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1 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary1 April 2004 ExpandView 3.0

2 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 2 2 April 2004 Agenda ExpandView 3.0 Introduction ExpandView 3.0 Architecture The ExpandView Agent The Mini-agent ExpandView Server Prerequisites ExpandView 3.0 Main Functionality Working with ExpandView ExpandView Licensing

3 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 3 3 April 2004 ExpandView Introduction Centralized-Management System that manages and monitors the Accelerators in the network Client/Server web application Software-only solution, shipped on CD Java-based server application Dedicated agent that is part of the AcceleratorOS

4 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 4 4 April 2004 ExpandView 3.0 Software Architecture EV Server MySql Clien t WAN Agent App Server Web Server HQ Agent XML over HTTP(S)

5 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 5 5 April 2004 About the ExpandView Agent With 5.0(5) and 5.0(6) Mini-Agent A module that runs on the AcceleratorOS Changes communication to push mode, rather then pull mode Allows guaranteed delivery of data and events The “Real” Agent installed as patch

6 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 6 6 April 2004 The Mini-agent A limited agent that allows ExpandView to upgrade the AcceleratorOS version Available in 5.0(5) and 5.0(6) only In future AcceleratorOS versions there will be no need for the mini-agent since the version will include an agent In 5.0(5) and 5.0(6) the user will need to upload an agent to the AcceleratorOS in order to work with ExpandView

7 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 7 7 April 2004 ExpandView Agent Agent status: Disable ExpandView agent is not running Modest Mode ExpandView in modest mode (waiting for registration request) Running ExpandView agent performing registration... ExpandView is up & running Problems ExpandView agent registration failed. It will retry again 1 minute from last failure ExpandView agent is registered and running (Server is unreachable)

8 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 8 8 April 2004 ExpandView Agent ExpandView agent CLI commands: conf# expand-view (EVIEW)# agent enable/disable (EVIEW)# ip address A.B.C.D (EVIEW)# port (1 – 65535) (EVIEW)# no commands (EVIEW)# show commands

9 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 9 9 April 2004 ExpandView Pre-requisites Server Hardware: Minimum of 1GB of RAM CD-ROM drive Hard Disk with 80-200GB free space Parameters that affect the disk space: 1. Reports - Number of interfaces/applications 2. Archiving – backups, logs, new configurations 3. Database Pentium IV 2.8 GHz or higher 10/100 or 1Gb Ethernet Network Interface Controller (NIC) Supported Server OS: Server 2000 with Service Pack 3, Windows 2003 Server Windows XP for demo only by SE Client Video display with 1024 x 768 resolution Internet Explorer version 6.0 or higher

10 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 10 April 2004 ExpandView 3.0 Main Functionality Network Visualization – Map Easy of Deployment Managing remote device Logging and Alerts Reports Monitoring Archiving

11 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 11 April 2004 Network visualization - Map Overview screen presents complete, real-time picture of the entire network Each Accelerator is shown with color coding showing status Each Link is show with color coding showing status Allow Link creation by dragging connection between Accelerators Many more operations

12 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 12 April 2004 Ease of deploy Auto-discovery – automatically detects all connected Accelerators Builds up configuration and performance databases for these Accelerators. Pre-Staging Accelerators – Prepare a complete configuration for an Accelerator before physically installed Once the Accelerator is up and running, ExpandView will automatically update it with all preconfigured parameters and start collecting statistics from it.

13 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 13 April 2004 Managing remote devices The server sends XML messages over HTTP(S) to the agent The agent is responsible for executing the commands and informing the server of any failures When the message includes sensitive data (configurations and passwords) the message is sent via HTTPS

14 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 14 April 2004 Logging and Alerts Agent sends alerts to the server whenever the Accelerator reaches a certain condition as set in ExpandView’s alert properties Events have history of alert handling at the EV Server

15 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 15 April 2004 Reporting Agent sends statistics information on: Links Interfaces Applications Total for links Accelerator total Data sent at interval of 12 minutes The server keeps statistics history up to 3 years There are 3 types of reports: 1.Top Ten reports: Top ten most prevalent applications/links on an Accelerator. 2.Trend reports: Expected future utilization of links based on previous performance of the links. 3.Specific reports: Reports about a specific Accelerator/interface/application

16 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 16 April 2004 Time Zone The user can select a specific time zone for scheduling tasks and viewing reports ExpandView supports two time zones: local time zone, (the computer from which the user accessed ExpandView) Accelerator time zone (the Accelerator as set in ExpandView)

17 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 17 April 2004 Monitoring Agent sends statistics on Total of accelerated links Errors on Total of accelerated links Ethernet interfaces Statistics data sent at 1 Minute interval

18 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 18 April 2004 Archiving Each change that is saved on the Accelerator is also archived in EV server Allow roll-back to previous configurations

19 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 19 April 2004 Working with ExpandView – the Process 1.Install and configure ExpandView server 2.Add Accelerators Auto detect, import or manually add Accelerators 3.Create Groups Simplify Accelerators management 4.Create Links 5.Create Templates Simplify Accelerators configuration

20 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 20 April 2004 Enjoy the benefits of ExpandView Generate Reports – Create and export Accelerator performance and statistics reports Perform Tasks - Use ExpandView tasks to manage Accelerators View and Modify Accelerator Details - in depth view of each Accelerator and its links Monitor Accelerators - View Accelerator statistics View Alerts - Handle and approve Accelerator alerts

21 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 21 April 2004 Working with ExpandView Things you need to know before working with ExpandView: 1.Accelerators’ time zones 2.The company’s general working days and hours 3.The company’s email server name or IP 4.ExpandView’s server IP address Things you need to install before using ExpandView: 1.Install JAVA SDK (available on ExpandView CD) on ExpandView server 2.Install Java Runtime Environment on any client from which ExpandView will be accessed. Install ExpandView by using ExpandView’s easy-to-use installation wizard

22 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 22 April 2004 Step 1: The Administration Tab 1.Users: ExpandView includes a default user “admin” with ExpandView Administrator access level. It is recommended to first add a password to this user in order to prevent any access violations.

23 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 23 April 2004 Step 1: The Administration Tab 2.Licensing: Configure the licensing workflow. If the server has a connection to the Internet, set the licensing mode to “online”, otherwise it should be set to “offline”. It is very important to set the user’s email in the License email parameter.

24 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 24 April 2004 Step 1: The Administration Tab 3.Alerts: Optionally configure Alerts’ thresholds, severity and email option

25 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 25 April 2004 Step 1: The Administration Tab 4.Preferences: Change the email server IP or Address if needed

26 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 26 April 2004 Step 1: The Administration Tab 5.AcceleratorOS version: Upload any AcceleratorOS version that you want to upload to the Accelerators. Note: in versions 5.0(5) and 5.0(6) make sure that you have the agent's patch on the server (should come with the installation) otherwise please upload it.

27 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 27 April 2004 Step 1: The Administration Tab 6.Working hours: change the working days and hours according to the company’s general working hours.

28 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 28 April 2004 Step 2: Add Accelerators There are 3 ways to add Accelerators to ExpandView: 1.Via the Overview map: right click on the map’s background. Note: it is very important to insert the right Time Zone. Any changes later will effect the statistics integrity.

29 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 29 April 2004 Step 2: Add Accelerators 2.+3. Via the Accelerators screen: click on the Add Accelerator button to add a single Accelerator or on the import from CSV button to add multiple Accelerators.

30 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 30 April 2004 Step 2: Add Accelerators Installing ExpandView on an existing network: ExpandView will auto-discover all Accelerators after adding one of them and will start collecting information about them For pre-staging Accelerators: From ExpandView you can pre-configure the Accelerator and its links Once the Accelerator is up and running, ExpandView will automatically update it with all preconfigured parameters and start collecting statistics from it In AOS 5.0(5) and 5.0(6) only: You’ll need to update the Accelerator about ExpandView IP (Tools->Update ExpandView IP)

31 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 31 April 2004 Step 2: Add Accelerators User Customized Views : The Accelerators table can be customized to display particular columns, enabling the user to view specific details depending on the demands of a particular network or setup.

32 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 32 April 2004 Step 3: Creating groups ExpandView enables Accelerators to be arranged in groups for ease of monitoring and configuration. Accelerators can belong to more than one group simultaneously.

33 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 33 April 2004 Step 4: Create links There are 2 ways to create links via ExpandView: 1.The Overview map Click on the source Accelerator and drag a line to the remote Accelerator, ExpandView will automatically create a link between the Accelerators.

34 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 34 April 2004 Step 4: Create Links 2. Accelerators->Create Links: there are 3 options in the drop down list: Create a mesh, Connect to central and Create virtual link.

35 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 35 April 2004 Step 5: Create Templates ExpandView enables the user to send configuration to multiple Accelerators simultaneously by using configuration templates. The templates are a collection of parameters saved on the Accelerators. The set of parameters is fixed, to update parameters that don’t exist in ExpandView, use the ‘import from desktop’ option, but then ExpandView doesn’t validate these parameters.

36 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 36 April 2004 Reports ExpandView offers 3 types of reports: 1.Top Ten reports: reports based on the top ten most prevalent applications/links on an Accelerator.

37 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 37 April 2004 Reports (cont.) 2.Trend Report: report detailing expected future utilization of links based on previous performance of the links.

38 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 38 April 2004 Reports (cont.) 3.Specific reports: reports based on an Accelerator’s link/application.

39 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 39 April 2004 Working with Reports User customizable reports according to individual interests From the reports bar select: 1.The time range of the report. 2.Which time zone to base the report on, the Accelerator’s time zone or the client’s time zone. 3.The Accelerator/Interface/Application 4.If the report will show only the working hours 5.If the report will show Peak data as well

40 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 40 April 2004 Working with Reports (cont.) Add favorite and frequently accessed reports to the “favorite reports”. This enables the report to be generated using a single click.

41 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 41 April 2004 Working with Reports (cont.) ExpandView enables reports to be exported to PDF and saved on a computer, or sent via email. The PDF includes a short explanation about the report and all the data that the report is based on.

42 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 42 April 2004 Working with Tasks There are 8 types of tasks in ExpandView. All the tasks can be scheduled to run at a later time. To work with tasks: select the Accelerators on which to perform the task, choose the task, schedule it, and submit. In the schedules tab you can view all the tasks that are waiting to be executed, reschedule or delete them.

43 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 43 April 2004 Accelerator Details In the Accelerator details screen view all the relevant information regarding a specific Accelerator: HW, licensing, alerts, last saved configuration and links. From the links table, update a specific link’s parameters.

44 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 44 April 2004 Monitoring The monitoring tab enables you to view Accelerators’ performance for total accelerated links, errors coming from total accelerated links and Ethernet interfaces and the alerts screen.

45 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 45 April 2004 Alerts ExpandView warns about new coming alerts in 3 ways: 1.The Overview map: The Accelerators and links will be colored according to the severity of the most recent alert. Red indicates Emergency and Critical alerts and Yellow indicates warning alerts.

46 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 46 April 2004 Alerts (cont.) 2.The alerts bar: On the bottom of each screen the alerts bar indicates all received alerts and their severity. 3.The Accelerator details screen: enables the user to see all the alerts related to a specific Accelerator.

47 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 47 April 2004 Alerts (cont.) 4.The alerts screen: From the alerts screen the user is able to view and manage the alerts. The user is able to change alerts’ status to handled/Unhandled, Approve/un-approved, delete alert and read/write comments to the alert’s log. ExpandView adds error messages coming from the Accelerator to the Alert’s log. The user can add comments to the alert’s log indicating any operation performed on the Accelerator.

48 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 48 April 2004 ExpandView Licensing Licensing key is generated from the ExpandView product ID (found on the ExpandView registration screen) and the License Activation Key (iKey) purchased from Expand Networks Three types of licenses available: Demo Licensing: up to 3 Accelerators, no expiration Evaluation Licensing: up to 10 Accelerators, 45 day license (can be extended) Unlimited Licensing: 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500 Accelerators

49 Expand Networks Confidential and Proprietary 49 April 2004 THE END


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