Flow and Packet Optimized Workflow for Network Troubleshooting
With both flow and packet level analysis NetOps can now isolate problem areas quickly and have a rapid response ready for any high severity incidents.
With Flow Topology Views and integrated Expert Packet Analysis, LiveNX optimizes the problem isolation to root cause incident management cycle. With integrated ServiceNow ITOM workflows, LiveNX is a key platform for NetOps to resolve incidents faster, and report on status and impact to the business.
Visualization allows you to better understand network traffic so that you can identify trouble spots.
• Application and flow path analysis
• Multi-vendor support – NetFlow v5/v9, IPFIX, sFlow and
• Jitter, delay, packet loss metrics for voice and video
• Application response times, round-trip time, server delay and client delay metrics
• NetFlow Secure Event Logging (NSEL)
• Wireless information including user identity
• Firewall high-speed logging
• End-system (device type, OS) and end-user information
• Integration with Network Packet Brokers
• Flow DVR for playback of historical data
• Built-in Domain Name System (DNS) name resolution
• Topology export to Visio
Software-Defined WAN Monitoring
GUI-based management for SD-WAN monitoring for path control and application performance optimization.
• Path control visualization
• SD-WAN dashboard and trending
• PfRv3 multiple data center support
• Shows what Out-of-Policy reason triggers path change(s)
• Reports on traffic class/application associated
Cisco SD-WAN Support (Viptela)
LiveNX consolidates a unified reporting, inventory, and alert notification. For Cisco SD-WAN, LiveNX supports:
• Cisco vEdge, cEdge and ENCS platform support
• Cisco IWAN support
• Cisco SD-WAN Site to Site Topology View
• Overlay visibility – VPN, tunnel
• Service Provider transport
• Performance Status
• Filtering by application, DSCP, VPN or Service Provider
• Cisco SD-WAN Site to Site Analysis
• Policy verification
• Application – VPN – DSCP – Service Provider service status
• Viptela device inventory, including vEdge routers and management devices like vManage, vBond and vSmart
• Add relevant interfaces for monitoring from each vEdge router.
• Device monitoring credentials, like SNMP settings
• Gather network semantic information per device and interface:
• Site association per device
• Site geo location
• WAN interfaces per device
• Service Provider associated with each WAN interface. Note: Viptela refers to the service provider information as ‘colors.’ Capacity of WAN links (inbound and outbound)
• Site IP mappings
• Determine if a device is in the data center
• Viptela VPN ID mapping to a VPN name
• vManage API: BFD (Bidirectional Forward Detection), AppId and Alarms.
Cisco IWAN Support
• PfR configuration of multiple Master Controllers
• Automatically learn semantic settings for PfRv3 monitoring to simplify setup
• PfRv3 multiple data center support
Track QoS performance on a per-class basis. Monitoring and alerting of priority queue drops provides proactive notification of potential voice quality issues.
• NBAR2 application visualization
• Custom NBAR definitions
• Pre- and post-QoS graphs
• Detailed graphical display of interface and CBQoS statistics
• 95th/99th percentile, quarterly, yearly and collated reports
LiveNX associates Events from devices (routers, switches, firewalls, etc.) to Alerts, which are generated upon meeting specific criteria, such as a threshold, and are displayed in the Operations Dashboard.
With the Event-to-Alert mapping concept, LiveNX is able to eliminate the common complaint that the number of alerts being created is too high, thereby displaying only the alerts that require immediate attention.
Alerts are categorized into three severity levels:
The highest severity, e.g., for alerts that would cause the biggest problem to the network
A high severity, e.g., for alerts that may indicate issues that are problematic or will become problematic
A low severity, e.g., an issue that is worth knowing about but may not be that detrimental to the network
Alerts can be configured to integrate into workflows within industry incident management systems such as ServiceNow and PagerDuty.
Create, edit, and apply QoS policies for Cisco routers and Layer 3 switches on live networks. Use the QoS wizard and built-in templates to apply policies across multiple devices based on Cisco best practices or use the QoS GUI editor to build policies.
• Full Modular QoS configuration support including WRED, CBWFQ, and Priority Queue
• Hierarchical policy creation for advanced configurations
• Custom NBAR2-based matches including high-level attributes, HTTP URL, MIME, HOST and RTP protocols
• Built-in ACL editor
• Built-in rules for QoS settings that highlight violations
• Configuration audit trail
• System-wide QoS audit
• LAN Service Policy
Visualize Spanning Tree Protocol. Provide real-time Layer 2 visualizations for networks, including trunk interface, port channels, VLAN associations and bandwidth percentages. Run Layer 2 QoS reports.
Real-time routing visualizations for Cisco networks that can identify reachability problems, routing loops, and asymmetric paths affecting traffic quality. In addition, the policy-based routing viewer/editor provides a high degree of control over traffic policy to route traffic easily and predictably over user-specified paths.
Cisco IOS IP SLA is easily accessible to generate and monitor synthetic network traffic to baseline network performance, test policy changes, or proactively monitor key network paths. Synthetic traffic types include data (HTTP, FTP, DNS, DHCP) and voice that can be used to measure latency, loss, jitter, and Mean Opinion Score (MOS) for VoIP. The highly interactive graphical interface delivers the functionality and flexibility of IP SLA features without the need to learn and use Cisco device command lines.
DHCP, DNS, ICMP Echo, FTP, HTTP, Jitter, UDP Echo, Video Operations
MOS performance measurements, loss, jitter
Wizard-based IP SLA provisioning in full-mesh and hub/spoke configuration