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Designating paths

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For some of the SLA operations used by SolarWinds VoIP and Network Quality Manager, performance statistics are collected by sending traffic over paths between sites that you define. These network paths are defined by your IP routing protocol. Because large networks can quickly become complicated, SolarWinds VoIP and Network Quality Manager provides an easy-to-use interface for selecting paths for monitoring. When configuring IP SLA operations, SolarWinds VoIP and Network Quality Manager offers the following options for establishing monitoring:

Simple

A simple path contains one source node and only one destination node. The path can be tested bidirectionally.

Fully Meshed

A Fully Meshed path configuration connects every node you define over distinct call paths to every other node selected.

Hub and Spoke

A Hub and Spoke call path configuration allows you to designate specific nodes as hubs. Each hub is then connected to all other nodes, with paths representing spokes.

Custom

The Custom call path configuration option allows you to define your own paths. All defined nodes are listed under this option, and expanding each node displays a list of all other nodes. You can use the check boxes to define paths to best suit your monitoring requirements.

 
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