If you want to launch the Cisco Prime NAM features for a particular device while troubleshooting, you must ensure that the device is managed in both Cisco Prime NAM and Prime Collaboration applications.
Prime Collaboration requires host IP address, management IP address, and user credentials to launch the Cisco Prime NAM that is installed on the network devices.
The following NAM products with Cisco Prime NAM 5.x software releases are supported in Prime Collaboration:
- Cisco Prime Network Analysis Module (NAM) for ISR G2 SRE
- Cisco Branch Routers Series NAM (NME-NAM)
- Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series NAM (NAM-3)
- Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series and Cisco 7600 Series NAM (NAM-1, NAM-2)
Based on the Cisco Prime NAM user privilege, you can launch the following features of the Cisco Prime NAM application:
- Device Interface View—Displays the total packet distribution on all interfaces.
- NAM Host View—Displays the input and output traffic for the host over time, Top N application activity of the host over the selected interval, and total application usage distribution for the host.
- NAM Home page—Displays the Top N Applications, Top N Application Groups, Top N Hosts (In and Out), IP Distribution by Bits (or Bytes), Top N DSCP, and Top N VLAN being monitored on your network.
The network devices that contain the NAM software must be accessible from Prime Collaboration. You must ensure that all the required credentials for routers and switches are added in Prime Collaboration.
The Prime Collaboration client and the network devices that contain the NAM must be on the same side of the network firewall. If they are on different sides, the user authentication may fail and you may be prompted to enter the Cisco Prime NAM credentials again.