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Demand Window Fields

This topic describes router-specific fields in the node, link, interface, demand, and tunnel tables as well as the Application Options windows.



File Format


Virtual Private Network

demand file, owner field

For a description of general details for demands, refer to the NorthStar Planner User Interface Guide. For more information about VPNs, see NorthStar Planner Virtual Private Networks Overview.

Table 1: Demand Type Parameter Generation



File Format

Guaranteed BW

Specifies that the demand should route over a Guaranteed Bandwidth (e.g., subpool) tunnel



If this checkbox is selected, the flow will be routed along the same route in both directions.


Policy Class

CoS Policy.

COS= policyname, where policyname is substituted by the CoS policy name

Routing Instance

If this field is selected, the flow must route only on interfaces of the given OSPF routing instance/process ID.



If this checkbox is selected, specify the destination IP in the adjacent select menu.

MCip-address, where ip-address is substituted by the destination IP address

PIM Mode

The following Protocol Independent Multicast modes can be specified:

  • PIM-DM (dense mode)

  • PIM-SM (sparse mode)

  • Bidir-PIM

  • SSM

pim-mode, where pim-mode is substituted by the multicast mode (e.g., PIM-DM)


Specify that this demand can be load-balanced to Equal Cost Multiple Paths, by splitting the flow into this number of sub-flows.

ECMP= n, where n is substituted by an integer

Signaling Protocol

When selecting VoIP as the traffic type, you can select a signaling protocol (e.g., H.323, SIP)

VOIP= protocol, where protocol is the signaling protocol (e.g., H.323, SIP)


When selecting VoIP as the traffic type, this offers a wide range of codecs, such as 64K(G.711)

Codec= codec_bandwidth, (e.g., Codec=64K)