WAN Links in OpManager

What is a WAN link?

A network interface can be a networking hardware or a software module that connects a device to an external peripheral.

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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.

WAN Links in OpManager

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.

Interface Type Description
DS1 T1/E1
Primary ISDN -
Basic ISDN -
Serial Serial interface
PPP Point-to-point protocol
Frame Delay DTE Frame relay objects for DTE
RS-232 RS-232 objects
ATM ATM
Frame relay DCE Frame relay DCE objects
V35 V35
AAL5 AAL5 over ATM
ISDN ISDN and X.25
V11 CCITT V.11/X.21
ADSL Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Loop
SDSL Symmetric Digital Subscriber Loop
MPLS MPLS
Q 2931 Q 2931