1 Getting Started with Avaya TM VoIP Monitoring Manager
3 Contents AvayaTM VoIP Monitoring Manager 5 About This Guide 5 What is VoIP Monitoring Manager 5 Query Endpoints 5 Customize Query to Filter Based on QoS data 5 Monitor an Endpoint 6 Monitor a Session 6 Review Historical QoS Data 6 Generate Automatic Alarms 6 The Components of VoIP Monitoring Manager 6 VoIP Monitoring Manager RTCP Monitor 6 VoIP Monitoring Manager Server 6 VoIP Monitoring Manager Client 7 What You Need to Run VoIP Monitoring Manager 7 Installing the Software 7 Installing the VoIP Monitoring Manager Server 7 Installing the VoIP Monitoring Manager Client 8 Solving Installation Problems 8 Changing VoIP Monitoring Manager Server Properties 8 Check to See if the Window s SNMP Agent is Running 9 Check for a Valid Community ID 9 Starting VoIP Monitoring Manager 10 Run a Query on Active Endpoints 10 Run a Query on Historical Endpoints 11 View the Qos Data for Endpoints 11 View the Session Data 12 Understanding Active Graphs 12 Sampling Begins When You Open the Graph 13 The QoS Parameters are Color-Coded on the Active Graphs 13 The Title Bar 13 The Graph Scrolls Across the Screen 13 The Axes 13 The Table 13 Update the Graph 13 Interpreting the Values on an Active Graph 14 Difference Between the QoS Data for an Endpoint to a Session 14 Understanding Historical Graphs 15 iii
4 Contents The Title Bar 15 A Table Shows the Values 15 Displays Start and End Dates 15 The Graph is Static 15 Color-Coded Ranges 15 Available up to 30 Days 15 Interpreting the Values on an Historical Graph 15 Glossary 16 Codec 16 Gateway 16 RTP Jitter 17 Packet Loss 17 Payload 18 Perceived Delay 18 Quality of Service (QoS) 18 Real-Time Transport Protocol 18 RTP Session 18 RTCP or Real-Time Transport Control Protocol 18 Round Trip Time (RTT) 19 RSVP or Resource ReSerVation Protocol 19 Trap or Alarm 19 VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol 19 Window s SNMP Agent 20 iv
5 Avaya TM VoIP Monitoring Manager About This Guide This guide describes how to install and get started using AVAYA TM VoIP Monitoring Manager. Using this guide, you will learn: What Avaya TM VoIP Monitoring Manager can do The components of Avaya TM VoIP Monitoring Manager How to install Avaya TM VoIP Monitoring Manager The basics of using Avaya TM VoIP Monitoring Manager What is VoIP Monitoring Manager AVAYA TM VoIP Monitoring Manager is a Voice over IP (VoIP) Quality of Service (QoS) monitoring tool. It enables you to monitor and review the quality of a call, in an easy to use interface. The VoIP Monitoring Manager is able to display the QoS data such as Jitter, Round Trip Time (RTT) and Packet Loss experienced at the Endpoints or during a Session. It also shows the Voice Codec used and the RSVP status. It displays the QoS data in real-time or for historical data. With this information, you can begin to troubleshoot and isolate problems. With the Monitoring Manager, you can: Query Endpoints Currently Active Endpoints or Historical Endpoints in a given date range Active Endpoints selected by IP Address, Phone Number or Host Name Historical Endpoints selected by IP Address, Phone Number or Host Name Customize Query to Filter Based on QoS data When searching for Active or Historical Endpoints, you can filter the query to display only those Endpoints with a set QoS level. This is particular useful for isolating problems on a Gateway where you have multiple Sessions and you need to narrow the query. A Session is a VoIP connection between two IP Endpoints. 5
6 AvayaTM VoIP Monitoring Manager: The Components of VoIP Monitoring Manager Monitor an Endpoint You can view the QoS data for an Active Endpoint on a graph. This is particular useful for monitoring Gateways or locating problems at a particular Endpoint. You can view multiple Endpoint graphs simultaneously. Monitor a Session You can view the QoS data for a complete Active Session on a graph. Viewing the data for a Session will assist with determining problems that occur between two Endpoints or in an isolated area of the network. You can view multiple Session graphs simultaneously. Review Historical QoS Data You can analyze the QoS data for Historical Endpoints and Sessions. This allows you to troubleshoot problems with any calls, even when they have already finished. Generate Automatic Alarms You can generate SNMP Traps/Alarms, which allows the Monitoring Manager to alert you when the Jitter, RTT or Packet Loss reaches certain levels. The Components of VoIP Monitoring Manager VoIP Monitoring Manager incorporates a VoIP Monitoring Manager Server, which accepts connections from the VoIP Monitoring Manager client. You will need to install the Monitoring Manager Server onto the network. You will also need to have a Window s SNMP Agent installed on the Monitoring Manager Server. The components and their relationship are described in more detail as follows: VoIP Monitoring Manager RTCP Monitor The VoIP Monitoring Manager RTCP Monitor is implemented as a Window s SNMP Agent. This Agent listens on a configurable port number (default 5005) for the RTCP packets from the Avaya Endpoints and stores the data in: The RTP MIB, this includes information for the active RTP Sessions. (RFC2959) The proprietary AVAYA-VMON-MIB which stores the historical data. (The ASN.1 definitions of this MIB and associated traps are included as text files in the installation) VoIP Monitoring Manager Server The VoIP Monitoring Manager Server is an application, which acts as a proxy between the VoIP Monitoring Manager Client and the VoIP Monitoring Manager RTCP Monitor. The main purpose of 6
7 AvayaTM VoIP Monitoring Manager: What You Need to Run VoIP Monitoring Manager the VoIP Monitoring Manager Server is to reduce the amount of traffic to the VoIP Monitoring Manager Client by performing large data downloads and extensive processing of the data stored on the RTCP Monitor. The VoIP Monitoring Manager Server resides on the same PC as the RTCP Monitor. VoIP Monitoring Manager Client The VoIP Monitoring Manager Client provides the graphical user interface (GUI) for VoIP Monitoring Manager. The VoIP Monitoring Manager Client does not communicate with the VoIP Monitoring Manager RTCP Monitor and does not use the Window s SNMP service. The data that is displayed is gathered from the VoIP Monitoring Manager Server. The VoIP Monitoring Manager Client may be installed on the same machine as the VoIP Monitoring Manager Server, or it may be installed on another machine on the network. It is possible for the VoIP Monitoring Manager Server and the VoIP Monitoring Manager Client to communicate over a dial-up connection. What You Need to Run VoIP Monitoring Manager The minimum system requirements to install and operate VoIP Monitoring Manager are as follows: Operating System: Windows 2000 Software: The Simple Network Management Protocol Agent (SNMP Agent) is the Window s Service that runs on your computer. It is provided with the Windows 2000 CD but is not installed by default. When installing the VoIP Monitor Manager, you will be prompted to install it if it is not installed. Processor: 400 MHz Pentium II or higher compatible Pentium RAM: 128 MB (256 MB preferred) Video: SVGA 800 x 600 display Free Disk Space: 500 MB Installing the Software Installing the VoIP Monitoring Manager Server The VoIP Monitoring Manager Server needs to be installed on the VoIP network. If you are downloading the program from a web site, select to Run this program from its current location. 7
8 AvayaTM VoIP Monitoring Manager: Solving Installation Problems The installation program will automatically start and install the VoIP Monitoring Manager Server. Alternatively, you can select to save the file to disk which maybe the faster option. Once saved to your hard drive, double-click on the saved program to start the install. If you are installing the program from a CD-ROM, insert the CD into your drive and follow the instructions. The installation will check to see if the Window s SNMP Agent is installed. The Window s SNMP Agent must be installed for the VoIP Monitoring Manager Server to function. If the Window s SNMP Agent is not installed, the Add/Remove Windows Components will automatically start and you will be prompted for the Windows 2000 CD location so that you can install the Window s SNMP Agent. To check to see if the Window s SNMP Agent is installed Begin 1. Start > Settings > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services 2. Scroll down until you see the SNMP Agent listed. If it is listed, then it has been installed on the computer. If it is not listed, you will need to install it from the Windows 2000 CD. End Installing the VoIP Monitoring Manager Client The VoIP Monitoring Manager Client can be installed on the same machine as the VoIP Monitoring Manager Server, or it may be installed on another machine on the network. You install the VoIP Monitoring Manager Client using one of the options as described above for Installing the VoIP Monitoring Manager Server. Solving Installation Problems The VoIP Monitoring Manager Server needs to be installed on the network. The VoIP Monitoring Manager Server and the Window s SNMP Agent must be running before you can start the VoIP Monitoring Manager Client. Changing VoIP Monitoring Manager Server Properties If you need to change the VoIP Monitoring Manager Server properties, open the VoIP Monitoring Manager Server properties dialog and change the SNMP Agent Community ID (default: public) and the RTCP Listen Port as follows: 8
9 AvayaTM VoIP Monitoring Manager: Solving Installation Problems To Change VoIP Monitoring Manager Server Properties Begin 1. From the VoIP Monitoring Manager Server dialog, click Properties. The VoIP Monitoring Manager Server properties displays. 2. Type in a value in either the SNMP Agent Community ID or the RTCP Listen Port field. The Community ID must match as those defined in the Window s SNMP Service Properties dialog. 3. Click OK to save the changes or Cancel to close without saving. The VoIP Monitoring Manager Server will reset the properties and attempt to re-connect to the Window s SNMP Agent based on the new properties.! CAUTION: Changing the RTCP port will result in a warning that it must match the port configured on the Avaya MultiVantage Software. See your Avaya MultiVantage documentation. Also enter a Window s SNMP Agent Community ID with write access (Default:private). It is unusual to change the listen port from the default Check to See if the Window s SNMP Agent is Running You need to have the Window s SNMP Agent installed and running on the VoIP Monitoring Manager Server before you start the VoIP Monitoring Manager Client. It enables the RTCP Monitor to publish the data. To check to see if the Window s SNMP Agent is Installed and Running Begin 1. Start > Settings > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services 2. Scroll down until you see the SNMP Agent listed with a status of automatic or running. If it is not included in the list, you will need to install it from the Windows 2000 CD. If it is included but not set to start automatically, you will need to change its properties. Check for a Valid Community ID The Community ID assigned for you Window s SNMP Agent must match the Community ID defined in the VoIP Monitoring Manager Server Properties dialog. By default it is public but it may have been changed. To Check for a Valid Community ID Begin 1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel > Administrative Tools >Services. 9
10 AvayaTM VoIP Monitoring Manager: Starting VoIP Monitoring Manager 2. Scroll down and select the SNMP Service. 3. Right-click on SNMP Service and select Properties from the context menu. 4. Select the Security tab. The VoIP Monitoring Manager Server Properties dialog must have a Community ID from the list of Community Names. End Starting VoIP Monitoring Manager Before you start the VoIP Monitoring Manager Client, ensure that the VoIP Monitoring Manager Server and the Window s SNMP Agent is installed on the network and running. Once you start the VoIP Monitoring Manager Client, you can run a Query, monitor Active Sessions and Endpoints, review Historical Endpoints or generate Traps/Alarms. To Start VoIP Monitoring Manager Begin 1. From the machine with the VoIP Monitoring Manager Server, select Start > Programs > Avaya > VoIP Monitoring Manager > VoIP Monitoring Manager Server. VoIP Monitoring Manager Server starts. 2. From the machine with the VoIP Monitoring Manager Client, select Start > Programs > Avaya > VoIP Monitoring Manager > VoIP Monitoring Manager Client. The VoIP Monitoring Manager Client starts. Now you can Query the Endpoints and then view the Endpoint or Session Data in a graphical format. Run a Query on Active Endpoints You run a Query to update the Query Results List with the Active Endpoints. Then you select an Endpoint from the list and click the Endpoint Data button to view the Quality of Service (QoS) data. To Run a Query for Active Endpoints Begin 1. From the Query dialog, select the query type option All Endpoints. The default setting is All (Active) Endpoints. If the Query dialog is not visible on the screen, click the New Query button to display the Query dialog. 2. Click the Run button. 10
11 AvayaTM VoIP Monitoring Manager: Starting VoIP Monitoring Manager End The Query Results List updates with a list of Active Endpoints. It will also list the Endpoint type, IP address and phone number. Now, you can select the Endpoint from the list and click the Endpoint Data button to view the QoS data for that Endpoint. Run a Query on Historical Endpoints You run a Query that specifies a previous date range. Once again the Query updates the Query Results List but with the Historical Endpoints. Then you select an Endpoint from the list and click the Endpoint Data button to view the QoS data for the Historical Endpoints. To Run a Query on Historical Endpoints Begin 1. From the Query dialog, select the query type option All Endpoints. (The default setting runs a query on All Endpoints.) If the Query dialog is not visible on the screen, click the New Query button to display the Query dialog. 2. Select the Endpoint active in date range radio button. 3. Click the top date drop-down arrow to access the calendar and time for the start period of your Query. You can select hours, minutes, seconds and AM/PM. You can also use the arrow buttons to scroll through the months and years. Once you have adjusted the time you must select the day. 4. Click outside the calendar window to close the calendar. 5. Click the bottom date drop-down arrow to access the calendar and time for the finishing period of your Query as described above. 6. The top and bottom date fields display the selected date. 7. Click Run and Close. The Query Results List updates with a list of Historical Endpoints. It will also list the Endpoint Type, IP Address, Phone Number and start and end date. To view the QoS data, select the Endpoint and click the Endpoint Data button. End View the Qos Data for Endpoints Once you run a Query, and the Query Results List updates, you select an Endpoint, and click the Endpoint Data button. A graph will open displaying the QoS data for the selected Endpoint. Alternatively, you can click the Endpoint Data icon or Session Data icon on the Tool Bar or from the Action menu. 11
12 AvayaTM VoIP Monitoring Manager: Understanding Active Graphs To View the QoS Data for Active Endpoints Begin 1. From the Query Results List, select an Endpoint. The Endpoint Data button enables. 2. Select the Endpoint Data button. The Active Endpoint graph opens, displaying the QoS data. End View the Session Data To view the QoS data for a Session, you first need to run a query to update the Query Results List with the Endpoints. Then, click on the icon positioned in the far left column in the Query Results List to expand the tree. A sub list displays of child Endpoints that were involved in the Session with the parent Endpoint of the tree. You select a child Endpoint and click the Session Data button. The terms parent and child Endpoints are purely for describing the way Endpoints are displayed in the Query Results List. A parent is like the branch in a tree view. A child is like a leaf in a tree view. You will see the same Endpoint can be shown as both a parent and a child. A parent Endpoint is any Endpoint listed as a result of a Query. To View the Session Data Begin 1. Click on the icon positioned in the far left column of the Query Results List. A sub list displays. 2. Select a child Endpoint from the sub list. The Session Data button enables. 3. Click the Session Data button. The graph opens. End Understanding Active Graphs The graphs enable you to view QoS data for Active Endpoints. The Active Endpoint graphs display as line graphs and the Session graphs display each Endpoint on a separate line graph. 12
13 AvayaTM VoIP Monitoring Manager: Understanding Active Graphs Sampling Begins When You Open the Graph The graph samples the Endpoints from the point you begin to view the graphs, updating the graph according to the time period set. QoS data will display as long as the Endpoint is active. The QoS data will stop displaying if the Endpoint stops being active and resume if it becomes active again. Active Session graphs will update only as long as the Session is active. (Note that if a new Session starts between the same two Endpoints a new Query must be run to pick this up. VoIP Monitoring Manager considers this a new Session and will not display the new data on the old graph.) The QoS Parameters are Color-Coded on the Active Graphs Each of the QoS parameters is represented on the graph by a different color. This makes it easier for you to see the data on the same line graph. You can uncheck the display of one or more of the QoS parameters on the active line graph. Jitter is shown in red. Round Trip Time is shown in blue. Packet Loss is shown in brown. The Title Bar The Title Bar shows the type of Endpoint, the phone number and the type of graph i.e. Active or Historical. Below the Title Bar the Codec used and RSVP status are displayed. You can also use the Minimize, Maximize and Close buttons on the Title Bar. When the graph is minimized, you will only see the Title Bar. You can double-click on the Title Bar to re-open it. The Graph Scrolls Across the Screen The graph automatically scrolls across the screen as it updates. It scrolls across from right to left. You can use the scroll bars to scroll the graph across the screen. The Axes The X-axis shows the time range and the Y-axis shows the value for each of the QoS parameters. The default upper values on the Y-axis are where we would expect serious degradation of voice quality. You can point your mouse at the sampled points on the line graph to see the exact time and measured data, similar to a tool tip. You can edit the scales of the axes in the Graph Properties dialog. The Table A table below the line graph shows the actual QoS values for the most recent sample, the minimum, the average and maximum values experienced since the graph was opened. Update the Graph You can update the graph by clicking on the Update Graph button to force an immediate sample of the Session. You can also alter the update time period, pause the graph, set automatic updates and global updates. 13
14 AvayaTM VoIP Monitoring Manager: Interpreting the Values on an Active Graph Interpreting the Values on an Active Graph You interpret the graph by noting where the sampled data displays on the Y-axis. If you are using the default values, the upper values on the Y-axis indicate that the QoS data is reaching unacceptable limits. The following values show the ranges and possible reported problems. Table 1. The Values for an Active Graph Table 2: QoS Lower Middle Upper Acceptable Warning Not Acceptable Jitter (ms) Displayed Red 0 to 50ms Conversation is smooth. 50 to 150ms Crackling, static or intermittent delay could be reported. > 150ms Round Trip Time (RTT) (ms) Displayed Blue 0 to 180ms No delay reported. 180 to 500ms Slight pause in the conversation if at the lower end of the range to more lengthy delays at the top end of the range could be reported. > 500ms Packet Loss(%) Displayed Brown 0 to 10% No drop out in conversation. 10 to 30% Drop out and missing parts of the conversation could be reported. > 30% Difference Between the QoS Data for an Endpoint to a Session The Active Endpoint graph displays a sample of the activity at the Endpoint. This sample is an average of all the activity. As an Endpoint can participate in multiple concurrent Sessions, a high value on the graph indicates that one or more of the Sessions is causing this result. It does not indicate which Session. In contrast, a Session graph displays the QoS data as experienced by both Endpoints for that Session only. To determine which Session caused the high value on the graph, you will need to narrow your Query using filters. Consult the VoIP Monitoring Manager Client s Online Help on how to use this function. 14
15 AvayaTM VoIP Monitoring Manager: Understanding Historical Graphs Understanding Historical Graphs The Historical graphs display the QoS data as a meter reading on a gauge. Each of the QoS parameters is displayed on a separate gauge, one for each of the three QoS parameters. The needle on the gauge shows the average values measured and the black inner arc shows the exact minimum and maximum values measured. A Historical Endpoint graph displays only one set of the three gauges. The Historical Session graph displays the parent Endpoint on the top graph. The child Endpoint that was involved in the Session with the parent Endpoint displays on the graph below. The Title Bar The Title Bar shows the type of Endpoint, the phone number and the type of graph i.e. Historical or Active. Below the Title Bar displays the Codec used and RSVP status.you can also use the minimize, maximize and close buttons on the graph. When the graph is minimized, you will only see the Title Bar. You can double click on the Title Bar to re-open it. A Table Shows the Values A table below the graph shows the minimum, average, and maximum values for each of the gauges. Displays Start and End Dates The start and end dates display at the bottom of the graphs. You will notice that a Session graph displays the date for the whole Session, even if the Session started or ended outside the date specified. The Graph is Static The graph does not update because the information has been compiled on previously Active Endpoints and Sessions. Color-Coded Ranges The color-coded ranges show the different levels of tolerance for the QoS data. The color-coded ranges are explained in the following section. Available up to 30 Days The historical data is stored for 30 days or until the stored data reaches 100 MB in the database. At that point, the oldest data will be deleted as necessary to make room for new data. Interpreting the Values on an Historical Graph You interpret the Historical graphs by noting where the needle is positioned on the gauges. If the needle is positioned in either the yellow or red ranges, then it is indicating degradation in the QoS. Table 3. The Values for an Historical Graph 15
16 AvayaTM VoIP Monitoring Manager: Glossary Table 4: Gauges Acceptable Green Warning Yellow Not Acceptable Red Jitter (ms) 0 to 50ms Conversation was smooth. 50 to 150ms Crackling, static or intermittent delay could be reported. > 150ms Round Trip Time (RTT) (ms) 0 to 180ms No delay between each Endpoint. 180 to 500ms Slight pause in the conversation if at the lower end of the range to more lengthy delays at the top end of the range could be reported. > 500ms Loss (%) 0 to 10% No drop out in conversation. 10 to 30% Drop out and missing parts of the conversation could be reported. > 30% Glossary Codec A Codec is an encoder/decoder. In the context of RTP, it is the type of encoding used for the payload of the RTP packets exchanged as part of a conversation. Example RTP Codecs are G.723, G.711 alaw and G.729. The Codec used will be displayed just under the Title Bar on the graphs. Gateway A Gateway is generally used as a bridge between signaling protocols and bearer media. In this context, the Gateways allow IP Endpoints to communicate with non-ip Endpoints (e.g. the traditional circuit switched world of analogue and digital phones). AVAYAΤΜ Gateways also perform the task of mixing the media channels in a conference call. A pair of Gateways can also be set up as an IP trunk. AVAYA TM VoIP Monitoring Manager 16
17 AvayaTM VoIP Monitoring Manager: Glossary The Query Result List will display one or more phone numbers next to the Gateway Endpoint type. These are the phone number that are currently active and the Gateway is acting as an intermediary for. Therefore, the phone number of the Gateway can change and be multiple phone numbers. The Query Result List will separate Endpoints involved in a Session with a comma (,). Conference calls are separated by a colon (:). If the following phone number 8616,1111:122, 8904 displays in the Query Result List then the Gateway has three active Sessions. Telephone 8616 (e.g. Softphone 999 and telephone 8616 are in a Session) Telephones 111 and 122 are conferenced (e.g. IP phone 888 is in a Session with these two phones) Telephone 8904 RTP Jitter Jitter is a measure of variance in the time it takes for communications to traverse from the sender (application) to the receiver, as seen from the application layer, or the difference between when a packet is supposed to be received and when it is actually received. We tend to think of jitter as the statistical average variance in delivery time between packets or datagrams. Removing Jitter Jitter can result from bad queuing strategies setup on the equipment. Check the manual for recommended levels for your equipment. You also need to rule out a faulty microphone or other hardware problems. Removing jitter requires collecting packets and holding them long enough to allow the slowest packets to arrive in time to be played at even intervals in the correct sequence, which causes additional delay. Jitter Effects Jitter can create audible voice-quality problems if the variation is greater than 150ms. Symptoms of excessive jitter could be reported as crackling or static. Packet Loss A Packet is the logical grouping of information that includes a Header containing control information and (usually) the user data. The term packets are most often used to refer to the application layer data units. Packet Loss Packet Loss is the result of these packets being lost in the transmission from one Endpoint to another. When packet loss occurs there are drop outs of words or of partial words in the conversation. At low levels, poor voice quality would result. At high levels, he conversation becomes unintelligible. Packet Loss can result from line congestion. 17
18 AvayaTM VoIP Monitoring Manager: Glossary Payload Payload is the contents of a packet. In RTP, it is encoded audio that is the user data of a packet. See also Codec. Perceived Delay Perceived Delay is the total effect RTT and Jitter have on a phone user s conversation. Quality of Service (QoS) QoS is the measure of the level of quality that a service requires. In VoIP Monitoring Manager, it is 3 factors that determine the quality of VoIP calls. These factors are Jitter, Round Trip Time, and Packet Loss. Jitter is shown on the Active Graph in red. Round Trip Time is shown on the Active Graph in blue. Packet Loss is shown on the Active Graph in brown. Real-Time Transport Protocol Real-Time Transport Protocol is responsible for carrying data with real-time properties. For more information see IETF RFC RTP Session A Session is a VoIP connection between two IP Endpoints. For more detailed information see RFC RTCP or Real-Time Transport Control Protocol A protocol providing support for applications with real-time properties, including timing reconstruction, loss detection, security, and content identification. It reports information about the RTP stream. RTCP provides support for real-time conferencing for large groups within an Internet, including source identification and support for gateways (like audio and video ridges) and multicast-tounicast translators. 18
19 AvayaTM VoIP Monitoring Manager: Glossary RTCP provides information about Round Trip Time, Jitter, Packets Loss, and other data useful for analyzing voice quality. Endpoints transmitting Real Time data send an RTP stream, which carries the actual data (e.g. audio, video). The Endpoints also send a corresponding RTCP stream. For more information see RFC Round Trip Time (RTT) Round trip time is the length of time it takes a packet to traverse the network and return (thus being a round trip). It is the sum of the two one-way network delays between two Endpoints. Callers experience difficulties in carrying on a normal conversation when the one-way network delay exceeds 500 milliseconds (ms). Each element of the network adds to round trip time including switches, routers, distance traveled through the network, and firewalls. Round trip time in excess of 500 ms can have a noticeable effect such as excessive delay. However, some users may elect to tolerate it. RSVP or Resource ReSerVation Protocol RSVP is a protocol for reserving network bandwidth on the routers and switches between two Endpoints in a Session (in some other protocol, such as RTP). There are two reservations per Session, one for each direction the data has to travel. For further reference see the IETF RFCs 2205, Trap or Alarm A Trap or Alarm is a message sent by a Window s SNMP Agent to a Trap Manager, console, or terminal to indicate the occurrence of a significant event, such as a specifically defined condition or a threshold that was reached. It is referred to as an Alarm. The Trap Manager is generally configured to be the Gateway Alarm Manager (GAM) or Network Alarm Manager (NAM) but any Trap Manager application can be used with the VoIP Monitoring Manager. VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol VoIP is an acronym for Voice over Internet Protocol. This is the technology standard that allows Internet telephony. It provides the capability for live voice communication over the Internet so that you can talk using the multimedia capabilities of your computer, in the same way you would talk using a telephone. 19
20 AvayaTM VoIP Monitoring Manager: Glossary Window s SNMP Agent Simple Network Management Protocol Agent is the Window s SNMP service that runs on your computer. SNMP is a protocol for communications between remote network management stations and managed network elements (such as Avaya devices). You will need it to have it installed to run the VoIP Monitoring Manager as it enables the RTCP Monitor to publish the data. You can check to see if the Window s SNMP Agent is installed on the Server by seeing if it is listed in the Administrative Services. Start > Control Panel > Administrative Services > Services Scroll down until you see the SNMP Agent listed as running. If it is not included in the list you will need to install it from the Windows 2000 CD. If it is listed but not set to run automatically, you will need to change its properties. To open the SNMP Service Properties dialog, right-click on it and select properties from the context menu. 20
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