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- Release notes
- Get Started
- Set Up Application Failover
- Configure NNMi in a High Availability Cluster
- NNMi and NNM iSPI Default Ports
- General Concepts for Configuration
- Configure NNMi to Use a Different Java Development Kit
- NNMi Communications
- NNMi Discovery
- NNMi State Polling
- NNMi Incidents
- Configure NNMi Console
- NNMi Auditing
- Manage Certificates
- Use Single Sign-On (SSO) with NNMi
- Configure NNMi to Support Public Key Infrastructure User Authentication
- Configuring the Telnet and SSH Protocols for Use by NNMi
- Integrate NNMi with a Directory Service through LDAP
- Multihomed NNMi Management Server
- Managing Overlapping IP Addresses in NAT Environments
- NNMi Security and Multi-Tenancy
- Configure NNMi to Work in a GNM Environment
- Configuring NNMi Advanced for IPv6
- Quick Start Configuration Wizard
- Manage environment variables
- Console features useful for configuration tasks
- Actions provided by NNMi
- Processes and services
- Connect multiple NNMi Management Servers (NNMi Advanced)
- Configure communication protocol
- Discover your network
- Configure Device Profiles (sysObjectIDs)
- Create Groups of Nodes or Interfaces
- Monitor Network Health
- Configure the NNMi User Interface
- Configure Security
- Configure Incidents
- Use RAMS with NNMi Advanced
- Extend NNMi Capabilities
- Integrate NNMi Elsewhere with URLs
- Administer SNMP Traps
- Maintain NNMi
- Security Configuration
- Modify Default Settings
- NNMi Logging
- NNMi Northbound Interface
- Use Operations Bridge Reporter to View Reports
- Network Node Manager i Reference Pages
- Administer NPS
- Administer the NNM iSPI Performance for QA
- Administer the NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic
- Administer the NNM iSPI for MPLS
- Administer the NNM iSPI for IP Multicast
- Administer the NNM iSPI for IP Telephony
Introduction to NNMi Administrators
As an NNMi administrator, you can use the console to configure the items described in the following table.
|What You Can Configure||Description|
|Custom Polling||Using the Custom Poller option in the Monitoring folder of the Configuration workspace, take a proactive approach to network management by using SNMP MIB Expressions to specify additional information that NNMi should poll. You can also specify States that should be assigned to polled MIB Expression values, including any thresholds that should be set and monitored.|
|Custom Correlation||Using the Custom Correlation option in the Incidents folder of the Configuration workspace, correlate groups of incidents under a Parent Incident. This feature is useful when you want to define a relationship between a number of incidents potentially from different network objects that form a logical set to identify a problem. The set of correlations is considered complete if all of the incidents arrive within a specified time window.|
|Device Profiles|| provides well over three thousand pre-configured Device Profiles, one for each known MIB-II
Using the Discovery Configuration option in the Discovery folder of the Configuration workspace, configure NNMi to discover only those devices that are important to you and your team. See Discover Your Network for more information.
If static Network Address Translation (NAT), dynamic Network Address Translation (NAT), or dynamicPort Address Translation (PAT/NAPT) are used in your network management domain, see also Overlapping Addresses in NAT Environments.
|Global Network Management||(NNMi Advanced - Global Network Management feature) Using the Global Network Management option in the Configuration workspace, you can configure NNMi to share the workload among multiple NNMi management servers in your network environment. See Connect Multiple NNMi Management Servers (NNMi Advanced).|
|ICMP and SNMP Communication Protocols||Using the Communication Configuration option in the Configuration workspace, provide the SNMPv1 or SNMPv2c community strings (read and write) for your network environment, or provide the SNMPv3 User Names for your network environment. Configure NNMi settings for timeout, retry, and port usage for ICMP and SNMP traffic. See Configure communication protocol for more information.|
|Incidents||Using the Incidents folder in the Configuration workspace, review the many predefined incident configurations provided by NNMi . Edit any of the configurations provided by NNMi or create your own . See Configure Incidents for more information.|
|Interface Groups||Using the Interface Groups option in the Object Groups folder of the Configuration workspace, identify important devices. Interface Groups are filters for interface and IP address views. Interface Groups can also control how NNMi monitors network devices. See Create Interface Groups for more information.|
|Interface Types||Interface Type definitions cover all known industry-standard IANA ifType-MIB variables at the time of the release of NNMi. Using the ifTypes view in the Configuration workspace, add an additional
Using the MIB Expressions option in the MIBS folder of the Configuration workspace, take a proactive approach to network management by using SNMP MIB Expressions to specify additional information that NNMi should poll. See Configure MIB Expressions for more information.
Using the MIBs folder, you can view and configure the following:
|Monitoring||Using the Monitoring Configuration option in the Monitoring folder of the Configuration workspace, define how and how often important devices are monitored by NNMi . See Monitor Network Health for more information.|
|Node Groups||Using the Node Groups option in the Object Groups folder of the Configuration workspace, identify important devices. You can then filter node, interface, IP address, and incident views by Node Group. You can also specify Node Groups when configuring monitoring and incidents. See Create Node Groups for more information.|
|Node Group Map Settings||Using the User Interface Configuration option in the Configuration workspace, specify the Node Group map configuration including the Node Group and background image to be used in a Node Group map. See Define Node Group Map Settings for more information.|
Using the Node Groups and Interface Groups options in the Object Groups folder of the Configuration workspaces, define groups of nodes or interfaces. Use these object groups as filters to quickly locate information in views. See Create Groups of Nodes or Interfaces for more information.
You can also monitor the health of each group, see Configure NNMi Monitoring Behavior.
|Route Analytic Management Servers (RAMS)||(NNMi Advanced, plus Route Analytics Management System (RAMS) for MPLS WAN) Using the RAMS Servers option in the Configuration workspace, configure sources of Route Analytics Management System data for NNMi to use. See RAMS MPLS WAN Configuration (NNMi Advanced).|
Using the Security option in the Configuration workspace, control access to NNMi. See Configure Security for more information.
Tip NNMi can be configured to use the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and X.509 Certificates such as Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) user authentication for NNMi user names, passwords, and User Group Membership assignments. Additional steps are required. See Choose a Mode for NNMi Access.
|Status||Using the Status Configuration option in the Configuration workspace, configure how Node Group Status is calculated. You can choose to assign the Node Group the most severe status of any Node Group member or configure the percentage thresholds for one or more Node Group target statuses. See Configure Node Group Statusfor more information.|
|Trap Forwarding||Using the Trap Forwarding Configuration option in the Trap Server folder under the Incidents folder of the Configuration workspace, configure trap forwarding filters and destinations. See Configure Trap Forwarding for more information.|
|Trap Logging||Using the Trap Logging Configuration option in the Trap Server folder under the Incidents folder of the Configuration workspace, configure how you want trap information to appear in the trap logging file. See Configure Trap Logging for more information.|
Using the User Interface Configuration option in the Configuration workspace, configure the following user interface features:
NNMi provides a variety of tools to assist you with these configuration tasks. Each of these tools is described in the following table. You can extend NNMi using Network Node Manager i Software Smart Plug-ins (iSPIs) as described in Extend NNMi Capabilities.
Used to perform automated tasks on a single object or on a group of objects. For example, you can use the Actions menu to change the Management Mode of one or more nodes from Managed to Out of Service.
Actions are available from table views, map views, and forms.
See Actions provided by NNMi for more information
|Configuration Workspaces||The console provides a workspace for each kind of item you can configure in NNMi . See the preceding "Configure NNMi " table for more information.|
|Lookup Fields||Provided in forms, fields that include the icon provide access to a list of all available attribute values, and in some locations enable you to create attribute values. See Lookup Fields for more information.|
|NNMi Processes and Services||NNMi is built on a group of processes and services. You can list these processes and services. You can stop and start individual processes and services. See Processes and services for more information.|
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