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LoriotPro Overall characteristics

Functional

Technical

License and versioning

Graphical User Interface Characteristics

Directory of network and system resources

Host Management

Host with dynamic IP address support

Router Management

Router Tree

Active View Box

Router troubleshooting - Trace Route Discover

Router troubleshooting - InterNetwork path route

Cisco Router troubleshooting – Cisco ISDN Stats

Cisco Router troubleshooting – Cisco ISDN call collector

Cisco Router troubleshooting – Cisco IOS configuration surveyor

Ethernet Switch management

Spanning Tree Monitoring

IP Network topology discovering

The Discover process

IP Scanner

Netbios Name Resolver

Trace Route Discover

Connectivity and availability monitoring (polling)

The Health Control Center

Monitoring networks, systems and  applications

Monitor network applications

System process monitoring - Process Surveyor

Topology Map and Active View

InterNetwork Map and subMap

Miniature Map  (MiniMap)

Directory Map

Active View

Performance management, load measurement

Linear real time Graphic

Trend Graphic

Vumeter  Graphic

MIB management

MIB Database and MIB tree

SNMP walker

Advanced SNMP Query)

Event and SNMP Trap management

Event management

Trap  (SNMP v1) et Notification (SNMP v2c) management

Trap simulator

Reporting

WEB Remote Access

Interface with DataBase

 

LoriotPro Overall characteristics

Functional

Monitor availability and performance of any type of IP connected hardware and software, workstation, printer, routers, switches, servers, UPS, OS, applications.

Display the current availability status through visual and graphical representation.

Monitor smart infrastructures (video camera, information appliances, and sensor devices)

Discover, manage and classify connected hardware and software resources. Perform inventory and reporting.

Set functional conditions and thresholds that generate events. Gather, filter and store those events, alerts, alarms and messages. Alert and notify administrators of critical network and system status.

Designed for NOC (Network Operation Center) with multi windows capabilities

Performance and load measurement, rendered in real time graph, trend graph, counter and gauge graph.

Help administrator to locate the origins of failures and provide him diagnostic and analytical tool.

Provide resource consumption accounting tool for ISDN links

Technical

Network, system and IP infrastructure monitoring using IP and SNMP protocols.


LoriotPro is fully compatible with SNMP version 1 and 2c, and partially compatible with version 3.

Only SNMP v3 authentication is supported in HMAC-MD5-96.

Works under and designed for Microsoft Windows 2000 and XP pro. Works in single user mode.

LoriotPro can be used in a hierarchical and/or distributed monitoring mode.

Software in English.

Documentation in English.

Remote access by WEB navigator (HTML, Java) and multi user mode with user access control.


Can be start as a Windows application or a Windows service.


High- technology based on indexed files. LoriotPro is a standalone application and does not require any external application like WEB server, Database etc.


LoriotPro does not work in client/server mode (exception of the remote access).

The WEB Server for the remote access in build in and external WBE server are not required.


LoriotPro is installed and can start to monitor your network in less than 10 minutes.


The LoriotPro Plug-in technology provides scalability and adaptability. Plug-in offers several advantages, they are loaded on demand sparing memory consumption and they are open to external development.

Automatic discovering of network topology, IP infrastructure, hosts and systems.


LoriotPro can be self monitored by an external Watchdog

Interfaced to a SMTP server for E-mail.


Interfaced with SYSLOG Unix server.


Software written in C++ language, using Windows Threading technology.

License and versioning

Since the version 4, LoriotPro is available in 4 editions.


LoriotPro Extended Edition offers complementary functions (Plug-in) with advanced features (RRD support, SLA …)


By default LoriotPro is available in evaluation mode. By default the evaluation period is one month from the date of installation. The activation of the product is realized by a software key.


LoriotPro SE or EE is not limited on the number of IP nodes that it can monitor and manage.


LoriotPro license in Standard or Extended edition is not time limited.


Luteus releases one major version par year in average.


A major version is considered as a new product and is not an upgrade. The configuration of an old version can be migrated to a new major installed version.

Minor versions are frequently available and provide new features and bug corrections (3 to 4 per year in average).


A minor version is installed on a major version of the same level.

        

Graphical User Interface Characteristics

Graphical and object oriented local Console in multi windows environment. Independent detachable and resizable windows.

WEB interface Remote console (Internet Explorer).

Menu and contextual menu, customizable menu options. Fixed and floating tool bars.

Customizable interface look.

Directory of network and system resources

The directory contains the resources of your information system. Each of them has attached parameters that will be use by LoriotPro to monitor them.

The directory database is displayed as a hierarchical tree. It will be entirely up to you to organize the tree structure. LoriotPro organize it by network during the discover process.

A resource is a node or a leaf object in the tree.  Nodes can be country, organization, organization unit, network, host and task (Plug-in)

The tree is dynamic, each node own a color status that is updated by the poller process.

You can have only one tree loaded, but you can save multiple tree structure in file and call them on demand.

The correlation of the status between father and child nodes is dynamic. The father has always the same status than its worst child status

Insert and export of directory branch is allowed.

Branch(es) and object(s) can be moved individually or by group with the Directory Organizer tool.

Settings (for example SNMP community) of a group of hosts can be change in bulk. (Bulk configuration tool)

Host Management

The host object is the “corner stone” of the LoriotPro Directory . This object is used every where in the software each time a SNMP request  is performed.

The HOST terminology comes from the UNIX world and defines any physical entity, a workstation, a server, a router, a printer, that is connected to the network and has an IP address.

A LoriotPro Host has a unique IP address.

A router or a Multi-Homed server is considered as multiple hosts by LoriotPro. One host is available as an object of the directory for each physical or logical interface of the router having an IP address.

Each host as a set of properties:

  • A name (initially learned from DNS, Netbios, SNMP)
  • Its SNMP type (host, server, hub, switch ..)
  • One IP address
  • One IP address alias
  • Read SNMP community
  • Read/Write SNMP community
  • An icon type (assign by default but can be user define)
  • The SNMP UDP listen port
  • The host agent SNMP version (v1, v2c, v3)
  • The action of a mouse double click on the directory host object
  • 3 user defined string that can be use by the search engine to locate the host.
  • The router or multi-homed system to which this host pertains (when applicable)
  • The permission flag that lets the discover process to use this host.
  • The polling interval.
  • The polling mode (IP ping or SNMP ping).
  • Polling script.
  • Unanswered polling threshold of the status 4 (red)
  • Unanswered polling threshold of the status 3 (yellow)
  • One maintenance period exclusion
  • Dynamic address resolution of  DHCP-DDNS host.
  • SLA collection 

Performance information: Graphic of the last 100 polling with round trip time value and in percentage.

Host with dynamic IP address support

Support of host with dynamic IP address. This function requires a DHCP-DDNS environment

Router Management

Router Tree

The router tree displays the router devices and their interfaces. Any device that is acting as an IP router can be added to the tree.

The tree displays for each router interface the current load in %. The calculation is based on the incoming and outgoing traffic.

Icons can open a Telnet or a WEB access on a router.

Locate the router on the InterNetwork map.

Active View Box

Display a virtual view of a host/router device including all discovered interface.

Router troubleshooting - Trace Route Discover

The Trace Route Discover tool performs a text and graphical continuous Trace Route. (By default limited to 10 cycles).

Provide current, maximum, minimum average Round Trip Time (RFC 1393).

Display a graphical real time graph (limited to 30 hops)

Resolve intermediate hops names with DNS.

Can export new discovered entries to the Directory.

Router troubleshooting - InterNetwork path route

Discover the routing path of IP packets between two IP addresses. Displays network and router interface used by an IP packet traveling from one host to another host (unicast packet).

Graph the path on an InterNetwork Map.

Use router routing tables. (required a full SNMP aware network).

Cisco Router troubleshooting – Cisco ISDN Stats

This program exploits the log files generated by the Cisco ISDN call collector

Provide for each source/destination peer:

  • the number of calls and their duration
  • the average duration per call
  • the call with has the maximum duration
  • the sum of the duration of all the incoming outgoing calls
  • the sum of the previous sum

This statistic could be done per day, or on a range of days

Filters could be applied to select for example a specific destination.

Statistic files can be saved and compressed.

Results are immediately displayed but could be saved in a report in html format for further reading.

Cisco Router troubleshooting – Cisco ISDN call collector

Perform a regular reading of ISDN calls performed by a CISCO router.

Collect and store the call history table of a Cisco router in log file (CSV or HTML format).

Display the current active calls and the closed calls of the last 15 minutes.

The log contains the call duration, the calling and called number, interface number, destination Name, disconnect cause, connection and disconnection time.

Require the Cisco-Call-History.mib support.

Cisco Router troubleshooting – Cisco IOS configuration surveyor

The Cisco IOS surveyor program follows the current level of the configuration of your Cisco routers.

If perform a save of the current configuration to the TFTP server when change occurs

Warn you by an alarm when a TFTP is performed

Settable polling interval

Ethernet Switch management

Spanning Tree Monitoring

The monitoring of Ethernet switch working in Spanning Tree can be monitor by the Spanning Tree Bridge Map program.

Standard supported: RFC 1493

Display a MAP of the switches, ports and links with the Spanning Tree support enable are displayed.

The color of Uplinks and ports depends of their status.

(disable, blocking, learning, listening, forwarding, broken)

Support of multi-instance spanning tree (VLAN) for switches following the Cisco standard.

IP Network topology discovering

At first startup, a LoriotPro wizard can help you to discover all the information system (IP resources) and populate the directory and the Maps.

The Wizard uses the LoriotPro system settings and two complementary programs, the Discover Process and the IP Scanner.

The Discover process

The Discover Process can run in background mode.  The running interval is settable.

For each discovered host, a host name, the IP address, the IP mask, the MAC address, the SNMP capabilities are recorded in the Directory database.

Host name can be learned from SNMP (sysname), DNS or Netbios name.

Based on an advanced discover algorithm that uses IP ping and SNMP access. Settable discover limit in number of router hops (by default 5).

Discover networks from the first SNMP seed router or from a remote SNMP seed router.

 

Discover hosts by IP subnet by reading router routing and ARP table.

Automatically distribute hosts in the right network Directory container

Assign the default setting to discovered hosts.

Including: Polling parameters, SNMP communities, SNMP version.

Alert you when a new host or network is discovered (event number 1 and 2).

Can send Syslog messages on new discovered host.

IP Scanner

Discover hosts and network by IP range scanning.

Discover SNMP V1 and V2c host with settable RO and RW community.

Populate the Directory and the Map with discovered hosts. DNS name resolution

Assign default settings to the new discovered hosts.

Netbios Name Resolver

The Netbios Name Resolver can help you to add Microsoft or Netbios aware resource in the Directory and on the Map

Trace Route Discover

The Trace Route Discover can discover network and host by performing an IP Trace Route (RFC 1393).

Host and network discover along the route can be added to the directory and Maps.

 

Connectivity and availability monitoring (polling)

Monitoring, the main role of LoriotPro is done by a polling process running in background. It is continuously checking the connectivity and the availability of the monitored IP hosts.

LoriotPro uses a high-performance, asynchronous poller. The polling is performed for each host at a defined rate that is independent of poll response times. LoriotPro poller achieves that by using two asynchronous threads: one that sends polls and one that receives polls. Because the send and receive threads operate asynchronously, slow response times or excessive timeouts do not affect the polling rate.

Five statuses are defined to display the level of connectivity.

         Status 0       Purple          Host is not in the polling list

         Status 1       Blue             Host is answering to  ICMP Ping

         Status 2       Green           Host is answering to a SNMP request

         Status 3       Yellow          Host is temporary not responding

         Status 4       Red              Host is not longer answering

When the element fails to respond, it moves to the Yellow  state. If the maximum failure retry count is exceeded before a successful ICMP poll occurs, the element moves to the red state.

The poller does not poll the element again until the next scheduled polling cycle.

An element stays in the Red state until it fails to respond to an ICMP/SNMP poll.

SNMP polling uses the mandatory MIB2 sysname object.

Polling can also be performed on a set of SNMP object defined in a script

Individual setting of the polling interval for each IP host

Update the directory tree and maps with current status

Conditional send of  SYSLOG message on status changes.

Per host:

  • Configurable polling interval (By default 60 seconds, minimum 5 seconds)
  • Configurable red status threshold (unreachable host) (4 by default)
  • Configurable yellow status (temporary unreachable host)
  • One configurable maintenance operation for polling and event exclusion
  • Conditional polling based on a secondary host unreachable status (red).
  • Conditional polling based on a secondary host reachable status (blue or green).

Saving of the polling results in files (HTML or CSV) including round trip delay. These values are used for SLA reports.

The Health Control Center

The Health Control Center allows you to display in few mouse clicks directory objects filtered by type and current availability status.

Monitoring networks, systems and  applications

Monitor hundreds of host status and performance of SNMP object with Bulk Threshold Control.

Trigger action(s) when  a value threshold is reached.

Compare value on string or integer types.

Trigger on state change and on level.

Monitor network applications

Monitor servers and applications with the "Bulk TCP Control”.

Use TCP port and simulate client connection (WEB, FTP, TELNET…

Set up hundreds of monitoring probe in few mouse clicks.

Send event that can trigger action when status change (TCP port up or down)

Detect port status and status change. (level Up and Down)

System process monitoring - Process Surveyor

Monitor process status of operating system.

Require an Operating system (Windows, Linux, Unix …) with the  Host Ressource MIB support (rfc 2790).

Send event that can trigger action when status change

Detect any new created process and generate event/alarm

Detect any missing process and generate event/alarm

Topology Map and Active View

InterNetwork Map and subMap

Graphical and hierarchical view and navigation of IP networks in bitmap mode

The InterNetwork Map provides real-time, visual state of IP connections, router and IP sub networks. If a router fails, an interface becomes unreachable, the administrator is instantly alerted by a visual representation of the status in red.

Sub map displays all IP hosts located in an IP sub network and their current status.

Statuses are update in real time by a background polling process.

Display IP networks and IP hosts with various icons helping you to identify what is the type of the device.

The background of the InterNetwork map can be customized with a static country map (in EMF format) 

Moving of any elements of the map is a simple drag and drop, the saving of the element new position is automatic.

The status of a network icon in the interNetwork map reflects the worst host status located in this IP sub network. 

Elements on the Map can be displayed with their IP address or by their directory name.

Search for a network element and for an area on the map can be realized from the search tool bar. The finding element is also selected in the directory tree.

 

Miniature Map  (MiniMap)

The MiniMap displays a small view of the global Internetwork Map.

The MiniMap is dynamic, object colors reflect their current availability status.

A mouse click in the MiniMap pops up the InterNetwork Map and locates the selected object in it.

Directory Map

A directory Map displays one level of the directory as Map and icons.

The hierarchical navigation between maps follows the directory tree structure.

Directory Map object colors reflect their current availability status.

Active View

Active Views are graphic representation of infrastructures, networks, applications, logical schema or hardware devices.

Active Views are designed by you in editing mode, after creation Active Views are used in monitor mode.

Active View contains dynamic and static objects.

An Active View object is a single graphic element that could be as simple as a line, a rectangle or a circle but it can also be a complex clipart.

Colors of dynamic objects reflect a status or a level of one element of your network and system infrastructure.

The background color of a dynamic object can be linked to:

  • The availability status of a host
  • The value of a single SNMP object (for example the current cpu utilization)
  • The counter value of received Traps with a specific type
  • The counter value of received events with a specific type
  • The counter value of received Traps by a specific host
  • The counter value of received events by a specific host
  • The counter value of a matched event filter
  • The counter value of a matched Trap filter

Object of counter type displays a direct value.

For each dynamic object a set of filter rules can defined the object color and generate an event.

Collected values are compared with mathematical expressions:

  • Equal
  • Superior
  • Inferior
  • Different
  • Superior or equal
  • Inferior or equal
  • Contains character string

Set of rules can be saved as a profile and reused in any Active View.

Dynamic object are refresh at polling interval. The minimum polling interval frequency is 15 seconds.

Each Active View object can have its own contextual menu. Contextual menu are extremely modular and can be extend in edit mode.

The contextual menu options can :

  • call and display another ActiveView or a Plug-in
  • run a Dos or windows executable program or script
  • open a WEB page hyperlink
  • run LoriotPro tool (Direct Plugin)
  • display a SNMP table
  • display  report LoriotPro
  • run a LoriotPro script
  • display another ActiveView (modale mode)
  • change the value of a SNMP object with a SNMP SET command
  • reset the counter value of received events with a specific type
  • reset the counter value of received Traps by a specific host
  • reset the counter value of received events by a specific host
  • reset the counter value of a matched event filter
  • reset the counter value of a matched Trap filter

A large library of ClipArt (EMF format) is provided and helps you to built realistic view.

Use standard vector graphic format EMF and WMF compatible with Microsoft Visio, Adobe Illustrator. Import of ClipArt from Visio or Adobe possible.

The edit mode provides a rich design environment.

  • Standard shape creation, rectangle line, circle, filled or empty.
  • Shape alignment and multi selection drag and drop
  • Connection between object
  • Calc management
  • Spacing
  • Zoom from 10 to 400
  • Font type, size and color
  • Line type width and color

Performance management, load measurement

Linear real time Graphic

Linear Graph displays in real time the value of two SNMP objects.

Ideal for monitoring fast changing value, interface traffic, cpu load, error rate …

Setup options are :

  • Selection of two SNMP object
  • SNMP Counter of gauge Variables supported
  • Memorize and display the maximum value
  • Dynamic Y scale
  • Minimum and maximum of the Y scale
  • Dynamic X scale relative to polling period
  • Polling interval of 5 seconds minimum
  • Customized colors

SNMP object selection by wizard offering a graphical display of the MIB tree and the SNMP index selector.

Trend Graphic

Graph the trend of two SNMP objects. Objects should be of counter or gauge type.

Based on MRTG concept and use of rateup.

Provide a list of profile for most common managed object (network interface, cpu, disk, tcp connection, frame relay error etc.).

SNMP object selection by wizard offering a graphical display of the MIB tree and the SNMP index selector.

Display options :

  • Display two SNMP object on the graph.
  • Display peak value
  • SNMP Counter of gauge Variables supported
  • Conversion from bytes to bits and bits to bytes
  • Dynamic Y scale
  • 5 minutes minimum plotting interval (trend)
  • Customized colors
  • Customized graphic size
  • Customized legend
  • Customized Y legend
  • Display limit values
  • Customized report

The report displays 4 graphics:

  • Daily graph  (A sample each 5 minutes – average)
  • Weekly graph (A sample each 30 minutes – average)
  • Monthly graph (A sample each 2 hours – average)
  • Yearly graph (A sample each 24 hours – average)

Fixed database size avoiding management needs (type MRTG)

Vumeter  Graphic

Graphical display of a single SNMP object in a  Vumeter look

Setup options are :

  • Selection of one SNMP object
  • SNMP Counter of gauge Variables supported
  • Polling interval of 5 seconds minimum
  • Customized skins
  • Send Event on threshold value

SNMP object selection by wizard offering a graphical display of the MIB tree and the SNMP index selector.

MIB management    

MIB Database and MIB tree

MIB, management Information Base, are files containing the list of SNMP management objects dedicated to a specific technology or a product.

LoriotPro support all SMI v1 and V2 compliant MIB files. SMI standard defines the syntax and structure of a MIB file.

LoriotPro can compile Mib files and creates a structured internal database that is displayed as a tree, the MIB tree.

Everywhere in LoriotPro SNMP objects can be called by their short name (example: sysname) or composed name when duplicate object are defined (example: RFC1213-MIB:sysname )

Standard and proprietary MIB are supported.

A node name in the MIB tree can be composed of :

  • Object name only (example : sysname)
  • The Object number and the object name (example : (0005) sysname )
  • The MIB file name and the object name (example : RFC1213-MIB:sysname )
  • All information (example : (0005) RFC1213-MIB:sysname )

Duplicate name supported.  Proprietary object name are sometimes duplicate. Duplicate names are detected at compilation time.

The MIB tree has two display modes, hidden and unhidden. In hidden mode branches an objects in the tree can be hidden from view. A simple view of commonly used objects can be defined to allow fast tree navigation.

Search based on object name can be performed  in the tree or in a branch of the tree.

Object contextual menu provides access to functions and tools (Graphic, GET SNMP, Table display, object description...

SNMP walker

The SNMP walker function discovers what MIB files are supported by a host and which SNMP object are implemented.

The list of responding SNMP object is displayed as well as the list of MIB file where they are defined.

The scan of all child object of the MIB of is performed starting

Advanced SNMP Query)

The Advanced SNMP Query tool is a diagnostic tool for SNMP V1 and V2.

Create any type of SNMP request.

Available SNMP request: GET, GET NEXT, GET TABLE, SET, GET BULK

parameter: IP destination, Port Destination, Community, SNMP version, SET value type (Object_ID, Octet_String, Interger, IP, Counter, Hex_Octet_String, Gauge,TimeTick)

Include a SNMP protocol analyzer, with SNMP decode and hexa dump

Event and SNMP Trap management

Event management

Events are messages sent by LoriotPro to inform the network and system administrator of an anomaly or a modification in an operational environment.

The Events have a proprietary format.

 

They are created by LoriotPro and its various plug-in. it can be for example:

  • when a the value of an SNMP object rises a threshold
  • when the string value of an SNMP is equal to up or down
  • when a status of a directory object change.
  • When a process is started or stopped

Each event type has a unique number. New events can be defined at will.

Event are received in the Global Event Windows,  a time sequential list of the last 10000 received events.

All received event are saved in flat log files (csv format) time stamped, one each 24 hours.

The log file can be browse with the event browser program. Search conditions can be specified when browsing event log file.

The search conditions available in the event log browser are:

Date range

Level (severity)

Event number

2 arbitrary strings located in the message with OR/AND expression

A database interface can be set (ODBC) to save the events in an SQL table. Query tool under LoriotPro console and Remote console are provided to perform later search in this table.

An event has the following fields :

  • Date and time
  • LoriotPro manager name that created the event
  • A unique event type number
  • The host name linked to this event
  • A description of the event

Each event can be sent with a level that can be use for example as a severity level.

There are ten possible levels. A level defines a different line color and icon in the Event list.

Event in the Event list can be acknowledged individually or by group

An acknowledged event is still visible in the event list but is grayed.

Event in the event list can be deleted individually or by group

A deleted event is not longer visible in the event list. However, it is never deleted from the event log file.

A mouse double click on an event pops up a window with details.

Each event type (number) has a counter. This counter memorizes the number of event of this type received since Loriotpro startup.

The repetitive events can be hidden from the event list. The counter of displayed event of a specific type can be reset.

A window display the current counter values:

  • Counter of events received for each event type (number) 
  • Counter of events displayed in the event list for each event number
  • Counter of events hidden from the event list for each event number
  • Counter of events submitted to a filter
  • Counter of events that match a filter
  • Counter of events that match a filter since the last counter reset

Events can be filtered and trigger action(s).

A single filter can trigger multiple actions.

Filters are defined in a list, on event reception, all matched filters trigger subsequent action(s).

Filter are manually created or by using a wizard. Any received event can be used by the wizard to define a filter in few mouse clicks.

A filter can be set on :

  • IP address ( a host)
  • IP address mask (a network selection)
  • A first character string in the message description field
  • A second character string in the message description field
  • A logical  OR/AND between those two strings

 

Filter can trigger action of type:

  • Play sound (wave file format)
  • Run Windows program
  • Run DOS program
  • Send Syslog message (RFC 3164)
  • Route to custom window
  • no action
  • route to another LoriotPro
  • send E-mail

Command line parameters can be provided to program :

  • IP address of the LoriotPro manager that created this event
  • host name in the directory
  • IP address
  • Event level (severity)
  • date and time
  • message description

Each filter has an associated counter of the events that have matched.

The counter can be used to specify the action conditions, action is performed:

  • each time that the filter is matched
  • the first time that the filter is matched
  • only the n time that the filter is matched
  • after n times that the filter is matched and for all subsequent match
  • when the filter is matched n times over a defined period
  • every n times that the filter is matched

 

Trap  (SNMP v1) et Notification (SNMP v2c) management

SNMP Trap or Notification in SNMP version 2 are messages sent by SNMP agents installed in the monitored devices (routers, server, workstation, printer …) to inform the management console of a software anomaly, a hardware failure, a rising threshold.

LoriotPro has a Trap receiver (a server listening on UDP port 162) allowing him to receive any SNMP v1 Trap or SNMP V2c Notification.

We will use the term Trap indifferently for Trap and Inform.

A trap is identified by it SNMP OID (OID – Object IDentifier). When the MIB file with the Trap object is present on LoriotPro (compiled) the incoming Trap is fully decoded.

Incoming Traps are displayed in table list in a dedicated window. The top of the list contains the more recent Traps. The list is limited in length.

All received Traps are saved in flat log files (csv format) time stamped, one each 24 hours.

 A Trap in the Traps manager list has the following fields:

  • receive date and time ,
  • name and IP address of the host that has sent this Trap,
  • the Trap Object ID (SNMP OID) in text format when MIB installed else in numerical format
  • the Trap Type (Authentication, LinkUp, LinkDown, Enterprise, V2c, V3 …)
  • the Trap specific number when it’s an « Enterprise » Trap
  • the 10 optional description field of the Trap (defined in the MIB)
  • A unique number that identify this Trap in LoriotPro

Traps in the Trap list can be acknowledged individually or by group

An acknowledged Trap is still visible in the event list but is grayed.

Event in the event list can be deleted individually or by group

A deleted Trap is not longer visible in the Trap list. However, it is never deleted from the Trap log file.

A mouse double click on a Trap pops up a new window with all trap fields.

Each Trap type (number) has a counter. This counter memorizes the number of Traps of this type received since Loriotpro startup.

A list of Trap counters allow you to see :

  • The Trap reference and its SNMP OID in text format (when MIB installed)
  • The total number of received Traps in the Trap manager
  • The total number of trap filters matched and actions performed since the last counter reset
  • The description of the action

Traps can be filtered and trigger action(s).

A single Trap filter can trigger multiple actions.

Filters are defined in a list. On Trap reception, all matched filters from the list, trigger subsequent actions.

Filter are manually created or by using a wizard. Any received traps can be used by the wizard to define a filter in few mouse clicks.

A Trap filter can be set on :

  • Trap/Notification  type (Standard V1, ENterprise V1, Notification V2c et V3),
  • Trap name (pour les Notifications V2c et V3  et les Trap Enterprise V1),
  • Trap number (uniquement pour les Trap Enterprise V1),
  • IP address ( a host)
  • IP address mask (a network selection)
  • SNMP community
  • character strings located anywhere in the 10 optional Trap fields

A Trap can be forwarded as an Event to LoriotPro with settable options:

  • the event number
  • message text 
  • event level   

Trap Filter can trigger action of type:

  • Play sound (wave file)
  • Run Windows program
  • Run DOS program
  • Send Syslog message (RFC 3164)
  • send E-mail
  • Forward as an Event to any LoriotPro
  • Re-routed as a Trap to another SNMP Manager

Command line parameters can be provided to program :

  • Trap reference
  • Trap name
  • IP address of the LoriotPro manager that created this event
  • host name in the directory
  • IP address Date and time at which the host sent the Trap 
  • Date and Time at which LoriotPro received the trap
  • Proxy name
  • Proxy IP address
  • The 10 Trap optional fields (description message)

Each filter has an associated counter of the Traps filter that has matched.

The counter can be used to specify the action conditions, action can be performed:

  • each time that the filter is matched
  • the first time that the filter is matched
  • only the n time that the filter is matched
  • after n times that the filter is matched and for all subsequent match
  • when the filter is matched n times over a defined period
  • every n times that the filter is matched

Trap simulator

The Trap Simulator creates fake Traps and sends it to LoriotPro itself or to another Trap server. The Trap Simulator is very useful for checking that Trap filters are well set and correctly trigger their actions.

Standard  V1 Trap (ColdStart, WarmStart, LinkDown, LinkUp, Authentication Failure) can be sent in few mouse clicks

All Traps ( V1 Enterprise or V2 notification) are listed in a window and can be selected and sent.

The source IP address of the Trap is simulated.

The SNMP community of the Trap is simulated

The 10 optional fields of the Trap can be forged individually.

Reporting

Reporting tools displays SNMP collected data into user friendly reports

LoriotPro uses standard HTML format for report creation and layout.


A reporting module produces report on schedule.

Full sets of predefined reports to be retrieve and displays immediately.

A MIB to report file converter creates detailed reports in few seconds


A powerful html tag based scripting language give you the possibility to develop your own reports and customize them for your SNMP devices.

Reports are accessible on the LoriotPro console and on the LoriotPro WEB remote console.

By setting user access rights on reports you define who have access to reports from the LoriotPro WEB remote console.

WEB Remote Access

The WEB Remote Access allows a remote user to access the LoriotPro console from a standard WEB navigator.

Like on the Windows console the Host status (object colors) are dynamic. However the update of the status is slower than on the console.

Remote users are limited to visualization they cannot configure or change the LoriotPro’s settings. They cannot perform any management tasks on SNMP host.

The WEB interface gives a read only access to :

  • The directory tree
  • The event log files
  • The trap log files
  • The Internetwork Map
  • The SQL Database (require PHP support)
  • Most of the plug-in attached to hosts
  • Active View
  • Trend View
  • Interface load (MRTG graph)

The Database access allows queries on the host table, network table, event table and Netflow table.

Remote access can be secured by host or user.

The host access control is realized on the IP address of the host

The User access control is realized on an internal user database.

Each user define in the database has an access level. Each object in the directory has also an access level. If a user has a higher access level than an object of the directory tree he can see it and use it.

Access to Map, event log and trap log are also controlled.

Interface with DataBase

LoriotPro provides an interface with SQL/ODBC database

LoriotPro is able to save in SQL table the following information:

  • Events
  • hosts registered in the directory (by a manual import)
  • network registered in the directory (by a manual import)
  • Cisco Netflow information collected by the Netflow Collector plug-in

A query tool (Windows interface) with sorting options is provided to perform query on this database.

Access to the Database from the LoriotPro WEB remote console is available. The Remote access requires the support of PHP4 scripting language.

 A query Tool (WEB interface) is provided to perform query on the Database.

Sorting options are available on the Netflow Query interface.

 

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