Working With Watches

A watch is a mechanism for adding thresholds for model attributes. Watches let you monitor network elements, such as routers, with a high level of detail. They also provide current data that can be used with other sp tools in network analysis.
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watch
is a mechanism for adding thresholds for model attributes. Watches let you monitor network elements, such as routers, with a high level of detail. They also provide current data that can be used with other
DX NetOps Spectrum
tools in network analysis.
Watch administration comprises two main components: an intelligent circuit in the
SpectroSERVER
that performs monitoring functions, and a OneClick administration interface. Watch administration is available under the Thresholds And Watches view on the Information tab for a model.
You can dynamically apply watches on any type of attribute and can monitor attributes against thresholds to generate events and alarms. You can also copy the properties of a watch to another watch. You can thus retain the first watch information while adding new information to the second watch.
You can set watches on the internal and external attributes of any model type. You can also set multiple watches for an attribute. For example, you can set two packet rate threshold watches on a device. One threshold generates a yellow alarm when the value exceeds 10,000, and another threshold generates a red alarm for values above 15,000.
We recommend familiarizing yourself with
DX NetOps Spectrum
administration before setting up watches. For more information, see Database Management, ,
and Familiarity with the OneClick interface is also helpful.
The watch feature lets you perform the following tasks:
  • Dynamically apply watches on any type of attribute.
  • Monitor attributes against thresholds and generate events and alarms.
  • Execute scripts when watches are violated or when they are reset.
  • Generate reports about watches.
Watches that you create in one release of
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can be migrated to later releases.