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-====== ​Configuring ​and using NAV ======+====== ​Using and Configuring  ​NAV ======
  
-Her you can find a number of documents that give you necessary information on +Here you can find a number of documents that give you necessary information on 
-how to configure and use NAV.+how to use and tune NAV.
  
-  * Essential information to get you started using NAV: 
-    * [[GettingStarted]] contains information you need after a completed installation. 
-    * [[SeedEssentials]] Essential information needed for seeding the NAV database 
-    * [[CategoriesAndTypes]] Explains NAVs concept of equipment categories and types. 
-    * [[EquipmentTypes]] contains a list of types that you can add to your NAV installation 
-    * [[SubnetsAndVlans]] Parameters that describe subnets, network types, network description. 
  
-  * Using the NAV tools: 
-    * FIXME The main page 
-    * FIXME The status tool 
-    * FIXME Network explorer 
-    * [[TrafficMap]] explains some hidden features in the traffic map 
-    * FIXME The report tool 
-    * FIXME IP device center 
-    * Statistics 
-      * [[SortedStats]] gives some information about how to use and configure the sorted statistics tool. 
-    * FIXME The machine tracker 
-    * FIXME Layer two traceroute 
-    * FIXME Syslog analyzer 
-    * [[arnold]]: Arnold is a switchport blocking tool. Use it to manually block switchports,​ or to run automated blocking raids. ​ 
-    * Edit database: See [[SeedEssentials]] 
-    * FIXME Messages 
-    * [[AlertProfiles]] gives an overview on how the Alert Profile system works 
-    * FIXME Maintenance tasks 
-    * FIXME User administration 
-    * FIXME Device management 
  
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 +===== Getting started =====
 +
 +
 +^ [[GettingStarted|Getting Started]] | guides through the initial steps of installing, configuring and seeding NAV |
 +
 +Other essential information to get you started with NAV:
 +
 +^ [[SeedEssentials|Essentials on seeding]] ​    | Essential information needed for seeding the NAV database |
 +^ [[CategoriesAndTypes|Categories and types]] | Explains NAVs concept of equipment categories and types. |
 +^ [[EquipmentTypes|Equipment types]] ​    | Explains how you can decide an equipment'​s type |
 +^ [[SubnetsAndVlans|Network descriptions]] ​   | NAV's guidelines for router interface descriptions ​ |
 +  ​
 +
 +
 +
 +===== Using NAV  =====
 +
 +Not everything in NAV is self explanatory. Unfortunately some features may stay unknown and hidden to the NAV user. We hope this user guide will help! The outline for the user guide follows the NAV toolbox and explains the usage of the various tools.
 + 
 +
 +==== The home page ====
 +
 +[[NAVHome|{{navlogo48.png?​80|The home page}}]] [[NAVHome|The home page]] is where you start. The home page gives an overview of status, displays operational messages and links to  other tools.
 + 
 +
 +
 +==== The status tool ====
 +
 +[[StatusTool|{{tools:​status.png|the Status Tool}}]] [[StatusTool|The status tool]] ​ gives an overview on operations; i.e. that all the network components and services are up and running. ​
 +
 +
 +
 +==== The Network Explorer ====
 +
 +[[NetworkExplorer|{{tools:​network-explorer.png|the Network Explorer}}]] [[NetworkExplorer|The Network explorer]] displays the network resources in tree structured manner. You can drill down for details or use the search utility to locate what you are interested in.
 +
 +
 +==== The Geographical Map ====
 +[[geomap|{{tools:​geomap.png|the Geographical Map}}]] [[geomap|The geographical map]]  shows network topology and traffic on an [[http://​www.openstreetmap.org/​|OpenStreetMap]]. You can view the current traffic conditions or you can step back in time.
 +
 +
 +==== The Network Weather Map ====
 +
 +[[netmap|{{tools:​vlanplot.png|the Network Weather Map}}]] [[netmap|The network weather map]] displays the layer 3 and layer 2 topology and current traffic conditions. Dropdown menues give detailed information and links to the traffic statistics.
 +
 +
 +==== The report tool ====
 +
 +[[ReportTool|{{tools:​report.png|the Report Tool}}]] [[ReportTool|The report tool]] is a highly customizable report generator that displays information from the NAV database. Information on software version, equipment type, location etc. Also detailed information of router and switch ports with data on IP address / prefixes, vlans, port speed and duplex etc. CSV export supported. Includes a subnet matrix that gives a good overview of your allocated IPv4 and IPv6 prefixes. Also includes an overall downtime report for last month and a report that list unregistered network gear (based on CDP, soon LLPD, discovery).
 +
 +
 +==== IP Device Info ====
 +
 +[[IPDeviceInfo|{{:​tools:​ipdevinfo.png|the IP Device Info tool}}]] [[IPDeviceInfo|the IP Device Info tool]] displays all information NAV has collected for a device. For routers and switches this includes a graphical layout of all ports showing link speed, duplex, vlan and status. A separate view displays the link history of switch ports thus giving an overview of the switch port utilization ratio.
 +
 +==== Statistics ====
 +
 +[[SortedStats|{{tools:​stats.png|Statistics}}]] NAV uses Cricket to collect statistical data such as interface counters, CPU load, memory usage, temperature and more. See [[howtoconfigurecricket]] for information on how to expand the set of cricket statistics that is collected. ​
 +
 +The statistics tool also includes a [[SortedStats|ranked statistics feature]] that displays tabular reports on the interfaces with heaviest load, the router with highest CPU usage and so forth.
 +
 + ==== The Machine Tracker ====
 +
 +[[MachineTracker|{{tools:​machinetracker.png|the Machine Tracker}}]] [[MachineTracker|The machine tracker]] lets you find IPv4, IPv6 or MAC addresses that are or have been in operation. Mac addresses are tracked down to their connected switch port. 
 +
 +==== Mac Watch ====
 +
 +[[macwatch|{{tools:​macwatch.png|Mac Watch}}]] [[macwatch|Mac watch]] lets you set up a list of mac addresses that you want to track. When one of these mac addresses appear on the network, an alarm is triggered.
 +
 +
 +==== Layer 2 Traceroute ====
 +
 +[[Layer2Trace|{{tools:​l2trace.png|Layer 2 Traceroute }}]] [[Layer2Trace|Layer 2 trace]] gives you the layer 2 trace of a machine to its default router.
 +Alternatively the tool can give you the complete layer 2 trce between two machines.
 +
 +==== Syslog Analyzer ====
 +
 +[[SyslogAnalyzer|{{tools:​syslog-analyzer.png|the Syslog Analyzer}}]] [[SyslogAnalyzer|The syslog analyzer]] lets you browse Cisco syslog messages that
 +are collected by the syslog deamon. ​
 +
 +==== Arnold - a switchport blocking/​quarantine tool ====
 +
 +[[arnold|{{tools:​arnold.png|Arnold - the port blocker}}]] [[arnold|Arnold]] is a switchport blocking tool. Use it to manually block switch ports or change the vlan of the port (to quarantine machines). Use the back end feature of Arnold and run automated blocking/​quarantine ​ raids.
 + 
 +
 +==== Seed Database ====
 +
 +[[SeedEssentials|{{tools:​editdb.png|Seed the database}}]] [[SeedEssentials|Seed Database]] is the tool for seeding your NAV database with essential informations. ​
 +
 +==== Messages ====
 +
 +[[MessagesTool|{{tools:​messages.png|Messages}}]] [[MessagesTool|The messages tool]] is where you can publish operational messages. The messages will be visable on the home page of NAV.
 +
 +==== Alert Profiles ====
 +
 +[[AlertProfiles|{{tools:​alertprofiles.png|Alert Profiles}}]] [[AlertProfiles]] is where you set up your personal alert profiles; i.e. which alerts you would like to receive as email or sms. 
 +
 +==== Maintenance tasks ====
 +
 +[[MaintenanceTasks|{{tools:​maintenance.png|Maintenance}}]] [[MaintenanceTasks|Maintenance tasks]] is where you create and edit equipment maintenance schedules. Equipment on maintenance does not cause alerts when down or unavailable.
 +
 +==== Threshold Manager ====
 +
 +[[ThresholdManager|{{:​threshold.png|Threshold Manager}}]] [[ThresholdManager|The threshold manager]] is the user interface for configuring and managing threshold values for all collected (RRD-based) statistics in NAV.
 +
 +==== User administration ==== 
 +
 +[[UserAdminPanel|{{tools:​useradmin.png|User Administration}}]] [[UserAdminPanel|The user administration panel]] lets you control NAV user accounts, group memberships and access privileges.
 +
 +
 +==== The Radius Accounting tool ====
 +
 +[[Radius|{{:​tools:​radius.png|the Radius accounting tool}}]] [[Radius|The Radius accounting tool]] lets you search for users that has logged in using a radius server (i.e. eduroam users)
 +
 +==== Device History ====
 +
 +[[DeviceManagement|{{tools:​devman.png|Device History}}]] [[DeviceManagement|The device history tool]] lets you view device history, register error events, or delete modules that are down and no longer are in operation
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