Simulate a Maintenance Event
You can run scheduled maintenance event simulations for different failure scenarios to test the resilience of your network. Network simulation is based on the current network state for the selected maintenance events at the time the simulation is initiated. This simulation workflow can not simulate a maintenance event for a future network state or simulate elements from other concurrent maintenance events. You can run network simulations based on elements selected for a maintenance event, with the option to include exhaustive failure testing.
To simulate a maintenance event:
- Click Network > Topology.
The Topology page is displayed with the topology map at the center and the network information table at the bottom of the page.
- Hover over the More Options (horizontal ellipsis) icon and select Maintenance.
The Maintenance tab appears.
- Select the maintenance event you want to simulate.
- Select Simulate.
The Simulate Maintenance page appears. Exhaustive Failure simulation options are displayed along with the nodes, links, and facilities associated with the maintenance event.
- (Optional)—Select Nodes, Links, or Facilities check box if you want to run
an Exhaustive Failure Simulation on those network elements.
If you do not perform an exhaustive failure simulation (all check boxes under Exhaustive Failure Simulation are unchecked), all the nodes, links, and facilities selected for the maintenance event fail concurrently (at the same time). For example, if Nodes are selected under the Exhaustive Failure Simulation option, the simulation will still fail all the maintenance event elements concurrently, but fails each of the other nodes in the topology, one at a time. If you select multiple element types for exhaustive failure simulation, all possible combinations involving those elements are tested. The subsequent report reflects peak values based on the worst performing combination.
- Click Simulate to perform the failure
simulation and generate reports.
A confirmation message appears stating that the simulation is complete and the generated reports are available in the Reports (Monitoring > Reports > Maintenance) section.