IP SLA operations on Cisco IOS devices acquire real-time and historical Quality of Service (QoS) measurements over designated network paths. IP SLAs provide you with baseline information about network performance, and help you identify the root cause of a problem if performance levels drop.
Before you can create and monitor IP SLA operations, you must add your IP SLA-capable routers to SolarWinds VNQM. When you add the router, SolarWinds VNQM configures the router for the SNMP write access that is required to create IP SLA operations.
Before you begin:
The following example shows you how to add a Cisco 2621 XM router to SolarWinds VNQM.
The list of nodes includes only Cisco routers that support SNMP v2 and later. The system checks to ensure that SolarWinds VNQM can write to the node.
In this example, the dev_ottawa_2621 router is added to SolarWinds VNQM.
On the SNMP Credentials Issues page, the system displays IP SLA capability test succeeded in the Status column.
When the system adds the node, a message is displayed.