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Left Pane Legend

 

Filters



Table 21: Left Pane Legend

Item

Description

Reference

Protocols

Allows you to view your network by different categories such as by protocol.

See Filters > Protocols

Types

Allows you to show or label certain categories of nodes (for example, by hardware type) and links (for example, by trunk type)

See Filters > Type

Routing Instances

Displays routing instances/OSPF process IDs associated with each link/interface by the color in the legend, which can be customized using Set Color... in the right-click popup menu. Refer to the NorthStar Planner Feature Guide chapter titled Routing Instances for more details.

Filters > Routing Instances

Advanced

Includes options to hide certain elements such as nodes (AS’s) or links (low utilization links)

See Filters > Advanced



Network Elements



Item

Description

Reference

Nodes

Includes a list of the nodes in your network. Clicking on a node will highlight it on the map.

See Network Elements > Nodes

Links

Includes a list of links for the selected subview. Clicking on a link will highlight it on the map.

See Network Elements > Links

Facilities

Includes a list of facilities in the network. A facility is a set of nodes and links likely to fail together.

See Network Elements > Facilities



Utilization Legends



Item

Description

Reference

Utilization

Displays the planned link utilization using colors of the color bar. Planned utilization is the percentage of the link used by the demands you input into the network.

See Utilization Legends.

Peak Util

The Peak Util display feature is used after running a failure simulation script to view the highest (or worst case) link utilization loading experienced by each link, depending on the rerouting of demand/flow traffic after any single failure.

See Utilization Legends.

Planned Node Load

Displays the planned traffic on a node by a color bar. For further information.

See Utilization Legends > Planned Node Load and Measured Node Load.

Measured Node Load

Displays the measured interface traffic on a node by a color bar.

See Utilization Legends > Planned Node Load and Measured Node Load.

Measured Link Util

Displays the measured interface traffic load by CoS, as an alternative to Traffic > Traffic Load, Interface.

 

Demand CoS Util

Displays the normal and peak utilization calculated based on demand routing, as an alternative to Traffic > Traffic Load.

 


Subviews



Item

Description

AS

Displays Autonomous Systems (AS’s) by color. Each respective AS and their colors are shown in the left pane as a legend. The color can be customized using Set Color... in the right-click popup menu.

Area/Domain

Displays the domain or area (for example, OSPF area) by color. Each respective area and its colors are shown in the left pane legend. The color can be customized using Set Color... in the right-click popup menu.

Attribute/Admin Group

(MPLS-TE module). View links by logical combinations of RSVP resource colors (Cisco attribute or Juniper Networks admin group). The logical combinations available include all, any, and not. See the NorthStar Planner Feature Guide for more information.

Link Status

(Router module). Displays operational statuses of links and virtual trunks using colors or line styles. Operational Statuses for links include Down, Passive, and Other. Operational statuses for virtual trunks include VT (for an operational virtual trunk) and VT Down for a non-operational virtual trunk. See Subviews > Link Status.

Media

Displays link media types using colors or line styles. Valid link media attributes include: TERRES (terrestrial), SAT (satellite), MCWAVE (microwave), FIBER, and ENCRYPT (encrypted). These media descriptors are used in route biasing of demands using criteria such as preferred, preferred not, and required. The color and style of these links can be customized by right-clicking on the icon in the left pane and selecting Set Color or Set Line Style.

Multicast

Includes multicast groups in the network. Selecting one will highlight the distribution tree on the map. See Subviews > Multicast.

Protocols

Allows you to view your network by different categories such as by protocol. See Filters > Protocols.

Routing Instances

Displays routing instances/OSPF process IDs associated with each link/interface by the color in the legend, which can be customized using Set Color... in the right-click popup menu. See Filters > Routing Instances. Refer to the NorthStar Feature Guide for more details.

Type

Displays types of nodes (for example, by hardware vendor) and links (for example, by trunk type). See Filters > Type.

Vendors

Displays link vendors using colors or line styles. Possible values for vendors include those that are specific to a certain country or region, and are listed in the tariff database. If a vendor is not specified, the vendor is set to the default DEF. To represent in-house fiber links with zero cost, the vendor should be set to NET. The color and style of these links can be customized by right-clicking on the icon in the left pane and selecting Set Color or Set Line Style.