Device Group Management


 

NetFlow Analyzer lets you create device groups, which consist of a set of routers. A device group can contain any number of routers, and a router can belong to any number of device groups.

 

The Device Group Management option lets you create, manage, and delete device groups. Initially, when no device groups have been created, you will see a message that lets you start creating device groups.

 

Note The options visible under the Admin Operations menu depend on the user level you have logged in as. Look up User Management to know more about user levels and the respective administrative operations allowed.

Creating a Device Group

The device groups can be created in a hierarchical manner. This structure makes it easy for an user to classify the devices.

 

The description of the icons are given below:

 

Icons Description

child

Child Icon. This can be changed to a device group by adding devices or it can be made as a parent by creating a child below it
parent Parent Icon. This icon has one or many child nodes below it
device Device group icon. This is the device group that has been created. It can contain any number of devices.

 

Follow the steps below to create a new device group under the root called "All devices":

  1. Click the Add button to create a new child (It can be later changed to parent or a device group).
  2. Enter a unique name to identify the child.
  3. The device group can be created by moving the cursor over the child and by clicking on the "add a device" corresponding to the child. In the similar way you can edit / delete this device group.
  4. Select the routers needed for this device group from the list of available routers displayed.
  5. Any device group can dragged and dropped in any parent node.

 

Note

1. Adding a child converts it into a parent

2. Any number of child nodes can be created for a parent.

 

 

Managing a Device Group

Select an existing device group and click the edit button to edit its name.

 

 

Select a device group and click the Delete button to delete the device group. When a device group is deleted, it is removed from the Device Group List and the Device Group menu. All users assigned to this device group will not see this device group on their Dashboard.

 

Interface Group :

 

Interface Group allows you to combine interfaces in order to monitor traffic. This can be useful for grouping multiple sub-interfaces into a single logical entity.Follow the steps below to create a new interface group:

 

  1. Click the Interface Group tab at the top right of the Device Group Management page.
  2. Enter a name to identify the interface group in the Interface Group Name box .
  3. Use the Interface group speed box to enter the speed limit for the interface group

  4. Select the routers needed and the interfaces under them for this interface group. By selecting a router ,by default, all interfaces are selected. You can selectively unselect the unwanted interfaces from the list.
  5. Click on Update to save the changes.

The Interface group that is created is listed in the Dashboard view in the "Interface View" tab.The Interface group name, the In-Traffic & Out-Traffic for the last 1 hour can be seen in it.By clicking on the interface group name it is possible to further drill down to view further details.

 

 

 


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