Monitor of Monitors
LiveAction helps simplify the network by delivering continuous insight, service assurance, and precise control of your enterprise network infrastructure. LiveAction does all of this through its platform called LiveNX. LiveNX is a Network Visualization and Analytics platform which provides real time visualization for situational awareness, patented network management, QoS control and historical traffic playback, unlimited scalability of network metadata based on time-series big data back-end and continuous Insights for modeling, topologies and automation driven by machine learning.
With the LiveNX 6.2.0 release, the key operational capabilities of the NX platform is to ease device discovery, alerting, reporting and integration with the Cisco Digital Network Architecture and other multi-vendor environments. Also, introducing in this release is the LiveNX Monitor of Monitors or (MoM).
LiveNX MoM provides a single-pane-of-glass for server settings, system health, sites and configuration aggregating multiple geographical or organizationally segmented LiveNX domains. Through an aggregation layer, each LiveNX server domain instance injects relevant data for summary dashboard views and management by way of a north bound REST API. This is particularly helpful for Managed Service Provider (MSP) or larger enterprise environments with centralized operational management responsibilities within a NOC or IT Service Desk. The LiveNX MoM maintains the administrative separation between LiveNX domains while providing centralized provisioning of LiveNX users, discovery and scheduling reports for each of the LiveNX server domains.
The following figure shows how the Monitor of Monitors dashboard looks after deployment in the current release of LiveNX 6.2.0.
The summary dashboard provides
- Overall Status of all managed LiveNX Systems
- System Health
- Device and Site Information
If you have any questions about this guide, or need any assistance in general please contact LiveAction support: firstname.lastname@example.org
LiveNX MoM Installation Guide
Customers can download the LiveNX-MoM OVA from the LiveAction download page along with the latest release. In this guide, we will provide step-by-step instructions on how to install and user guide of the LiveNX Monitor of Monitors.
CPU – 2 core
RAM – 4 GB
Hard Disk Drive – 30 GB
Installation in VMWare ESXi
Step1: File -> Deploy OVF Template
Step 2: Browse to LiveNX-MoM OVA file
Step 3: Click → Next → Choose VM name → Next → Select Server → Next
Step 4: Select the storage → Next → Disk Format → Next → Network Selection → Next
Step 5: Ready to Complete → Finish → Power on after deployment
Note: Deployment will take 1 – 5 minutes, As MoM is running in Cent OS 6.8
Step 6: After power on, we should be able to see login screen appears
Step 7: Login as linvenxmom/ change
Step 8: Open a terminal and check the IP address of the system
Step9: We should be able to browse the LiveNX MoM in the displayed IP address
Step 10: Follow the 6.2.0 LiveNX MoM User Guide section below to setup and configure the MoM.
LiveNX MoM – User Guide
Step 1: In this example, the IP address of the LiveNX MoM IP: 172.17.101.193
This shows the main dashboard view of the Monitor of Monitors. One the overall status user can have a single view of all the Customers registered to the LiveNX MoM system.
Add a LiveNX Server to MoM
Step 1: Navigate to Configure → LiveNX Settings in the Side menu
Step 2: Fill in the required fields, to add the LiveNX Server in MoM.
Step 3: LiveNX server IP/FQDN accepts only IP address in this release, user can use multiple e-mail id separated by semi-colon – ; (or) comma – , Input the username and password and click on test connection. Once, test successful Register button will be enabled. Use Register button to register the LiveNX Server in MoM.
Step 4: Registered servers will be displayed in the table above.
Step 5: Edit or delete of LiveNX instances can also be done.
Step 6: User can edit the existing LiveNX server Customer name, IP Address, Mail, subscription of alerts.
Step 7: We can delete the LiveNX from monitor by clicking on the delete button.
Step 8: To change the username/password of existing server, user must delete the server from monitoring and re-add the server with new credentials.
Adding slack channel to MoM
Step 1: Navigate to Configure → Slack Settings in the Side menu
Step 2: Fill in the required fields, to add the Slack Channel in MoM.
Step 3: Enter the Web hook URI provided by Slack, Select the channel to post the alert (Optional). Provide name for the bot and click on test connection. Once, test connection successful we will be able to register the slack in MoM. We can delete the slack only when it is configured.
Adding email configuration
Step 1: Navigate to Configure → E-Mail Settings in the Side menu
Step 2: Fill in the required fields, to add the email configuration in MoM
Step 3: After filling the mandatory fields, we can click on Test Connection. If test connection successful, register button will be enabled. After registration, successful delete will be enabled. User can delete the mail configuration by clicking on delete button
Monitor of Monitors Dashboard
Step 1: Navigate to Dashboard in the Side menu, landing page of MoM is Dashboard by default
Step 2: Dashboard displays the overall status and health of the LiveNX Servers and Nodes connected.
Step 3: Adding LiveNX Server will start monitoring its nodes as well.
Step1: Navigate to Devices in the side menu
Step 2: Devices pages displays the warning and critical devices, user must click on each device to verify the device address and site.
Step 1: Navigate to Sites in the side menu
Step 2: Sites page displays the warning and critical sites
MoM System Health
Step 1: Navigate to System Health in the side menu
Step 2: System health page will display complete health information of LiveNX Server configured