Address Manager - Avaya MultiService

Address Manager - Avaya MultiService
Avaya MultiService
Address Manager
User Guide
April 2002
Avaya MultiService Address Manager User Guide
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Table of Contents
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
The Purpose of This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .v
Who Should Use This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .v
Organization of This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .v
Chapter 1 — Introduction to Avaya MultiService Address Manager 1
Avaya MultiService Address Manager Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Starting Avaya MultiService Address Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Avaya MultiService Address Manager User Interface . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Network Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Connections Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Dialog Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Status Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Using Tooltips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Using Avaya MultiService Address Manager Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Printing from Avaya MultiService Address Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Searching in Avaya MultiService Address Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Using Avaya MultiService Address Manager Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Opening the Help to the Contents Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Opening the Help to a Topic of Interest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Closing Avaya MultiService Address Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Chapter 2 — Connection Discovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Connection Discovery Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Running Connection Discovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Scheduling Connection Discovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Using the Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Saving the Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Deleting Log Entries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Clearing the Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Chapter 3 — Connections Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Connections Table Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Understanding the Connections Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Customizing the Connections Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Selecting Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
Sorting the Connections Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
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Filtering the Connections Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Modifying Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Modifying Connections in the Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Using the Modify Connection Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Existing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Other Host . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
New Host . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Modifying Hosts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Clearing the Connections Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Chapter 4 — Duplicate IP Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Duplicate IP Addresses Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Viewing Duplicate IP Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Saving the Duplicate IP Address Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Deleting Duplicate IP Address Table Entries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Clearing the Duplicate IP Address Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Chapter 5 — Importing and Exporting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Import/Export Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Importing Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Exporting Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Import/Export Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Appendix A — Avaya MultiService Address Manager Menus . . . . . 32
File Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Edit Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
View Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Actions Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Help Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
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Preface
Welcome to Avaya MultiService Address Manager. This chapter provides
an introduction to the structure and assumptions of this guide. It
includes the following sections:
•
The Purpose of This Manual - A description of the goals of this
manual.
•
Who Should Use This Manual - The intended audience of this
manual.
•
Organization of This Manual - A brief description of the
subjects contained in the various sections of this manual.
The Purpose of This Manual
This manual contains information needed to use Avaya MultiService
Address Manager efficiently and effectively.
Who Should Use This Manual
This manual is intended for network managers familiar with network
management and its fundamental concepts.
Organization of This Manual
This manual is structured to reflect the following conceptual divisions:
•
Preface - A description of the manual’s purpose, intended
audience, and organization.
•
Introduction to Avaya MultiService Address Manager - An
introduction to Avaya MultiService Address Manager, including
instructions on starting Avaya MultiService Address Manager, a
detailed description of Avaya MultiService Address Manager’s
user interface, and instructions on how to use Avaya MultiService
Address Manager’s on-line help.
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•
Connection Discovery - A description of Avaya MultiService
Address Manager’s Connection Discovery function, including
detailed instructions on configuring Connection Discovery
options, running Connection Discovery, scheduling Connection
Discovery, and a full description of the Log.
•
Connections Table - A description of the Connections Table and
its fields, including detailed instructions on how to customize the
fields in the table, filter the table, and modify table entries.
•
Duplicate IP Addresses - Instructions on how to display, save,
and delete, duplicate IP address messages.
•
Importing and Exporting - Detailed instructions on how to
import and export information to and from Avaya MultiService
Address Manager.
•
Menus - The full menu structure in Avaya MultiService Address
Manager.
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Introduction to Avaya
MultiService Address Manager
This chapter provides an introduction to Avaya MultiService Address
Manager. It includes the following sections:
•
Avaya MultiService Address Manager Overview - An
overview of Avaya MultiService Address Manager, providing
information on the purpose of the application.
•
Starting Avaya MultiService Address Manager - Instructions
on how to start Avaya MultiService Address Manager.
•
Avaya MultiService Address Manager User Interface - An
introduction to Avaya MultiService Address Manager’s user
interface, including instructions on how to use the toolbar
buttons.
•
Using Tooltips - An explanation of Avaya MultiService Address
Manager tooltips.
•
Using Avaya MultiService Address Manager Tables - An
explanation of symbols used in Avaya MultiService Address
Manager tables.
•
Printing from Avaya MultiService Address Manager Instructions on how to print Avaya MultiService Address
Manager information.
•
Searching in Avaya MultiService Address Manager Instructions on how to search for switches, ports, and hosts in
Avaya MultiService Address Manager.
•
Using Avaya MultiService Address Manager Help - An
explanation of the options for accessing on-line help in Avaya
MultiService Address Manager.
•
Closing Avaya MultiService Address Manager - Instructions
on how to close Avaya MultiService Address Manager.
Avaya MultiService Address Manager Overview
Welcome to Avaya MultiService Address Manager. Avaya MultiService
Address Manager is an application that allows you to see which network
devices are directly attached to the ports on your network devices.
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Using advanced network searches, Avaya MultiService Address Manager
helps you build, maintain, and display a centralized list of hosts
discovered in the network with their MAC and IP addresses, and device
port connectivity. In addition, Avaya MultiService Address Manager
enables you to print or export the list. You can also import connections
into Avaya MultiService Address Manager.
Avaya MultiService Address Manager helps you rapidly locate a host or
switch port on the network, and find duplicate IP addresses in the
network.
Starting Avaya MultiService Address Manager
To start Avaya MultiService Address Manager from Avaya MultiService
Console, select Tools > Avaya MultiService Address Manager. Avaya
MultiService Address Manager opens.
To start Avaya MultiService Address Manager from HP-OV NNM (UNIX
or NT-OV), select Tools > Avaya > Avaya MultiService Address Manager.
Avaya MultiService Address Manager opens.
Avaya MultiService Address Manager User
Interface
The Avaya MultiService Address Manager user interface consists of the
following elements:
•
Menu Bar - Menus for accessing Avaya MultiService Address
Manager management functions. For a full list of the menus in
Avaya MultiService Address Manager, refer to Appendix A, Avaya
MultiService Address Manager Menus.
•
Toolbar - Toolbar buttons for accessing Avaya MultiService
Address Manager management functions.
•
Network Tree - A resizeable window containing a hierarchical
representation of the devices in the network.
•
Connections Table - A table where network connections are
displayed.
•
Dialog Area - A resizeable window where all dialog boxes open.
•
Status Bar - An area at the bottom of the window where the
communication status between Avaya MultiService Address
Manager and network devices is displayed.
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The figure below shows the user interface, with its various parts labeled.
Figure 1-1. Avaya MultiService Address Manager User Interface
Menu Bar
Connections
Table
Toolbar
Dialog Area
Network
Tree
Status Bar
To resize the main areas of the user interface, the Network Tree, the
Connections Table, the Dialog Area, and the Log Area, use the splitter
bars and their arrows.
Toolbar
The Toolbar provides shortcuts to the main Avaya MultiService Address
Manager functions.
The table below describes the buttons on the Toolbar and gives the
equivalent menu options.
Table 1-1. Avaya MultiService Address Manager Toolbar
Button
Description
Menu Item
Prints the last area clicked.
File > Print
Saves all changes to the
Network Tree and Connections
Table.
File > Save Changes
Returns the Connections Table
to the state in which it was last
saved.
Edit > Revert
Opens the Find dialog box.
Edit > Find
Opens the Modify Connection
dialog box.
Edit > Modify
Connection
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Table 1-1. Avaya MultiService Address Manager Toolbar
Button
Description
Menu Item
Starts Connection Discovery
Actions > Start
Connection
Discovery
Stops Connection Discovery.
Actions > Stop
Connection
Discovery
Opens context-sensitive help.
Help > Help On
When you place the cursor on a toolbar button for one second, a label
appears with the name of the button.
Network Tree
The Network Tree shows a hierarchical representation of the devices in
the network. The Network Tree has 4 levels:
•
My Network - The highest level is My Network. The number
of switches in the network appears next to My Network.
•
Subnets - The second level in the Network Tree shows the
subnets in the network.
•
Switches - The third level in the Network Tree shows the
switches in the network. The switches are labeled with their IP
address and the Best Name of the device.
•
Modules - The fourth level of the Network Tree shows the
modules in the switch.
When an item in the Network Tree is selected, the Connections Table
displays the connections for the part of the Network Tree selected. For
example, if My Network is selected in the Network Tree, all connections in
the network are displayed in the Connections Table. If a particular
switch is selected in the Network Tree, the Connections Table displays
only the connections from the selected switch.
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Connections Table
The Connections Table displays the connections between the switch
ports in the network and the hosts to which they are connected. The
Connections Table also displays information about the connected ports
and hosts. You can customize the Connections Table to include only the
fields you want. For information on customizing the Connections Table,
refer to “Customizing the Connections Table” on page 18.
Dialog Area
The area under the Connections Table is where all dialog boxes open.
This area can be resized by dragging the horizontal splitter bar with the
mouse. When a dialog box opens, it replaces the current dialog box open
in the Dialog Area. When no dialog box is open, the Dialog Area
disappears, and the Connections Table expands to take its place.
Status Bar
The Status Bar shows the communication status between Avaya
MultiService Address Manager and the devices on the network by
displaying a status message and an appropriate graphic. The Status Bar
also displays an icon if filtering options are active. The table below shows
the Status Bar icons with their descriptions.
Table 1-2. Communication Statuses
Status
Graphic
Description
Ready
The application is ready to
communicate with the devices
in the network.
Communicating
The application is currently
communicating with the devices
in the network.
Communication Error
The last attempted
communication with the device
in the network was not
successful.
Filter Active
Filtering options are currently
active.
In addition, when discovering connections, a progress bar is displayed in
the Status Bar.
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Using Tooltips
Avaya MultiService Address Manager includes a tooltip feature which
allows you to display additional information about objects in the
Network Tree. To display additional information, place the cursor on an
icon in the Network Tree. After about one second, the tooltip appears.
Figure 1-2. Avaya MultiService Address Manager Tooltip
The information provided by the tooltip varies based on the object on
which the cursor is placed. The following is a list of the information that
can be found in tooltips:
•
Interface - The device’s MAC and IP addresses.
•
Module - The module number.
•
Name - The Best Name of the device.
•
Subnet - The selected subnet.
•
Type - The SysOid of the device type.
Using Avaya MultiService Address Manager
Tables
Avaya MultiService Address Manager displays the status of each row in a
table. The following table shows symbols that appear at the start of a
row, with their corresponding explanations.
Table 1-3. Row Status Symbols
Symbol
Explanation
The row has not been modified since the Connections
Table was last saved.
The row has been modified.
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Printing from Avaya MultiService Address
Manager
Avaya MultiService Address Manager enables you to print the following:
•
The Network Tree.
•
The Connections Table.
•
The Log.
•
The Duplicate IP Address table.
•
A list of known hosts.
In addition, you can preview the printout.
To print the Network Tree, Connections Table, Log, Duplicate IP Address
table, or list of known hosts:
1. Click the area you want to print. For example, to print the
Network Tree, click anywhere in the Network Tree.
* Note: To print a list of known hosts, open the Modify Connections
dialog box and click on the Other Host tab. For instructions
on how to open the Modify Connections dialog box, refer to
“Using the Modify Connection Dialog Box” on page 22.
To print the Duplicate IP Addresses table, open the Duplicate IP
Addresses table. For instructions on how to open the Duplicate
IP Addresses table, refer to “Viewing Duplicate IP Addresses” on
page 27.
2. Click
.
Or
Select File > Print. The selected area is printed.
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To preview the printout of the Network Tree, Connections Table, Log,
Duplicate IP Address table, or a list of known hosts:
1. Click the area you want to preview. For example, to preview the
printout of the Network Tree, click anywhere in the Network
Tree.
* Note: To preview a list of known hosts, open the Modify
Connections dialog box and click on the Other Host tab. For
instructions on how to open the Modify Connections dialog
box, refer to “Using the Modify Connection Dialog Box” on
page 22.
To preview a printout of the Duplicate IP Addresses table, open
the Duplicate IP Addresses table. For instructions on how to
open the Duplicate IP Addresses table, refer to “Viewing
Duplicate IP Addresses” on page 27.
2. Select File > Print Preview. The Print Preview window opens with a
preview of the printout for the selected area.
Figure 1-3. Print Preview Window
3. To print the previewed area, click Print. The selected area is
printed.
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4. To close the Print Preview window without printing, click Close.
The Print Preview window closes.
Searching in Avaya MultiService Address
Manager
Avaya MultiService Address Manager enables you to search the Network
Tree and Connections Table for switches, ports, hosts, and connections.
You can search using up to 7 search criteria. Only those elements
meeting all of the search criteria are highlighted in Avaya MultiService
Address Manager.
Where possible, the Avaya MultiService Address Manager verifies the
validity of search criteria. If the text in the field is appropriate for the
field, e.g., a valid IP address next to By Station IP, the text appears black,
and the checkbox next to the field is checked. If the text in the field is
inappropriate for the field, e.g.,non-numeric characters in an IP address,
the text appears red, and the checkbox next to the field is not checked.
You can use an asterisk(*) in IP and MAC addresses to signify a wildcard
in the asterisk’s position, but the address format must be complete. For
example, 132.32.*.* is valid for an IP address search expression, but
132.32.* is not. Similarly, you cannot use a numeric expression and an
asterisk as a member of an IP or MAC address. i.e. 132.32.1*.42 is not a
valid search expression.
To search Avaya MultiService Address Manager for a switch, host, port,
or connection:
1. Click
.
Or
Select Edit > Find. The Find dialog box opens.
Figure 1-4. Find Dialog Box
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2. Enter the search criteria. Search criteria can consist of some or all
of the following:
— Host name.
— Host IP address.
— Host MAC address.
— Host user.
— Device port.
— Device location.
— Device description.
3. Ensure that the checkbox next to the criteria by which you want
to search is checked.
4. Click Find. The element you searched for appears highlighted.
To find the next element that matches the search criteria, click Find Next.
The element you searched for appears highlighted.
To close the Find dialog box, click Close.
Using Avaya MultiService Address Manager
Help
This section explains how to use the on-line help in Avaya MultiService
Address Manager. The on-line help can be opened to the contents page
or directly to a topic of interest.
Opening the Help to the Contents Page
To open the help to the contents page, select Help > Contents. The
on-line help opens to the contents page.
Opening the Help to a Topic of Interest
To open the help directly to a topic of interest:
1. Click
.
Or
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Select Help > Help On. The cursor changes to the shape of an
arrow with a question mark.
2. Click on a point of interest in Avaya MultiService Address
Manager. The help opens to a topic explaining the clicked feature.
Closing Avaya MultiService Address Manager
To close Avaya MultiService Address Manager, select File > Exit. Avaya
MultiService Address Manager closes.
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Connection Discovery
This chapter provides detailed instructions on how to use Avaya
MultiService Address Manager’s Connection Discovery feature. It
includes the following sections:
•
Connection Discovery Overview - An overview of Connection
Discovery.
•
Running Connection Discovery - Instructions on how to
discover the connections in your network.
•
Scheduling Connection Discovery - Instructions on how to
schedule automatic discovery of the connections in your
network.
•
Using the Log - A description of the information in the Log and
instructions on how to save the Log and delete Log entries.
Connection Discovery Overview
Avaya MultiService Address Manager can discover the connections
between switch ports and hosts on your network. This process is called
Connection Discovery.
The first time you run Avaya MultiService Address Manager you should
run Connection Discovery. It is also recommended that you regularly
run Connection Discovery. This updates the information in the
Connections Table and helps you track new connections.
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Running Connection Discovery
Connection Discovery can be used to discover the connections between
the switch ports and hosts on your network.
Problems during Connection Discovery are reported in the Log. For
more information, refer to “Using the Log” on page 15.
To discover the connections in your network:
Click
.
Or
Select Actions > Start Connection Discovery. The Connection
Discovery process begins, and a progress bar appears in the Status
Bar.
To stop Connection Discovery:
Click
.
Or
Select Actions > Stop Connection Discovery. A confirmation dialog
box opens. Click Yes. Connection Discovery stops.
When Connection Discovery finishes, the Connections Table is updated.
Any manually changed connections in the Connections Table are left
unchanged, and all port information is saved.
To enable Avaya MultiService Address Manager to display all discovered
connections, clear the Connections Table before running Connection
Discovery. For information on clearing the Connections Table, refer to
“Clearing the Connections Table” on page 25.
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Scheduling Connection Discovery
You can configure Avaya MultiService Address Manager to periodically
discover the connections on your network. This will ensure that the
information in the Connections Table is not outdated.
To schedule periodic Connection Discovery, select Actions > Schedule
Connection Discovery. The Schedule Connection Discovery dialog box
opens.
Figure 2-1. Schedule Connection Discovery Dialog Box
To configure the frequency and time of Connection Discovery:
1. Select an hour from the Start hour pull-down listbox to configure
the start time for Connection Discovery.
2. Select an option button in the Recurrence Pattern section of the
dialog box to configure the basis of the recurrence pattern.
Possible options are:
— Daily - Connection Discovery will be performed every x days.
— Weekly - Connection Discovery will be performed every x
weeks.
3. Finish configuring the recurrence pattern by doing one of the
following:
— If you selected the Daily option button, enter a number in the
Every x Days field.
— If you selected the Weekly option button.
a. Enter a number in the Every x Week(s) field.
b. Check the checkboxes next to the days of the week on
which you want Connection Discovery to run.
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4. Enter a starting date in the Start Date field.
5. Select an end of the recurrence range for Connection Discovery.
Possible range ends are:
— No end date - Connection Discovery runs regularly with no
end date.
— End after x occurrences - Enter a number. Connection
Discovery runs x times, where x is the number entered.
— End by - Enter a date. Connection Discovery runs until the
date entered.
6. When you finish configuring the period parameters for
Connection Discovery, click Apply. Periodic Connection Discovery
jobs are scheduled.
Check the Disable Scheduler checkbox to disable the scheduler.
Using the Log
Errors in the Connection Discovery process are reported in the Log. To
view the Log, select View > Log. The Log opens in the Dialog Area.
Figure 2-2. Log
The Log contains the following fields:
•
Date - The date and time at which the Connection Discovery
problem occurred.
•
Message - A description of the problem.
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You can:
•
Save the Log to a file.
•
Delete entries from the Log.
•
Print the Log.
For instructions on printing the log, refer to “Printing from Avaya
MultiService Address Manager” on page 7.
Saving the Log
To save the Log to a file:
1. Click
next to the Log. The Save As dialog box opens.
2. Enter a filename and browse to the directory in which to save the
file.
3. Click Save. The Log is saved to the specified file.
Deleting Log Entries
To delete the entry you want to delete from the Log:
1. Select an entry.
— To select multiple entries, press CTRL while clicking on
additional entries.
2. Click
Log.
next to the Log. The selected entries are deleted from the
Clearing the Log
To delete all entries from the Log:
1. Click
next to the Log. A confirmation dialog box opens.
2. Click Yes. The Log is cleared.
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Connections Table
This chapter provides a detailed description of the Connections Table. It
includes the following sections:
•
Connections Table Overview - An overview of the
Connections Table.
•
Understanding the Connections Table - A description of the
information in the Connections Table.
•
Customizing the Connections Table - Detailed instructions on
how to customize the Connections Table.
•
Filtering the Connections Table - Instructions on how to filter
the Connections Table.
•
Modifying Connections - Detailed instructions on how to
modify connections.
•
Modifying Hosts - Detailed instructions on how to modify
hosts.
•
Clearing the Connections Table - Detailed instructions on how
to clear the Connections Table.
Connections Table Overview
The Connections Table is the heart of Avaya MultiService Address
Manager. The Connections Table lists the direct links between switch
ports and hosts in your network.
Understanding the Connections Table
The Connections Table lists the hosts directly attached to the switch ports
on the part of the network that is selected in the Network Tree. For
example, if My Network is selected in the Network Tree, all connections in
the network are displayed by the Connections Table. If a particular
switch is selected in the Network Tree, the Connections Table displays
only the connections from the selected switch.
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The Connections Table can provide up to ten pieces of information about
each of the connections it lists. You can select which of the ten
information fields you want to view in the Connections Table. For
instructions on selecting fields to view in the Connections Table, refer to
“Selecting Fields” on page 19.
The following table provides a list of the ten available fields in the
Connections Table and their descriptions.
Table 3-1. Connections Table Fields
Field
Description
Edit
The state of the row. Possible states are:
•
- The information in the row is unchanged.
•
- The information in the row has changed and
was not saved.
Name
The name of the device.
Module
The module number for the port.
Port
The port number.
LAG Name
The LAG to which the port belongs.
VLAN
The VLAN to which the port belongs.
Host
The Name, IP address, and MAC address, or the status of
the host attached to the port. Possible statuses are:
• Multiple Connection - A number of possible
hosts are connected to the port.
• Duplicate - Multiple ports appear with the same
host.
• In LAG - The port belongs to a LAG.
Location
The physical location of the port.
Description
A description of the port.
User
The user of the host.
Customizing the Connections Table
You can customize the Connections Table, enabling you to view only the
fields you want to see. In addition, you can sort the Connections Table
by any of its fields.
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Selecting Fields
You can customize the Connections Table by selecting the fields you
want to see. To select Connections Table fields to view:
1. Select View > Customize Table. The Customize Table dialog box
opens. The fields in the Table Fields list are viewed in the
Connections Table. The fields in the Available Fields list are not
viewed in the Connections Table.
Figure 3-1. Customize Table Dialog Box
2. To add fields to be viewed in the Connections Table:
a. Select a field in the Available Fields list.
b. Click
. The selected field moves from the Available Fields list
to the Table Fields list.
3. To remove fields to be viewed in the Connections Table:
a. Select a field in the Table Fields list.
b. Click
. The selected field moves from the Table Fields list to
the Available Fields list.
4. Click Apply. Only the fields in the Table Fields list appear in the
Connections table.
Sorting the Connections Table
To sort the Connections Table by any of its fields, click the header at the
top of the field by which to sort.
To reverse the order of the sort, click the header at the top of the field by
which the table is sorted.
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Filtering the Connections Table
You can filter the contents of the Connections Table. This allows you to
focus on specific switches or hosts.
Avaya MultiService Address Manager enables you to filter the
Connections Table by up to 7 criteria. Only those elements meeting all of
the filter criteria appear in the Connections Table.
Where possible, the Filter dialog box verifies the validity of search
criteria. If the text in the field is appropriate for the field, e.g., a valid IP
address next to By Station IP, the text appears black, and the checkbox
next to the field is checked. If the text in the field is inappropriate for the
field, e.g.,non-numeric characters in an IP address, the text appears red,
and the checkbox next to the field is not checked.
You can use an asterisk(*) in IP and MAC addresses to signify a wildcard
in the asterisk’s position, but, the address format must be complete. For
example, 132.32.*.* is valid for an IP address filtering expression, but
132.32.* is not. Similarly, you cannot use a numeric expression and an
asterisk as a member of an IP or MAC address. i.e. 132.32.1*.42 is not a
valid filter criterion.
To open the Filter dialog box, select View > Filter. The Filter dialog box
opens.
Figure 3-2. Filter Dialog Box
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Connections Table
To filter the Connections Table:
1. Enter the filtering criteria. Filtering criteria can consist of some or
all of the following:
— Host name.
— Host IP address.
— Host MAC address.
— Host user.
— Device port.
— Device location.
— Device description.
2. Enter the host’s name, IP address, MAC address, or user, or the
device’s port, location, or description in the appropriate field.
3. Ensure that the checkbox next to the criteria by which you want
to filter the Connections Table is checked.
4. Click Apply. Only connections meeting all of the filtering criteria
appear in the Connections Table.
To cancel all filtering and view the complete Connections Table, select
View > Cancel Filter. All filtering is cancelled.
Modifying Connections
It may be necessary to modify some connections in the Connections
Table. This is most likely when hosts are disconnected from switch ports
and when a number of hosts are attached to a single switch port using a
hub.
You can modify the Connections Table directly in the table or using the
Modifying Connections dialog box.
Modifying Connections in the Table
To modify connections using the Connections Table:
1. Use the pull-down list box in the Host field to change the host to
which the switch port is connected.
2. Edit the text in the Location, Description, and User fields.
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* Note: You can also use Avaya MultiService Address Manager’s
import/export feature to modify the Location, Description, and
User fields. For more information, refer to Chapter 5,
Importing and Exporting.
3. Click
.
Or
Select File > Save Changes. The changes to the Connections Table
are saved.
Using the Modify Connection Dialog Box
You can use the Modify Connection dialog box to modify a connection
in the Connections Table.
To open the Modify Connection dialog box for a connection:
1. Select the connection you want to modify.
2. Select Edit > Modify Connections. The Modify Connection dialog
box opens to the Existing tab.
Using the Modify Connection dialog box, you can modify a connection
by selecting from one of the following host types:
•
Existing - An existing host. These are hosts listed in the
pull-down listbox in the Connections Table.
•
Other Host - Another known host. These are all the hosts that
have been discovered by a Connection Discovery.
•
New Host - A new host. These are hosts that have not been
discovered by a Connection Discovery.
To modify a connection using one of these hosts, click the appropriate
tab in the Modify Connection dialog box.
Existing
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The Existing tab of the Modify Connection dialog box enables you to
select a host for a switch port from the list of hosts discovered by
Connection Discovery and considered by Avaya MultiService Address
Manager to be connected to the selected switch port.
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* Note: The list of hosts in the Existing tab of the Modify Connection
dialog box is the same as the list of hosts in the pull-down
listbox in the Host field in the Connections Table.
Figure 3-3. Modify Connection Dialog Box - Existing Host Tab
To modify the selected connection with an existing host:
1. Select a host from the list.
2. Click Apply. The connection is modified.
Other Host
The Other Host tab of the Modify Connection dialog box enables you to
select a host for a switch port from the list of all hosts discovered by
Connection Discovery.
Figure 3-4. Modify Connection Dialog Box - Other Host Tab
To modify the selected connection with a known host:
1. Select a host from the list.
2. Click Apply. The connection is modified.
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New Host
The New Host tab of the Modify Connection dialog box enables you to
enter a new host for a switch port. A new host is one that has not been
discovered during Connection Discovery.
Figure 3-5. Modify Connection Dialog Box - New Host Tab
To modify the selected connection with an existing host:
1. Enter the name, IP address, and MAC address of the host in the
appropriate fields.
2. Click Apply. The connection is modified, and the host is added to
the list of known hosts.
Modifying Hosts
You may want to modify parameters of a specific host in the Connections
Table. This is most likely when hosts are disconnected from switch ports.
You can modify a host in the Connections table using the Modify Host
dialog box.
To open the Modify Host dialog box for a connection:
1. Select the connection on which the host you want to modify is
located.
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Connections Table
2. Select Edit > Modify Host. The Modify Host dialog box opens.
Figure 3-6. Modify Host Dialog Box
1. Select a host to modify from the Select Host to Modify list. The
current host parameters appear in the configuration fields in the
right pane of the Modify Host dialog box.
2. Modify the parameters that you want to change.
* Note: You must supply the host’s Name and MAC Address.
3. Click Apply. The host’s parameters are modified.
Clearing the Connections Table
When updating the Connections Table or importing data into the
Connections Table, all manually changed entries are left unchanged. In
addition, all port information is saved.
To enable Avaya MultiService Address Manager to display all discovered
connections or imported data, clear the Connections Table before
running Connection Discovery or importing connections.
To clear the Connections Table:
1. Select Edit > Clear. A confirmation dialog box opens.
2. Click Yes. The Connections Table is cleared.
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Duplicate IP Addresses
This chapter provides detailed instructions on how to use Avaya
MultiService Address Manager’s Duplicate IP address feature. It includes
the following sections:
•
Duplicate IP Addresses Overview - An overview of duplicate
IP addresses.
•
Viewing Duplicate IP Addresses - Instructions on how to
view duplicate IP address traps, save the duplicate IP table and
delete duplicate IP entries.
Duplicate IP Addresses Overview
Avaya MultiService Address Manager can display a table reporting
duplicate IP addresses in your network. If duplicate IP addresses appear
in the network, it may create problems with routing, security, etc.
Entries in the Duplicate IP Addresses table are saved in a binary
(non-textual) file called duplicate_ip.log. This file can be found in the
Avaya MultiService Network
Manager\CVS\addressmanager\admin directory in Avaya
MultiService Network Manager in Standalone Mode, where Avaya
MultiService Network Manager is the directory in which Avaya
MultiService Network Manager is installed, and in the Avaya
MultiService Network
Manager\NTOV\addressmanager\admin directory in Avaya
MultiService Network Manager in HP-OV NNM Mode, where Avaya
MultiService Network Manager is the directory in which Avaya
MultiService Network Manager is installed.
If the file becomes very large, you can copy the file to another location,
and then delete the file. A new file is created automatically when Avaya
MultiService Address Manager is started.
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Duplicate IP Addresses
Viewing Duplicate IP Addresses
To display duplicate IP addresses in your network, select View >
Duplicate IP. The Duplicate IP table opens in the Dialog Area.
Figure 4-1. Duplicate IP Address Table
The Duplicate IP Address table contains the following fields:
•
Date - The date and time at which the duplicate IP message was
received.
•
Message - The duplicate IP message.
You can:
•
Save the Duplicate IP Address table to a file.
•
Delete entries from the Duplicate IP Address table.
•
Print the Duplicate IP Address table.
For instructions on printing the Duplicate IP Address table, refer to
“Printing from Avaya MultiService Address Manager” on page 7.
Saving the Duplicate IP Address Table
To save the Duplicate IP Address table to a file:
1. Click
next to the Duplicate IP Address table. The Save As
dialog box opens.
2. Enter a filename and browse to the directory in which to save the
file.
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3. Click Save. The Duplicate IP Address table is saved to the specified
file.
Deleting Duplicate IP Address Table Entries
To delete the entry you want to delete from the Duplicate IP Address
table:
1. Select an entry.
— To select multiple entries, press CTRL while clicking on
additional entries.
2. Click
next to the Duplicate IP Address table. The selected
entries are deleted from the Log.
Clearing the Duplicate IP Address Table
To delete all entries from the Duplicate IP Address table:
1. Click
next to the Duplicate IP Address table.
Or
Select Edit > Clear. A confirmation dialog box opens.
2. Click Yes. The Duplicate IP Address table is cleared.
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Importing and Exporting
This chapter provides detailed instructions on how to import and export
connections into Avaya MultiService Address Manager. It includes the
following sections:
•
Import/Export Overview - An overview of importing and
exporting files into Avaya MultiService Address Manager.
•
Importing Connections - Instructions on how to import
connections into Avaya MultiService Address Manager.
•
Exporting Connections - Instructions on how to export
connections from Avaya MultiService Address Manager.
•
Import/Export Format - A description of Avaya MultiService
Address Manager’s import/export format and its fields.
Import/Export Overview
Avaya MultiService Address Manager enables you to import and export
connections from the Connections Table. If you have a text document or
a spreadsheet listing the devices and hosts in your network with their
names, IP addresses, locations, users, or other important information,
you can merge this file with a file exported from Avaya MultiService
Address Manager. If you import the merged file into Avaya MultiService
Address Manager, all of the host information will be visible in the
Connections Table. This makes it simpler to identify hosts.
Importing Connections
To import connections from a file into Avaya MultiService Address
Manager:
1. Select File > Import. A file browser opens.
2. Browse to the directory in which the file is located.
3. Select the file.
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4. Click Import. The connections in the file are imported into
Connections Table. Any manually changed connections in the
Connections Table are left unchanged, and all port information is
saved.
To enable Avaya MultiService Address Manager to display all imported
connections, clear the Connections Table before importing connections.
For information on clearing the Connections Table, refer to “Clearing the
Connections Table” on page 25.
Exporting Connections
To export connections from Avaya MultiService Address Manager:
1. Select File > Export. A file browser opens.
2. Browse to the directory in which you want to save the file.
3. Enter the name for the file in the File name field.
4. Click Save. The connections in the Avaya MultiService Address
Manager are exported to the specified file.
Import/Export Format
The format of files that are exported from Avaya MultiService Address
Manager and can be imported into Avaya MultiService Address Manager
is a comma separated value (CSV) text file. A CSV file can easily be
imported into a word processor or spreadsheet program.
The following table provides a list of the fields in the import/export file
and their descriptions.
Table 5-1. Import/Export File Fields
Field
Description
Subnet
The subnet of the device on which the switch port
is located.
Device Main IP
Address
The IP address of the main interface of the device
on which the switch port is located.
Device Main MAC The MAC address of the main interface of the
Address
device on which the switch port is located.
Device Name
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The name of the device on which the switch port
is located.
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Table 5-1. Import/Export File Fields (Continued)
Field
Description
Module
The number of the module on which the switch
port is located.
Port
The port number.
LAG
The LAG to which the port belongs.
VLAN
The VLAN to which the port belongs.
Host Main IP
Address
The IP address of the main interface of the host
attached to the port.
Host Main MAC
Address
The MAC address of the main interface of the host
attached to the port.
Host IP Address
The IP address of the interface of the host actually
attached to the port.
Host MAC
Address
The MAC address of the interface of the host
actually attached to the port.
Location
The location of the port.
Description
A description of the port.
User
The user of the host attached to the port.
Backbone
Whether the host is a backbone. Valid values are:
• Y - The host is a backbone switch.
• N - The host is not a backbone switch.
Connected
Whether the host is connected. Valid values are:
• Y - The host is connected.
• N - The host is not connected.
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A
Avaya MultiService
Address Manager Menus
This appendix gives the full structure of the menus in Avaya
MultiService Address Manager.
File Menu
Table A-1. File Menu
Item
Description
Save
Saves the changes to the Connections Table.
Print Preview
Opens the Print Preview window.
Print
Prints the area last selected.
Import
Imports connections from a CSV file into the
Connections Table.
Export
Exports the connections in the Connections
Table to a CSV file.
Exit
Closes Avaya MultiService Address Manager.
Edit Menu
Table A-2. Edit Menu
Item
Description
Modify Connection
Opens the Modify Connection dialog box for
the selected connection.
Modify Host
Opens the Modify Host dialog box for the
selected connection.
Revert
Undoes all actions after the last save.
Clear
Clears the Connections Table.
Find
Opens the Find dialog box.
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View Menu
Table A-3. View Menu
Item
Description
Log
Opens the Connection Discovery Log.
Double IP
Opens the Duplicate IP dialog box.
Filter
Opens the Filter dialog box.
Cancel Filter
Cancels all filtering option.
Customize Table
Opens the Customize Table dialog box.
Actions Menu
Table A-4. Actions Menu
Item
Description
Start Connection
Discovery
Starts Connection Discovery.
Stop Connection
Discovery
Stops Connection Discovery.
Schedule Connection
Discovery
Opens the Schedule Connection Discovery
dialog box.
Help Menu
Table A-5. Help Menu
Item
Description
Help Contents
Opens the on-line help to the contents page.
Help On
Activates context-sensitive help.
About Avaya
MultiService Address
Manager
Opens the About dialog box showing copyright
and version information about Avaya
MultiService Address Manager.
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A
Actions menu 33
Avaya MultiService Address Manager 5
Connection Discovery 13
discovering connections 13
duplicate IP addresses 27
help 10
menus 32
overview 1
print preview 7
printing 7
starting 2
tables 6
user interface 2
C
Clearing the connections table 25
Connection Discovery
overview 12
running 13
scheduling 14
Connections
exporting 30
importing 29
modifying 21
modifying with the dialog box 22
searching 9
Connections table 5
clearing 25
customizing 18
fields 17
filtering 20
modifying connections in 21
overview 17
printing 7
selecting fields 19
sorting 19
understanding 17
Customizing the connections table 18
D
Deleting
all error messages from the duplicate IP
address table 28
all error messages from the log 16
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error messages from the duplicate IP
address table 28
error messages from the log 16
Dialog area 5
Duplicate IP addresses, overview 26
E
Edit menu 32
Export format 30
Exporting connections 29, 30
F
File menu 32
Filtering the connections table 20
H
Help
contents page 10
context sensitive 10
menu 33
using 10
Hosts
printing 7
searching 9
How to
clear the duplicate IP address table 28
clear the log 16
delete all error messages from the duplicate
IP address table 28
delete all error messages from the log 16
delete error messages from the duplicate IP
address table 28
delete error messages from the log 16
export connections 30
filter the connections table 20
import connections 29
modify connections 21
modify connections in the table 21
modify connections with the dialog box 22
modify the connections table 18
open context-sensitive help 10
open the help to a topic of interest 10
open the help to the contents page 10
save the duplicate IP address table 27
save the log 16
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How to, continued
select fields to view in the connections
table 19
sort the connections table 19
start Avaya MultiService Address Manager
2
use Avaya MultiService Address Manager
help 10
use the log 15
use tooltips 6
I
Import format 30
Importing and exporting connections 29
Importing connections 29
K
Known hosts, printing 7
L
Log 15
printing 7
M
Menus 32
Modifying
connections 21
connections dialog box 22
connections in the table 21
N
Network tree 4
printing 7
O
Organization of this manual v
Overview
Avaya MultiService Address Manager 1
Connection Discovery 12
connections table 17
duplicate IP addresses 26
importing and exporting connections 29
P
Ports, searching 9
Printing
Avaya MultiService Address Manager
information 7
connections table 7
known hosts 7
log 7
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R
Running, Connection Discovery 13
S
Saving
the duplicate IP address table 27
the log 16
Scheduling Connection Discovery 14
Searching for switches, ports, hosts, and connections 9
Sorting the connections table 19
Starting Avaya MultiService Address Manager 2
Status bar 5
Switches, searching 9
T
Tables
row status, modified 6
row status, unchanged 6
using 6
Toolbar 3
Tooltips 6
Tree view 4
U
Understanding the connections table 17
User interface 2
connections table 5
dialog area 5
status bar 5
toolbar 3
tooltips 6
tree view 4
Using
Avaya MultiService Address Manager help
10
log 15
tables 6
V
View menu 33
Viewing, duplicate IP addresses 27
W
Who should use this manual v
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