Check Circuits/VCs for Faults
Cisco EPN Manager provides several ways to see, at a glance, if there are any problems with circuits/VCs:
- Circuit list—The colored icon to the left of each circuit/VC name indicates the primary state of the circuit/VC. If the primary state indicates a problem with the circuit/VC, you can access detailed alarm information for the circuit/VC, as described below.
- Circuit/VC 360 view—The Alarms tab in the Circuit/VC 360 view shows all alarms on all devices over which the circuit/VC is configured. Click the information icon next to the circuit/VC name to access the Circuit/VC 360 view.
- Alarm Table—The alarm table shows all alarms for all devices, for a specific device group, or for a specific device. Choose Monitor > Monitoring Tools > Alarms and Events to access the alarm table. If you have identified an alarm in the Circuit/VC 360 view, you can get more details about the alarm in the alarm table. You can search for the alarm or for the device/link that generated the alarm using the quick filter or the advanced filter.Each alarm in the table can be expanded to show detailed information about the alarm, including which circuits/VCs are affected by the alarm.
- Circuit/VC Overlay in the Network Topology—When a circuit/VC is selected in the Circuits/VCs list, it is represented on the network topology as an overlay on top of the existing topology. If the alarm is on a specific device, the alarm badge will appear on the device as usual. If the alarm is on the link between the circuit/VC endpoints, the alarm badge will appear on the link.
- Multi-layer trace for optical circuits—See Trace and Visualize the Full Route of Circuits/VCs.