Observer Infrastructure
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Documentation change log
OI documentation changes: Changes made to the Observer Infrastructure (OI) content since the last publication.
Defining how IP applications are identified
Using Administrative Tools for a device: This tab lists all of the IP applications that OI identifies during the discovery process.
Creating a custom monitor
Creating a custom monitor: If one of the many existing monitors listed in Devices monitored by OI does not meet your needs, follow this procedure to create a new one.
Simulating VoIP calls between IP SLA-enabled routers
Simulating VoIP calls between IP SLA-enabled routers: OI provides reports for IP SLA-enabled routers about VoIP quality when you enable those features on your router. After enabling the feature on your IP SLA routers, OI provides reports for you to view.
Using routes to verify SLA or identify route flapping
Using routes to verify SLA or identify route flapping: Route mapping lets you monitor not only the overall timing of a routed connection, but also each step along the way—making it possible to identify which external link is the source of trouble or irregular service in a connection.
Tracking hardware and software assets
Configuring what is inventoried: OI determines what devices respond to SNMP and WMI and internally stores information about them, you can configure OI to look for specific types of WMI and SNMP objects.
Learning OI
Key features of OI
Key features of OI: OI can actively monitor your network devices, discover new or changed devices, create routes and maps used for SLAs.
What should you monitor?
What should you monitor?: You may have hundreds or thousands of devices on your network. There are many ways to get information about those devices. Depending on the device, different methods may be available and some may be more preferable than others.
How OI discovers and maps your network
How OI discovers and maps your network: OI can only poll your devices and gather information while it is running. We recommend that you add OI to your Windows start folder or run OI as a Windows service.
Connecting to a remote OI
Connecting to a remote OI: You can choose to connect to a remote OI system and view the device groups and routes from that system in your local OI. This allows you to deploy OI throughout your network.
Integrating OI with Observer Analyzer
Integrating OI with Observer: Using Observer, you can capture packets on a device or create a filter specific to any device, pair, or group.
Configuring alarms
Configuring Alarms: Alarms allow you to proactively manage your network no matter where you are physically located.
Defining marginal or critical conditions for an object
Defining marginal or critical conditions for an object: By defining when a device or service is no longer operating within the parameters you set for it, OI will change an icon for that object when the device enters the marginal state and have an alarm triggered.
Configuring e-mail server and pager settings
Configuring e-mail server and pager settings: Details about how to set up OI to use your e-mail server to send alerts.