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- Log on
- Navigate the Console
- Views Available in NNMi
- Use Views to Display Data
- Use Hypervisor Diagrams and Dialogs
- Work with Objects
- Display Information About NNMi
- Display NNMi Version and License Information
- Use Actions to Perform Tasks
- NNMi's Global Network Management Feature (NNMi Advanced)
- Learn Your Network Inventory
- Access Device Details
- Schedule Outages for Nodes or Node Groups
- Explore SNMP MIB Source Information
- Use the MIB Browser
- View Maps (Network Connectivity)
- Monitor Devices for Problems
- Monitor Incidents for Problems
- Investigate and Diagnose Problems
- View Lists of the Unmanaged Objects in Your Network
- Check the Status of NNMi
- Monitor Performance with Network Reports
- Monitor with the NNM iSPI Performance for QA
- Monitor with the NNM iSPI Performance for Traffic
- Monitor with the NNM iSPI for MPLS
- Monitor with the NNM iSPI for IP Multicast
- Monitor with the NNM iSPI for IP Telephony
Actions let you perform operations on selected items. The actions available to you depend on your NNMi user role. Administrators have more action choices than operators. If SPIs are installed in your environment, the list of actions could expand. Some Actions change an object's attribute value or require log on access to a node (for example, telnet).
See the NNMi Actions table for a description of possible actions.
To perform any of the actions described, you select an action from the Actions menu. The Actions menu is accessible from the NNMi console main menu bar and from the menu bar in any form or view that is opened in a new window.
|Layer 2 Neighbor View||
Maps → Layer 2 Neighbor View
Displays a map of the Layer 2 network. Layer 2 maps help you better understand your switch connectivity. See "Help for Operators" for more information.
|Layer 3 Neighbor View||
Maps → Layer 3 Neighbor View
Displays a map of the Layer 3 network. Layer 3 network maps help you better understand your router connectivity. See "Help for Operators" for more information.
Maps → Path View
Displays a map showing the route between two specified nodes. The Source and Destination nodes should not be switches.(NNMi Advanced) Path View works only with IPv4 addresses. The NNMi Advanced IPv6 address values are not valid choices for Path View. Any devices in your network that are configured with IPv6 addresses cannot be displayed on Path View maps.
|MPLS WAN Clouds Map||
([This text appears in "Using Actions to Perform Tasks" (nmConIntro0800ActionsAutoTsk.htm) in the NNMi Actions table. Text is short description of what the MPLS WAN Clouds (RAMS) Map shows.]
(NNMi Advanced, plus Route Analytics Management System (RAMS) for MPLS WAN) Displays a map of the Layer 3 connectivity across MPLS WAN Clouds. See "Help for Operators" for more information.
If you are an NNMi administrator, see RAMS MPLS WAN Configuration (NNMi Advanced) for information about configuring RAMS.
Only available for incidents that have a Source Object that is an interface.
Provides access to all of the actions available for an interface. See Actions Specific to Nodes, Interfaces, and IP Addresses for more information about the actions available for interfaces.
|IP Address Actions||
Only available for incidents that have a Source Object that is an IP address.
Provides access to all of the actions available for an IP address. See Actions Specific to Nodes, Interfaces, and IP Addresses for more information about the actions available for IP addresses.
Provides access to all of the actions available for a node. See Actions Specific to Nodes, Interfaces, and IP Addresses for more information about the actions available for nodes.
The action is applied to the incident's Source Node.
|Node Group Members||
Island Node Group incidents only. Displays a table of the nodes that are members of the Island Node Group that is the Source Object for the selected incident.
An Island Group is a group of fully-connected nodes discovered by NNMi, and NNMi determines this group is not connected to the rest of the topology.
Incidents that have a Source Object that is an Island Node Group include Remote site in the incident message.
|Node Group Map||
Maps → Node Group Map
Displays the lowest level Node Group map to which the Source Node belongs. For example, if the node belongs to a Child Node Group, the Child Node Group displays.
If the Source Node is a member of more than one Node Group at the lowest level, NNMi prompts you to select the Node Group map you want to display.
If the incident's Source Object is an Island Node Group, NNMi displays the Island Node Group map.
An Island Group is a group of fully-connected nodes discovered by NNMi, and NNMi determines this group is not connected to the rest of the topology.Incidents that have a Source Object that is an Island Node Group include Remote site in the incident message. See "Help for Operators" for more information.
When the selected Source Node is not a member of any Node Group, and you select the Node Group Map action, NNMi displays an information message.
|Source Node||Opens the Node form for the Source Node of the current incident.|
|Source Object||Opens the Source Object's form for the current incident. For example, if the Source Object is a Layer 2 Connection, NNMi opens the Layer 2 Connection form.|
|Graph Custom Poller Results||Graphs all MIB expressions from each of the Custom Poller Collections associated with the selected incident's Source Node.|
|Open Node Group Map||
Displays the selected Node Group map.
|Open Node Group Map Settings||Opens the Node Group Map Settings form for the selected Node Group map. See Define Node Group Map Settings for more information.|
Node Group Details → Show Members
Displays a list of all nodes that belong to the selected interface Group.
|Graph Polled Instance||Graphs the line representing the Custom Poll results for the selected Custom Polled Instance.|
|VLAN Members View||
Maps → VLAN Members View
Displays a map of all the nodes that are members of the selected VLAN.
Requires Network Node Manager iSPI Performance for Metrics Software (NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics). To populate performance data in the dashboard views or enhance NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics reports by sharing NNMi configuration settings, install the optional Network Performance Server (NPS).
An additional choice is available in the Actions menu that displays the NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics Report Menu. The context of the Report Menu changes depending on the currently selected object (Node, Node Group, Interface, or Interface Group). When selecting more than one object, multiple NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics reports open (one for each object, maximum 5).
No matter where you are in the NNMi console, the following option appears under the Actions menu:
Actions → NNM iSPI Performance → Reporting - Report Menu
In a Path View, this additional option appears under the Actions menu:
Actions → NNM iSPI Performance → Reporting - Path Health
NNMi administrators can force NNMi to synchronize the Interface and Node Group information between NNMi and NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics more quickly than the default time frame. This additional option also appears under the Actions menu:
Actions → NNM iSPI Performance → Sync Interface and Node Groups
If you an NNMi administrator, see Creating Groups of Nodes or Interfaces for more information.
You can launch Performance Troubleshooting to view graphs of metrics collected by the NNM iSPI Performance for Metrics. This option appears under the Actions menu after selecting a node or interface:
Actions → NNM iSPI Performance → Performance Troubleshooting
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