Integrate with Virtual Network Assurance

You can display data for software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) controllers and orchestrators by integrating
DX NetOps Virtual Network Assurance
(VNA) with
DX NetOps Performance Management
.
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You can display data for software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) controllers and orchestrators by integrating
DX NetOps Virtual Network Assurance
(VNA) with
DX NetOps Performance Management
. VNA's Gateway component delivers this data to
DX NetOps Performance Management
. VNA sends updates to inventory and performance data to
DX NetOps Performance Management
as the virtual network collects that data.
To load performance data, configure VNA to collect data from the virtual network.
The following video shows the VNA/
DX NetOps Performance Management
integration process:

In this article:
Add a Connection to VNA using
NetOps Portal
Adding a connection to VNA adds a related and active VNA Gateway. You can add multiple Gateways to a data collector, however, only one Gateway can be active at a time.
Follow these steps:
  1. Hover over
    Administration
    ,
    Monitored Items Management
    , and then click
    VNA Gateways
    .
    The
    VNA Gateways
    page appears.
  2. Click
    New
    .
    The
    Configure VNA Gateway
    dialog opens.
  3. Complete the following fields:
    • Host Name / IP Address
      Specify the host for the VNA Gateway.
      Required:
      Yes
    • Port
      Specify the port for the VNA Gateway.
      Default Port:
      8080
      Required:
      Yes
    • Protocol
      Specify the protocol to use for the VNA Gateway:
      Options:
      http or https
      Default:
      http
    • Enable Authentication
      Accept the default if you have configured VNA with a REST API password.
      Default:
      Selected
      Required:
      No
      Complete the following fields:
      • Username
        Enter the username for the REST API user.
        Required:
        Yes (if authentication is enabled)
      • Password
        Enter the REST API password.
        Required:
        Yes (if authentication is enabled)
      • Confirm Password
        Enter the REST API password again.
        Required:
        Yes (if authentication is enabled)
    • Data Collector
      Specifies the data collector that receives VNA data (the data collector to which the SDN Gateway connects).
      Required:
      Yes
    • Administrative State
      Select the administrative status.
      Options:
      • Up:
        The data collector registers the VNA Gateway and sends it inventory and performance data.
      • Down:
        The data collector does not register the VNA Gateway and does not send it inventory and performance data.
      Default:
      Up
      Required:
      Yes
    • Life Cycle State
      Select the lifecycle state.
      Options:
      • Active:
        The data collector processes data from the VNA Gateway.
      • Retired:
        The data collector does not process data from the VNA Gateway.
      Default:
      Active
      Required:
      Yes
  4. Click
    Save
    .
The VNA Gateway is added to
DX NetOps Performance Management
.
Add a Connection to VNA through REST
Use the following REST information:
URL:
http://
da_host
:8581/rest/tenant/
tenantID
/sdnGateways
  • tenantID
    is the ID of the tenant to which the data collector belongs. For the default tenant, the tenant ID is usually 1.
    To get the tenant ID, use the following REST URL:
    http://
    da_host
    :8581/rest/tenant
Method:
POST
Body:
<SDNGateway version="1.0.0" >
<Item version="1.0.0">
<Name>
GatewayName
</Name>
<MDRItemID>
DC_ItemID
</MDRItemID>
</Item>
<AdminStatus>
status
</AdminStatus>
<LifeCycleState>
state
</LifeCycleState>
<Hostname>
host
</Hostname>
<Port>8080</Port>
</SDNGateway>
  • Name
    Assigns a name to the Gateway item.
  • MDRItemID
    Specifies the data collector to which the SDN Gateway connects.
  • AdminStatus
    Determines whether the data collector receives inventory and performance data from the Gateway.
    Values:
    • UP
      The data collector registers the Gateway to send it inventory and performance data.
    • DOWN
      The data collector does not register the Gateway to send it inventory and performance data.
  • LifeCycleState
    Determines whether the data collector processes data from the Gateway. Only one Gateway can be active at a time.
    Values:
    • ACTIVE
      The data collector processes data from the Gateway.
    • RETIRED
      The data collector does not process data from the Gateway.
  • Hostname
    The hostname of the SDN Gateway.
  • Port
    The port for the SDN Gateway.
    Default:
    8080
Example:
<SDNGateway version="1.0.0" >
<Item version="1.0.0">
<Name>SDN GW 2</Name>
<MDRItemID>762</MDRItemID>
</Item>
<AdminStatus>UP</AdminStatus>
<LifeCycleState>ACTIVE</LifeCycleState>
<Hostname>sdn-gw2</Hostname>
<Port>8080</Port>
</SDNGateway>
Delete a Connection to VNA
Deleting a connection to VNA deletes the related and active VNA Gateway, its associated inventory (VNA items) on
DX NetOps Performance Management
, and deletes the historical performance data. Alternatively, you can preserve the inventory and performance data but prevent the data collector from processing data from the Gateway by setting the lifecycle state of the Gateway to
Retired
.
If you are uninstalling VNA, delete related and active VNA Gateways (the connections)
after
uninstalling VNA. If you later reinstall VNA, add the VNA Gateway in
NetOps Portal
after
reinstalling VNA.
For more information about how to uninstall VNA, see the
DX NetOps Virtual Network Assurance
documentation
.
Follow these steps:
  1. On the
    VNA Gateways
    page, select the Gateway that you want to delete, and then click
    Delete
    .
    The
    Delete VNA Gateway
    dialog opens.
  2. Click
    Yes
    .
The VNA Gateway is deleted.