Use the following steps to install a physical monitoring point in your network. Once the APM can communicate with the monitoring point, additional features can be configured.

This install method is not recommended. It should only be used if you are unable to use the recommended method using a USB stick.

  1. Connect to the network
  2. Configure the monitoring point
  3. Assign licenses
  4. Set the monitoring point location
  5. Cable for Usage monitoring
  6. Configure additional features

Connect to the network

To physically connect the monitoring point to the network:

  1. Verify that the switch you’ll be connecting to has its default port speed and duplex set to auto-negotiate.
  2. Using a standard Ethernet cable, connect the monitoring point to the switch using the Primary network connection in this table.

Configure the monitoring point

The instructions for the ‘Direct Connect’ physical monitoring point setup method are found within AppNeta Performance Manager (APM).

  1. Log in to APM.
  2. Select an organization if you belong to more than one.
  3. If you’re setting up your first monitoring point, you’ll automatically be taken to the first step of the Add Monitoring Point wizard.
  4. If your organization already has monitoring points, you’ll have to navigate to the first step:
    1. Navigate to > Manage Monitoring Points.
    2. Click + Add Monitoring Points.
  5. Click Physical Monitoring Point.
  6. Click Direct Connect.
  7. Follow the instructions provided.

Assign licenses

Every monitoring point is sold with a base license (either Small Office, Large Office, or Data Center, depending on the model) that allows it to monitor a certain number of applications. The base license must be assigned to the monitoring point in APM before it can be used. Optionally, add-on licenses can be assigned.

To license a monitoring point:

  1. Return to the browser tab where you are running APM.
  2. Navigate to > Manage Monitoring Points.
  3. Wait for the new monitoring point to show up in the list (you may need to refresh your screen).
    • The monitoring point status should show “Connection Established” ().
    • If it doesn’t appear after a few minutes, you’ll need to troubleshoot the problem.
  4. Assign a base license to the monitoring point.
  5. Optionally, assign add-on licenses as required.

Set the monitoring point location

When adding a new monitoring point to APM, you need to specify its location. This setting provides essential geographical context for the data that the monitoring point collects.

To set the location of the monitoring point:

  1. Enter the monitoring point location if prompted during the setup procedure.

Cable for Usage monitoring

In order to use Usage monitoring, the monitoring point must be cabled for it:

  1. Cable the monitoring point for Usage monitoring using one of the following methods:
    • Out-of-band setup—involves configuring port mirroring on your switch and connecting the destination mirror port on the switch to the Usage monitoring port on the monitoring point.
    • Inline setup—involves using the monitoring point’s bypass ports to pass network traffic through the monitoring point.

Configure additional features

Once the monitoring point is connected to your network, you can configure it further based on your needs.

Feature Applicable Monitoring Point
Add a physical interface m25, m30, m35, r40, r45, r400
Add a VLAN interface m22, m25, m30, m35, r40, r45, r400
Add a wireless interface m22, m25, m30, m35
Add a static IP address m22, m25, m30, m35, r40, r45, r400
Change the default interface m25, m30, m35, r40, r45, r400
Add static routes m22, m25, m30, m35, r40, r45, r400
Add an interface for Usage monitoring r40, r45, r400
Enable IPv6 m25, m35, r45
Enable LDAP m25, m35, r45
Enable TACACS+ m22, m25, m30, m35, r40, r45, r400
Add 10Gbps network connectivity r400
Add 10Gbps Usage monitoring r400