Analyze Results

Once network paths are created, there are a number of actions you can perform to locate the ones you are looking for. Actions include search, filter, group, tag, sort, and specify columns. In addition, you can enable or disable path monitoring.

Search for network paths

Network paths can be searched for using a search string. The search looks at content in the name, Monitoring Point, target, network path group, ISP, and QoS fields. Searches can be combined with filters to narrow the search.

To search for network paths:

  1. Navigate to Delivery > Network Paths.
  2. In the search field, enter the search string.
    • Network paths matching the search string are listed.
    • Click “=” to invert the search.
    • Click “x” to remove the search string.
    • To refine the search, you can add another search string by repeating these steps.

Filter network paths

A filtering mechanism is available to help narrow down a search. Multiple filters can be combined together and with a search string for even further granularity.

To filter network paths:

  1. Navigate to Delivery > Network Paths.
  2. Click the search field.
    • The filters appear.
  3. Select a filter or search for a Custom Tag.
    • Objects matching the filter type are listed.
    • If a search keyword was entered, matching Custom Tags are listed as “Quick Tags”.
  4. Select one or more of the filter objects or Quick Tags listed.
    • Network paths matching the selected objects are listed.
    • Click “=” to invert the filter.
    • Click “x” to remove the filter.
    • To refine what you are filtering, you can add another filter by repeating these steps.

Group network paths

You can use network path groups and saved lists to group network paths. You can then display them in these groups or grouped by a variety of other parameters.

To group network paths:

  1. Navigate to Delivery > Network Paths.
  2. In the Group By dropdown, select the parameter you want to use to group the network paths in the list, or select None to list without grouping.
    • The network paths are grouped according to the grouping parameter specified.

Tag network paths

Custom tags provide a way to associate network paths based on categories that you define and that make sense to your business. For example, you could associate all network paths by department they are monitoring or by the network admin group they are assigned to. Also, each network path can be assigned one or more custom tags and the tags can be shared between network paths and web paths.

Up to 64 custom tag categories can be created per organization.

Add a custom tag to a network path

To add a custom tag to one or more network paths:

  1. Navigate to Delivery > Network Paths.
  2. Select the network paths you want to add a tag to.
  3. From the Action drop-down, click Assign Tags.
  4. In the Search or add… field, specify the tag you wish to search for or add in the form “<category>:<value>” and press Enter.
    • The tag is assigned to the selected network path(s).
    • The tags column () indicates the number of tags assigned to each network path.
  5. Click Close.

Alternatively, to add a custom tag to a single network path:

  1. Navigate to Delivery > Network Paths.
  2. For the network path you want to add a tag to, in the tags column (), click Add Tags or the tag icon () associated with the path (if there are already custom tags assigned).
  3. In the Search or add… field, specify the tag you wish to search for or add in the form “<category>:<value>” and press Enter.
    • The tag is assigned to the network path.
    • The tags column () indicates the number of tags assigned to the network path.
  4. Click Close.

View custom tags assigned to a network path

To view the custom tags assigned to a network path:

  1. Navigate to Delivery > Network Paths.
  2. For the network path you want to view, click the tag icon () in the tags column ().
    • Tags assigned to the network path are displayed.
    • If there is no tag icon it means there are no tags assigned to the network path.

View custom tags assigned to network paths by category

To view custom tags assigned to network paths by category:

  1. Navigate to Delivery > Network Paths.
  2. In the Columns dropdown, click Tag Categories then select the categories you want to show as columns on the Network Paths page.
    • Custom tags are shown for each network path assigned the selected tag categories.

Filter, group, or sort network paths by custom tag

Custom tags can be used to filter, group, and/or sort network paths.

Remove a custom tag from a network path

To remove a custom tag from one or more network paths:

  1. Navigate to Delivery > Network Paths.
  2. Select the network paths you want to remove a tag from.
  3. From the Action drop-down, click Remove Tags.
  4. For the tags you want to remove, click .
  5. Click Done.
    • The custom tag(s) are removed from the selected paths.

Remove all custom tags from a network path

Note: When a custom tag is no longer associated with a network path, a path template, or a web path, it is removed from the organization.

To remove all custom tags from one or more network paths:

  1. Navigate to Delivery > Network Paths.
  2. Select the network paths you want to remove all tags from.
  3. From the Action drop-down, click Remove Tags.
  4. Click Remove All.
    • All custom tags are removed from the selected paths.
  5. Click Done.

Sort network paths

No matter how they are grouped, lists of network paths can be sorted based on data in any of the columns in the list.

To sort a list of network paths:

  1. Navigate to Delivery > Network Paths.
  2. If network paths are grouped, expand the group you are interested in so that you can see the network paths in the group.
  3. Click the heading of the column you want to sort by.
    • The network paths are sorted by the column you selected.
  4. Click the heading again to reverse the sort order.

Specify columns of network path information

You can specify up to 15 columns of network path information including path configuration information as well as live path stats. Each column can be used to sort the network paths.

To specify the columns of network path information:

  1. Navigate to Delivery > Network Paths.
  2. Click Columns.
  3. Select the columns you want to display.
  4. Click away from the list of columns. The selected columns are displayed.
Column Description
Name The name of the network path.
Monitoring Point The source Monitoring Point for the network path.
Monitoring Point Type The source Monitoring Point type (for example, m70 microAppliance).
Source Location The geographic location of the source Monitoring Point.
Target The target URL or IP address.
Target Location The geographic location of the target.
Network Type The type of network between the source and the target (LAN or WAN).
Network Path Group The Network Path Group the network path is associated with.
Path Template Group The Path Template Group the network path was generated from.
Importance The Importance value assigned to the network path when it was created.
Last Diagnostic The last date and time a Diagnostic test was run.
Target Type The Target Type configured when the network path was created. Typically Auto, meaning both voice and data testing are performed on the network path.
ISP The Internet Service Provider (ISP) servicing the source Monitoring Point. This is determined by detecting the first external hop and looking up the associated ISP. Note that if the network path traverses a VPN, the ISP shown is the one at the far end of the VPN tunnel - not the local ISP. The ISP value will be blank if the network type is LAN.
TCP Dst. Port The TCP port at the target used for Continuous Path Analysis (CPA) monitoring.
UDP Dst. Port The UDP port at the target used for Continuous Path Analysis (CPA) monitoring.
UDP Src. Port The UDP port on the source Monitoring Point used for Continuous Path Analysis (CPA) monitoring.
Active Alert Profile The alert profile that is currently active on the network path.
QoS The Quality of Service (QoS) configuration set when the network path was created.
Violations The number of alert condition violations that were triggered during various periods (1 hour, 8 hours, 1 day, and 7 days).
Total Capacity The observed network path capacity as of the latest test.
Available Capacity The observed network path capacity available for use as of the latest test.
Available Capacity % The percentage of network path capacity that is available for use as of the latest test.
Utilized Capacity The observed network path capacity being used as of the latest test.
Utilized Capacity % The percentage of network path capacity that is being used as of the latest test.
Data Loss The percentage of data lost during the latest test.
Latency The latency measured during the latest test.
Round Trip Time The round trip time measured during the latest test.
Data Jitter The data jitter measured during the latest test.
Voice Loss The voice loss measured during the latest test.
Voice Jitter The voice jitter measured during the latest test.
MOS The Mean Opinion Score (MOS) measured during the latest test.

Disable network path monitoring

If you need to stop monitoring on one or more network paths indefinitely or for a period of time but you do not want to delete them, you can disable monitoring. You can disable monitoring on one network path at a time or several at once.

To disable monitoring on a network path:

  1. Navigate to Delivery > Network Paths.
  2. For the network path you want to disable, select > Disable Monitoring.
  3. Specify when monitoring should be automatically re-enabled.
  4. Click Done.
    • Monitoring is disabled on the network path.
    • The status icon for the network path indicates it is disabled.

To disable monitoring on multiple network paths:

  1. Navigate to Delivery > Network Paths.
  2. Select the network paths you want to disable.
  3. From the Action drop-down, click Disable Monitoring.
  4. Specify when monitoring should be automatically re-enabled.
  5. Click Preview and preview the changes.
  6. Click OK.
    • Monitoring is disabled on the selected paths for the period you specified.
    • The status icon for the network paths indicates they are disabled.

Enable network path monitoring

When a network path is created, monitoring is enabled by default. Monitoring can be disabled though. If monitoring on a network path has been disabled, it can be re-enabled. You can enable monitoring on one network path at a time or several at once.

To enable monitoring on a network path:

  1. Navigate to Delivery > Network Paths.
  2. For the network path you want to enable, select > Enable Monitoring.
  3. Click Confirm.
    • Monitoring is re-enabled on the network path.
    • The status icon for the network path indicates it is enabled.

To enable monitoring on a network path:

  1. Navigate to Delivery > Network Paths.
  2. Select the network paths you want to enable.
  3. From the Action drop-down, click Enable Monitoring.
  4. Confirm the network paths to be re-enabled.
  5. Click OK.
    • Monitoring is re-enabled on the selected paths.
    • The status icon for the network paths indicates they are enabled.