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    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 1.
    6. Click one:
      • OK—Saves the changes.
      • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.
      • Apply—Applies the RPM options.

    Table 1: 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 2.
    5. Click one:
      • OK—Saves the changes.
      • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.
      • Apply—Applies the BGP parameters.

    Table 2: 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 3.
    5. Click one:
      • OK—Saves the changes.
      • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.
      • Apply—Applies the routing instances options.

    Table 3: 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 4.
    5. Click one:
      • OK—Saves the changes.
      • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.
      • Apply—Applies the probe options.

    Table 4: 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 5.
    6. Click one:
      • OK—Saves the changes.
      • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.
      • Apply—Applies the probe server settings.

    Table 5: 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.

    Published: 2013-01-06