Notifications on abnormal server performance can be viewed in the Advisories Viewer. Select the viewer from Tools > View Advisories.
The IP Mapping feature allows the mapping of an IP address or hostname to a user-defined label. This feature only affects the labeling within LiveNX and does not affect any actual DNS or hostname configurations.
IP Mappings can be managed by selecting Tools > Edit IP Mappings. IP Mappings can be created, edited, removed, exported and imported from within the Edit IP Mapping Dialog.
To show IP Mappings, select Tools > Use IP Mappings. IP Mappings will now appear on the topology, flow tables and reports.
IP Mappings can also be created by right-clicking an endpoint on the flow topology or tables, and selecting Add [IP Address] to IP Mapping.
The IP Blacklist feature allows the identification of IP addresses or hostnames that will appear in red in the topology, device, Flow table, and historical views. This is a method of identifying quickly and visually any known anomalies.
The IP Blacklist can be managed by selecting Tools > Edit IP Blacklists. IP addresses can be added to the blacklist, edited exported and imported in the Edit IP Blacklist dialog.
IP addresses can also be added to the blacklist by right-clicking an endpoint on the topology or table and selecting Add [IP Address to IP Blacklist.
The example below shows blacklisted entries.
Media Services Interface (MSI) is used to provide better visibility and services to media applications.
To include MSI endpoints in your system topology, go to Tools > MSI endpoints.
Click on Add, specify the IP addresses of your endpoints, select among User/Password, User/Password Proxy or Certificate and then complete the fields. Click on OK.
Click on the desired IP address and click on Edit to add an Alias.
Right click on an individual endpoint to see flows, to show modules or to export data associated with that endpoint.
Return to the MSI Endpoints window, choose an MSI endpoint and then select Performance Monitors. Choose a time interval to monitor the data and then select either flow type Real-time Transport – RTP or Transmission Control Protocol – TCP.
Select a flow, right click and select Show Reports to view the Performance Monitor Report. In this example, the test was run four times at ten-second intervals.
To get per hop performance data, go to the System Flow Table, click on the Medianet tab and then select the desired flow.
Right-click on the selected flow, choose Execute Mediatrace and select MSI Endpoint. Click on Execute Mediatrace.
The Mediatrace report tabulates the performance data on a per-hop basis from source to destination.
Use/Edit VSOM (Video Surveillance Operation Manager) Mappings
VSOM is a full-featured video surveillance operations management application that runs on the Cisco Video Surveillance Media Server (VSMS) and Cisco Video Surveillance Virtual Matrix (VSVM) server platforms. LiveNX adds VSOM servers into its application to provide visualization and monitoring of the servers and its associated IP cameras. LiveNX will interrogate the VSOM server, retrieve its IP address and its attached devices and then display the device name in the topology for use in the LiveNX dashboards and reports.
Click on Tools > Edit Vsom Mappings. Then click on Add. Type in the Host, User Name, Password and Domain information in the Add Server window. Click on OK. LiveNX will alert you if you did not add a VSOM server name or if you use incorrect login credentials. Click on Add to append multiple VSOM Servers to this list. Click on Remove to delete an entry in the table. Highlight a table entry and click on Edit to modify the User Name, Password or Domain.
Highlight a VSOM server and click Refresh Selected to retrieve any additional information from the VSOM server. Click on Refresh All to retrieve additional information from all the VSOM servers in the list.
Right-click on any VSOM server in the list and select either Show Devices or Export Data.
Show Devices: LiveNX will interrogate the VSOM server to find the IP cameras or other IP devices associated with the VSOM server. The list shows the Device IP address and the Device Name. Click on the red x in the top right corner to close this window. If this Device IP list is incomplete, close the window, refresh the device and right click on Show Devices again.
Export Data: LiveNX generates a .csv file listing the VSOM Servers Host Names, User & Domain Names.
Click Tools > Use VSOM Mappings to map the device IP addresses to Device Names for use in the topology views, reports and dashboard. If Use IP Mappings and Show DNS Names are also enabled in the Tools drop-down list, then mappings are done using IP Mappings first, then VSOM Mappings and then Show DNS names.