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Cisco® FM Monitor is a network-wide, on-premises monitoring dashboard, allowing any Cisco Ultra-Reliable Wireless Backhaul customer to proactively maintain and monitor one or multiple wireless OT networks. FM Monitor displays data and situational alerts from every Cisco FM device in a network, in real time.
FM Monitor supports fixed and roaming network architectures and allows easier end-to-end troubleshooting of any Cisco Wireless Backhaul system. It can be operated as a standalone system or in parallel with a sitewide Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) monitoring tool. It is designed to support network installations used in smart cities, rail, mining, ports and terminals, entertainment, smart factories, and military applications.
Cisco FM monitoring dashboard with built-in intelligence capabilities, for maintenance of mission-critical Operational Technology (OT) networks
● On-premises monitoring tool for Cisco Wireless Backhaul networks
● Wizard setup for quick and easy installation and deployment
● Real-time dashboard displaying uptime, throughput, latency, jitter, and other network KPIs
● Customizable section view to easily check groups of radios
● Customizable monitoring alerts for prompt response
● Radio-by-radio data logging with a minimum sampling interval of 300 ms
● Real-time radio configuration display for quick and accurate troubleshooting
● Side-by-side comparison of radio KPIs over time and over vehicle position
● Data logging export via remote Syslog
The dashboard shows overall network performance and offers customizable segmentation of the network into clusters. This allows for easy monitoring of network sections or parts of a fleet of vehicles, maximizing network usage and performance. Clusters can include backhaul point-to-point links, point-to-multipoint distribution networks, vehicle access networks, wayside networks, and vehicle-mounted radios. FM Monitor displays and tracks real-time Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) within each cluster, including the number of active radios, number of connected IP edge devices, end-to-end latency, jitter, upload/download throughput in real time, and system uptime.
The table view allows customers to condense sections of the network into a tabular view, isolating specific radio configurations and performance statistics. During troubleshooting, this drastically reduces the time needed to understand system performance on a radio-by-radio basis.
Data analysis allows data to be recorded from FM radios at a user-defined rate. Individual radios and parameters can be analyzed at customized sampling rates, allowing comparative analysis of network performance over time while allowing better understanding of past network behavior and future improvement. Sampling rates can be set to a minimum interval of 300 ms per radio, allowing data to be collected at a rate two magnitudes higher than the next-best SNMP monitoring tool on the market. This is particularly valuable where traditional SNMP or Internet Control Management Protocol (ICMP) monitoring solutions are inadequate: for example, where a network has latency requirements of less than one second. Data can also be exported in different formats to facilitate easier, quicker reporting.
Topology provides an overview of the whole network, while keeping the possibility to focus on the KPIs of the single radio deployed along the network.
FM Monitor also allows customers to synchronize network information with available vehicle positioning data (vehicle GPS coordinates can be imported from external source). This is particularly valuable in environments such as mines, where wireless infrastructure has a dynamic nature, or in container terminals where RF network performance can vary dramatically depending on current location.