Cisco Prime Network Control System (WAN) 1.1 User Guide
Designing and Deploying Templates for Monitoring
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Designing and Deploying Templates for Monitoring

Table Of Contents

Designing and Deploying Templates for Monitoring

Creating and Deploying Health Monitoring Templates

Defining Monitoring Thresholds

Troubleshooting Template Deployment


Designing and Deploying Templates for Monitoring


You use monitoring templates to enable Prime NCS (WAN) to monitor network device metrics such as CPU and memory utilization statistics and alert you of changing conditions before any issues can impact operation.

Table 5-1 describes the process for creating and deploying monitoring templates.

Table 5-1 Steps for Using Monitoring Templates

Task
Additional Information

1. Create a template.

Under the Design menu, choose which type of template to create.

2. Publish the template.

After you have created the template, click the Publish icon to publish the template and make it available to be deployed.

3. Deploy the template.

Under the Deploy menu, choose which template to deploy.

4. Verify the status of the template deployment.

Choose Tools > Task Manager > Jobs Dashboard to verify the status of the template deployment.


Prime NCS (WAN) provides the following types of monitoring templates:

Device Health—See Creating and Deploying Health Monitoring Templates.

Interface Health—See Creating and Deploying Health Monitoring Templates.

Threshold—See Defining Thresholds.

Creating and Deploying Health Monitoring Templates

You use health monitoring templates to enable Prime NCS (WAN) to monitor network device metrics such as CPU and memory utilization statistics and alert you of changing conditions before the issues impact their operation.

To create a template to monitor overall device health:


Step 1 Choose Design > Monitoring Templates.

Step 2 Expand Features, then Metrics, then click Device Health or Interface Health.

Step 3 Enter the basic template information.

Step 4 Under Template Content, choose the parameters to monitor. To change a parameter, click the parameter name, description, or polling frequency value and change the field.

Step 5 Click Save.

Step 6 Click Save As New Template.

Step 7 Navigate to the My Templates folder and choose the template you just saved.

Step 8 Click the Go to Deployment icon at the top-right corner.

Step 9 Select the template you created, then click Deploy.

Step 10 Choose the devices or device groups on which to deploy the template, then click Submit.


Defining Monitoring Thresholds

You use monitoring templates to define thresholds. When the thresholds you specify are reached, Prime NCS (WAN) issues an alarm.

To define thresholds:


Step 1 Choose Design > Monitoring Templates.

Step 2 Under Features, choose Threshold.

Step 3 Complete the basic template fields.

Step 4 Under Feature Category, choose one of the following metrics:

Device Health—Allows you to change threshold values for CPU utilization, memory pool utilization, and environment temperature

Interface Health—Allows you to change threshold values for the number of outbound packets that are discarded.

Step 5 Under Metric Parameters, choose the threshold setting you want to change, then click Edit Threshold Setting.

Step 6 Enter a new value and choose the alarm severity for the threshold.

Step 7 Click Done.

Step 8 Click Save as New Template.

Step 9 Under the My Templates folder, navigate to the template you created and select it.

Step 10 Click Go to Deployment.

Step 11 Select the template you created, then click Deploy.


Troubleshooting Template Deployment

The most common reasons that a template might not be deployed are:

One or more devices are unreachable.

A device CLI returned an error because the CLI was incorrect.