A network interface can be a networking hardware or a software module that connects a device to an external peripheral.
Communication circuits (generally an interface) that interconnects multiple LANs in order to create a wide area network (WAN) is known as WAN links. For example, WAN links are used to connect offices in different geographical locations and use a common network. WAN links possibilities solely depend on networking protocols and the telecommunications carrier services used. Most popular routers are equipped with a dedicated interface (WAN interface) or a standard interface that can be configured.
OpManager allows you to monitor the availability and performance of WAN links . It detects the WAN links automatically during Interface Discovery and starts monitoring it for availability, bandwidth and utilization. Monitoring these metrics is important in identifying the root cause of any problem in the network that degrades the overall efficiency of the WAN and troubleshooting the same.
Listed below are the interface types that will be automatically identified and monitored as WAN links in OpManager.
|Frame Delay DTE||Frame relay objects for DTE|
|Frame relay DCE||Frame relay DCE objects|
|AAL5||AAL5 over ATM|
|ISDN||ISDN and X.25|
|ADSL||Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Loop|
|SDSL||Symmetric Digital Subscriber Loop|
|Q 2931||Q 2931|