Avaya Switch C360 User manual

Avaya Switch C360 User manual
Avaya C360 SMON
User Guide
May 2004
Avaya C360 SMON User Guide
Copyright 2004 Avaya Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Table of Contents
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi
The Purpose of This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi
Who Should Use This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vii
Organization of This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vii
Chapter 1 — SMON Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
What is RMON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
What is SMON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Overview of SMON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
SMON Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Filtering Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Device SMON Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Switch Statistics Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Port Statistics Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Extended Port Statistics Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
VLAN Statistics Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Alarms and Events Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Chapter 2 — Device SMON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Accessing Avaya C360 SMON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
The Device SMON User Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Application Tabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Device SMON Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Dialog Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Desktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Status Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Status Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Working with Device SMON Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Mouse Actions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Using Dialog Box Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Generating Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Managing Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Chapter 3 — Switch Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Using Switch Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Gauges and Pie Charts in the Switch Statistics Window . . . . . .19
Traffic Graph in the Switch Statistics Window . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
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Chapter 4 — Port Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Using Port Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
The Port Statistics Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Port Statistics Variables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Selecting Ports to Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Sorting the Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Chapter 5 — VLAN Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Using VLAN Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
VLAN Statistics Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
VLAN Statistics Variables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Selecting VLANs to Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Sorting the Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Chapter 6 — Extended Port Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Using Extended Port Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Pie Charts in the Extended Port Statistics Window . . . . . . . . . .38
Traffic Graph in the Extended Port Statistics Window . . . . . . .40
Chapter 7 — Alarms and Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Using Alarms and Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Alarms Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Alarms Table Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44
Tooltips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Editing Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Alarm Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Overview of the Alarm Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Activating the Alarm Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Alarm Wizard Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Device Event Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Appendix A — Avaya C360 SMON Dialog Boxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Using the General Options Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Polling Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Display Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Report Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Using the Switch Options Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Samples Per Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Samples To Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Logarithmic Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Level Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Using the Port/VLAN Options Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Using the Report Now Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Using the Auto Report Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Using the Find Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
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Finding a Port or LAG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Finding a VLAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Using the Define Port Filter Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Using the Define VLAN Filter Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Using the Define TopN Filter Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73
Using the Find Top5 Peaks Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
Using the Sort Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Appendix B — Setting Up the SMON License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
SMON Embedded License . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
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Preface
Welcome to Avaya C360 SMON. This chapter provides an introduction
to the structure and assumptions of the guide. It includes the following
sections:
•
The Purpose of This Guide - A description of the intended
purpose of this guide.
•
Who Should Use This Guide - A description of the intended
audience of this guide.
•
Organization of This Guide - A brief description of the subjects
covered in each chapter of this guide.
The Purpose of This Guide
This guide contains the information needed to operate the Avaya C360
SMON switch monitoring application efficiently and effectively.
The following table provides information about where to find
documentation about Enterprise SMON and Device SMON for other
devices.
Table 1. SMON Documentation
Application
Document
Enterprise SMON
Avaya SMON Manager User Guide
Device SMON for Avaya M770 and
M-MLS Devices
Avaya M770 and M-MLS SMON User
Guide
Device SMON for Avaya P120 Devices
Avaya P120 SMON User Guide
Device SMON for Avaya P130 Devices
Avaya P130 SMON User Guide
Device SMON for Avaya P550/P880
Devices
Avaya P580/P882 SMON User Guide
Device SMON for Avaya P330 Devices
Avaya P330 SMON User Guide
Device SMON for Avaya W310 Devices Avaya W310 SMON User Guide
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Who Should Use This Guide
This guide is intended for use by network managers familiar with network
management and its fundamental concepts. It is assumed that the user
has the basic responsibility for monitoring Avaya Technologies’ intelligent
switching devices and the network traffic.
Organization of This Guide
This guide is structured to reflect the following conceptual divisions:
•
Preface - This chapter describes the guide’s purpose, intended
audience, and organization.
•
Overview - This chapter provides an overview of the RMON
standard and Avaya Inc.’s SMON concepts and an introduction to
the SMON tools.
•
Device SMON - This chapter describes how to launch
Avaya C360 SMON and the Device SMON tools. It also describes
the Device SMON user interface.
•
Switch Statistics - This chapter describes the Switch Statistics
tool in detail, including sample screens and filtering options.
•
Port Statistics - This chapter describes the Port Statistics tool in
detail, including sample screens and filtering options.
•
Extended Port Statistics - This chapter describes the Port
Extended Statistics tool in detail, including sample screens and
filtering options.
•
VLAN Statistics - This chapter describes the VLAN Statistics tool
in detail, including sample screens and filtering options.
•
Alarms and Events - This chapter describes the Alarms Table and
Alarm Wizard in detail.
The following Appendices are included at the end of this guide:
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Appendix A - Dialog boxes that appear in SMON tools.
•
Appendix B - How to set up the SMON license so that SMON will
work with Avaya C360 Devices.
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SMON Overview
This chapter describes SMON, Avaya Inc’s switched network monitoring
system. This chapter includes the following sections:
•
What is RMON - A brief description of the RMON standard.
•
What is SMON - A general description of SMON switch
monitoring technology.
•
Overview of SMON - An introduction to SMON.
•
Device SMON Tools - The Device SMON tools and how they
function.
What is RMON
RMON is the internationally recognized and approved standard for
detailed analysis of shared Ethernet and Token Ring media. It ensures
consistency in the monitoring and display of statistics between different
vendors.
RMON’s advanced remote networking capabilities provide the tools
needed to monitor and analyze the behavior of segments on a network.
In conjunction with an RMON agent, RMON gathers details and logical
information about network status, performance, and users running
applications on the network.
An RMON agent is a probe that collects information about segments,
hosts, and traffic, and sends it to a management station.
The network administrator uses software tools to view the information
collected by the RMON agent on the management station.
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RMON has two levels:
•
RMON I analyzes the MAC layer (Layer 2 in the OSI seven-layer
model).
•
RMON II analyzes the upper layers (Layers 3 and above).
RMON is an industry standard that Avaya Inc. and other companies have
adopted in their network management applications. SMON takes the
RMON standard and extends it to the switching environment.
What is SMON
SMON is an extension of the RMON standard. SMON adds to the
monitoring capabilities of RMON in the following ways:
•
It provides additional tools and features for monitoring in the
switch environment.
•
It provides a global view of traffic flow in a network with multiple
switches.
Device SMON extends RMON I for the MAC layer, and AnyLayer SMON
extends RMON II for the network layer and above. SMON monitoring
collects and displays data in real-time.
Using SMON monitoring, you can get:
•
A global view of traffic for all switches on the network.
•
An overall view of traffic passing through a specific switch.
•
Detailed data about the hosts transmitting packets through a
switch.
•
An analysis of traffic passing through each port connected to a
switch.
•
A view of traffic between various hosts connected to a switch.
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Overview of SMON
SMON is an RMON-compliant network management suite that
implements the SMON extensions to RMON. SMON works with the other
components of Avaya Network Management to provide a full spectrum of
in-depth monitoring of switch traffic and network performance.
SMON consists of a software console application on a workstation and
remote monitoring probes in network devices that support SMON.
The SMON console communicates constantly with the SMON devices on
your network. The console uses the SNMP protocol to gather information
from the devices. SMON provides a suite of powerful graphic display tools
to view this information.
SMON gives you detailed analysis of the traffic flow on your switched
network, from a global view down to a specific host, and from total MAC
layer traffic down to a specific application protocol - all in real-time.
In addition, SMON allows you to set alarms based on traffic thresholds.
When an alarm is triggered, a trap can be sent to the device’s manager,
and the event that triggered the alarm can be entered in SMON’s Event
Log.
SMON Devices
SMON provides monitoring capabilities for Avaya Inc.’s network devices
that support the SMON extensions of the RMON standard.
For Avaya C360 Devices, SMON monitoring capabilities can be activated
by purchasing an SMON license from Avaya Inc.
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Filtering Options
SMON tools provide different methods of filtering the information
displayed on the screen. These method include:
•
Specific Filtering
•
TopN Filtering
Specific
Filtering
Specific filtering options provide the ability to specify the switches,
VLANs, ports, hosts, subnets, or protocols for which you want to view
SMON information.
TopN
Filtering
TopN filtering provides the ability to filter information based on the
amount of a particular type of traffic being monitored. When using TopN
filtering, specify the number of switches, VLANs, ports, hosts, subnets, or
protocols for which you want to view SMON information. Then select a
statistic which will be used as the basis for the filtering.
Using TopN filtering you can, for example, view information on only the
top 5 most active ports, or on the 8 switches generating the most error
traffic.
TopN filtering is powerful in that it allows you to focus on the information
that is important to you.
Device SMON Tools
The Device SMON tools for Avaya C360 Devices include:
•
Switch Statistics - Detailed information on traffic passing
through the switch fabric.
•
Port Statistics - Detailed information on port traffic to help
determine the precise cause of a problem.
•
Extended Port Statistics - Detailed information on the types of
traffic on a specific port.
•
VLAN Statistics - Detailed information on switch traffic
associated with a VLAN.
•
Alarms and Events - Notification of user defined Events that
help monitor a rise or fall of the rate of specified packets on
selected ports.
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Switch Statistics Overview
The Switch Statistics tool provides details of the traffic passing through
the switch fabric and allows you to detect problems on the switch. Once a
problem has been detected, you can use VLAN or Port Statistics to
determine more precisely the cause of the problem.
The display includes two sections:
•
Pie charts and gauges showing traffic breakdown.
•
A traffic graph that describes the characteristics of the traffic
passing through the device.
You can use the Switch Statistics tool for the following purposes:
•
Gaining an overall view of the switched traffic over a specific time
period. This can help in discovering problems and analyzing traffic
trends.
•
Discovering whether the device is being utilized efficiently or not.
•
Monitoring the load distribution among switches.
•
Detecting a large number of broadcast messages sent. This indicates
there may be a problem with a station on the network.
•
Treating any variable with abnormal behavior as an issue that
should be investigated further using other SMON tools.
In general, the Switch Statistics tool can help you spot problems that only
become apparent from a high-level view over time. By periodically
viewing Switch Statistics, you can detect normal and abnormal behavior
of the specific switch configuration.
SMON collects and displays all information in real-time. In addition,
information collected during a session can be saved in a report.
Port Statistics Overview
The Port Statistics tool measures the traffic travelling through each port
on the selected device. For each port, SMON summarizes the traffic, such
as packets into the device and packets from the device. You can sort by
port name or by any of the packet types. You can see, for example, the
ports generating the most errors.
If you notice that a particular port displays a disproportionate amount of
errors, this may suggest that a device connected to the port is responsible
for the problem.
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You select the most active ports by using a rate base. SMON measures the
rate base for all the ports to find the most active ports and then displays
these ports and their statistics. This process is called Port TopN.
Using the Port Statistics tool in conjunction with VLAN Statistics and
Switch Statistics makes it straightforward to discover the cause of a
problem. For example, using Switch Statistics you may discover that there
are too many errors on a specific switch. You could then use Port Statistics
to help indicate the port from which the problem originates.
Extended Port Statistics Overview
The Extended Port Statistics tool measures the traffic travelling through a
specific port. SMON shows details of the traffic on the port, including
packet types and error types.
If you notice that a particular port displays a disproportionate amount of
errors, Extended Port Statistics can help you identify the type of error
occurring most often. This can help you pinpoint the cause of the
problem.
VLAN Statistics Overview
The VLAN Statistics tool measures the switched traffic travelling through
VLANs on the selected switch. A VLAN consists of stations connected
logically rather than physically. A VLAN can be used, for example, to
distribute network resources by department, even if the department’s
stations are not all located in the same area. Therefore, a VLAN can
incorporate stations from different devices.
By comparing the load of each VLAN you can discover which VLANs are:
•
Utilizing their full capacity.
•
Under capacity.
•
Over-extended and probably causing a degradation in performance
to the users.
VLAN Statistics represents the information as a horizontal bar chart. Using
this tool in conjunction with Port Statistics and Switch Statistics makes it
straightforward to discover the cause of a problem. For example, using
VLAN Statistics you may discover that there are too many broadcast
errors on a specific VLAN. You could then use Port Statistics to help
indicate the port from which the problem originates.
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Alarms and Events Overview
The Alarms and Events tool reports when a specified counter on selected
ports, or on a device, cross user defined thresholds. The Alarm Wizard
provides a simple method for defining upper and lower thresholds of a
counter on selected ports or on the device. This definition of the
thresholds is an Alarm.
An Event is the crossing of a defined threshold in the direction it was
defined. For example, a Rising Event is when the rate of a specified
counter on a selected port rises above the defined Rising (upper)
Threshold. A Falling Event is when the rate of a specified counter on a
selected port falls below the defined Falling (lower) Threshold.
The following figure shows the scheme used to generate Events.
Figure 1-1. Events Overview
Counter
Rate
Rising Threshold
Falling Threshold
u
- Rising Event
Time
- Falling Event
The first Event is a Rising Event, caused by the counter rate rising above
the Rising Threshold. The second Event is a Falling Event, caused by the
counter rate falling below the Falling Threshold. The third Event is a
Rising Event. Note, that although the rate falls below the Rising Threshold
and then rises above it again, no Event is generated. A new Rising Event
can only be generated after the rate falls below the Falling Threshold.
Similarly, after the fourth Event, although the rate rises above the Falling
Threshold and then falls below it again, no Event is generated. A new
Falling Event can only be generated after the rate rises above the Rising
Threshold.
If you want to be informed of the rise or fall of the rate of a particular type
of packet on a port, you could use the Alarm Wizard to define thresholds
for the packet type on the port. You could then specify whether an Event
causes a trap to be sent to the device’s manager, or is listed in SMON’s
Device Event Log, or both.
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If you suspect a problem on a port, you can use Alarms and Events to
notify you when a problem occurs. You could then use the Port History
tool to identify the duration and frequency of the problem. This can help
you locate the cause of the problem.
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Device SMON
This chapter provides information about SMON for Avaya C360 Devices,
and contains the following sections:
•
Accessing Avaya C360 SMON - Instructions on accessing the
Device SMON window.
•
The Device SMON User Interface - A detailed description of
the user interface for Avaya C360 SMON.
•
Working with Device SMON Tools - Techniques for using
Device SMON more effectively.
Accessing Avaya C360 SMON
To access SMON for the Avaya C360, click the Device SMON tab in the
Avaya C360 Manager.
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Device SMON
The Device SMON User Interface
The user interface consists of the following elements:
•
Application Tabs - Tabs for switching between the different
views of the Avaya C360 Device.
•
Menu Bar - Menus for accessing Device SMON functions.
•
Device SMON Toolbar - Buttons providing shortcuts to
important functions in Device SMON tools.
•
Dialog Area - A resizeable window where all dialog boxes appear.
•
Desktop - A resizeable window where Device SMON windows
are displayed.
•
Status Bar - An area at the bottom of each application window
where information about the current application is displayed.
•
Status Line - An area at the bottom of the Device SMON window
where the communication status between Avaya C360 SMON and
the Avaya C360 Device is displayed.
The figure below shows the user interface, with its various parts labeled.
Figure 2-1. The Avaya C360 SMON User Interface
Application
Tabs
Menu Bar
Toolbar
Dialog Area
Status Bar
Desktop
Status Line
Application Tabs
The Application Tabs provide a method for selecting the view of the
device.
To switch to the device management view of the Avaya C360, click
Device Manager. The Avaya C360 Device Manager opens.
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To switch to the Device SMON view of the Avaya C360, click
Device SMON. Avaya C360 SMON opens.
To switch to the Routing Manager view of the Avaya C360, click
Routing Manager. Avaya C360 Routing Manager opens.
To switch to the Load Balancing Manager view of the Avaya C360, click
Load Balancing Manager. Avaya C360 Load Balancing Manager opens.
Device SMON Toolbar
The Toolbar provides shortcuts to the main Device SMON functions and
tools. The following table describes the buttons on the toolbar and lists the
equivalent menu options.
Table 2-1. Toolbar Buttons
Button
11
Description
Menu
Activates the Switch Statistics tool.
View > Switch
Statistics
Activates the Port Statistics tool.
View > Port
Statistics
Activates the VLAN Statistics tool.
View > VLAN
Statistics
Opens the Alarms Table.
Tools > Alarms
Table
Searches for a specific item. For more
information, refer to “Using the Find
Dialog Box” on page 66.
Edit > Find
Selects a specific list of ports for display
and analysis. For more information, refer
to “Using the Define Port Filter Dialog
Box” on page 69.
Actions > Define
Port Filter
Activates or deactivates the filter specified
in Define Port Filter.
Actions > Activate
Port Filter
Selects a specific list of VLANs for display
and analysis. For more information, refer
to “Using the Define VLAN Filter Dialog
Box” on page 71.
Actions > Define
VLAN Filter
Activates/Deactivates the filter specified
in Define VLAN Filter.
Actions > Activate
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Table 2-1. Toolbar Buttons (Continued)
Button
Description
Menu
Temporarily stops and then restarts
collection of SMON data. When the
collection of SMON data is paused, the
background of the chart appears white.
Actions > Pause
Opens the on-line help.
Help > Help On
If a tool is not active, clicking the corresponding Device SMON toolbar
button launches the tool. If a tool is already active, clicking the
corresponding Device SMON toolbar button brings the tool to the
foreground. For more information about the individual tools, refer to
“Device SMON Tools” on page 4.
Dialog Area
The area on the right side of the user interface is where all dialog boxes
appear. This area can be resized by dragging the vertical splitter bar with
the mouse. When a dialog box opens, it replaces the current dialog box
open in the Dialog Area.
Desktop
The left side of the application window is the Desktop. This area can be
resized by dragging the vertical splitter bar with the mouse. Device SMON
application windows can be resized and minimized. Minimized windows
are shown at the bottom of the Desktop.
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Status Bar
The Status Bar provides important information about the current
window. The table below describes the items found in the status bar.
* Note: The table below describes all the items that can appear on
Avaya C360 SMON window status bars. Only some of the
items appear in the status bar for each individual window.
Table 2-2. Status Bar Items
Item
Description
Graph Status
Status of the display. Possible statuses are: frozen, alive.
Last Poll
Time when the last poll was made.
Next Poll
Time remaining before the next poll.
Session Start
Date and time at which this session started.
Sort By
The active sort options (port or VLAN).
TopN
The active TopN variable, or TopN is not active.
Total Number of
Items
Total number of items in the collection.
Total Number of
Samples
Total number of samples in the collection.
Status Line
The Status Line provides important information about the
communication status between the application and the Avaya C360
Device. The following table shows the messages and icons that can appear
in the Status Line with a description of their meaning.
Table 2-3. Status Line Items
Message
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Icon
Description
Ready
The application is ready to
communicate with the device.
Communicating
The application is currently
communicating with the device.
Error
The last attempted
communication with the device
was not successful.
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Working with Device SMON Tools
The following sections describe techniques that can help you use
Avaya C360 SMON tools more effectively. The topics include:
•
Mouse Actions - Information on the application’s response to
various mouse actions.
•
Using Dialog Box Options - Instructions on using the dialog box
options.
•
Generating Reports - Instructions on how to generate reports.
•
Managing Windows - Instructions on how to manage
Device SMON windows.
Mouse Actions
The mouse actions that can be performed in Avaya C360 SMON windows
allow you added flexibility when using the applications. The table below
describes some of the mouse actions available in some of the SMON
applications.
Table 2-4. Mouse Actions
Action
Description
Movement on a
graph, bar, or pie
The Info Box is displayed.
Double-click in a
graph
The graph freezes and is compressed to show all of
the traffic on the device from the time the application
was opened until now.
Press SHIFT and
select a portion of the
graph using the
mouse
The graph freezes, zooms in, and shows only the
portion of the graph that was selected.
Left-click in a graph
Unfreezes the graph.
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Using Dialog Box Options
Information entered in a dialog box is not saved until you click the Apply
button. If you want to undo all changes made to the information in the
dialog box, click Undo. The information in the dialog box reverts to what
it was when the dialog box was first opened. If you have already sent
information to the device from the dialog box and you click Undo, the
information in the dialog box will revert to what it was when it was last
saved.
* Note: When clicking Undo, the application does not poll the device
for information. It is therefore possible that the dialog box
may not reflect the true state of the device.
To apply the changes made in the dialog box, click Apply.
To undo all changes made in the dialog box, click Undo.
Generating Reports
SMON allows you to produce two types of reports:
•
Report Now
•
Auto Report
Generated reports are text files that can be imported into spreadsheets
such as Excel and database programs such as Access. The reports can be
generated in a tab delimited format or a comma separated format. When a
report is generated, it is saved to the directory specified in the Reports
Directory field in the General Options dialog box.
Data in a Report Now includes only the statistics collected during the last
polling interval.
For more information on selecting a format and a default directory for
reports, refer to “Using the General Options Dialog Box” on page 58.
For more information on generating a Report Now, refer to “Using the
Report Now Dialog Box” on page 64. For more information on generation
Auto Reports, refer to “Using the Auto Report Dialog Box” on page 65.
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Managing Windows
Device SMON enables you to manage open windows easily.
To cascade all open windows, select Window > Cascade.
To bring the next window in the list to the front, select Window > Next.
To bring the previous window in the list to the front, select Window >
Previous.
To close all windows, select Window > Close All.
To bring a window in the list to the front, select Window > Window Name,
where Window Name is the name of the window you want to view.
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Switch Statistics
Switch Statistics provides you with detailed information about the traffic
passing through a switch. For a detailed overview of Switch Statistics,
refer to “Switch Statistics Overview” on page 5.
Using Switch Statistics
To access the Switch Statistics window:
Click
.
Or
Select File > New > Switch Statistics. The Switch Statistics window
opens.
Figure 3-1. Switch Statistics Window
Switch Statistics displays information using different types of graphs:
•
Gauges that show error packets and capacity.
•
A pie chart that shows the ratio of Unicast, Broadcast, and
Multicast packets.
•
A pie chart that shows the ratio of packets by priority.
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•
A traffic graph section that contains line graphs describing the
characteristics of the traffic traveling through the switch.
The title of the Switch Statistics window displays the Device IP Address.
The gauges, pie charts and bar graph show data for the time furthest to
the right currently visible on the traffic graph. For more information, refer
to “Traffic Graph in the Switch Statistics Window” on page 20.
You can use the gauges, pie charts, and the traffic graph to view data from
an earlier point in time by scrolling the traffic graph. For more
information about modifying the display, refer to “Using the General
Options Dialog Box” on page 58. For more information on the available
toolbar, status bar, and mouse movement options, refer to “Working with
Device SMON Tools” on page 14.
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Gauges and Pie Charts in the Switch Statistics Window
The gauges at the top of the window display the following information:
Table 3-1. Gauge Variables in Switch Statistics
Variable
Description
Errors
Displays the percentage of packets that contain errors going
through the device on a logarithmic scale. If this
percentage is high, this indicates that there may be a
problem.
Capacity
Displays the proportion of traffic in relation to the device’s
configured capacity, as a percentage. If the capacity used
nears the device’s total capability, this indicates there may
be a problem.
The pie charts at the top of the window display the following information:
Table 3-2. Pie Chart Variables in Switch Statistics
Variable
Description
Unicasts Pkts
Displays the percentage of unicast packets entering the
device. On most networks, the unicast packets should
constitute the vast majority of the pie graph. If non-unicast
packets begin to increase, this indicates there may be a
problem.
Bdcsts Pkts
Displays the percentage of broadcast packets entering the
device.
Mcsts Pkts
Displays the percentage of multicast packets entering the
device.
Priority x
Packets
Displays the percentage of packets of priority x entering the
device, where x has a value from 0 to 7.
SMON updates these gauges and pie charts in real-time according to the
specified sampling interval. By viewing the relationships among these two
variables, you can learn a lot about the general behavior of the switch.
* Note: If contact with the device is lost, the graphs will display the
last data received until communications are restored.
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Traffic Graph in the Switch Statistics Window
The lower portion of the Switch Statistics window is a traffic graph. The
traffic graph displays selected variables as a line graph, in real-time. To
select the color coded variables you want graphed, use the check boxes
under the traffic graph.
The following table provides a list of the available traffic variables and
their descriptions.
Table 3-3. Traffic Variables in Switch Statistics
Variable
Description
Bdcsts Pkts
Good broadcast packets entering into the switch.
Errors In
Error packets entering the switch.
Good Pkts In
Good packets traveling the switch.
In BW
Total number of Kilobits entering the switch.
Mcsts Pkts
Good multicast packets entering the switch.
TPkts Pkts
Total packets entering the switch.
Uncsts Pkts
Good unicast packets entering the switch.
SMON continuously monitors statistics for all available Switch Statistics
traffic variables, even those that are not currently selected. For
information on finding the 5 highest peaks of traffic, refer to “Using the
Find Top5 Peaks Dialog Box” on page 74.
The X axis of the graph represents time. The scale on the X axis can be
changed using the Samples Per Screen field in the Switch Options dialog
box. For more information, refer to “Using the General Options Dialog Box”
on page 58.
The units of the Y axis for all variables are packets. The scale on the Y axis
depends on the maximum value among all of the variables. If the spread
of values is wide, the graphs of variables with small values may not be
visible. In this case, use the logarithmic traffic display to produce better
results. For more information, refer to “Logarithmic Display” on page 62.
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Comparing the traffic graphs to the meters can often point you in the
right direction for locating a problem. For example, the pie chart may
show an abnormal amount of non-unicast packets, while the bandwidth
usage shown in the traffic graph has increased significantly. This may
suggest that one of the stations attached to the switch is generating the
non-unicast packets. By using VLAN Statistics you can locate the VLAN
where the problem originates. By using Port Statistics you can locate the
port to which the suspected station is attached.
* Note: All counters are in packets except counters that measure
bandwidth, which are in kilobits per second (Kbps).
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Port Statistics
Port Statistics allows you to see the data passing through each port and
LAG connected to the switch. For a detailed overview of Port Statistics,
refer to “Port Statistics Overview” on page 5.
Using Port Statistics
To access the Port Statistics window:
Click
.
Or
Select File > New > Port Statistics. The Port Statistics application
opens.
To select a set of statistics to display, click one of the option buttons on
the lower right-hand corner of the window. The statistics sets are:
•
Packets - Counters for selected packet types for each port and
LAG.
•
Bandwidth - The rate at which traffic is entering and exiting
each port and LAG.
•
Utilization - The utilized capacity of each port and LAG.
The variables relevant to the selected set of statistics appear under the
graph. Check the variables you want displayed. Statistics for the checked
variables are displayed as bar graphs.
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The Port Statistics Window
The Port Statistics window is organized as follows:
•
The title of the Port Statistics window shows the IP address of the
device.
•
The X axis represents packets or percentage for Utilization.
•
The Y axis represents ports and LAGs. Each row on the graph
corresponding to a port or LAG is labeled on the Y axis with a port
number, LAG number, or with the user defined name for a port.
•
Link Aggregation Groups (LAGs) are displayed. These are a group
of ports serving as one logical link. When referencing the LAG’s
information box (place your cursor over the LAG bar), each port
within the LAG appears (refer to the figure below). In addition, the
speed of the LAG is the sum of the speed of all the ports within the
LAG.
Figure 4-1. LAG Information Box
To display user defined names for ports, select View > User Names. A
checkmark appears next to User Names, and the user defined names for
ports are displayed in the Port Statistics window.
To hide user defined names for ports, select View > User Names. The
checkmark next to User Names disappears, and port numbers are displayed
in the Port Statistics window.
* Note: For high-speed ports with large polling intervals, bandwidth
and utilization counters may be inaccurate.
For more information about modifying the display, and the available
toolbar, status bar, and mouse movement options, refer to “Working with
Device SMON Tools” on page 14.
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Port Statistics Variables
The following graphics provide examples of each of the Avaya C360 Port
Statistics windows.
Figure 4-2. Port Statistics Window - Packets
The following table provides a list of the variables available in the Port
Statistics - Packets window.
Table 4-1. Port Statistics Variables - Packets
Variable
Description
Uncsts In
The number of good unicast packets entering the
switch.
Errors In
The number of error packets filtered out by the
switch.
Collisions
The number of collisions occuring on the port or
LAG.
Pkts Out
The number of good packets leaving the switch.
Mcsts Pkts
The number of good multicast packets entering the
switch.
Bdcsts Pkts
The number of good broadcast packets entering the
switch.
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Figure 4-3. Port Statistics Window - Bandwidth
The following table provides a list of the variables available in the Port
Statistics - Bandwidth window.
Table 4-2. Port Statistics Variables - Bandwidth
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Variable
Description
In BW
The rate at which traffic is entering the port or LAG.
Out BW
The rate at which traffic is exiting the port or LAG.
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Figure 4-4. Port Statistics Window- Utilization
The following table provides a list of the variables available in the Port
Statistics - Utilization window.
Table 4-3. Port Statistics Variables - Utilization
Variable
Description
Util
The percentage of the port or LAG’s capacity
currently being utilized.
Selecting Ports to Display
By default, information from all ports and LAGs is displayed in the Port
Statistics window. You can limit information being displayed to specific
ports using Port, VLAN, and TopN filters. In addition, you can sort the
display. For information on sorting the display, refer to “Sorting the
Display” on page 30.
Port
Filtering
You can filter the ports and LAGs displayed in the Port Statistics window.
Only selected ports are displayed in the Port Statistics window. This makes
it easier to concentrate on specific ports and LAGs in the network.
To open the port Filter dialog box:
Click
.
Or
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Select View > Define Port Filter. The Port Filter dialog box opens.
Figure 4-5. Port Filter Dialog Box
To add ports to the Selected Ports list:
Select ports and LAGs from the Known Ports list and click Add.
Or
Double-click ports and LAGs in the Known Ports list. The selected
ports and LAGs appear in the Selected Ports list.
To select all ports and LAGs, click Add All. All ports and LAGs are added to
the Selected Ports list.
To remove ports and LAGs from the Selected Ports list:
Select ports and LAGs in the Selected Ports list and click Remove.
Or
Double-click ports and LAGs in the Selected Ports list. The selected
ports and LAGs are removed from the Selected Ports list.
To remove all items from the Selected Ports list, click Remove All. All ports
and LAGs are removed from the Selected Ports list.
To apply the port filter, click Apply. The Port Statistics information is
filtered.
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To toggle the port filter:
Click
.
Or
Select View > Activate Port Filter.
VLAN
Filtering
You can filter the ports and LAGs displayed in the Port Statistics window
by VLAN. Only ports that are members of the selected VLANs are
displayed in the Port Statistics window. This makes it easier to concentrate
on specific VLANs in the network.
To open the VLAN Filter dialog box:
Click
.
Or
Select View > Define VLAN Filter. The VLAN Filter dialog box opens.
Figure 4-6. VLAN Filter Dialog Box
To add VLANs to the Selected VLANs list:
Select VLANs from the Known VLANs list and click Add.
Or
Double-click VLANs in the Known VLANs list. The selected VLANs
appear in the Selected VLANs list.
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To select all VLANs, click Add All. All VLANs are added to the Selected
VLANs list.
To remove VLANs from the Selected VLANs list:
Select VLANs in the Selected VLANs list and click Remove.
Or
Double-click VLANs in the Selected VLANs list. The selected VLANs
are removed from the Selected VLANs list.
To remove all items from the Selected VLANs list, click Remove All. All
VLANs are removed from the Selected VLANs list.
To apply the VLAN filter, click Apply. The Port Statistics information is
filtered.
To toggle the VLAN filter:
Click
.
Or
Select View > Activate VLAN Filter.
TopN
Filtering
TopN filtering enables SMON to display only the items with the heaviest
traffic. The TopN filter produces a report for the 1-15 (N) most active
items on the network.
SMON selects the TopN items by a rate base which you select from the
pull-down listbox in the Port Statistics window. SMON measures the rate
base for all the items to find the TopN items and then displays these items
and their statistics.
For information on defining the number of items to display using TopN
filtering, refer to “Using the Port/VLAN Options Dialog Box” on page 63.
To activate the TopN filter, click
at the bottom of the Port Statistics
window. To deactivate the TopN filter, click
at the bottom of the Port
Statistics window.
To select a rate base, select a TopN criteria from the TopN pull-down
listbox at the bottom of the Port Statistics window.
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Sorting the Display
You can sort the display by the port name or any of the counters available
for the port.
To sort the display:
1. Click
.
2. Select a sorting criterion from the Sort By pull-down listbox. The
display is sorted by the selected criteria.
When sorting by Name, the bars appear in ascending order from bottom
to top. When sorting by packets, the bars appear in descending order
(most traffic at the bottom, least traffic at the top).
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VLAN Statistics
VLAN Statistics displays detailed statistics for each VLAN. These statistics
can help you maintain proper VLAN configuration. They can also help
you pinpoint problems you may discover using Switch Statistics. For a
detailed overview of VLAN Statistics, refer to “VLAN Statistics Overview”
on page 6.
* Note: The statistics collected for each VLAN only include the
packets that are sent to and from stations connected to the
switch fabric of the device being analyzed. Therefore, any
traffic that does not pass through the switch fabric of the
selected device is not included in the statistics.
Using VLAN Statistics
To access the VLAN Statistics window:
Click
.
Or
Select File > New > VLAN Statistics. The VLAN Statistics application
opens.
To select a set of statistics to display, click one of the option buttons on
the lower right-hand corner of the window. The statistics sets are:
•
Packets - Counters for selected packet types for each VLAN.
•
Bandwidth - The rate at which traffic is entering and exiting
each VLAN.
The variables relevant to the selected set of statistics appear under the
graph. Check the variables you want displayed. Statistics for the checked
variables are displayed as bar graphs.
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VLAN Statistics Window
The VLAN Statistics window is organized as follows:
•
The title of the VLAN Statistics window displays the IP address of
the device.
•
The X axis relates to packets over time or total packets, depending
on the display mode (refer to “Display Mode” on page 59).
•
The Y axis relates to the VLAN name. Only VLANs with member
ports or LAGs appear in the window. If no VLANs have been
defined, the “Default” or “Generic” VLAN includes all traffic.
For more information about modifying the display, and the available
toolbar, status bar and mouse movement options, refer to “Working with
Device SMON Tools” on page 14.
VLAN Statistics Variables
The following graphics provide examples of VLAN Statistics windows.
Figure 5-1. VLAN Statistics Window - Packets
The following table provides a list of the variables available in the VLAN
Statistics - Packets window.
Table 5-1. VLAN Statistics Variables - Packets
Variable
Description
Uncsts In
The number of good unicast packets entering
the switch.
Good Bcast/Mcast Pkts
In
The number of good non-unicast packets
entering the switch.
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Figure 5-2. VLAN Statistics Window - Bandwidth
The following table provides a list of the variables available in the
VLAN Statistics - Bandwidth window.
Table 5-2. VLAN Statistics Variables - Bandwidth
Variable
Description
In BW (Kbps)
The rate at which traffic is entering the VLAN.
Selecting VLANs to Display
By default, information from all VLANs is displayed in the VLAN Statistics
window. You can limit information being displayed to specific VLANs
using VLAN and TopN filters. In addition, you can sort the display. For
information on sorting the display, refer to “Sorting the Display” on
page 36.
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VLAN
Filtering
You can filter the VLANs displayed in the VLAN Statistics window by
VLAN. Only selected VLANs are displayed in the VLAN Statistics window.
This makes it easier to concentrate on specific VLANs in the network.
To open the VLAN Filter dialog box:
Click
.
Or
Select View > Define VLAN Filter. The VLAN Filter dialog box opens.
Figure 5-3. VLAN Filter Dialog Box
To add VLANs to the Selected VLANs list:
Select VLANs from the Known VLANs list and click Add.
Or
Double-click VLANs in the Known VLANs list. The selected VLANs
appear in the Selected VLANs list.
To select all VLANs, click Add All. All VLANs are added to the Selected
VLANs list.
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To remove VLANs from the Selected VLANs list:
Select VLANs in the Selected VLANs list and click Remove.
Or
Double-click VLANs in the Selected VLANs list. The selected VLANs
are removed from the Selected VLANs list.
To remove all items from the Selected VLANs list, click Remove All. All
VLANs are removed from the Selected VLANs list.
To apply the VLAN filter, click Apply. The VLAN Statistics information is
filtered.
To toggle the VLAN filter:
Click
.
Or
Select View > Activate VLAN Filter.
TopN
Filtering
TopN filtering enables SMON to display only the items with the heaviest
traffic. The TopN filter produces a report for the 1-15 (N) most active
items on the network.
SMON selects the TopN items by a rate base which you select from the
pull-down listbox in the VLAN Statistics window. SMON measures the
rate base for all the items to find the TopN items and then displays these
items and their statistics.
For information on defining the number of items to display using TopN
filtering, refer to “Using the Port/VLAN Options Dialog Box” on page 63.
To activate the TopN filter, click
at the bottom of the VLAN Statistics
window. To deactivate the TopN filter, click
at the bottom of the VLAN
Statistics window.
To select a rate base, select a TopN criteria from the TopN pull-down
listbox at the bottom of the VLAN Statistics window.
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Sorting the Display
You can sort the display by the VLAN name or any of the counters
available for the VLAN.
To sort the display:
1. Click
.
2. Select a sorting criterion from the Sort By pull-down listbox. The
display is sorted by the selected criteria.
When sorting by Name, the bars appear in ascending order from bottom
to top. When sorting by packets, the bars appear in descending order
(most traffic at the bottom, least traffic at the top).
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Extended Port Statistics
Extended Port Statistics allows you to see details about the data passing
through a specific port or LAG connected to the switch. For a detailed
overview of Extended Port Statistics, refer to “Extended Port Statistics
Overview” on page 6.
Using Extended Port Statistics
To access the Extended Port Statistics window, double-click the port or
LAG’s bar in the Port Statistics window. The Extended Port Statistics
application opens.
Figure 6-1. Extended Port Statistics
Extended Port Statistics displays information using two types of graphs:
•
Pie charts that shows the ratio of different types of packets.
•
A traffic graph section that contains line graphs describing the
characteristics of the traffic traveling through the port or LAG.
The title of the Extended Port Statistics window displays the name of the
port or LAG selected.
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The pie charts show data for the time furthest to the right currently visible
on the traffic graph. For more information, refer to “Traffic Graph in the
Extended Port Statistics Window” on page 40.
You can use the pie charts and the traffic graph to view data from an
earlier point in time by scrolling the traffic graph. For more information
on the available toolbar, status bar, and mouse movement options, refer
to “Working with Device SMON Tools” on page 14.
Pie Charts in the Extended Port Statistics Window
There are three pie charts at the top of the window. The leftmost pie chart
displays Packets Length Distribution, the center pie chart displays Packets
Distribution, and the rightmost pie chart displays Priority Distribution.
The following table provides a list of the statistics found in the Packets
Length Distribution pie chart:
Table 6-1. Extended Port Statistics - Packets Length Distribution
Variable
Description
64 Octets
Displays the distribution of packets on the port with a
packet length of 64 octets.
65 to 127 Octets
Displays the distribution of packets on the port with a
packet length of between 65 and 127 octets.
128 to 255 Octets
Displays the distribution of packets on the port with a
packet length of between 128 and 255 octets.
256 to 511 Octets
Displays the distribution of packets on the port with a
packet length of between 256 and 511 octets.
512 to 1023 Octets
Displays the distribution of packets on the port with a
packet length of between 512 and 1023 octets.
1024 to 1518
Octets
Displays the distribution of packets on the port with a
packet length of between 1024 and 1518 octets.
The following table provides a list of the statistics found in the Packets
Distribution pie chart:
Table 6-2. Extended Port Statistics - Packets Distribution
Variable
Description
Uncsts Pkts
Displays the distribution of unicast packets entering the
port. On most networks, the unicast packets should
constitute the vast majority of the pie graph. If
non-unicast packets begin to increase, this indicates
there may be a problem.
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Table 6-2. Extended Port Statistics - Packets Distribution (Continued)
Variable
Description
Bdcsts Pkts
Displays the distribution of broadcast packets entering
the port.
Mcsts Pkts
Displays the distribution of multicast packets entering
the port.
Bad In CRC Align
Displays the distribution of packets entering the port
with a CRC Alignment error.
Bad In Undersize
Displays the distribution of undersize packets entering
the port.
Bad In Oversize
Displays the distribution of oversize packets entering
the port.
Bad In Fragments
Displays the distribution of fragmented packets
entering the port.
Bad In Jabber
Displays the distribution of jabber packets entering the
port.
In BW
Displays the bandwidth utilization of traffic entering
the port.
The following table provides a list of the statistics found in the Priority
Distribution pie chart:
Table 6-3. Extended Port Statistics - Priority Distribution
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Variable
Description
Priority 0
Displays the distribution of packets of priority 0 entering the
port.
Priority 1
Displays the distribution of packets of priority 1 entering the
port.
Priority 2
Displays the distribution of packets of priority 2 entering the
port.
Priority 3
Displays the distribution of packets of priority 3 entering the
port.
Priority 4
Displays the distribution of packets of priority 4 entering the
port.
Priority 5
Displays the distribution of packets of priority 5 entering the
port.
Priority 6
Displays the distribution of packets of priority 6 entering the
port.
Priority 7
Displays the distribution of packets of priority 7 entering the
port.
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SMON updates these pie charts in real-time according to the specified
sampling interval. By viewing the relationships among these variables,
you can learn a lot about the traffic on the port.
* Note: If contact with the device is lost, the graphs will display the
last data received until communications are restored.
Traffic Graph in the Extended Port Statistics Window
The lower portion of the Extended Port Statistics window is a traffic
graph. The traffic graph displays selected variables as a line graph, in realtime.
The X axis of the graph represents time. The units of the Y axis for all
variables are packets. The scale on the Y axis depends on the maximum
value among all of the variables. If the spread of values is wide, the graphs
of variables with small values may not be visible. In this case, use the
logarithmic traffic display to produce better results (refer to “Logarithmic
Display” on page 62).
To select a set of statistics to display:
1. Select Actions > Define Extended Port Counters. The Extended Port
Counters dialog box opens.
Figure 6-2. Extended Port Counters Dialog Box
2. Check the checkboxes next to the counters you want displayed in
the traffic graph.
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* Note: A maximum of 9 counters can be displayed in the traffic
graph.
3. Click Apply. The selected counters appear under the traffic graph.
4. Check the variables you want displayed. Statistics for the checked
variables are displayed as line graphs.
SMON continuously monitors statistics for all available Extended Port
Statistics traffic variables, even those that are not currently selected. For
information on finding the 5 highest peaks of traffic, refer to “Using the
Find Top5 Peaks Dialog Box” on page 74.
The following table lists the counters available for display in the Extended
Port Statistics traffic graph.
Table 6-4. Extended Port Statistics Counters
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Variable
Description
Good Uncssts Pkts
In
The number of unicast packets entering the port. On
most networks, the unicast packets should constitute
the vast majority of the pie graph. If non-unicast
packets begin to increase, this indicates there may be a
problem.
Good Broadcasts
Pkts In
The number of broadcast packets entering the port.
Good Multicasts
Pkts In
The number of multicast packets entering the port.
Bad In CRC Align
The number of packets entering the port with a CRC
Alignment error.
Bad In Undersize
The number of undersize packets entering the port.
Bad In Oversize
The number of oversize packets entering the port.
Bad In Fragments
The number of fragmented packets entering the port.
Bad In Jabbers
The number of jabber packets entering the port.
64 Octet
The number of packets on the port with a packet length
of 64 octets.
65 to 127 Octets
The number of packets on the port with a packet length
of between 65 and 127 octets.
128 to 255 Octets
The number of packets on the port with a packet length
of between 128 and 255 octets.
256 to 511 Octets
The number of packets on the port with a packet length
of between 256 and 511 octets.
512 to 1023 Octets
The number of packets on the port with a packet length
of between 512 and 1023 octets.
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Variable
Description
1024 to 1518
Octets
The number of packets on the port with a packet length
of between 1024 and 1518 octets.
Priority x
The number of packets of priority x entering the device,
where x has a value between 1 and 8.
In BW
The rate at which traffic is entering the port.
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Alarms and Events
The Alarms and Events tool provides a method for defining thresholds
for packet types on a port. When a threshold is crossed, a trap is sent to
the device’s manager, or the Event is listed in SMON’s Device Event Log.
This chapter explains the following topics:
•
Using Alarms and Events - An overview explaining how to use
the Alarms and Events feature.
•
Alarms Table - A table showing the alarms defined for the
device.
•
Alarm Wizard - A wizard that enables you to add new Alarms.
•
Device Event Log - A list of Events that occurred on the device.
Using Alarms and Events
To use Alarms and Events:
1. Add Alarms using the Alarm Wizard. For information on the
Alarm Wizard, refer to “Alarm Wizard” on page 48.
2. Review, edit, and delete Alarms defined for the device in the
Alarms Table. For information on the Alarms Table, refer to
“Alarms Table” on page 44.
3. View Events in SMON’s Device Event Log or in the Trap Log of
Avaya Console or HP-OV NNM. For information on the SMON
Device Event Log, refer to “Device Event Log” on page 56.
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Alarms Table
To view a table of all the alarms defined for the device:
Click
.
Or
Select Tools > Alarms Table. The Alarms Table opens.
Figure 7-1. Alarms Table
All the Alarms defined for the device are listed in the Alarms Table.
Alarms Table Fields
The following table provides a list of the fields in the Alarms Table with
their description.
Table 7-1. Alarms Table Fields
Field
Description
Index
A number identifying the Alarm.
Interface
The port or LAG for which the Alarm was configured.
Variable
The counter being monitored by the Alarm.
Interval
The interval at which the counter is compared to the
defined thresholds.
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Field
Description
Delta Sample
The method used for monitoring the variable. Possible
options are:
• Rate @ Interval - The Alarm uses the counter’s rate
in the last interval.
• Total - The Alarm uses the absolute number of the
counter from the time the device was last reset.
* Note: The Alarms and Events tool can only
configure Alarms using the Rate @ Interval
method. To configure Alarms based on the
absolute number of packets, use the CLI
(Command Line Interface) or a third-party
application.
Startup Alarm
The type of Event that can be generated as the first Event
for the Alarm. Possible types are:
• Rising - The first Event that can be generated must
be a Rising Event. If the rate falls below the Falling
Threshold before it rises above the Rising Threshold,
a Falling Event is not generated.
• Falling - The first Event that can be generated must
be a Falling Event. If the rate rises above the Rising
Threshold before it falls below the Falling Threshold,
a Rising Event is not generated.
• Rising and Falling - The first Event generated can
be a Rising or a Falling Event.
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Rising Threshold
The upper threshold for the counter.
Falling
Threshold
The lower threshold for the counter.
Owner
The owner of the Alarm. This is usually the person who
created the Alarm.
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Tooltips
Tooltips in the Alarms and Events tool provide information about an
Alarm. When the cursor is held over the Index field of a row in the Alarms
Table a tooltip appears.
Figure 7-2. Alarm Tooltip
The tooltip provides information about the Alarm’s definition. In addition,
it shows the ‘raw’ number of packets (or octets) which will generate a
Rising or Falling Event. The raw number is the actual number of packets
(or octets) that must enter the port in order to generate an Event. This
number is equal to the defined rate times the interval.
For example, if an Alarm is defined for Broadcast packets with an Interval
of 15 seconds, a Rising Threshold of 1,000 packets per second and a
Falling Threshold of 100 packets per second, the raw number for a Rising
Event is 15,000 and for a Falling Event 1,500. If 15,000 or more Broadcast
packets enter the port in a 15 second interval, a Rising Event is generated.
The following table provides a list of the fields in Tooltip with their
descriptions.
Table 7-2. Tooltip Fields
Field
Description
Index
A number identifying the Alarm.
Port
The port or LAG for which the Alarm was configured.
Counter
The counter being monitored by the Alarm.
Last Value
The value of the counter calculated for the last interval.
Rising Threshold
[raw]
The Rising Threshold expressed as the number of packets
or octets in an interval.
Last Rising Time
The time of the last Rising Event.
Falling
Threshold [raw]
The Falling Threshold expressed as the number of packets
or octets in an interval.
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Field
Description
Last Falling Time
The time of the last Falling Event.
Editing Alarms
Alarms can be edited and deleted using the Alarms Table.
To edit an Alarm, change the Alarm’s parameters in the Alarms Table.
To delete an Alarm:
1. Select an Alarm.
2. Select Edit > Delete Alarm. The Alarm is deleted from the Alarms
Table.
To save the changes to the Alarms Table, select Edit > Apply Alarm. All
changes to the Alarm Table are saved.
To undo all unsaved changes to the Alarms Table, select Edit > Undo
Alarm. All changes to the Alarm Table are undone.
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Alarm Wizard
This section provides the information you need to use the Alarm Wizard.
It contains the following topics:
•
Overview of the Alarm Wizard - An overview of the function of
the Alarm Wizard.
•
Activating the Alarm Wizard - Instructions on how to run the
Alarm Wizard.
•
Alarm Wizard Screens - Detailed explanations about each of the
steps in the Alarm Wizard.
Overview of the Alarm Wizard
The Alarm Wizard consists of several screens designed to enable you to
easily define Alarms for ports on the device. You can use the wizard to
define an alarm for a single port or for multiple ports. When defining an
alarm for more than one port, the wizard creates a separate Alarm for
each port.
* Note: A maximum of 150 Alarms can be defined on a single device.
Activating the Alarm Wizard
To activate the Alarm Wizard, select Actions > Alarm Wizard. The Welcome
screen of the Alarm Wizard opens.
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Alarm Wizard Screens
This section provides detailed information on each of the Alarm Wizard’s
screens. To accept the default options for any screen, click Next. To return
to an earlier screen, click Back. To exit the Alarm Wizard without making
any changes, click Cancel.
The following sections describe each of the Alarm Wizard screens.
Welcome to
the Alarm
Wizard
Welcome to the Alarm Wizard. The Alarm Wizard provides a simple
method for defining Alarms for the device.
Figure 7-3. Alarm Wizard - Welcome Screen
To continue, click Next. The Alarm Wizard continues with the Select
Interface screen.
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Interface
The Select Interface screen of the Alarm Wizard allows you to select ports
and LAGs to be monitored by the Alarm.
Figure 7-4. Alarm Wizard - Select Interface
The ports and LAGs on the device are listed in the Device Interfaces list.
To select ports and LAGs to monitor, double-click a port or LAG in the
Device Interfaces list. The selected port or LAG appears in the Selected
Interfaces list.
To remove ports or LAGs from the Selected Interfaces list, double-click a
port or LAG in the Selected Interfaces list. The selected port or LAG is
removed from the Selected Interfaces list and appears in the Device Interfaces
list.
When defining an Alarm for more than one port, a separate Alarm is
created for each port.
* Note: A maximum of 150 Alarms can be defined on a device.
When you finish selecting ports and LAGs to monitor, click Next. The
Alarm Wizard continues with the Select Variable screen.
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Variable
The Select Variable screen of the Alarm Wizard enables you to select a
variable to be monitored by the Alarm, and the interval at which SMON
gets the rate for the counter from the device.
Figure 7-5. Alarm Wizard - Select Variable Screen
Enter a number in the Alarm Interval field. This is the interval at which
SMON will get the rate of the counter from the device.
Select a counter from the Alarm Counters pull-down list. This is the counter
that will be monitored by the Alarm.
When you finish configuring the polling interval and selecting a counter
to monitor, click Next. The Alarm Wizard continues with the Set
Thresholds screen.
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Set
Thresholds
The Set Thresholds screen enables you to configure the behavior of the
Alarms and Events tool when SMON is started, and to configure
thresholds for the Alarm.
There are two thresholds, a Rising Threshold and a Falling Threshold. If
the rate of the selected counter rises above the selected Rising Threshold,
an Event is generated. If the rate of the selected counter falls below the
selected Falling Threshold, an Event is generated. For more information
about Thresholds, refer to “Alarms and Events Overview” on page 7.
Figure 7-6. Alarm Wizard - Set Thresholds
To configure the behavior of the Alarms and Events tool when SMON is
started, select a radio button in the Alarm Startup field. The options are:
•
Rising - The first Event that can be generated must be a Rising
Event. If the rate falls below the Falling Threshold before it rises
above the Rising Threshold, a Falling Event is not generated.
•
Falling - The first Event that can be generated must be a Falling
Event. If the rate rises above the Rising Threshold before it falls
below the Falling Threshold, a Rising Event is not generated.
•
Rising and Falling - The first Event generated can be a Rising or a
Falling Event.
To configure the thresholds, enter values in the Rising and Falling fields. The
threshold levels are in packets or octets per second.
When you finish configuring the startup behavior and thresholds, click
Next. The Alarm Wizard continues with the Set Description screen.
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Description
The Set Descriptions screen enables you to give names to the Rising and
Falling Events of the Alarm.
Figure 7-7. Alarm Wizard - Set Description
To configure the names of Rising and Falling Events, enter a description in
the appropriate fields. These descriptions will appear in SMON’s Device
Event Log.
* Note: When configuring Alarms for multiple ports, the Event
descriptions will be identical for the Events of all the Alarms
being created.
When you finish configuring Event descriptions, click Next. The Alarm
Wizard continues with the Set Event screen.
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Set Event
The Set Event screen of the Alarm Wizard allows you to determine the
action SMON takes when an Event occurs.
Figure 7-8. Alarm Wizard - Set Event
To configure the action SMON takes when a Rising Event occurs, select an
option button in the Rising event fields. To configure the action SMON
takes when a Falling Event occurs, select an option button in the Falling
event fields. The possible actions are:
•
None - No action is taken when the Event occurs.
•
Log - The Event is recorded in SMON’s Device Event Log.
•
Trap - A trap is sent to the manager of the device. This trap can be
viewed in the Trap Log in Avaya Network Management Console or
HP NNM.
•
Log & Trap - The Event is recorded in SMON’s Device Event Log
and a trap is sent to the manager of the device.
When you finish configuring Event parameters, click Next. The Alarm
Wizard continues with the Summary screen.
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Summary
The Summary screen of the Alarm Wizard provides a summary of the
options selected in the previous screens.
Figure 7-9. Summary
To make any changes to the summary information:
1. Click Back until you reach the appropriate screen.
2. Change the configuration parameters.
3. Click Next until you reach the Summary screen.
To create the Alarm, click Finish. The Alarm is created and appears in the
Alarms Table.
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Device Event Log
The Device Event Log provides a list of Events that triggered Alarms with
an action of Log. To view the Event Log, select View > Event Log. The
Device Event Log opens.
Figure 7-10. Device Event Log
The Device Event Log has two tabs, one for Rising Events and one for
Falling Events. To view the Device Event Log for Rising or Falling Events:
1. Select an Alarm in the Alarms Table.
2. Click the appropriate tab. The Device Event Log opens to the
selected Event type for the Alarm.
The Device Event Log window has two parts. The upper part provides a
description of the Event.
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The following table provides a list of the fields describing the Event and
their descriptions.
Table 7-3. Event Description Fields
Field
Description
Event
A user defined description of the Event.
Type
The action taken by SMON. Possible actions are:
• None - No action was taken when the event
occurred.
• Log - The Event was recorded in SMON’s Device
Event Log.
• Trap - A trap was sent to the manager of the device.
This trap can be viewed in the Trap Log in Avaya
Network Management Console or HP NNM.
• Log & Trap - The Event was recorded in SMON’s
Device Event Log and a trap was sent to the
manager of the device.
Time Last Sent
The latest date and time this Event occurred.
The lower part of the window is the Log List. This is a log of the selected
Alarm’s Events. Entries will appear in the Log List only if the Type of Event
is Log or Log & Trap. The following table provides a list of the fields in
the Log List and their descriptions.
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Field
Description
Time
The date and time of the Event.
Description
A detailed description of the traffic that triggered the
Event.
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Boxes
This appendix consists of dialog boxes that appear within Avaya C360
SMON.
* Note: In Device SMON, some of the dialog boxes can only be
opened by selecting the relevant menu item.
Using the General Options Dialog Box
This dialog box enables you to change the general options for Device
SMON the Avaya C360 Device.
To access the General Options dialog box:
1. Click
.
Or
Select File > Options. The Options dialog box opens.
2. Click the General tab at the top of the dialog box. The General
Options dialog box opens.
Figure A-1. General Options Dialog Box
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The General Options dialog box enables you to change the following
options:
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Polling Interval
•
Display Mode
•
Report Setting
* Note: Options changed in the General Options dialog box only affect
the application from which the dialog box was accessed.
Polling Interval
The Polling Interval option allows you to configure the way in which
information is collected. If you make the polling interval smaller, you
receive more accurate data at the expense of using more network
resources. The objective is to use the ideal polling interval that provides
accurate data using minimum network resources.
To change the polling interval, enter the number of minutes and seconds
for the new polling interval in the min and sec fields.
* Note: The polling interval must be between 15 seconds and
59 minutes and 59 seconds.
* Note: The new polling interval takes effect when the device is next
polled.
Display Mode
The Display Mode option allows you to select one of three display modes.
Select a display mode using the radio buttons.
The display mode options are:
•
Last Interval Rate - The statistics gathered since the last poll.
•
Cumulative - The accumulated statistics gathered since the start of
the session.
•
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Session Average Rate - The average of the statistics per polling
interval since the start of the session.
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Report Setting
The Report Setting option enables you to select a default directory for
saving reports and configure the report format.
To select a default directory for saving reports:
1. Click Browse. A directory browser window opens.
2. Navigate to the directory in which you want to save reports.
3. Click Open. The path appears in the Reports Directory field.
Select a report format using the radio buttons.
The report format options are:
•
Tab-separated - The report is formatted as a tab-delimited file.
•
CSV - The report is formatted as a comma-delimited file.
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Using the Switch Options Dialog Box
This dialog box enables you to change the display options for Switch
Statistics for the Avaya C360 Device.
To access the Switch Options dialog box:
1. Click
.
Or
Select File > Options. The Options dialog box opens.
2. Click the Switch tab at the top of the dialog box. The Switch
Options dialog box opens.
Figure A-2. Switch Options Dialog Box
* Note: Changes made in the Switch Statistics Options dialog box
apply to Switch Statistics and Extended Port Statistics.
The Switch Options dialog box enables you to change the following
options:
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Samples Per Screen
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Samples To Store
•
Logarithmic Display
•
Level Indicators
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Samples Per Screen
The Samples Per Screen option enables you to configure the number of
samples visible in the Traffic Graph. To change the number of samples
visible on the screen, enter a number in the Samples Per Screen field.
* Note: The number of samples per screen must be between 3 and
500.
Samples To Store
The Samples To Store option enables you to configure the number of
samples saved in the Traffic Graph. You can scroll the Traffic Graph to
view all of the saved samples. To change the number of stored samples,
enter a number in the Samples To Store field.
* Note: The number of samples to store must be between 100 and
8000.
Logarithmic Display
The Logarithmic Display option enables you to specify whether or not you
want the Traffic Graph to be displayed on a logarithmic scale. This is
useful when the values in the graph are small.
To view the traffic graph with a logarithmic display, check the Logarithmic
Display checkbox.
To view the traffic graph with a non-logarithmic display, uncheck the
Logarithmic Display checkbox.
Level Indicators
The Level Indicators option enables you to change the appearance of the
gauges at the top of the Switch Statistics window. This allows you to
determine the range corresponding to the colors of the gauge.
To configure the level indicators, slide the markers for each of the gauges
to the desired percentages.
The leftmost marker sets the percentage at which the color on the gauge
changes from green to yellow. The rightmost marker sets the percentage
at which the color on the gauge changes from yellow to red.
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Using the Port/VLAN Options Dialog Box
This dialog box enables you to change the display and TopN filtering
options for Port and VLAN Statistics for the Avaya C360 Device.
To access the Port/VLAN Options dialog box:
1. Select File > Options. The Options dialog box opens.
2. Click the Port/VLAN tab at the top of the dialog box. The Port/VLAN
Options dialog box opens.
Figure A-3. Port/VLAN Options Dialog Box
The Port/VLAN Options dialog box enables you to configure the number
of ports, LAGs, and VLANs visible in the Port and VLAN Statistics
windows and the number of ports, LAGs, and VLANs displayed when
TopN filtering is active.
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To change the number of items visible on the screen, enter a
number in the Items Per Screen field. The number of items per screen
must be between 1 and 15.
•
To change the number of items displayed when TopN filtering is
active, enter a number in the TopN field. The number of items must
be between 1 and 15.
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Using the Report Now Dialog Box
This dialog box enables you to generate a report with the statistics from
the last time the device was polled.
To access the Report Now dialog box:
1. Click
.
Or
Select File > Report Now. The Report Now dialog box opens.
Figure A-4. Report Now Dialog Box
2. To change the filename and directory in which to save the report:
a. Click Browse. A file browser window opens.
b. Select a directory and filename for the reports.
3. Click Report. The report is generated.
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Using the Auto Report Dialog Box
This dialog box enables you to start and stop generating reports
automatically.
To access the Auto Report dialog box:
1. Select File > Auto Report. The Auto Report dialog box opens.
Figure A-5. Auto Report Dialog Box
2. To change the filename and directory in which to save the reports:
a. Click Browse. A file browser window opens.
b. Select a directory and filename for the reports.
3. Click Start. The first report is generated immediately. Subsequent
reports are generated according to the polling interval.
CAUTION
Auto Reports are automatically saved to the network
management station (NMS). If Auto Reports are generated on
many devices for a long period of time, and none of the files are
deleted, the NMS’s hard disk may become full.
If this occurs, stop the applications that are generating automatic
reports and delete the files that are not required.
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To stop generating Auto Reports:
1. Select File > Auto Report. The Auto Report dialog box opens.
2. Click Stop.
Or
1. Close the application for which you are running the Auto Report.
Auto Reports are no longer generated.
Using the Find Dialog Box
Depending on the application you have initiated this option from, the
Find option allows you to locate a specific VLAN/port/LAG intersection in
the application window.
To search:
1. Click
.
Or
Select Edit > Find. The Find dialog box opens.
The information you are prompted for in the Find dialog box
differs depending on the application from which you have initiated
it.
For more detail, refer to “Finding a Port or LAG” on page 67 or
“Finding a VLAN” on page 68.
2. Enter the information in the dialog box and click Find. The
VLAN/port/LAG intersection found is highlighted in the
application for easy identification.
To remove the highlight from the application window, click the graph.
The highlight disappears.
* Note: The Find button changes to Find Next until all instances of the
search information have been found.
* Note: Since the number of ports/LAGs/VLANs may change between
sampling intervals, the one you search for may move out of
focus with the next refresh. In this case, you may search again
or scroll the display.
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Finding a Port or LAG
There are several ways to enter a value to find a port or LAG.
To search for a port or LAG by name:
1. Click the Port/LAG Name option button.
2. Enter the port or LAG name or part of the port or name in the
Port/LAG Name field.
3. Click Find.
* Note: If you enter only part of the name, SMON will find the first
time the value appears.
To search for a port or LAG by number:
1. Click the Port/LAG Name option button.
2. Enter the port or LAG number in the Port/LAG Number field.
3. Click Find.
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Finding a VLAN
There are several ways to enter a value to find a VLAN.
To search for a VLAN by name:
1. Click the VLAN Name option button.
2. Enter the VLAN name or part of the port or name in the VLAN Name
field.
3. Click Find.
* Note: If you enter only part of the name, SMON will find the first
time the value appears.
To search for a VLAN by number:
1. Click the VLAN Name option button.
2. Enter the VLAN number in the VLAN Number field.
3. Click Find.
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Using the Define Port Filter Dialog Box
To open the Define Port Filter dialog box:
1. Click
.
Or
Select Actions > Define Port Filter. The Define Port Filter dialog box
opens.
Figure A-6. Define Port Filter Dialog Box
* Note: Filtering changes are only applied after clicking Apply.
To add ports to the List of Selected Ports:
Select ports from the List of Known Ports and click Add.
Or
Double-click ports in the List of Known Ports. The selected ports
appear in the List of Selected Ports.
To select all ports, click Add All. All ports are added to the List of Selected
Ports.
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To remove ports from the List of Selected Ports:
Select the ports in the List of Selected Ports and click Remove.
Or
Double-click ports in the List of Selected Ports. The selected ports are
removed from the List of Selected Ports.
To remove all items from the List of Selected Ports, click Remove All. All ports
are removed from the List of Selected Ports.
To refresh the list of ports in the Known Ports list, click Refresh.
To activate the port filter, click Apply.
To deactivate the port filter, click
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Using the Define VLAN Filter Dialog Box
To open the Define VLAN Filter dialog box:
Click
.
Or
Select Actions > Define VLAN Filter. The Define VLAN Filter dialog
box opens.
Figure A-7. Define VLAN Filter Dialog Box
* Note: Filtering changes are only applied after clicking Apply.
To add VLANs to the List of Selected VLANs:
Select VLANs from the List of Known VLANs and click Add.
Or
Double-click VLANs in the List of Known VLANs. The selected VLANs
appear in the List of Selected VLANs.
To select all VLANs, click Add All. All VLANs are added to the List of
Selected VLANs.
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To remove VLANs from the List of Selected VLANs:
Select the VLANs in the List of Selected VLANs and click Remove.
Or
Double-click a VLAN the List of Selected VLANs. The selected VLANs
are removed from the List of Selected VLANs.
To remove all items from the List of Selected VLANs, click Remove All. All
VLANs are removed from the List of Selected VLANs.
To refresh the list of VLANs in the Known VLANs list, click Refresh.
To activate the VLAN filter, click Apply.
To deactivate the VLAN filter, click
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Using the Define TopN Filter Dialog Box
You can also filter using the TopN option. TopN filtering differs from item
filtering in that SMON chooses the items with the heaviest traffic. The
TopN filter produces a report for the 1-15 (N) most active items on the
network.
SMON chooses the TopN items by a rate base which you select from the
Define TopN Filter dialog box. SMON measures the rate base for all the
items to find the TopN items and then displays these items and their
statistics.
* Note: If you previously defined a filter, TopN will select the TopN
items from the specified subset.
To select the criterion for TopN Configuration:
1. Click
.
Or
Select Actions > Define Top N Filter. The Define TopN Filter dialog
box opens.
Figure A-8. Define TopN Filter Dialog Box
2. Select the number of items and the criterion for the TopN filter.
* Note: Filtering changes are only applied after clicking Apply.
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The dialog box contains the following fields:
•
TopN Number - Enter the number of items to be displayed when you
activate TopN.
•
Based On - Select the criterion for deciding which items fall in the
TopN. The rate base can be any one of the available counters.
Using the Find Top5 Peaks Dialog Box
In Switch Statistics, Extended Port Statistics, and Router Statistics, you
can use the Find Top5 Peaks option to find the largest value of any
counter. This can help you find when a problem occurred or when a
problem was most severe.
To select the criterion for Find Top5 Peaks:
1. Click
.
Or
Select Edit > Find. The Find Top5 Peaks dialog box opens.
Figure A-9. Find Top5 Peaks Dialog Box
2. Select a counter in Switch Statistics or Extended Port Statistics, or
the IP address of a specific router in the device or All Routers for all
routers in the device in Router Statistics.
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3. Click Find. The display scrolls the graph to the peak value and a
vertical line appears at the peak value. The pie values at the top are
correct for this time period. The graph is frozen.
To find the next highest peak, click Find Next. The displays scrolls to the
next highest peak value in the graph.
In Switch Statistics and Extended Port Statistics, all counters are listed in
the Find Top5 Peaks dialog box, including those counters not currently
displayed in the Traffic Graph.
Using the Sort Dialog Box
You may sort the display by one of the available categories in the list.
To perform a sort:
1. Select Actions > Sort. The Sort dialog box opens.
Figure A-10. Sort Dialog Box
2. Select the appropriate sorting criterion from the Sort By drop-down
listbox.
3. Click Sort. Sorting begins immediately. New information is sorted at
each subsequent polling.
When sorting by Name, the bars appear in ascending order from bottom
to top. When sorting by packets, the bars appear in descending order
(most traffic at the bottom, least traffic at the top).
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Setting Up the SMON
License
The Avaya Network Managent with SMON Manager package contains a
license that allows you to use SMON on a permanent basis. The Avaya
Network Management package does not include this license. Instead, a
trial version of SMON is included. This trial version expires 60 days after
its first use. In addition, an embedded license is required for SMON for
Avaya C360 Devices.
For information on entering the SMON license, refer to the
Avaya SMON Manager User Guide.
SMON Embedded License
To use SMON with Avaya C360 Devices, you must enter a valid
embedded license via the Avaya C360 CLI. A unique License is required
for each Avaya C360 Device regardless of the number of modules in the
device. A group License is valid for the number of devices for which it
was purchased.
For information on entering the Avaya C360 embedded SMON License,
refer to the SMON for Avaya C360 Installation Guide.
Device SMON for Avaya C360 Devices does not require a license for the
first 60 days. After 60 days, this application will not run unless you enter
a valid embedded SMON license.
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A
Accessing
Device SMON 9
port statistics 22
switch statistics 17
VLAN statistics 31
Activating
alarm wizard 48
port filter 11
port statistics 11
switch statistics 11
the LANE Wizard 48
VLAN filter 11
VLAN statistics 11
Alarm tooltip 46
Alarm wizard 48
activating 48
descriptions 53
overview 48
screens 49
select interval and counter 51
select port 50
set event 54
set thresholds 52
summary 55
welcome screen 49
Alarms and events 43
overview 7
using 43
Alarms table 44
fields 44
Application
tabs 10
Auto report dialog box 65
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organization of this guide vii
purpose vi
E
Editing alarms 47
Extended port statistics
tool 37
C
Changing
display mode 59
F
Filter
TopN 29, 35
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polling interval 59
Configuring
alarms 48
samples per screen 62
Creating alarms 48
D
Deactivating
port filter 11
VLAN filter 11
Defining
Top5 filter 74
TopN filter 73
Desktop 12
Device event log 56
description 56
Device SMON
accessing 9
toolbar 11
tools 4
user interface 10
working with the tools 14
Dialog area 12
Dialog boxes
auto report 65
find 66
general options 58
port options 63
report now 64
switch options 61
VLAN options 63
Display mode 59
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VLAN 26, 28, 34
Filtering
specific 4
TopN 4
Filtering options 4
Find dialog box 66
Finding
Port 67, 68
G
Gauges in switch statistics 19
General options
dialog box 58
display mode 59
polling interval 59
Generating reports 15
H
Help, online 12
History
managing windows 16
How to
activate the alarm wizard 48
configure number of samples to store 62
configure samples per screen 62
configure the polling interval 59
create alarms 48
define Top5 filter 74
define TopN filter 73
edit alarms 47
filter ports and LAGs 26, 28, 33
find a port 67, 68
generate reports 15
manage History windows 16
modify alarms 47
search for a graph 11
select directory to save reports 60
select view of device 10
sort ports 30, 36
switch to Device SMON view 10
use define port filter dialog box 69
use define VLAN filter dialog box 71
use Device SMON 9
use dialog box options 15
use display mode option 59
use port statistics 22
use switch statistics 17
use the find dialog box 66
use the polling interval option 59
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use TopN port filtering 29, 35
use VLAN statistics 31
view alarms 44
work with the Device SMON tools 14
I
Intended users vii
Introduction 1
L
Level indicators 62
License, purchasing 3
Logarithmic display 62
M
Managing
windows 16
Modifying alarms 47
Mouse actions 14
O
Online help 12
Organization of this guide vii
Overview
alarm wizard 48
alarms and events 7
extended port statistics 6
port statistics 5
RMON 1
SMON 2, 3
switch statistics 5
VLAN statistics 6
Overview of SMON 3
P
Pie charts
switch statistics 19
Polling
interval 59
setting interval 59
Port options dialog box 63
Port segment statistics
overview 6
Port statistics
accessing 22
activating 11
overview 5
tool 22
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variables 24
window 23
Ports
filtering the display 26, 28, 33
finding 67, 68
selecting to display 23
TopN filtering 29, 35
Purchasing an SMON license 3
Purpose of this guide vi
R
Report now dialog box 64
Reports
format options 60
generating 15
selecting a directory 60
Resizing
Desktop 12
Dialog area 12
RMON standard 1
S
Samples
per screen 62
to store 62
Searching
in a graph 11
Selecting
directory to save reports 60
ports for display 11
report formats 60
view of device 10
VLANs to display 33
Setting up the SMON license 76
SMON
devices 3
license 76
overview 1
probes 3
standard 2
SMON overview 3
Sorting
ports 30, 36
the display 75
Specific filtering 4
Starting collection of SMON data 12
Status
bar 13
line 13
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Stopping collection of SMON data 12
Switch options dialog box 61
Switch statistics
accessing 17
activating 11
overview 5
tool 17
traffic graph 20, 40
T
Toolbar buttons 11
Tools for Device SMON 4
Tooltip fields 46
Tooltips 46
Top5 filter
defining 74
TopN
filtering 4
port filtering 29, 35
TopN filter
defining 73
Traffic graph
logarithmic display 62
samples per screen 62
samples to store 62
switch statistics 20, 40
U
User interface
desktop 12
dialog area 12
status bar 13
status line 13
Using
alarms and events 43
auto report dialog box 65
define port filter dialog box 69
define Top5 filter dialog box 74
define TopN filter dialog box 73
define VLAN filter dialog box 71
dialog box options 15
find dialog box 66
general options dialog box 58
port options dialog box 63
port statistics 22
report now dialog box 64
sort dialog box 75
switch options dialog box 61
switch statistics 17
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VLAN options dialog box 63
VLAN statistics 31
V
VLAN filter dialog box 26, 28, 34
VLAN filtering 26, 28, 34
VLAN options dialog box 63
VLAN statistics
accessing 31
activating 11
overview 6
tool 31
using 31
window 32
VLANs
selecting to display 11, 33
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What is RMON? 1
What is SMON? 2
Who should use this guide vii
Windows, managing 16
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