Add an IP SLA Cisco router to SolarWinds VNQM
IP SLA operations on Cisco IOS devices acquire real-time and historical Quality of Service (QoS) measurements over designated network paths. IP SLAs provide you with baseline information about network performance, and help you identify the root cause of a problem if performance levels drop.
Before you can create and monitor IP SLA operations, you must add your IP SLA-capable routers to SolarWinds VNQM. When you add the router, SolarWinds VNQM configures the router for the SNMP write access that is required to create IP SLA operations.
Before you begin:
- Discover the router and add it to the SolarWinds Orion database.
- Confirm the Cisco device supports SNMP v2 or SNMP v3. To confirm that the Cisco IOS release for your device supports IP SLA operations, visit the Cisco Feature Navigator, and search for IP SLAs - DHCP Operation.
- Collect the device community strings (for SNMP v2 operations) or credentials (for SNMP v3 operations).
The following example shows you how to add a Cisco 2621 XM router to SolarWinds VNQM.
- Log in to SolarWinds VNQM as an administrator.
- Click Settings > All Settings.
- Under Product Specific Settings, click VoIP & Network Quality (VNQM) Settings.
- Click Manually Add Nodes to VoIP and Network Quality Manager.
- Select the nodes you want to add, and click Add Nodes.
The list of nodes includes only Cisco® routers that support SNMP v2 and later. The system checks to ensure that SolarWinds VNQM can write to the node.
In this example, the dev_ottawa_2621 router is added to SolarWinds VNQM.
- If you are prompted to enter credentials that include write privileges:
- Select the node.
- Click Edit Credentials.
- If SNMP v2 is used, set the SNMP version and port number in the associated fields, enter the read/write community string, click Test, and click Save.
- If SNMP v3 is used, select a saved credential set from the list, or enter the credentials in the provided fields, click Test, and click Save.
On the SNMP Credentials Issues page, the system displays IP SLA capability test succeeded in the Status column.
- On the SNMP Credentials Issues page, click Add Selected Nodes.
When the system adds the node, a message is displayed.