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About Fault Mode in All Views of Connectivity Services Director

Fault mode in Connectivity Services Director provides you visibility into your network status and performance by displaying alarms and events generated on devices and configured services on devices. Connectivity Services Director monitors its managed devices and maintains the information it collects from the devices in a database. Fault mode displays this information in easy-to-understand graphs and in tables that you can sort and filter, allowing you to quickly visualize the state of your network, spot trends developing over time, and find important details. When certain types of events are persistent, or when the condition causing the event crosses a threshold, SNMP sends a notification, also called a trap to Connectivity Services Director.

Connectivity Services Director correlates traps, describing a condition, into an alarm . For example, multiple power supply traps coming from a device are correlated into a single power supply alarm for the device. The main purpose and benefit of monitoring functionalities is to allow the operators to quickly monitor the health (working condition), operating efficiency, traffic-handling capacity, and performance status of the managed devices and configured services such as E-Line, E-LAN, and IP.

The monitoring mechanism is tool that enables the operator to understand the network health and status by drilling down to all the components of a device. The device status is marked as green, red, orange, or blue, based on the health, availability, performance and other important key performance indicators.

  • Red denotes an emergency condition, which is a system panic or other conditions that cause the routing platform to stop functioning. It also indicates that the device is offline or turned down.

  • Orange denotes an alert, which can be conditions that must be corrected immediately, such as a corrupted system database.

  • Yellow indicates a notice, which signifies conditions that are not error conditions but are of interest or might warrant special handling. It can also include a severity level equivalent to informational or debugging messages.

  • Blue denotes an informational message; no action is necessary. Informational alarms do not necessarily indicate an error. It could indicate that a device or entity has changed state.