Manage Performance Groups
The Performance Group Mapping feature allows you to define and map custom application groups to the desired differentiated services code point (DSCP) values. Click on Tools > Manage Performance Groups or click on Configure Performance Groups in the left-hand column of the WAN-PfR Dashboard. This will open the Edit Performance Group Mapping window. Click on Add to add user-defined performance groups. Use the dropdown menu to select the desired DSCP value. Click on the Fill SLA defaults using to find a typical profile. Choices include Voice Profile, Real Time Video Profile, Low Latency Data Profile, Best Effort Profile and Scavenger Profile. The SLA values can be edited as well. Click on Add another to continue mapping performance groups to DSCP values, click on Add to return to the Edit Performance Group Mapping window or click on Cancel to return to the Edit Performance Group Mapping window without adding a performance group.
In the Edit Performance Group Mapping window, click on Import to copy in another LiveNX user’s performance groups in .txt format, or Export to transfer your performance group mapping to another LiveNX user. Highlight an existing line in the Performance Group Mapping table and click on Edit to modify the existing mapping or Remove, to remove the item from the list.
Manage Application Groups
The Manage Application Groups feature allows you to define custom application groups as a way to group applications together.
Click Tools > Manage Application Groups or click on Manage Application Groups in the left-hand column of the Application Dashboard. This will open the Manage Application Groups window. Click on Add Group to add a user-defined group. Click on Add Definition and use the checkbox to select one to many applications that will be associated to this group. Click on OK when complete. Click on an Application Group and select Remove Group to remove this group from the list. Click on an Application Group and select Edit Group to rename the Application Group. Click on a definition within a group and select Remove Definition to remove the application from the group. Click on Apply to save changes and Click on OK to close the window.
Manage/Define Custom Applications
The Custom Applications feature allows you to define and edit custom applications based on a specific, list or range of IP addresses, by protocol, by port number or by Layer 4 Protocol (TCP, UDP, DCCP or SCTP). Creation of custom applications is reserved for admin and full-config user roles. Once created, the custom application is visible to all users.
To create a custom application, go to Tools > Define Custom Applications.
- Choose a name, a description and an IP address and/or port number. The IP Address can be entered as one IP per line, a range of IP addresses, or a specific subnet address. Wild cards can also be used with the IP address, for example “10.0.0.2/0.255.255.0.” A valid port number can be entered between 0 and 65535.
Adding both an IP Address and a Port Number will define your custom application to the defined IP address AND port number. If both IP Address and Port Number are used, define the Source IP Address with the Source port or the Destination IP Address with the Destination port.
If you specify both port and address, the mapping only works for (source IP and source port) or (destination IP and destination port) combinations.
Click on Save to add this to your custom application list.
To review or to edit your list of custom applications, go to Tools > Manage Custom Applications.
Highlight a row and click on the Up or Down button to move the table entry higher or lower in the list. The order defines precedence of that particular custom application. In cases where there are multiple application names for the same IP address, the higher placed item takes precedence.
The header row with the magnifying glass filters the list based on the defined alphanumeric string.
Click on Show default to list a table of the common port assignments. The table is shown below. Any port assignment defined in the Custom Application takes precedence over the common port assignment.
Click on New to return to the Define Custom Application dialog box.
Click on a user-defined Custom Application and click on Edit to edit the defined custom application using the Edit Custom Application window. Click in the field that you want to modify, edit as desired and click on OK to continue.
Click on a user-defined Custom Application and click on Remove to remove the custom application from the list.
Click on Save to save the custom application list. This list is viewable by all the LiveNX user roles.
Click on Close to close the Manage Custom Applications window.
The Custom Applications are viewable in the topology view. Click on the Flow tab and display IP Address in the End Points drop-down. Then select Applications and see that your defined IP Address displays your custom application name. Go to that particular defined IP address in the topology view, click on the Applications in the End Points drop-down in the Flow tab.
Click on the custom application name in the device view to highlight all custom applications of that type in the flow table.
The custom application can also be configured directly from either the flow table in the device view or in the System Flow Table.
Right click on a flow in the System Flow Table and click on Define custom application based on flow… to bring up the Define Custom Application window.
Click on Save and the new application name is visible in the flow table.
The defined custom application name appears in the Top Analysis and the Applications flow reports under Applications.