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Monitoring with Maps

Toolbox uses SNMP and ICMP for its for its automated monitoring. The following is what Toolbox monitors: Network Traffic, CPU Load, Memory Usage, Response Time, and Availability.

Monitoring with Toolbox is based on its Web Maps, meaning Toolbox will monitor only the devices and links that can be found within a selected Web Map. This creates the possibility to monitor only the devices and links that are relevant to a specific use case, as maps can be filtered to contain any selection of devices and links.

Setup SNMP/ICMP Monitoring

  1. Setting up monitoring in Toolbox is done through the Web Maps, therefore the first step is to navigate to the Maps tab.


  2. Select a Map that contains the devices and links that you wish to monitor. If no such map exists use the Show/Hide Devices option to filter a map for devices to monitor.


  3. Select the Options tab on the left-hand side then click on the Monitoring option.


  4. A window will appear, and in the top left corner it will display whether you are already monitoring a map or if monitoring is yet to be setup. Click Setup Monitoring using this Map to setup monitoring for the devices and links that exist within the currently selected map.


  5. Wait for all of the devices and links to be counted, then click the button labelled Click to Setup Device and Links Monitoring.


  6. Monitoring has now been setup for the devices and links within the currently selected map. Monitored values are only reported on every 15 minutes, therefore you may need to wait for some time before you are able to view monitoring details that Toolbox collects.

Monitoring Window

  • The Device Health tab displays CPU Load, Memory Usage, Response Time, and Availability for Routers, Switches, and Servers. The reports generated within this tab create graphs that are meant to allow for a quick analysis into whether there are performance bottlenecks within the network, by simply looking at the colours that are presented.


  • The Device Performance tab displays CPU Load, Memory Usage, Response Time, and Availability for Routers, Switches, and Servers. The reports generated within this tab create line graphs that display the exact values that are collected by each device for a more in-depth analysis.


  • The Link Health tab reports on Network Traffic Load, Dropped Packets, and Packets that return Errors on all monitored links/ports. The reports generated within this tab create graphs that are meant to allow for a quick analysis into whether there are performance bottlenecks within the network, by simply looking at the colours that are presented.


  • The Link Performance tab reports on Network Traffic Load, Dropped Packets, and Packets that return Errors on all monitored links/ports. The reports generated within this tab create line graphs that display the exact values that are collected from each link/port for a more in-depth analysis.


  • The Device Analysis Tree tab allows a user to select whether they wish to view a health or performance graph to display all available monitoring information from a specified device.

Port View

Double-clicking on a Switch from the Web Maps opens its drill down menu, revealing an option to display the device’s Port View. Clicking on this option displays a front panel view of the switch, detailing the availability of ports, their status, connected devices, and port specific Network Traffic monitoring information.

To View the Network Traffic of a specific port, click on the Traffic option within the Ports View Window.

Ports that have monitoring data available will now display a traffic symbol within them. Click on one of these ports and network traffic graphs for both input and output loads will appear.

By double-clicking a monitored link on the Web Map, a drill down menu appears. By clicking either Traffic Graphs or Traffic Health Overview a line or health graph respectively will be displayed showing the individual link’s input and output network traffic load.