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Network Menu Overview

The Network menu from the main menu bar provides access to network information for all types of network elements. The most basic of these are nodes, links, and demands. Other types of network information are available depending on the hardware type of your network.

You can also access network information by right-clicking the mouse over a network object in the Map window. For example, to view node information, right-click the mouse over a node and select View > Node in the pop-up menu to display the properties for that node.

Table 1 shows the network menu options that are available.

Table 1: Network Menu Options




Provides general information about the network under review. The Network Summary window displays statistics about the various network elements in the network, including nodes, links, and demands.

The demand statistics indicate the average and maximum hops of demands and the number of placed, unplaced, and deactivated demands. Placed demands are demands that were routed over the network. Unplaced demands were demands that failed to route over the network. Deactivated demands are demands that are not routed over the network, for example, demands from a node to itself.


Select Network > Maps to display additional maps such as the BGP, Events, and IP VPN maps if available.

Select Network > Maps > Copy Map Layout to take the layout of one of the maps and copy it onto another open map. When the network is saved, the layout of the main map is also saved, but not that of other maps.


See Network Menu: Nodes


Displays link information. The number of tabs and type of information displayed in the Link window depend on the hardware type of the network model.


See Network Menu: Interfaces


See Network Menu: Demands


See Tunnels


See Network Menu: Sites


See Network Menu: SRLG


See Network Menu: Owners

Element Templates

See Network Menu: Templates

User Parameters

See Network Menu: Demands.


See Virtual Private Networks in the Paragon Planner User Guide.


See Virtual Local Area Networks in the Paragon Planner User Guide.

Access Domains

See Virtual Local Area Networks chapter in the Paragon Planner User Guide.


See Border Gateway Protocol in the Paragon Planner User Guide.


See Multicast in the Paragon Planner User Guide.

OSPF Areas

See Network Menu: OSPF Areas/Domains.

OSPF/ISIS Routing Instance

See Routing Instances in the Paragon Planner User Guide.

Static Route Table

See Static Routes in the Paragon Planner User Guide.

QoS Manager

See Network Menu: QoS Manager

Admin Weight

See Network Menu: Admin Weight

Service Type

See Network Menu: Service Type

Path & Capacity

See Network Menu: Path and Capacity