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Displaying Historical Network Performance

 

Historical Network Performance

Historical network performance includes ping, advanced ping, LSP ping, and SLA function invoked from the topology link.

To prepare the historical network performance, use Task Manager to set up and run the tasks listed in Table 1.

Table 1: Task Manager Tasks for Historical Network Performance

Task

Description

Link to More Information

Ping

Use this task to schedule ping tests between two sets of routers or devices.

Device Ping Collection

Advanced ping

Schedule this task to run advanced ping statistics that include minimum, maximum, average, and standard deviation data.

Advanced Ping Collection

LSP ping

Use this task to run MPLS ping commands on label-switching routers. MPLS ping can be used to detect broken LSPs which normal ICMP ping cannot.

LSP Ping Collection

SLA

Schedule this task to run periodically and store SLA-related information.

Device SLA Collection

Displaying Historical Network Performance for Ping

To display the historical network performance for ping:

  1. Right-click the device on the network map.
  2. Select Historical Network Performance > Ping.

    The Enter Start and End Date window is displayed for the selected device.

  3. Select a start date and end date to collect the ping data, then click OK.

    By default, the data is retrieved for the current day. You can change the start and end date in the panel window where there is an input to change the date and retrieve data for a different date.

    The Select Destination Routers to Filter window is displayed in the Output pane.

    Figure 1 shows the Select Destination Routers to Filter window.

    Figure 1: Select Destination Routers to Filter
    Select Destination Routers
to Filter
  4. Select one or more destination routers to generate ping data, then click Apply Filter.

    The Historical Device Performance Charts window is displayed.

    Figure 2 shows the Historical Device Performance Charts window.

    Figure 2: Historical Device Performance Charts for Ping
    Historical Device
Performance Charts for Ping

    The upper pane shows the ping data for the selected node and destination routers in a chart. The bottom pane lists ping values for each point in time.

Displaying Historical Network Performance for Advanced Ping

To display the historical network performance for advanced ping:

  1. Right-click the device on the network map.
  2. Select Historical Network Performance > Advanced Ping.

    The Enter Start and End Date window is displayed for the selected device.

  3. Select a start date and end date to collect the advanced ping data, then click OK.

    By default, the data is retrieved for the current day. You can change the start and end date in the panel window where there is an input to change the date and retrieve data for a different date. The Select Source Destination Pairs to Filter window is displayed in the Output pane.

  4. Select the check box for the source destination pairs for which you want to generate the advanced ping, then click Apply Filter.

    The Historical Device Performance Charts window is displayed.

    Figure 3 shows the Historical Device Performance Charts window.

    Figure 3: Historical Device Performance Charts for Advanced Ping
    Historical Device
Performance Charts for Advanced Ping

    The upper pane shows the advanced ping data for the selected source destination pairs in a chart. The bottom pane lists the advanced ping values for each point in time.

Displaying Historical Network Performance for LSP Ping

To display the historical network performance for LSP ping:

  1. Right-click the device on the network map.
  2. Select Historical Network Performance > LSP Ping.

    The Enter Start and End Date window is displayed for the selected device.

  3. Select a start date and end date to collect the LSP ping data, then click OK.

    By default, the data is retrieved for the current day. You can change the start and end date in the panel window where there is an input to change the date and retrieve data for a different date. The Select Tunnels to Filter window is displayed in the Output pane.

    Figure 4 shows the Select Tunnels to Filter window.

    Figure 4: Select Tunnels to Filter
    Select Tunnels to Filter
  4. Select the check box for the tunnels for which you want to generate the ping, then click Apply Filter.

    The Historical Device Performance Charts window is displayed. The upper pane shows the LSP ping data for the selected source destination pairs in a chart. The bottom pane lists the LSP ping values for each point in time.

    Figure 5 shows the Historical Device Performance Charts window.

    Figure 5: Historical Device Performance Charts for LSP Ping
    Historical Device
Performance Charts for LSP Ping

Displaying Historical Network Performance for SLAs

To display the historical network performance for SLAs:

  1. Right-click the device on the network map.
  2. Select Historical Network Performance > SLA.

    The Enter Start and End Date window is displayed for the selected device.

  3. Select a start date and end date to collect the SLA data, then click OK.

    By default, the data is retrieved for the current day. You can change the start and end date in the panel window where there is an input to change the date and retrieve data for a different date. The Select Destination Router and Probe Name to Filter window is displayed in the Output pane.

  4. Select the check box for the destination routers and probe names for which you want to generate SLA data, then click Apply Filter.

    The Historical Device Performance Charts window is displayed. The upper pane shows the SLA data for the selected source destination pairs in a chart. The bottom pane lists the SLA values for each point in time.

    Figure 6 shows the Historical Device Performance Charts window.

    Figure 6: Historical Device Performance Charts for SLA
    Historical Device
Performance Charts for SLA