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-====== ​Configuring and Using NAV ======+====== Using and Configuring  ​NAV ======
  
 Here 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. 
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 ===== Getting started ===== ===== Getting started =====
  
-Essential information to get you started using NAV: 
  
-  * [[GettingStarted]] ​contains ​information you need after a completed installation. +[[GettingStarted|Getting Started]] | guides through the initial steps of installing, configuring and seeding NAV | 
-  ​* ​[[SeedEssentials]] Essential information needed for seeding the NAV database + 
-  ​* ​[[CategoriesAndTypes]] Explains NAVs concept of equipment categories and types. +Other essential ​information ​to get you started with NAV: 
-  ​* ​[[EquipmentTypes]] ​contains a list of types that you can add to your NAV installation + 
-  ​* ​[[SubnetsAndVlans]] ​Parameters that describe subnets, network types, network description.+[[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 ​ |
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-===== Using the NAV tools ===== 
  
  
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 +===== Using NAV  =====
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 +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.
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 ==== The home page ==== ==== 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.+[[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.
    
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 ==== The status tool ==== ==== The status tool ====
  
-{{tools:​status.png|}} [[StatusTool|The status tool]] ​ gives an overview on operations; i.e. that all the network components and services are up and running. ​+[[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. ​
  
  
-==== Network Explorer ==== 
  
-{{tools:​network-explorer.png|}} [[NetworkExplorer|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 Network ​Explorer ====
  
-==== The traffic Map ====+[[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. 
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 +==== 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. 
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 +==== The Network Weather ​Map ==== 
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 +[[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.
  
-{{tools:​vlanplot.png|}} [[TrafficMap|The traffic map]] gives a graphical view of the network. Min/​Max/​Average load in a timeframe, or the current load. 
  
 ==== The report tool ==== ==== The report tool ====
  
-{{tools:​report.png|}} [[ReportTool|The report tool]] is a highly customizable report generator that displays information from the NAV database. ​The report tool also links to the IP device center ​and to the IP address ​scope matrix ​view.+[[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).
  
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 +==== IP Device Info ====
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 +[[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 ==== ==== Statistics ====
  
-{{tools:​stats.png|}} NAV uses Cricket to collect statistical data such as interface counters, CPU load, memory usage and more. See [[howtoconfigurecricket]] for information on how to expand the set of cricket statistics that is collected. The statistics ​tools also includes a [[SortedStats|sorted ​statistics feature]] that displays tabular reports on the interface ​with heaviest load, the router with highest CPU usage and so forth.+[[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. ​ 
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 +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 ====  ==== The Machine Tracker ====
  
-{{tools:​machinetracker.png|}} [[MachineTracker|The machine tracker]] lets you find IP or MAC adresses ​that are or have been in operation. Mac addresses are tracked down to their connected switch port. +[[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.  
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 +==== Mac Watch ==== 
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 +[[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 ==== ==== Layer 2 Traceroute ====
  
-{{tools:​l2trace.png|}} [[Layer2Trace|Layer 2 trace]] gives you the layer 2 trace of a machine to its default router.+[[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. Alternatively the tool can give you the complete layer 2 trce between two machines.
  
 ==== Syslog Analyzer ==== ==== Syslog Analyzer ====
  
-{{tools:​syslog-analyzer.png|}} [[SyslogAnalyzer|The syslog analyzer]] lets you browse Cisco syslog messages that+[[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. ​ are collected by the syslog deamon. ​
  
-==== Arnold - a switchport blocking tool ====+==== Arnold - a switchport blocking/​quarantine ​tool ====
  
-{{tools:​arnold.png|}} [[arnold|Arnold]] is a switchport blocking tool. Use it to manually block switch ports or use the backend ​feature and run automated blocking raids.+[[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.
    
  
-==== Edit Database ====+==== Seed Database ====
  
-{{tools:​editdb.png|}} [[SeedEssentials|Edit Database]] is the tool for seeding ​you NAV database with essential informations. ​+[[SeedEssentials|{{tools:​editdb.png|Seed the database}}]] [[SeedEssentials|Seed Database]] is the tool for seeding ​your NAV database with essential informations. ​
  
 ==== Messages ==== ==== Messages ====
  
-{{tools:​messages.png|}} [[MessagesTool|The messages tool]] is where you can publish operational messages. The messages will be visable on the home page of NAV.+[[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 ==== ==== Alert Profiles ====
  
-{{tools:​alertprofiles.png|}} [[AlertProfiles]] is where you set up your personal alert profiles; i.e. which alerts you would like to receive as email or sms. +[[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 ==== ==== Maintenance tasks ====
  
-{{tools:​maintenance.png|}} [[MaintenanceTasks|Maintenance tasks]] is where you create and edit equipment maintenance schedules. Equipment on maintenance does not cause alerts when down or unavailable.+[[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
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 +==== Threshold Manager ==== 
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 +[[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 ====  ==== User administration ==== 
  
-{{tools:​useradmin.png|}} [[UserAdminPanel|The user administration panel]] lets you control NAV user accounts, group memberships and access privileges.+[[UserAdminPanel|{{tools:​useradmin.png|User Administration}}]] [[UserAdminPanel|The user administration panel]] lets you control NAV user accounts, group memberships and access privileges. 
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 +==== The Radius Accounting tool ====
  
-==== Device Management ====+[[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)
  
-{{tools:​devman.png|}} [[DeviceManagement|The device management tool]] lets you view device history, register error events, RMAs and more.+==== 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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