Path templates are network path configurations that contain all configuration parameters (target, instrumentation, alert profiles, etc.) except the source monitoring point interface. Path template groups are collections of path templates and source monitoring point interfaces used to simultaneously configure multiple monitoring points with identical network path configurations. When a path template group is created or updated, all path templates in the group are applied to each source interface in the group to create network paths - one network path for each path template/source interface combination.

View path template groups

To view a list of path template groups:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Path Template Groups.
    • The path template groups are listed.

Create a path template group

To create a path template group:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Path Template Groups.
  2. Click Add Path Template Group.
    • The Path Template Group page appears.
  3. Enter the path template group name.
  4. Click Add Description then enter a description of the path template group.
  5. Create one or more path templates.
  6. Add one or more source monitoring point interfaces.
  7. Click Update.
    • The path template group and resulting network paths are created.

Edit a path template group

To edit a path template group:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Path Template Groups.
  2. For the path template group you want to edit, select > Configure.
    • The Path Template Group page appears.
  3. From this page you can:
  4. Click Update.
    • The path template group and affected network paths are created or updated.

Delete a path template group

To delete a path template group:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Path Template Groups.
  2. For the path template group you want to delete, select > Delete.
  3. Click Delete.
    • The path template group is deleted. Network paths are not affected.

View path templates

To view path templates:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Path Template Groups.
  2. For the path template group you want to view, select > Configure.
    • The Path Template Group page appears. The path templates are listed in the Path Templates section.

Create a path template

To create a path template:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Path Template Groups.
  2. For the path template group you want to add to, select > Configure.
    • The Path Template Group page appears.
  3. In the Path Templates section, click Add Template.
    • The Add Path Template page appears.
  4. In Step 1:
    • Specify path targets and their locations. All target types are valid.
    • Click Next.
  5. In Step 2, pay special attention to the following fields:
    • Path Name - the name you want to assign to the path. Variables create a default path name. Place the cursor at the end of the field and press the Space key to view the list of possible variables to use for the Path Name.
    • Description - a description of the path. Variables create a default description. Place the cursor at the end of the field and press the Space key to view the list of possible variables to use for the Description.
    • Group - select the network path group to add the path(s) to.
    • Importance - select the path importance from 1 to 10 (where 10 is most important). This field is used for filtering and grouping.
    • Dual-Ended Path - check Set to Dual Ended Path if possible if the path target is an AppNeta monitoring point.
    • Network Type - select LAN.
    • Port Settings - select Default for most cases. Select Custom if you need to change the default ports used for Continuous Path Analysis (CPA).
    • Target Type - select Auto for most cases. Only use a different Target Type if there is a very specific traffic type you are trying to emulate.
    • VoIP Codec - select the codec to be used when taking measurements for voice traffic. This will be ignored if a data-only Target Type is selected.
    • QoS Settings - specify DSCP values that match the type of the traffic that will be traveling via the network path(s).
    • Alert Settings - consider changing the Alert Profile to something other than Connectivity.
    • Click Next.
  6. In Step 3: A preview of the path template is displayed.
    • Click Add Template Paths to add the paths to the path template.
  7. Click Update.
    • The path template and the resulting network paths are created.

Edit a path template

To edit a path template:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Path Template Groups.
  2. For the path template group you want to edit, select > Configure.
    • The Path Template Group page appears.
  3. In the Path Templates section, for the path template you want to edit, click .
    • The Edit Path Template page appears.
  4. Follow the Path Setup Wizard and update the path configuration as required.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Click Update.
    • The path template and the affected network paths are updated.

Delete a path template

To delete a path template:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Path Template Groups.
  2. For the path template group you want to edit, select > Configure.
    • The Path Template Group page appears.
  3. In the Path Templates section, check the checkbox to the left of the path template(s) you want to delete.
  4. Click Remove Selected.
  5. Click Update.
  6. Choose whether to delete the selected path template(s) with or without deleting the affected network paths.
  7. Click Update.
    • The selected path templates are deleted. If specified, the affected network paths are also deleted.

View a source interface

To view a source interface:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Path Template Groups.
  2. For the path template group you want to view, select > Configure.
    • The Path Template Group page appears. The source interfaces are listed in the Sources - Monitoring Point Interfaces section.

Add a source interface

To add a source interface:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Path Template Groups.
  2. For the path template group you want to edit, select > Configure.
    • The Path Template Group page appears.
  3. In the Sources - Monitoring Point Interfaces section, click the Add Sources search box.
    • A list of available interfaces is displayed.
  4. Either check the checkboxes of the interfaces you want to select or enter search text to find the interfaces.
  5. Press Enter or click Apply to select the interfaces.
  6. Click Update.
    • The selected source interfaces and the resulting network paths are added.

Remove a source interface

To remove a source interface from a path template group:

  1. Navigate to > Manage Path Template Groups.
  2. For the path template group you want to edit, select > Configure.
    • The Path Template Group page appears.
  3. In the Sources - Monitoring Point Interfaces section, check the checkbox to the left of the source interface(s) you want to delete.
  4. Click Remove Selected.
  5. Click Update.
  6. Choose whether to delete the selected source interface(s) with or without deleting the affected network paths.
  7. Click Update.
    • The selected source interfaces are removed from the path template group. If specified, the affected network paths are also deleted.