Configuring RPM (NSM Procedure)

Real-time Performance Monitoring (RPM) includes the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), probe, and probe server.

To configure the RPM feature:

  1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
  2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device for which you want to configure the RPM feature.
  3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select Services > Rpm.
  4. Select the Enable Feature check box.
  5. Configure the RPM options as specified in Table 152.
  6. Click one:
    • OK—Saves the changes.
    • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.
    • Apply—Applies the RPM options.

Table 152: RPM Configuration Options

OptionFunctionYour Action

Comment

Supplies a descriptive comment for RPM. This is optional.

Enter a comment.

Probe Limit

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent probes allowed.

Set the probe limit. Range: 1 through 500.

You can configure the following RPM options:

Configuring BGP (NSM Procedure)

This section provides information about configuring Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) for RPM.

To configure BGP:

  1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
  2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device for which you want to configure the BGP feature.
  3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select Services > Rpm > Bgp.
  4. Configure the options as specified in Table 153.
  5. Click one:
    • OK—Saves the changes.
    • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.
    • Apply—Applies the BGP parameters.

Table 153: BGP Configuration Options

OptionFunctionYour Action

Comment

Supplies a descriptive comment for BGP. This is optional.

Enter a comment.

Probe Type

Specifies the RPM-BGP probe request type.

Select the probe request type.

Probe Count

Specifies the total number of probes per test.

Set the probe count. Range: 1 through 15.

Probe Interval

Specifies the amount of time between probes.

Set the probe interval. Range: 1 through 255.

Test Interval

Specifies the amount of time between tests.

Set the test interval. Range: 0 through 86400.

Destination Port

Specifies the TCP/UDP port number.

Set the destination port number. Range: 7 through 65535.

History Size

Specifies the number of stored history entries.

Set the history size. Range: 0 through 255.

Moving Average Size

Specifies the average number of samples to use for the moving average.

Set the moving average size. Range: 0 through 255.

Data Size

Specifies the size of the data portion of the probe.

Set the data size. Range: 0 through 65507.

Data Fill

Defines content for the data portion of the probes.

Enter the content in hexadecimal format (0-9, a-f, A-F).

BGP allows you to configure routing instance options.

Configuring Routing Instances (NSM Procedure)

This section provides information about configuring routing instances for BGP.

To configure routing instances:

  1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
  2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device for which you want to configure the BGP routing instances options.
  3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select Services > Rpm > Bgp > Routing Instances.
  4. Add or modify the settings as specified in Table 154.
  5. Click one:
    • OK—Saves the changes.
    • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.
    • Apply—Applies the routing instances options.

Table 154: Routing Instance Configuration Options

OptionFunctionYour Action

Name

Specifies the routing instance name.

Enter a name.

Comment

Specifies the comment for the routing instance.

Enter a comment.

Configuring Probe (NSM Procedure)

This section provides information about configuring probe options for RPM.

To configure probe options:

  1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
  2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device for which you want to configure the probe mechanism.
  3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select Services > Rpm > Probe.
  4. Add or modify settings as specified in Table 155.
  5. Click one:
    • OK—Saves the changes.
    • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.
    • Apply—Applies the probe options.

Table 155: Probe Configuration Options

OptionFunctionYour Action

Name

Specifies the name of the owner.

Enter a name.

Comment

Specifies the comment for the probe.

Enter a comment.

probe > test

Name

Specifies the name of the test.

Enter a name.

Comment

Specifies a comment for the test.

Enter a comment.

Probe Type

Specifies the probe request type.

Select the probe request type.

Probe Count

Specifies the total number of probes per count.

Enter the value or select it from the list.

Range: 1 through 15.

Probe Interval

Specifies the amount of time between the probes.

Enter the value or select it from the list.

Range: 1 through 255.

Test Interval

Specifies the amount of time between the tests.

Enter the value or select it from the list.

Range: 0 through 86400.

Destination Port

Specifies the TCP/UDP port number.

Enter the value or select it from the list.

Range: 7 through 65535.

Source Address

Specifies the source address for probes.

Enter the source address.

Routing Instance

Specifies the routing instance used by probes.

Select the routing instance.

History Size

Specifies the number of stored history entries.

Enter the value or select it from the list.

Range: 0 through 255.

Moving Average Size

Specifies the average number of samples to use for the moving average.

Enter the value or select it from the list.

Range: 0 through 255.

Dscp Code Points

Specifies the Differentiated Services (DiffServ) code point bits or alias.

Select the DSCP code points.

Data Size

Specifies the size of the data portion of the probes.

Enter the value or select it from the list.

Range: 0 through 65507

Data Fill

Defines the content of the data portion of the probes.

Enter the content in hexadecimal format (0-9, a-f, A-F).

Destination Interface

Specifies the name of the output interface for probes.

Enter the name of the output interface for probes.

Hardware Timestamp

Specifies that the Packet Forwarding Engine updates the timestamp.

Select the check box.

One Way Hardware Timestamp

Enables hardware timestamps for one-way measurements.

Select the check box.

probe > test > Target

Comment

Specifies a comment for the target.

Enter a comment.

probe > test > Target > Address

none

Specifies that neither the IP address nor the URL of the remote server that is being probed by the RPM test is specified.

Select the option.

address

Specifies the IP address of the remote server that is being probed by the RPM test.

Select the option and enter the address.

url

Specifies the URL of the remote server that is being probed by the RPM test.

Select the option and enter the URL.

probe > test > Thresholds

Comment

Specifies a comment for the threshold.

Enter a comment.

Successive Loss

Specifies the number of successive probe losses, which indicates successive failure.

Enter the value or select it from the list.

Range: 0 through 15.

Total Loss

Specifies total number of probe losses, which indicates test failure.

Enter the value or select it from the list.

Range: 0 through 15.

Rtt

Specifies the maximum round-trip time per probe.

Enter the value or select it from the list.

Range: 0 through 60000000.

Jitter Rtt

Specifies the maximum jitter per test.

Enter the value or select it from the list.

Range: 0 through 60000000.

Std Dev Rtt

Specifies the maximum standard deviation per test.

Enter the value or select it from the list.

Range: 0 through 60000000.

Egress Time

Specifies maximum source-to-destination time per probe.

Enter the value or select it from the list.

Range: 0 through 60000000.

Ingress Time

Specifies maximum destination-to-source time per probe.

Enter the value or select it from the list.

Range: 0 through 60000000.

Jitter Ingress

Specifies maximum destination-to-source jitter per test.

Enter the value or select it from the list.

Range: 0 through 60000000.

Jitter Egress

Specifies maximum source-to-destination jitter per test.

Enter the value or select it from the list.

Range: 0 through 60000000.

Std Dev Ingress

Specifies maximum destination-to-source standard deviation per test.

Enter the value or select it from the list.

Range: 0 through 60000000.

Std Dev Egress

Specifies maximum source-to-destination standard deviation per test.

Enter the value or select it from the list.

Range: 0 through 60000000.

probe > test > Traps

New Traps

Specifies the test traps.

Select a trap.

Configuring Probe Server (NSM Procedure)

This section provides information about configuring probe server options for RPM.

To configure probe server options:

  1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
  2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device for which you want to configure probe server options.
  3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select Services > Rpm > Probe Server.
  4. In the Probe Server workspace, enter a comment for the probe server.
  5. Configure the options as specified in Table 156.
  6. Click one:
    • OK—Saves the changes.
    • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.
    • Apply—Applies the probe server settings.

Table 156: Probe Server Configuration Details

OptionFunctionYour Action

Probe Server > Icmp

Comment

Specifies the comment for probe ICMP.

Enter a comment.

Destination Interface

Specifies the name of the output interface for probes.

Enter the name of the destination interface.

Probe Server > Tcp

Comment

Specifies the comment for TCP.

Enter a comment.

Port

Specifies the TCP port number.

Set the port number. Range: 0 through 65535.

Destination Interface

Specifies the name of the output interface for probes.

Enter the name of the destination interface.

Probe Server > Udp

Comment

Specifies the comment for UDP.

Enter a comment.

Port

Specifies the UDP port number.

Set the port number. Range: 0 through 65535.

Destination Interface

Specifies the name of the output interface for probes.

Enter the name of the destination interface.