Labels

Device names are toggled by checking Labels. When Labels is unchecked device names are suppressed from the topology display.

Device Zoom, Link Highlight and PN Switches Only are useful functions when displaying complex topology maps and are mutually exclusive in the Dashboard.

A Search feature allows you to quickly locate nodes by Name, IP, trunk or VLAN.

Enter the search text in the search field and click the search button.

The search result is highlighted by a dashed green circle.


Device Zoom

To focus on a device select the desired device from the left side navigation bar. With Device Zoom unchecked you can freely move and resize the device and topology map as shown in the following example.


UNUM Platform Global - Topology Map Device Zoom Unchecked

With Device Zoom checked you select the desired device from the left side navigation bar and the display updates to position the selected device in the center of the browser pane thus creating focus on the specific device as show in the following example.



UNUM Platform Global - Topology Map Device Zoom Checked

After focusing on the device you can freely move and resize the device and topology map to suit your needs.

Link Highlight

To view connection links between a specific device and other nodes select the desired device from the left side navigation bar and check Link Highlight. The display will update showing only those connections going to and from the selected device to the other nodes.

UNUM Platform Global - Topology Map Link Highlight Feature

PN Switches Only

To view only Pluribus Networks switches select the desired device from the left side navigation bar and check PN Switches Only. The display will update showing only Pluribus Network switches.


UNUM Platform Global - Topology Map PN Switches Feature

Clicking on Show Legend in the dashboard displays a detailed list of icons and their meanings.

UNUM Platform Global - Topology Map Labels and Legend

Connections between devices are represented in the topology map as solid and dashed lines, thickness denoting bandwidth. The thicker the line, the higher the bandwidth.

When multiple connections exist the number of connections, e.g. (2) the designator is displayed on the line as shown in the example.

The signifies the switch/router contains vPorts.



UNUM Platform Global - Topology Map Device Connections Example


You click on the number to display details of the connection type along with Port Number and bi-directional traffic being passed over the connection between the two devices in terms of percentage.

UNUM Platform Global - Topology Map Connection Details


In the event multiple connections exist between two devices where one of the devices is not a Fabric node and you double click on the icon to obtain more detailed information about the device you will see the following message.

UNUM Platform Global - Topology Map Device not a Fabric Node

Further, if multiple connections exist between two devices where one of the devices is not a Fabric node and you click the connections number the details pane will display “No Information Available”.

UNUM Platform Global - Topology Map - No Information Available


Double clicking on a device in the Topology map displays information about the selected device.


UNUM Platform Global - Topology Map Device Details & Link Details

Clicking on Device Details updates the display to provide extensive details about the specific device including: Hardware, Software, License, Transceivers and General information.


UNUM Platform Global - Topology Map Device Details

Additional details about the Fabric and the associated switch are displayed.


Visual Status Indicators

  • State - online/offline with green, red and alarm indicators.
  • CPU, stated in terms of percentage with green, yellow, red indicators.
  • Memory, stated in terms of percentage with green, yellow, red indicators.


CPU and Memory %  Color Code Logic :

If the percentage  is >=0  and < 70 the status condition is Green.

If the percentage  is >=70 and < 80 the status condition is Yellow.

If the percentage  is >=80 and <= 100 the status condition is Red.

If a Switch is offline the discovery status of a switch is shown as Offline and the dashboard displays a dashed line replacing the color and percentage indicators.

UNUM Topology Map Visual Indicators

UNUM Topology Map Additional Details

A Discovery Detail visual indicator alerts you to a potential error condition. Click on the icon to review the error condition,


UNUM Platform Global - Topology Map Additional Details - Discovery Details

Clicking on Link Details updates the display to display details of the connection type along with Port Number and bi-directional traffic being passed over the connection between the two devices in terms of percentage. Multiple entries are sorted using the Search feature to drilldown on Port Number, Speed, etc.

UNUM Platform Global - Topology Map Link Details

To configure Port Properties click on any of the ports listed in the dashboard.



UNUM Platform Global - Topology Map Link Port Properties

The Mac address of the port is displayed along with the current configuration settings.


Select the desired setting changes and enter a Description.


Click Save to continue or Cancel to return to the previous screen without applying any changes.


vPorts


The icon signifies the switch/router contains vPorts and clicking on the icon updates the dashboard with expanded details of the vPorts on the device.

The vPorts tab displays IP Address, MAC Address, Ports, VLAN, Host Name, Status, Entity, vSwitch, VS-Type, Port Group and Vnic-Type.

You sort the list of vPorts in the vPorts Management dashboard using the up / down arrows above each of the columns to display the information in a convenient fashion.


UNUM Platform Global - Topology Map Device Details

vPorts Connection Ports Dashboard

When you click on a link within the vPorts Dashboard you are re-directed to the Connections Ports dashboard containing analytic data based on the filter created by the specific link selected.

When you select an IP Address link you are prompted to select Source or Destination.

Topology vPorts IP Address Source / Destination

Note in the following example the dashboard filter contains the switch name and the port number selected from the vPorts dashboard.

General Features - vPorts Connection Ports Analytical Data Dashboard

A Search function provides a useful method of searching and refining list information. You begin by entering criteria in the Search box.


Filtering functions work in an identical manner as described under the Insight Analytics Packet Search & Filtering section.


vPorts Flow Trace

UNUM Platform Global - Topology Map vPorts Flow Trace


Select Flow Trace to perform a trace of the packet flow using the Insight Analytics IP based Flow Filter.



Switch Analytics vPorts Flow Trace Flow Filter


To create a Flow Filter enter the required parameters which include:


  • Source IP  / Port – source IP address and source Port
  • Destination IP / Port – destination IP address and destination Port
  • Last "N" minutes – select the desired collection period in terms of last minutes


Click Start to continue or Cancel to return to the previous screen without applying any changes.


The Topology Map displays updates with an animated Flow Trace visual indicator showing the beginning and end points of packet flow and the hops between the devices.



Switch Analytics vPorts Flow Trace Flow Filter Results


If a flow path does not exist between the selected Source IP and the Destination IP the following message will be displayed:



Switch Analytics vPorts Flow Trace Flow- No Flow Exists


Topology Map Group Switches


You can select multiple switches while holding your "Command" or "CTRL" key on your keyboard and create a "group" of switches and move them to a desired location within the dashboard.

The original topology map as displayed in the dashboard.

While holding your "Command" or "CTRL" key on your keyboard selected the desired switches for the group. A blue dotted circle appears indicating the switch is selected.

When all the desired switches are selected you release the "Command" or "CTRL" key. Now you can move all the "grouped" switches to the desired location within the dashboard.

Once the drag operation is complete, you click the "C" key to clear the selection.

Topology Dashboard Group Switches

Topology Search Feature

A Search function provides a useful method of searching the Fabric topology to locate specific switches and nodes. You begin by entering criteria in the Search box.



Topology Dashboard Search

Enter your search criteria for Name, IP Address, Trunk or Vlan and click the icon.


The search results are displayed in the Topology map dashboard by switch and highlighted by a green dashed circle.



Topology Dashboard Search Results


You can enter additional search criteria and the topology map is updated accordingly in a cumulative mode.


The search results are displayed in the Topology map dashboard by switch and highlighted by green dashed circles.



Topology Dashboard Multiple Search Results


To delete the topology map dashboard search results, delete any search criteria in the Search box and and click the icon.


A vPorts Search function provides a useful method of searching and refining list information.

You begin by entering criteria displayed in any of the available columns and the dashboard updates automatically.


UNUM Platform Global - Topology Map vPorts Search Details


Switch Analytics Dashboard

You can click on any Port, VLAN, and IP (source/destination) link in the display dashboard to access and obtain detailed information from the Switch Analytics dashboard as shown below.

When you select an IP Address link you are prompted to select Source or Destination.

Topology vPorts IP Address Source / Destination

UNUM Platform Global - Topology Map Device Details Switch Analytics Details


Topology Map Multi-Fabric Support

For those Fabrics connected to other Fabrics the map will merge the Fabrics into a single display and show the inter-connected switches and routers on a merged map as illustrated below.

UNUM Platform Global - Multi-Fabric Merged Fabric Map



UNUM Platform Global - Topology Map Multi-Fabric Connections Example


Connections between devices are represented in the topology map as solid and dashed lines, thickness denoting bandwidth. The thicker the line, the higher the bandwidth.

While holding your "Command" or "CTRL" key on your keyboard clicking on a Fabric topology within the Multi-Fabric dashboard will collapse the topology map.

Repeating the sequence will restore the topology map.


UNUM Platform Global - Topology Map Multi-Fabric Collapse Feature


You can select multiple switches while holding your "Command" or "CTRL" key on your keyboard and create a "group" of switches and move them to a desired location within the dashboard.

A blue dotted circle appears indicating the switch is selected.

Once all the desired switches are selected you release the "Command" or "CTRL" key.

UNUM Platform Global - Topology Map Multi-Fabric Select Switch Group Feature - Create Group



Now you can move all the "grouped" switches to the desired location within the dashboard.

UNUM Platform Global - Topology Map Multi-Fabric Select Switch Group Feature - Move Group


Once the drag operation is complete, you click the "C" key to clear the selection.

UNUM Platform Global - Topology Map Multi-Fabric Select Switch Group Feature - Clear Group