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VPNs by VPN Types Using the Network Tab

 

The VPNs by VPN Types feature allows you to examine the VPN information (if any) at a particular node. Select Network > VPNs by VPN Types to display the VPN information. For each VPN, click the arrow to expand the VPN to show the provider edges (PEs) belonging to that VPN.

Click on a VPN in the left tree to view the details for that VPN in the right panel. In the right panel, click fetch traffic to populate the ingress and egress traffic information.

Click on a PE or customer edge (CE) device name from the Summary Information for VPN window to bring up the Node Information window for that node. Figure 1 shows the Summary Information for VPN window. The Node Information window is divided into tabs for Details, Interfaces, Tunnels, Performance, and Actions.

Figure 1: VPNs by VPN Type
VPNs by VPN Type

Item

Description

PE List

List of provider edges in the selected VPN.

VPN/VRF

VPN name or virtual routing and forwarding instance.

Ingress/Egress Traffic

Summary view of ingress and egress traffic.

CE List

List of customer edges in the selected VPN.

Interfaces

List of interfaces in the selected VPN.

Ping from PE to PE/CE

Select a PE from the first drop-down box and a PE or CE from the second drop-down box. Click the arrow to view connectivity information.

Ping from CE to CE

Select a CE from the first drop-down box and a CE from the second drop-down box. Click the arrow to view connectivity information.



The Detailed Node Information that is displayed varies depending upon the VPN type. For a general understanding of the VPN types supported by IP/MPLSView and the various VPN properties, see the Router Feature Guide for IP/MPLSView. The fields in the Detailed PE Information section should be self-explanatory. Table 1 lists the fields available for different VPN types. You can access the VPN types from Network > VPNs by VPN Type, then select VPN type from the VPN Summary list.

Figure 2 describes the items in the Details tab information for the node VPN.

Table 1: Detailed Node VPN Types

VPN Type

Fields

Layer 3

Router name, VRF name, Layer, Route Distinguisher, Route Target Export/Import, Protocol

Layer 2-Martini

Router name, Layer, VC ID, Node A/Z, Circuit A/Z, Encapsulation, Bandwidth

Layer 2-Kompella

Router name, Layer, Node A/Z, Interface A/Z, Site A/Z, Site ID A/Z, Transmit/Receive LSP, Encapsulation A/Z, VRF A/Z, Route Distinguisher, Route Target Export/Import

VPLS-BGP

Router name, VRF name, Layer, Route Distinguisher, Route Target Export/Import, Protocol, Site Name, Site ID

VPLS-LDP

Router name, VPN name, VC ID, Encapsulation

Table 2: Detailed PE Node Information

Detailed PE Information Field

Description

Protocol

The protocol whose routes were redistributed into IBGP for distribution among the PEs in the MPLS backbone (for example, BGP, OSPF, RIP, static).

  • Note: “Static” refers to static routes. “Connected” indicates all local subnets that are directly connected to the PE.

Figure 2: Detailed VPN Info
Detailed VPN Info


Table 3: Interfaces

PE Interfaces Column

Description

PE Name/IP Addr

Hostname and IP address of the provider edge router.

CE Name/IP Addr

Hostname and IP address of the customer edge router.

Bandwidth

Bandwidth of the interface.

VLAN ID

Virtual LAN identifier (if applicable).

MTU

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 Name

Name of the node to which this interface is connected.

Remote Intf Name

Name of the interface to which this interface is connected.

View CLI Interface Details (icon)

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

View Chart (icon)

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

Figure 3: VPN Interface Traffic Chart
VPN Interface Traffic Chart


Table 4: Tunnels

Field

Description

Tunnel Name

Tunnel name.

From Name

Name of the source node.

To IP

IP address of the destination node.

Bandwidth

Bandwidth of this tunnel.

Attributes

Displays any tunnel type parameters. For detailed information on the various tunnel type parameters, see the Modeling Tunnels chapter of the Router Feature Guide for IP/MPLSView.

Path

Pathname for this tunnel.

P/HP

Setup priority/holding priority.

View CLI Tunnel Details (icon)

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.

View Chart (icon)

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



Table 5: Actions

Item

Description

Select command to view

Select a show command from the drop-down menu and click the arrow icon to the right to view the results for this device. Note that because there are numerous show commands, but only a few that each user cares about, show commands need to be configured first.

Contact your administrator for assistance. For instructions on how to configure additional VPN show commands, see Configuring the Show Commands in the IP/MPLSView Java-Based Management and Monitoring Guide.

Ping from PE to PE/CE

Issue a ping from a selected PE to a selected PE or CE from the drop-down list. For information on interpreting ping results, see Ping Device From Device in the IP/MPLSView Java-Based Management and Monitoring Guide.

Ping

Issue a ping from this router to another router in the network. For information on interpreting ping results, see Ping Device From Device in the IP/MPLSView Java-Based Management and Monitoring Guide.

MPLS Ping

This pings the LSP between the current router and the selected router.

View Jitter Information

Displays a report of jitter information, including total round-trip delay, egress/ingress round-trip delay, and recent probe results.

Figure 4: VPN Actions
VPN Actions

For more information about VLANs, see the Router Feature Guide for IP/MPLSView.