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17 Monitoring Network Data

This section describes Monitor Report Manager in Oracle Communications Network Intelligence. Monitor Report Manager is a web-based analysis and reporting tool.

Starting Monitor Report Manager

You start Monitor Report Manager in one of the following ways:

  • From within Network Intelligence.

  • Directly using a web browser.

Starting Monitor Report Manager from Within Network Intelligence

To start Monitor Report Manager from within the Network Intelligence GUI:

  1. Perform one of the following:

    • Click the Monitor icon on the main toolbar.

    • From the Tools menu, select Oracle Communications Network Intelligence Monitor Report Manager.

  2. Log on using your user name and password.

  3. From the main menu, select Monitor.

  4. Select from:

    • My Reports: To see the list of reports in your user profile. You can use these reports to set report conditions.

    • Choose New Reports: To view all available reports. Select reports that are of interest.

Starting Monitor Report Manager Using a Web Browser

To start Monitor Report Manager using a web browser:

  1. Enter a URL in the following format:

    http://host_name:port/netintel-server/

    where host_name is the listen address configured during domain creation and port is the listen port for the domain.

  2. Log on using your user name and password.

  3. From the main menu, select Monitor.

  4. Select from:

    • My Reports: To see the list of reports in your user profile. You can use these reports to set report conditions.

    • Choose New Reports: To view all available reports. Select reports that are of interest.

Using Email Notification

You can configure Network Intelligence to email reports from Monitor Report Manager when a user report condition is met. The email contains a link to the report or reports where these conditions have been met.

See "Setting Conditions on a Report".

Configuring Email and SMTP Settings

For the email feature of Monitor Report Manager to work correctly, ensure that:

  1. The SMTP details requested during the installation of Network Intelligence are correctly configured.

    If the SMTP details need to be modified after installation of Network Intelligence, see the troubleshooting chapter of Network Intelligence Installation Guide, which describes the steps involved in modifying the mail.properties file.

  2. The current user has a valid email address configured. This can be configured using the My Profile link in the Network Intelligence user interface. See "Viewing Your Reports".

    Tip:

    To verify that your email address and SMTP settings are correctly configured, click Have your password hint e-mailed to you on the main Network Intelligence login page.

    If you receive an email containing the password hint, all settings are configured correctly.

After these prerequisites have been met, email notifications should arrive for each of the report conditions that are met when the report monitor scheduled task is executed. To configure the interval at which the report monitor scheduled task runs, see "Modifying the Scheduled Task Settings".

Modifying the Scheduled Task Settings

To modify the scheduled task settings:

  1. Stop Network Intelligence using Oracle WebLogic.

    See Network Intelligence System Administrator's Guide for further information on stopping Network Intelligence.

  2. Navigate to the directory containing the EAR, network-intelligence.ear. Open the file.

    For further information on unpacking and repacking an EAR file, see the chapter on extracting the Network Intelligence EAR file in Network Intelligence Developer's Guide.

  3. Open the netintel-server.war file, and from the WEB-INF/lib directory, open the netsure_business.jar file.

  4. Extract the applicationContext-scheduling.xml file, and open it for editing using a text editor such as VI, or Notepad.

  5. Find the reportMonitorScheduledTask section of the file.

    The scheduled task is configured by default to run every day. To run the scheduled task at a different frequency, calculate the number of milliseconds; for example: 60000 ms to run the scheduled task every minute.

    Note:

    Use the delay property to configure the time taken before the scheduled task runs again.
  6. After making the required changes, save and close all open files.

  7. Repackage the WAR and EAR files using the information in Network Intelligence Developer's Guide, as required.

  8. Restart Network Intelligence using WebLogic to put these changes into effect.

Selecting Reports of Interest

Use the Choose New Reports page to select reports that are of interest. To view all reports, check the Select All check box in the top column. To select or deselect an individual report, use the check box on the top row of the report table.

Viewing Your Reports

The My Reports page lists all of the reports you have stored in your user profile, thus allowing you to set report conditions. You can view a full report or a conditional report, or edit any conditions attached to a particular report.

Adding a Report

To add a report to the My Reports page:

  1. From the My Reports page, click Add & Remove Report(s).

  2. From the Choose Reports page, select the Select All check box associated with the report to be added.

  3. Click Save.

    The report is added to the My Reports page.

Deleting a Report

To delete a report from the My Reports page:

  1. From the My Reports page, click Add & Remove Report(s).

  2. From the Choose Reports page, deselect the Select All check box associated with the report to be added.

  3. Click Save.

    The report is removed from the My Reports page.

Viewing a Full Report

To display an individual report:

  1. Open the My Reports page.

  2. Click the icon corresponding to the required report.

  3. The report is rendered in HTML, but may also be extracted in the following formats:

    • CSV

    • Microsoft Excel

      Exporting to Microsoft Excel automatically starts Microsoft Excel (if it is available on the computer on which the web browser accesses the report), and displays the report in a new worksheet.

    • XML

Setting Conditions on a Report

You may set one or more conditions on a report. Conditions are set on report statistics, that is, elements in the report. The available conditions depend on the report element data type (whether it is a date element, or a number element, and so on). You can also remove conditions from any report.

All conditions are checked at a scheduled time; For example, every day at 9 AM, and if a condition occurs, the user is notified by an email alert.

To set a condition on a report:

  1. Open the My Reports page.

  2. Click the Conditions icon on the required report.

    The user conditions for the report are displayed.

  3. Edit the user report condition by clicking the condition name. See "Setting a User Report Condition".

Setting a User Report Condition

To set a condition, select the report statistic, and apply the condition. Conditions require a description. After the condition is set to active, it is saved to the monitor condition table in the database.

Adding a User Report Condition

To add a condition:

  1. Click Add on the report conditions page.

  2. From the Statistic list, select the required report statistic.

  3. Select from the list of operators.

  4. Enter a value, or select a date and time to apply to the condition, using the DD/MM/YYYY format.

  5. Save the condition to the monitor condition table in the database by checking the Active box. The default is unchecked.

  6. Click Save.

Viewing a Conditional Report

A conditional report displays data filtered by the conditions you set (see "Adding a User Report Condition".) In other words, it shows a subset of the full report defined by those conditions.

To display a conditional report:

  1. Open the My Reports page.

  2. Click the Conditional Report icon corresponding to the required report.

  3. This view is rendered in HTML, but may be extracted to CSV, Microsoft Excel, or XML as before.

Monitor Reports

Table 17-1 displays the reports available in Monitor Report Manager.

Table 17-1 Monitor Reports

Type Name Description

Cost Report

Leased Circuit Total Costs By Vendor

Displays Total Leased Circuits Costs By Vendor.

Cost Report

Leased Circuit Detail Costs By Vendor

Displays detailed Leased Circuits Costs By Vendor.

Equipment Report

Filtered Equipment Port Utilization Report

Details the utilization of matrix, slots, cards, and ports of an equipment filtered on capacities.

Equipment Report

Filtered Platform Port Utilization Report

Details the utilization of matrix, slots, cards, and ports equipment by platform filtered on capacities.

Equipment Report

Equipment Count Report

Details equipment inventory totals by equipment type, equipment sub type, equipment definition, and status.

Equipment Report

Card In Slot Audit Report

Displays the slots and their occupying cards for equipment.

Equipment Report

Equipment Port Utilization Report

Details the utilization of matrix, slots, cards, and ports for an equipment.

Equipment Report

Platform Port Utilization Report

Details the utilization of matrix, slots, cards, and ports equipment, by platform.

Equipment Report

Equipment Card Utilization Report

Details the utilization of cards on an equipment.

Equipment Report

Spare Card Report

Details all cards in the inventory model that are not carrying traffic.

Forecast Tracking Report

Forecast Excess List Report

Lists all forecasts that have not been breached.

Forecast Tracking Report

Forecast Breach List Report

Lists all forecasts that have been breached.

Location Report

Location Port Utilization Report

Details the utilization levels of ports in a network location, defined by switch, transmission service connection, and service ports.

Location Report

Location Service Port Utilization Report

Details the utilization levels of ports in a network location, based on equipment definition within the location.

Location Report

Location Link Utilization Threshold Report

Provides information on imminent link payload exhaustion from a particular network location to another network location.

Route Report

Filtered Route Utilization Report

Details the utilization of routes filtered on capacities.

Route Report

Route Utilization Report

Details the utilization of routes.

Topology Reports

Topology Count Report

Displays topologies by type and status.

Topology Reports

Topology Utilization Report

Lists the capacity utilization of the payload timeslots and service connection ports for every topology.

Topology Reports

Topology Count Month On Month Report

Displays the year on year inventory count differences; the year is calculated as the twelve month period to the day of the latest report.

Topology Reports

Topology Entity Utilization Report

Displays utilization values for topology entities.

Trail Report

Trail Count Report

Displays the number of trails by group type, capacity, and status.

Trail Report

Trail Utilization Report

Details the utilization level of trails.

Trail Report

Filtered Trail Utilization Report

Details the utilization level of trails, filtered on capacities.

Trail Report

Trail Media Count Report

Displays the number of trails by media, group type, capacity, and status.


Using the Spare Card Report

The Spare Card report is grouped with Equipment Reports, and lists all cards in the inventory model that are not carrying traffic. The cards are defined in terms of:

  • Card supplier; for example: Ericsson, Alcatel

  • Hierarchical description of the card, with individual elements such as site, equipment, sub-rack, and so on, separated by backslashes; for example: ADL/ADL03/1664SM_SUB_RACK_1-1/1664SM_SHELF_1-1/2-2/ALC 2M-1

  • Card type; for example: the Alcatel card, ALC 2M or ALC 34M

  • Parent site

  • Parent node

  • Unoccupied slot

Using the Leased Trail Detail Costs by Vendor Report

The Leased Trail Detail Costs by Vendor report is grouped with Cost Reports, and lists, by vendor, all of the leased trails that have costs assigned to them.

The trails are defined in terms of:

  • Vendor: The company that has leased the line.

  • Trail: The trail name.

  • Bandwidth: The transmission capacity of the leased trail.

  • Service: The service that applies to the leased trail; for example: ATM, IP Business, Transport.

  • Total Cost: The accumulated costs associated with the leased trail.

  • Trail Reference: External reference data prefilled by a loader, and taken from the Trail table.

    For further information on data loading in Network Intelligence, see Network Intelligence Developer's Guide.

  • A Site: The originating site for the trail.

  • Z Site: The terminating site for the trail.

  • A Node: The originating node for the trail.

  • Z Node: The terminating node for the trail.

Using the Leased Trail Total Costs by Vendor Report

The Leased Trail Total Costs by Vendor report is also grouped with Cost Reports, and contains a summary of the total costs of all of the trails that have costs assigned to them.

The trails are defined in terms of:

  • Vendor: The company that has leased the line.

  • Bandwidth: The transmission capacity of the leased trail.

  • Service: The service that applies to the leased trail; for example: ATM, IP Business, Transport.

  • Total Cost: The accumulated costs associated with the leased trail.

Using the Topology Entity Utilization Report

The Topology Entity Utilization report is grouped with the Topology Reports, and provides a table listing the average utilization for each topology object. This report enables you to view utilization metrics for your topologies. You can also set thresholds at the topology level to monitor growth trends.

The topology objects are defined in terms of:

  • Topology name: The topology on which the utilization is being measured.

  • Topology pattern: The topology pattern.

  • Capacity name: The name of the capacity associated with the topology.

  • Entity Type: for example: Path, Link, Slot, or Port.

  • Average Utilization percentage: The average utilization value across the entities selected in the topology.

  • Total: The total number of the particular entity type in the topology.

  • Used: The number of the particular entity type in the topology in use.

  • Free: The number of the particular entity type in the topology that are free.