User Guide for Cisco Network Analysis Module Traffic Analyzer, 5.0
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About This Guide

Table Of Contents

About This Guide

Chapter Overview

Audience

Conventions

Notices

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


About This Guide


This guide describes how to use Cisco Network Analysis Module Traffic Analyzer 5.0 (NAM 5.0) software. This preface has the following sections:

Chapter Overview

Audience

Conventions

Notices

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For a list of the platforms that Cisco NAM 5.0 supports, see Overview of the NAM Platforms, page 1-5.

Chapter Overview

This guide contains the following chapters:

Chapter 1, "Overview" provides an overview of the NAM Traffic Analyzer, discusses new features in this release, describes the new GUI, and provides information about how to use various components of the NAM Traffic Analyzer.

Chapter 2, "Setting Up The NAM Traffic Analyzer," provides information about the first steps users should take after booting up the NAM and setting up the NAM Traffic Analyzer applications.

Chapter 3, "Monitoring and Analysis" provides information about options for viewing and monitoring various types data.

Chapter 4, "Capturing and Decoding Packet Data" provides information about setting up multiple sessions for capturing, filtering, and decoding packet data, managing the data in a file control system, and displaying the contents of the packets.

Chapter 5, "User and System Administration" provides information about performing user and system administration tasks and generating diagnostic information for obtaining technical assistance.

Chapter 6, "NAM Traffic Analyzer 5.0 Usage Scenarios" provides scenarios for NAM deployment and the details you may need to know about them.

Audience

This guide is designed for network administrators who are responsible for setting up and configuring Network Analysis Modules (NAMs) to monitor traffic and diagnose emerging problems on network segments. As a network administrator, you should be familiar with:

Basic concepts and terminology used in internetworking.

Network topology and protocols.

Basic UNIX commands or basic Windows operations.

Conventions

This document uses the following conventions:

Item
Convention

Commands and keywords

boldface font

Variables for which you supply values

italic font

Displayed session and system information

screen font

Information you enter

boldface screen font

Variables you enter

italic screen font

Menu items and button names

boldface font

Selecting a menu item in paragraphs

Option > Network Preferences

Selecting a menu item in tables

Option > Network Preferences



Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the publication.



Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.

Notices

The Third Party and Open Source Copyright Notices for the Cisco Network Analysis Module, Release 5.0 contains the licenses and notices for open source software used in NAM Traffic Analyzer 5.0. NAM 5.0 includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit (http://www.openssl.org/). This document is available on www.cisco.com with the NAM Traffic Analyzer technical documentation.

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

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