Below is the Configure Toolbox panel under the Settings tab.
Toolbox Device System Name
This is used to change the internal name Toolbox uses (independent from any Probe name).
Set Toolbox GUI Display Refresh
This is used to control the traffic from Toolbox Server to the Browser. It controls the trade-off between how current the display is, versus the traffic loading. These values are held local to the BROWSER not the Server, so multiple device types can have their own refresh rates.
Note, some of the settings above do not apply to products 1-4. Settings like the Netflow Exporter apply to other Toolbox products. Please contact your local support for more detailed information.
Diagnose gives an extensive summary of error conditions both locally and as a summary for remote probes, see section PROBES.
The Diagnosis can be examined further by clicking on a Diagnose Feature or Symptom Entry. The priority level of the Diagnosis display is determined by the Diagnose Tabs, showing only important conditions or general information.
How to Add a Probe
Click on Add Probe, as a minimum just enter the IP Address of the Probe and a Unique Title.
To show Probe Maps in the Dashboards tick retrieve Maps.
Adding other details like Icon enhances the Toolbox web reports and Maps.
Note: The Probe IP address must be IP routable from the Master Server to the Remote Probe using Html XHR traffic in both directions.
Toolbox Main Screen User Selection Flag Icon
This allows the user to select English Language for the Toolbox GUI language, but choose other Flags in the GUI (other than the USA) as below:
Viewing Toolbox Icon Set – Add Own Icons
Click on the View Images and Icons to View the Icons set that can be used throughout the system for instance to add an Icon to a Probe or a Global Polling Address.
The Update button will rescan the Images file set on the Server and Update Toolbox with the directory contents, as below: –
The directory User Added Images is where the User should put their Images.
The other directories will be replaced by the Toolbox Installation program Updates when Toolbox is Updated – so do not update those directories.
Toolbox Integration to Existing Management Systems
The Toolbox system can work as a Standalone or Distributed System and handle itself all monitoring, mapping finally to Job Ticket creation.
However, Toolbox can also augment existing management systems in the following ways.
The Live Web Maps can be used to add a Live and Replay Visual overview of the network status, taking in Alerts from the existing management system thru Traps or Syslog to Update the Web maps. Job Ticketing, similarly, can take in Alerts to drive a Toolbox Alert Triage and add full specification Job Ticketing system.
The various Toolbox Security features can be added to an existing system, for instance processing Security Alerts from an existing IPS system to display events and status on the Live Maps or maybe drive Job Ticketing.
For some large, centralized management systems, it may not be economic to monitor certain network locations due to poor or expensive upload speeds to the central server. Toolbox offers a very low-cost monitoring solution using tiny network bandwidth and a free Server as it uses free MySQL server.
Toolbox Alerts system supports Event Translation and Forwarding. This can be used as a utility to an existing management system to send Syslog or Traps to other management platforms. That is following Language or Obscure Jargon Translation. It can also convert from for example Syslog messages to SNMP Traps.
Contact your local support for details on the product.