Path monitor

I'm looking for a way to monitor trace routes from remote locations back to corporate to see if there are any changes in path within our providers Network.  Can IPSLA monitor do this, if not does SolarWinds have a tool that can?



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  • Just to clarify on your request.  Is there a standard path, and you are interested only when another path is used?  Or are you wanting any change in paths to be alerted on?

    For instance:

    Maybe your standard path is

    A -> B -> E

    And you would like an alert when the path changes to:

    A -> C -> E

    But if it then changes to

    A -> D -> E

    Would you also want an alert?  Because it has already deviated from the standard path..

    Further, when it returns to the standard path

    A -> B -> E

    Would you want an alert then also?

    Of course, this is a lot harder for us to implement, then just alerting every time the path changes, but I just don't want us to implement something and find out it wasn't quite what you were looking for.



  • I think we just need to be alerted on a path change.  This is just for a private MPLS network, nothing over the internet.  I'm thinking we won't see a ton of path changes, but won't be certain until we implement.

    a baseline feature might be nice, alert on new path on initial change, wait X number of days to reset baseline to new path and alert again otherwise if path fails back to original don't generate another alert and keep old baseline.  Does that make sense?

    In that scenerio we would make our change on the 2nd alert that the original baseline will change to the new baseline.

  • I don't know if this would be any easier or not but in our environment, I'd want to know if the path change included our DR site.  (IE: Something failed over to DR.)  We use BGP multi path so the path could change back and forth between two values frequently, but if it included our DR site, I'd want to know about it.