Ever wonder how the ancient merchants like Marco Polo figured out the best routes to travel around the world? Well, I don’t. But I do wonder how to get my data across the globe in the quickest way possible, and the routing tools in Network Performance Monitor (NPM) can help you do that.
There are five resources found in NPM 10.5 and later, that can help you troubleshoot routing issues to get your network back on track and optimized for maximum performance.
- Routing Table
- Top 10 Flapping Routes
- Routing Neighbors
- Default Route Changes
- Routing Details
Note: The easiest way to see all of the Routing Resources together by default, is to click the "Network" sub-view on a Router’s Node Details page.
The table below describes each of the aforementioned routing resources, providing a basic understanding of the feature set.
Customer feedback for the new Routing Tools in Network Performance Monitor has been overwhelmingly positive and the tools are doing a great job at what they are designed to do, speed up troubleshooting of routing issues and make your work life much easier!
In my upcoming blog post we will walk through some troubleshooting scenarios using the Interactive Online Demo to give you a better sense of how to actually use the routing tools.