This topic describes router-specific fields in the node, link, interface, demand, and tunnel tables as well as the Application Options windows.
Refer to the NorthStar Planner User Interface Guide for details on the available options.
Design Options > BGP
Design Options > MPLS DS-TE
For more information about the available options, see DiffServ Traffic Engineering Tunnels Overview.
Table 1: Design Options > Path Placement
Allow Negative Available Capacity
This selection specifies whether the available bandwidth of trunks will or will not be checked during path placement. When yes is selected, it will not be checked. When no, it will be checked. Hardware default selection will depend on the hardware specification
This option allows the user to enable all links as MPLS-enabled, or have them set as specified per link in the Protocols tab of the Link window.
Max. ECMP Count
This number specifies the maximum number of ECMP sub-flows that can be split from one original flow.
Min. ECMP Flow BW
This bandwidth value specifies the minimum bandwidth a flow must have in order to split it into sub-flows.
This specifies the PIM mode for the multicast feature.
This option allows the user to enable or disable all links as PIM-enabled.
Design Options > Tunnel Sizing
For more information, see Tunnel Sizing and Demand Sizing Overview.
Failure Simulation > FRR
For more information, see NorthStar Planner Fast Reroute Overview.
For more information, see Integrity Check Report Overview.
LSP Tunnel Attributes
To display the tunnel attributes from a customized network, select Tools > Options > General, LSP Tunnel Attributes. The Tunnel Options window is displayed. Type in the name for each tunnel attribute in the textbox corresponding to the desired bit. For more information, see NorthStar Planner LSP Tunnels Overview,.