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IP/MPLSView Main Window Tables

 

Main Window Tables

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

Main Window Node Table

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 parenthesis.

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 (RP).

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. 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 a 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. 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.

Main Window Link Table

Figure 4 shows the main window link 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 2 describes the link table columns.

Column Name

Description

Name

Name of the link.

Status

Status of the link.

Node A

Name of node A at one end of the link.

Node Z

Name of node Z at one end of the link.

IP A

IP address of node A at one end of the link.

IP Z

IP address of node Z at one end of the link.

Interface A

Physical and logical interface on node A at one end of the link.

Interface Z

Physical and logical interface on node Z at one end of the link.

BW AZ

Allocated bandwidth from node A to node Z.

BW ZA

Allocated bandwidth from node Z to node A.

MTU

Maximum transmission unit. Size in bytes of the largest protocol data unit that can be passed on in a link. The standard MTU for an Ethernet link is 1500.

Util AZ

Utilization from node A to node Z.

Util ZA

Utilization from node Z to node A.

Double-click a link in the table to display the link details window. Figure 5 shows the link details window.

Figure 5: Link Details Window
Link Details Window

Expand the lists in the left pane to display additional information about the interface the link is coming from (endA), the interface the link is going to (endZ), the interface utilization at each end of the link, the node the link is coming from, and the node the link is going to. 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 links, displayed in the left pane.

Main Window Tunnel Table

Figure 6 shows the main window tunnel table.

Figure 6: Main Window Tunnel Table
Main Window Tunnel 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 3 describes the tunnel table columns.

Table 3: Main Window Tunnel Table Columns

Column Name

Description

Name

Name of the tunnel.

Node A

Name of node A at one end of the tunnel.

Node Z

Name of node Z at one end of the tunnel.

IP A

IP address of node A at one end of the tunnel.

IP Z

IP address of node Z at one end of the tunnel.

Bandwidth

Bandwidth required by the tunnel.

Metric

The routing tunnel metric.

Path Type

Type of path: Primary, Secondary, or Standby.

Path Name

Path name, if configured.

Setup

RSVP setup priority for the tunnel traffic.

Hold

RSVP hold priority for the tunnel traffic.

Explicit Route

RSVP explicit route object for the tunnel, if configured.

Double-click a tunnel in the table to display the tunnel details window. Figure 7 shows the tunnel details window.

Figure 7: Tunnel Details Window
Tunnel
Details Window

Expand the lists in the left pane to display additional information about the node the link is coming from, node the link is going to, IPv4 address, nodeA and nodeZ at each end of the tunnel, and the planned tunnel properties. 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 links, displayed in the left pane.

Select a tunnel in the table, right-click and select Display Tunnel Traffic Chart to display the tunnel traffic chart. Figure 8 shows the tunnel traffic chart for ingress traffic.

Figure 8: Tunnel Traffic Chart
Tunnel 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, show bandwidth (if configured), 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.

Main Window SRLG Table

Identifying SRLGs is important when planning MPLS label-switched path (LSP) diversity.

Figure 9 shows the main window SRLG table, the SRLG details window, and the SRLG links highlighted in the topology map.

Figure 9: Main Window SRLG Table
Main Window SRLG
Table

Table 4 describes the SRLG table columns.

Table 4: Main Window SRLG Table Columns

Column Name

Description

ID

Identifier of the SRLG. For SRLGs created automatically, the name is derived from the node name and common part of the interface names. If you create the SRLGs, you configure the name.

Nodes

Number of nodes. SRLGs created automatically do not include the nod and the display is 0. SRLGs created manually might include nodes and links.

Links

Number of links that are in the shared risk group.

Node Names

The name of the node in manually created SRLGs.

Link Names

Name of the links that are in the shared risk group.

Double-click the SRLG identifier. An SRLG detail window is displayed, and the SRLG links are highlighted in the topology map.

In the SRLG details window, expand the lists to display information such as the name of the links, the protocols configured on the links, and the RSVP bandwidth on the source node and the target (destination) nodes at each end of the links.