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  • Achieve expert level understanding and mastery of your networkLiveAction software provides an intelligent and refreshingly different approach to network management. Combining extensive device knowledge with rich network visualizations, LiveAction captures your actual router and switch configurations to build a highly interactive mental model of your network. For the first time ever, you can literally see flows, routes, and QoS policies operating in real timeacross your network topology and deep inside your devices. The result is an incredibly true and relevant understanding of your network for fast and accurate troubleshooting and highly informed decision making.

    Benefits of LiveActionUnsurpassed live situational awareness, visualization, and control of your network

    A single tool solution for QoS, NetFlow, Routing, and IP SLA

    A highly intuitive interface providing easy mastery of complex technologies and device configuration

    Enhanced network security monitoring and policy management

    Full utilization of network and device features for a greater return on existing investments

    Increased proficiency, accuracy, and efficiency for network engineers at all levels of experience

    Numerous built-in templates, wizards, and user operations that are fully compliant with Cisco best practices

    Easy two-minute installation on a standard PCno appliances required

    LiveActionIntelligent situational awareness and control for your network

    LiveAction system topology view with NetFlow

  • LiveAction SoftwareWhat is LiveAction?LiveAction is a modular software system that combines an extensive device knowledgebase with a highly intuitive user interface to provide real-time situational awareness for network design, deployment, and troubleshooting. LiveAction is also the first product that makes Cisco routers easy to use. After a simple two minute installation on a standard PC or laptop, network engineers, regardless of their experience level, can immediately start to configure Cisco routers and troubleshoot live networks with complete ease and confidence. Currently LiveAction is available with technology modules for QoS, NetFlow, Routing, and IP SLA.

    Get your IT staff up to speed in record timeIt takes considerable certification training and hands on practice to build a quality IT department. But in reality this is expensive, difficult to sustain, and not very efficient. With LiveAction, network engineers can easily perform deep device configuration and monitoring regardless of their experience level. This increases the capabilities of less experienced staff while allowing highly experienced engineers to make better use of their valuable time and expertise.

    Modular architecture for future needsLiveAction is a flexible and scalable system that allows you to choose what you need, when you need it. This includes the number of devices you want to manage and the technology modules you want to use. Currently LiveAction supports QoS, NetFlow, Routing, and IP SLA for Cisco routers and switches, and development is underway to support many more technologies and devices.

    Unleash the power hidden inside your routersUntil now, some of the best features of your router such as QoS and NetFlow have not been fully accessible due to their sheer complexity and the inefficiencies of using the command line interface. LiveAction changes all of this with a powerful graphical interface that allows network engineers to exploit the full potential of these devices while diligently following manufacturers best practices.

    Historical Reporting for NetFlow and QoSIn addition to providing real-time views, LiveAction also captures NetFlow and QoS data on a daily basis so you can visually recreate detailed network conditions from the past for any date and time you specify. Historical reporting provides information that is essential for forensics, troubleshooting and spotting trends in network activity.

    Say goodbye to the CLIUsing the command line interface (CLI) to enter commands is tedious, prone to error, and requires endless training. With LiveActions intuitive graphical interface, you can perform complex tasks quickly, confidently, and safelyand you can do this in REAL TIME on LIVE networks.

    Interactive troubleshootingAchieve faster troubleshooting of your networkStarting with the topology view you can instantly spot congested devices and interfaces on the network by their amber color. Double-clicking on these areas provides more detailed information and viewing options for troubleshooting down to the device and interface levels.

    QoS ConfigurationQoS configuration is a snap with LiveAction. Create new QoS policies from scratch or choose from an extensive collection of templates based on Cisco best practices. Best of all, you wont have to use the command line for configuration.

    Policy Based Routing (PBR) ConfigurationWith the Routing module you can easily configure and edit PBR and Set statements. Edit route map configurations and validate entries to ensure PBR rule compliance.

    IP SLASet up and run IP SLA tests directly from LiveAction. Choose quick test for simple setup and fast results or full testing for greater detail and flexible test scheduling.

    Effortless device configuration based on best-practices

    Historical ReportingLiveAction captures NetFlow and QoS data on a daily basis so you can recreate detailed network conditions for any date and time you specify.

  • Topology LevelLiveAction generates amazingly clear and detailed topology views of your network allowing you to literally see device connections, routes, flows, interface bandwidth, and moreall in real time. The interactive display lets you pan, zoom, and drag individual network elements across the screen for an even better view.

    Interface LevelNeed even more detail? Click down to the interface view and observe actual traffic in real time. View pre- and post-QoS activity and see the effects of your device configuration changes in seconds. LiveAction also records QoS historical data at the interface level for spotting specific events and trends.

    Device LevelDive deep into the setup and activity within your Cisco switch or router. See routes and routing tables as well as flows entering, traversing, and exiting the device. View the whole picture or use filters to display specific items. Each day, LiveAction captures and stores historical NetFlow data at the full polling rate for playback of the exact device conditions during that period.

    Hierarchical ViewLeft side of screen shows devices and interfaces in a hierarchical view. Scroll right for additional details.

    Real Time Network TopologyView shows devices (large circles), interfaces (small colored circles), interconnections, flows, interface bandwidth, congestion, and more.

    Click on a device, interface, or flow for more details. Click and drag to rearrange or resize items for even better visibility.

    DevicesLarge circles indicate devices (routers and switches). Small circles within are the devices interfaces.

    Technology TabsClick on these tabs to switch from QoS to NetFlow, Routing, or IP SLA. Each tab provides a different overlay and user options specific to the selected technology.

    InterfacesTop half indicates input.Lower half indicates output. Numbers indicate bandwidth.

    Color coding:Green=activeDark Green=QoS policy appliedAmber=congestedGray=inactive

    FlowsCurved lines indicate NetFlow flows.

    Rich visualizations, live data flows, multiple levels of detail... All provided in REAL TIME

  • LiveActionrouting instabilities, black holes, error summarizationPolicy-based routing (PBR)Configuration/editing of PBR and Set statements, edit existing route map configurations, check for compliance with PBR rules, displays PBR usage, displays static routes and PBR issues, exports route map statistics

    QoS Monitoring and Troubleshooting

    Rate-based NBAR graphs Pre- and post-QoS graphs Peak and average rate statistics Class and interface drop graphs Congestion indicators Built in CBQoS MIB viewer Custom NBAR definitions Hierarchical policy graphs NBAR unknown port debugging GRE tunnel visualization Automatic QoS graph resync on policy changes Unknown port discovery View QoS graphs across routers Topology-based QoS state Historical views and reporting Extreme low level graphs of CBQoS statistics

    QoS Configuration

    Full MQC QoS configuration support including WRED, CBQoS, Priority QueueingAbility to read existing QoS policies on the router Take snapshots of current configuration for future use Rollback to previous policies at anytime Apply or remove QoS configurations quickly and easily across multiple interfacesAbility to push policies to multiple devices Hierarchical policy creation for advanced configurations Custom NBAR based matches including HTTP URL, MIME, HOST and RTP protocolsBuild in ACL editor CLI command preview Built-in rules for QoS settings that highlight violations Graphical inbound and outbound QoS editors WAN shaping support

    IP SLA

    Latency, loss, jitter, MOS performance measurements Test Types: HTTP, Jitter, Echo, UDP Echo Traffic type configuration Protocol type: over 10 protocol types DHCP: destination, source, circuit ID, remote ID, subnet maskIP SLA topology view (real-time) Quick and full test options Set up responder at destination Edit, save, delete test configurations. Export to CSV file Historical reporting (live update plotted over timeline)

    Devices Supported

    Cisco series routers800, 1800, 2600, 2600XM, 2800, 3600, 3700, 3800, 7200, 7600 (IOS 12.3, 12.4)Cisco Catalyst switches3900, 4500, 6500 series

    Technology Module Options

    The following are available for 10, 25, 50, or 100 devicesNetFlow QoS (monitor and configuration) Monito