Routers receive special treatment in LoriotPro. Because of their function as nodes, they are generally treated as critical resources. A dedicated tree is reserved for them so you can quickly and easily identify all faults that affect them. Furthermore, the number of flags available for routers and that LoriotPro can handle puts routers at the head of the list of entities to monitor and manage. LoriotPro will help you efficiently take advantage of the many statistics about the state of the traffic in your IS, statistics that most routers provide through the many objects of their Management Information Base (MIB).
Network map, device view and more…
Active View concept is a new way of graphically representing Information System resources. LUTEUS has designed Active View for a greater management control throughout a new visual user friendly interface. Active View is the ideal solution for network mapping, network drawing, network diagram, IP map, symbolic view, network view, device view, network topology map and infrastructure map.
Active View contains graphical objects with dynamic aspect that you can define.
With Active View, it is now possible to draw any entity of the real world in a graphical view and give them life. What is an entity in Active View? It is simply anything you want, like a country Map, a Building, an office, a house, equipment, a server, a text, a gauge… How you give object life ? Life comes with the dynamic modification of their representation simply by coloring them. You set the dynamic behavior for each object entity on multiple preset conditions.
The Active View user interface allows you to create views with a set of design tools and images.
After having arranged the object in your view you could decide to control for each object how their dynamic aspect will change according to conditions. To control the dynamic aspect (color or text) of an object, you could make request on SNMP objects of any SNMP aware host located in your network, set testing conditions on returned values and generate an event in the event log. To control object aspect, you could also use the current availability status of the LoriotPro Directory object, the counters of events, event filters and trap filters. What a nice feature to display a red light on a graphical representation of RAID disk drives when receiving a disk failure snmp trap from the controller.
At least if you have a LoriotPro Extended Edition you can use the embedded LUA script language to control the aspect of your graphical objects. Active View and scripting provide a powerful graphical management interface. As example you can display moving vehicles on a map. Each vehicle object run a scrip that collects with SNMP requests the current GPS coordinates and dynamically locate the vehicle on the map.
The mouse double click action on an Active View graphical object is settable. Contextual menu could also be defined for each object of the view. With these options, it is simple to call from the view a Plug-In, another Active View, start a Telnet or Web session, open an URL link, locate an object, generate a report, launch a script, etc…
Active Views are directly managed from the LoriotPro directory. They are considered as leaf object in the directory tree. Active View Templates, a visual representation of a type of device like a router or a PC, could be created and associated to multiple hosts of the same type in the directory tree.
In a simplest way, the advanced program « active View Box » could do it for you in one click. This LoriotPro Plug-in creates a physical view of any device automatically. The example below shows two devices and their visual representation.
A library of images of the common manipulated object is provided. You will find in the clipart object, connector object, various symbols for host object, router and switch object, geographical maps, implantation, buildings, Towns, room, campus …You can extend this library indefinitely with your own clipart because Active View uses the standard format WMF and EMF (Metafile de Microsoft).
Trend and real time load graphs
One of the most important tasks in network management is the measurement of the load. LoriotPro provides many type of load graph either in real time or in tendency. You can graph almost all SNMP objects like network interface traffic, CPU usage, disk usage, printer queue usage, E-mail queue usage, WEB traffic etc…
The trend graphs are based on the MRTG concept. When discovering the network LoriotPro automatically identify routers and add load graphs to all their network interfaces. You can also create your own graphs with Trend View ( MRTG Front End for Windows) Plug-in. Trend view displays by default any set of 2 SNMP values in a daily graph ( trend of the last 24 hours, sampling interval is 5 mn) a weekly graph (trend of the last week, sampling interval is 30 mn) a monthly graph (trend of the last month, sampling interval is 2 hours) a yearly graph (trend of the last year, sampling interval is 24 hours).
LoriotPro Extended Edition includes a Windows front-end trend graph generator based on the famous program RRD Tool. Two Plug-in modules are available, the RRD Collector module for data collection, storage in RRD bases and their graphs display, the RRD Manager module for handling advanced RRD bases operation and maintenance. The graphs are fully configurable from a Windows graphical interface and follow the evolution of one or more collected data. Collected data can be SNMP objects, IP response time of one or several remote and return values from the execution of LUA script.
Discover your network infrastructure
The primary function of the LoriotPro software is to build a directory of your information system’s resources. Gathering data about your system is automated by means of a sophisticated discovery process with many options for setting parameters that give the administrator a wide scope of action. Discovery is based on IP protocols such as SNMP and ICMP that provide an exhaustive enhancement of your directory. This discovery can be launched from any node in your network, either local or remote, and it extends in a concentric fashion from the node where it is launched. The process can run in the background and notify you by alarm of any new network resource or host that appears in your system.