WAN networks increase in complexity and carry ever more diverse traffic,
being able to Observe and analyse events is vital in maintaining control
of this resource. MONITOR is the fully configurable PC based
WAN PROTOCOL ANALYSER to Access. Decode and Analyse all major WAN and interconnectivity protocols, and to provide
Link - Layer 1 the physical interface:-
Link Layer 2 Carrier Protocol for end to end integrity:-
RS.232-C. X.21, V.11, RS.422, RS.449, V35 etc.
Basic rate B1, B2 and D
Primary rate D channel
interfaces on request
HDLC/SDLC. Synchronous. BiSynchronous or Asynchronous data.
||- raw idle networks, bridges
||- Frame Relay 0.922 DLCI
||- Local Management Interface
||- Q.921 link layer 2 SAPI/TEI
||- Frame Level
||- Point to Point protocol
||- Compressed PPP
||- LCP Link Control
||- Asynchronous PPP
||- Serial Line IP rfc1055
||- IBM System Network Architecture
Protocols Layer 3 Network access layer:-
||- Level 3 Packet
||- Level 2 + 3
Frame and Packet Extended Packet decode
||- Q.931 network layer 3
||- Information Frame
||- SNA over X.25
||- Internet Protocol
||- Extended IP
||- Novell Netware
Ethernet frames with or without MAC addresses
Token Ring frames with MAC addresses
Protocols Layer 4 for reliable end to end transfer of data:-
||- Level 4 OSI Transport
||- Level 3 + 4 Packet &
||- Extended TPDU
||- Transmission Control
||- Extended TCP decode
Synchronous Analyse legacy protocols including:-
||- UTS20/30 (P1024C) &
||- Analyse 3270/2780/3780/HASP,
||- ASCII, and transparent text mode
||- Monitor IPARS 6 bit Sabre
selectable with baud rates from 50 to 115,200 bps
Selection allows any combination of carrier and higher layer protocols
to be decoded.
the Decode Offset allows access to embedded protocols
- i.e.: TCP/IP over X.25
- IPX over Frame Relay
- IP over PPP
Powerful Filters for Address and Protocols, Frame types, NUA
etc,. and Post Header filtering for focused analysis
- Number of Data Bits
- Code Structure Frame Slice
- Bit Order and Bit Sense Polarity
- Sync, Out Sync
- Hex, Ascii & Symbolic displays
Counters show Top 10 users by number of Frames or kilobytes
for Address or Protocol
Statistics show Line Utilisation for Top 10 users by Address or Protocol
CSV LOG flies allow spreadsheet analysis of Line Usage by
Address or by Protocol
CSV file gives a sorted list to ascertain the heaviest users.
Monitor's flexibility allows for the inclusion of Future protocol
and customer requirements. Upgrades are offered to registered users,
and are free to users under maintenance.
MONITOR comes complete with a type II PCMCIA adapter card, or 1/2 slot
ISA card, intercept cable, user manual, & full years warranty,
and is ready to provide a concise view of your data in REAL-TIME, from CAPTURE MEMORY and from RECORDED DISK files.
- MONITOR is an essential part of any network engineer's toolkit,
for on site and off site network analysis.
- Easy access to Monitor's powerful functions with the intuitive
Menu System, Non-technical operators can capture data in the field
and transfer the standard DOS files to any PC for expert analysis.
- Once configured for a particular link, settings are saved for
future 'Load and Go' operation.
- Load time switches let you Load and Spool data' to
disk in Monitor, Ascii, Sniffer or CSV format files.
- Monitor captures data to screen and disk for Real-Time Analysis
and also in a more relaxed manner from CAPTURE MEMORY and from
recorded DISK Files.
- Spool Data to Disk in MONITOR, ASCII and SNIFFER format files
for extensive off-line analysis.
- Specify File size or use ALL available disk space.
- STOP or EXIT when Disk is full, or WRAP to provide continuous
- Truncate large disk files by spooling selected data from captured
- Analyse ASCII tiles with Word Processor, File utilities,
- Export data in Sniffer format trace files for further analysis
of encapsulated LAN protocols.
Line Utilisation Capability shows real-time Bandwidth Usage with
graphs and figures over 1 second, 10 seconds and 1 minute, with
recent history graphs for the last 5 and 30 minutes.
selectable Thresholds can trigger Network Alarms for Excessive
Link Utilisation and Link Activity, A modem-pager interface
can alert you of network anomalies even when you are away from the
Write Lucy statistics to CSV format Log files for off-line spreadsheet
- Existing and Potential Bottlenecks
- Bandwidth Use and Trends
- Under and Over Utilised links
- Spare Capacity and Redundant links
- Profiling and Resource Allocation
- Forecasting and Impact Analysis
- Design, control and implementation of networking strategies.
Lan access is cost-free, national and global WAN links are charged
by line rental, packet or kilobit use. LUCY can give you vital information
to help you manage your inter-networking strategy, to avoid bottlenecks
and to handle data bursts.
OFF-LINE Analysis of Monitor files with variable Speed Replay, Random
and Sequential File Access, Single Step Message display, selective
Print, etc., combine to provide extensive oft-line analysis of your
Captured Data on any PC using the REVIEW software, which does not
require the Adaptor Card.
files can be examined with word processors and are easily incorporated
programmable Triggers, Timers and Counters allow extensive
On-Line and Off-Line Event Trapping. Counting, Exception Alarms,
Time Switches allow command line and Batch file operation
Switches for Unattended Probe Mode to collect Protocol
or LUCY statistics in CSV format log files for a specified period,
returning to DOS for statistics interpretation.
The Background facility lets you use your PC for other
tasks, while MONITOR is continuing to capture real time data.
Optional Remote MONITOR works with pcANYWHERE to monitor any
site from your desk via dial in modem, leased line, etc.
optional Integrated Switching Unit enables up to 256 data channels
to be individually selected from the MONITOR keyboard.