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Multi Router Traffic Grapher

(MRTG)
The Multi Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG) is a tool to monitor the traffic load on
network links. MRTG generates HTML pages containing PNG images which provide
a LIVE visual representation of this traffic.

MRTG consists of a Perl script which uses SNMP to read the traffic counters of your
routers and a fast C program which logs the traffic data and creates beautiful graphs
representing the traffic on the monitored network connection. These graphs are
embedded into webpages which can be viewed from any modern Web-browser.

In addition to a detailed daily view, MRTG also creates visual representations of the
traffic seen during the last seven days, the last five weeks and the last twelve
months. This is possible because MRTG keeps a log of all the data it has pulled
from the router. This log is automatically consolidated so that it does not grow over
time, but still contains all the relevant data for all the traffic seen over the last two
years. This is all performed in an efficient manner. Therefore you can monitor 200 or
more network links from any halfway decent UNIX box.
Multi Router Traffic Grapher
(MRTG)
MRTG uses the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) to send requests
with two object identifiers (OIDs) to a device. The device, which must be SNMP-
enabled, will have a management information base (MIB) to look up the OIDs
specified. After collecting the information it will send back the raw data
encapsulated in an SNMP protocol. MRTG records this data in a log on the client
along with previously recorded data for the device. The software then creates an
HTML document from the logs, containing a list of graphs detailing traffic for the
selected device.
Multi Router Traffic Grapher
(MRTG)
CiscoWorks
LAN Management Solution
(LMS)

CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution (LMS) is an integrated suite of


management tools that simplify the configuration, administration, monitoring,
and troubleshooting of Cisco networks. Built upon popular Internet-based
standards, CiscoWorks LMS applications help enable network operators to
manage the network through a browser-based interface that can be
accessed anytime from anywhere within the network. CiscoWorks LMS
maintains a centralized list of all Cisco network devices and their credentials
that serves as a single repository for all CiscoWorks applications whether
they are installed locally or distributed in a multiserver deployment.
CiscoWorks
LAN Management Solution
(LMS)
CiscoWorks
LAN Management Solution
(LMS)
Applications

1. CiscoWorks Device Fault Manager


Real-time fault detection, analysis, and reporting using device knowledge and
fault rules based on Cisco best practices for each device

2. CiscoWorks Campus Manager

A robust set of Layer 2 tools for device and connectivity discovery, detailed
topology views, end-station tracking, network discrepancies

3. CiscoWorks Resource Manager Essentials

Tools for managing Cisco devices using inventory- and device-change


management, network-configuration and software-image management,
network availability, and syslog analysis
CiscoWorks
LAN Management Solution
(LMS)
4. CiscoWorks CiscoView

GUI providing back- and front-panel displays of devices in a dynamic, color-


coded graphical display. Simplifies device-status monitoring, device-specific
component diagnostics, and application launching.

5. CiscoWorks Internetwork Performance Monitor

A network response-time and availability troubleshooting application. This


tool empowers network engineers to proactively troubleshoot network
performance using real-time and historical reports.
CiscoWorks
LAN Management Solution
(LMS)
6. CiscoWorks Common Services

Provides the infrastructure for a common management desktop experience and


the services for securing access to all CiscoWorks applications. Includes a
common device and credentials repository for all applications as it populates
the repository after running discovery over the managed network. Facilities
include a foundation for integrating with other Cisco and third-party applications.

7. CiscoWorks Virtual Network Manager

Provides ability to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot VRFLite


implementations. Configuration capabilities involve hop-by-hop configurations
involving 802.1q trunks. Also has ability to discover VRFs in the network and
provide a readiness report of capable and enabled devices
CiscoWorks
CiscoView
CiscoWorks
CiscoView
CiscoWorks
LAN Management Solution
(LMS)
CiscoWorks
Campus Manager
Features:
Device discovery, mapping, and monitoring

• Link and device status display based upon Simple Network Management Protocol
(SNMP) polling
• Identification of Layer 2 configuration discrepancies and many other new physical
and logical discrepancies
• Automatic location and correlation of information on users by MAC, IP address, NT
login, or UNIX host name, with their physical connections to the switched network
• Visibility and launch point of Cisco CallManager from topology services as well as
tracking of phone handset to IP, MAC address, and switch port
• Ability to form hierarchical groups in Topology View based on criteria like
SysLocation, SysName, and IP address or subnet mask with unlimited levels of
nesting
• Support for Spanning Tree Protocol-Per VLAN Spanning Tree Plus (PVST+),
Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) support for configuration, recommendation
reports, and visualization reports for modeling Spanning Tree Protocol configuration
in offline mode
CiscoWorks
Campus Manager
Features:
Device configuration management

Configuration of VLAN/LAN Emulation (LANE), PVLAN, and ATM services and


assignment of switch ports to those services

Troubleshooting

• Diagnostic tools for connectivity-related problems between end stations and Layer 2
and Layer 3 devices
• Layer 2 and Layer 3 path trace between source and destination handsets
• Support for time delay reflectometry (TDR) to detect faults in a cable and locate
open circuits, short circuits, sharp bends, crimps, kinks, impedance mismatches, and
other such defects
CiscoWorks
Campus Manager
Features:
Graphical user interface and usability

• Intuitive workflow and dashboard user interfaces for easy data access and
administration

• Intelligent discovery and display of large Layer 2 networks on browser-


accessible topology maps, independent of VTP server

• Java plug-ins to improve GUI performance

• New lightweight HTML-based user interface for the user tracking and campus
administration functions

• Export of topology maps to Visio


IBM
Tivoli

The list of products from the Statement of Work is reproduced below:

•IBM Tivoli Framework


•IBM Tivoli Monitoring
•IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Web Infrastructure
•IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Databases
•IBM Tivoli NetView
•IBM Tivoli Switch Level Analyzer
•IBM Tivoli Enterprise Console
•IBM Tivoli Manager for Exchange
•IBM Tivoli Web Site Analyzer
•IBM Tivoli Business Systems Manager
•Peregrine Service Center
IBM
Tivoli
This design describes the architecture, general configurations and guidelines
for the implementation of following solutions:

• Tivoli Infrastructure, Base Monitoring and Event Management


It ensures that Tivoli can communicate with the managed resources; hardware
and operating system components are monitored and a central server is
defined for event management. The Tivoli infrastructure, the measurement
data and event information produced by this first step is the basis for all further
steps of the solution

•Database and Web Application Monitoring


Databases (Oracle, MS-SQL and DB2) will be managed with pre-configured,
best-practice monitoring solutions. IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Databases and
Web Applications are installed on top of the infrastructure provided in step 1.
IBM
Tivoli
• Business Impact Management
The business impact management is realized using the IBM Tivoli Business
Systems Manager. Once the product is configured it will provide a map of
business systems required for business processes.

• Helpdesk management
Helpdesk functions will be enabled to identify a business impact in case an IT-
component is not working or exceeds defined thresholds.

• Network Management
IBM Tivoli NetView will be responsible for managing all of the components
distributed Network. The network admin will be able to monitor their
networking devices, define network monitors and thresholds with the solution
and receives reports and alerts on the status of the defined monitored
devices.
IBM
Tivoli
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Tivoli
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Tivoli
OpenView
Network Node Manager
(NNM)
• Network management tool
• Proactive network management
• Provides a solid solution for managing dynamic IP
networks
• NNM is starting point for implementing a network
management solution
OpenView
Network Node Manager
(NNM)
• Network management tool
• Proactive network management
• Provides a solid solution for managing dynamic IP
networks
• NNM is starting point for implementing a network
management solution
OpenView
Network Node Manager
(NNM)
• Network management tool
• Proactive network management
• Provides a solid solution for managing dynamic IP
networks
• NNM is starting point for implementing a network
management solution
OpenView
Network Node Manager
(NNM)
• Network Management can help achieve those
goals by:
• Fault and Problem Management
– Reduced downtime of network systems and devices
– Quick detection and correction of network problems
• Performance Management
– Ability to monitor data to anticipate problems
– Log information for historical analysis
OpenView
Network Node Manager
(NNM)

SNMP Request with Retrieve (get)


Community Name management
information
Manager SNMP Replies Agent MIB
Alter (set)
SNMP Traps management
information
OpenView
Network Node Manager
(NNM)
OpenView
Network Node Manager
(NNM)
OpenView
Network Node Manager
(NNM)
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