Troubleshoot a Device's Network Connections by Linking to SteelCentral NetProfiler

When viewing a monitored device in Aternity, you can link directly to the same device SteelCentral NetProfiler™ to view its network connections, traffic volume, ports and so on, to help troubleshoot slow network performance. From a single device in NetProfiler, you can monitor its broader subnet to see if there is a flood of traffic in this area of the network, or perhaps other subnets are clogging access to a shared network component, which may be causing poor network performance.

For example, if a device's network access is slow, link to NetProfiler to check this area of the network to determine bandwidth and usage in this subnet, or perhaps other subnets whose demands may impact the response time of a shared server.

High traffic can impact network performance on a subnet or to shared servers

You can access the link to NetProfiler in Aternity when you view any dashboard which is dedicated to a single device, like Troubleshoot Device or User Experience.

Before you begin

Aternity SaaS can link to any recent version of NetProfiler.

To integrate links from NetProfiler into Aternity, you need version 10.10, 10.11 or 10.12 of NetProfiler, and the latest Aternity SaaS version.

Procedure

  1. Step 1 Open a browser and sign in to Aternity.
  2. Step 2 Access the Gear Icon > Integration Settings > SteelCentral NetProfiler™ to configure Aternity with the address of your NetProfiler.
    Configure Aternity to point to AppInternals
    Field Description
    SteelCentral NetProfiler™

    Enter the URL of your NetProfiler web user interface.

  3. Step 3 To add a link to Aternity from NetProfiler, open NetProfiler and select Configuration > Riverbed Links > Aternity.
    Configure NetProfiler to point to Aternity
    Field Description
    Aternity

    Select to add the Aternity URL.

    Hostname

    Enter the URL for accessing Aternity, like my.aternity.com.

    Tip

    Enter the domain name WITHOUT the protocol (no https://). For example, aternity.mycompany.com. NetProfiler only supports secured HTTPS connections.

    Account ID

    Enter the account ID for your Aternity. You can find this in the URL when you access Aternity, where the last few characters are ?BACCT=21, where the value (in this example 21) is your account ID.

  4. Step 4 In Aternity, from any dashboard about a single monitored device, select the quick jump menu and select View in NetProfiler.
    Use the quick jump menu to view the device in NetProfiler