PE router, you may run “show” commands (accessible via the Run CLI... menu by right-clicking on a node in the topology map). Click the arrow next to the Commands list to select a VPN category to view the available CLI commands for VPNs.

To observe the network traffic condition (e.g. between PE and CE), periodic sampling of interface traffic statistics is performed by the Task Manager. The collected interface data can then be accessed in the form or reports and charts. The following figure shows a PE->CE interface traffic chart for router SFO.

Figure 1: PE->CE Interface Traffic Chart (For PE Router SFO)
PE->CE Interface Traffic Chart (For PE Router SFO)

In the Report Manager, a VPN Interface Traffic report is available under Network Reports > VPN that lets you see the interface traffic for each node of each VPN, as shown in the following figure.

Figure 2: VPN Interface Traffic Report
VPN Interface Traffic Report

To verify connectivity and to measure delay and loss, you can also perform VPN diagnostics (e.g., CE-CE Ping and Traceroute) as shown in the following figures.

Figure 3: Ping/trace Route Between Routers from the IP VPN Window
Ping/trace Route Between Routers from the IP VPN Window

From the right-click menu of the VPNView topology, you can many functions (e.g. path tracing, running CLI commands, and connect to device).

With Java Web Start installed, you may also perform VPN monitoring and diagnostic functions from a web browser, as well as to access VPN-related reports and charts. The following figures are meant illustrate just some of the web features available. See the IP/MPLSView Java-Based Management and Monitoring Guide for more detailed information.

Figure 4: VPN View From the Web
VPN View From the Web
Figure 5: View PE->CE Interface Traffic
View PE->CE Interface Traffic
Figure 6: Show PE Status
Show PE Status
Figure 7: Access VPN Summary Information
Access VPN Summary Information