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NNMi120 – Network Node Manager i 2019.x Essentials

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Why study this course

This course is designed for network and/or system administrators tasked with the installation, configuration, and maintenance of the Network Node Manager i (NNMi) product.

This course teaches the skills needed to successfully implement the product to manage small, medium, or large networked enterprises. It includes training on the NNM i Smart Plug-In (NNM iSPI) Performance for Metrics Software, and NNMi Smart Plug-In Engineering Toolset.

This course is designed for administrators of NNMi 2019.x. The hands-on lab exercises in this course use NNMi version 2019.11.

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What you’ll learn

Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Configure network discovery

  • Manipulate NNMi tables and device object records

  • Design topology maps

  • Configure incidents

  • Generate performance graphs

  • Generate performance reports

  • Perform core administration tasks

  • Manage an ESXi virtual environment

  • Describe the features available in the iSPI for Engineering Toolset

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Who is the course for?

This course is intended for network or system administrators and network engineers seeking more in-depth knowledge of Network Node Manager i 2019.11.

Course subjects

Module 1: Introduction to Network Node Manager i (NNMi) Software

  • Describe how NNMi supports best business practices

  • Describe how NNMi fits in the family of management products

  • Differentiate NNMi and NNMi Advanced feature sets

  • List add-on and integrated products available

  • Describe how NNMi supports efficiency and effectiveness in managing your complex network

Module 2: Managing SNMP and ICMP Communication

  • Configure authentication for SNMPv1, SNMPv2, SNMPv3 (individual, region, type, filter, default)

  • Configure alternative authentication names

  • Use an alternate SNMP port or timeout

  • Use an SNMP proxy

  • Use the SNMP Command Line Interface (CLI)

Module 3: Discovery Architecture and Operation

  • Describe what NNMi discovers, how far, which objects

  • Describe how NNMi groups discovered objects

  • Describe how NNMi discovers connectivity

  • Describe limits of duplicate IP address management

Module 4: Configuring Discovery

  • Turn auto-discover (inventory) on/off

  • Schedule discovery

  • Initiate manual discovery (single, group, all nodes)

  • Expand discovery (single node, from file, for region)

  • Limit discovery (filter by region, type, node or interface level, before/after SNMP query)

  • Recheck node configuration

  • Recheck connectivity

  • Remove discovered objects (individually, by filter, by region)

Module 5: Using the Management Console

  • Start the NNMi console

  • Locate workspaces

  • Navigate tables, maps, views, and forms

  • Access object details

  • Working with Performance and Overview Dashboards

  • Sort and filter tables

Module 6: Configuring Node and Interface Groups

  • Describe how node and interface groups are applied in NNMi

  • Configure a group by object type, region, specific object, default

  • Use advanced filtering on object capabilities

Module 7: Customising Views

  • Create a map of a node group

  • Place the map in the list oftopology maps

  • Control the default map displayed when the console opens

  • Add a background to a map

  • Control status propagation

  • Add connections to Path View maps

Module 8: Status Monitoring Architecture and Operation

  • Differentiate between fault monitoring and performance monitoring

  • Identify data gathered for interface monitoring and component health

  • Describe the roles of State Poller service and Causal Engine

  • Describe the operation of neighbour analysis

Module 9: Customising Status Monitoring

  • Turn polling on/off (specific nodes, region, type)

  • Set polling interval by node or interface group

  • Set objects to out-of-service mode

  • Select polling protocol and set of data to be gathered

  • Verify the polling settingsfor an object

Module 10: Configuring Users

  • Configure a user account for each of your NNMi users with the appropriate capabilities

  • Describe what each user group may access in the console

  • Configure Custom Security groups

  • Configure tenants

Module 11: Troubleshooting Network Issues

  • Describe the incident life cycle, assignments and ownership, and states

  • View network incidents and incident details

  • Sort and filter incidents

  • Assign and reassign incidents

  • Delete an incident

  • Annotate an incident

  • View historical incidents (closed)

  • Cross-launch to graphical visualisation

  • Interpret root cause incidents

  • Launch and interpret network visualisation (different types)

  • List nodes, interfaces, and addressesin the network

  • View object details

  • Filter a view by node group or interface group

  • Invoke troubleshooting tools

  • Check the status and configuration of a device

  • Display incidents for a device

Module 12: Troubleshooting Using MIBs

  • Describe the use of Management Information Base (MIB) browsing and graphing during troubleshooting

  • Graph MIB data

  • Browse MIB data

Module 13: Event Monitoring

  • Describe event sources and processing

Module 14: Customising Event Monitoring

  • Add and delete event definitions

  • Customise event category/severity/message

  • Create a new category or family

  • Add vendor trap definitions

  • Exclude an event from the display

  • Block trap storms

  • Block reception of events

Module 15: Thresholds and Custom MIB Monitoring

  • Configure iSPI Performance for Metrics Software thresholds and incidents

  • Configure Custom Polling Threshold Monitoring

Module 16: iSPI Performance for Metrics Software Architecture

  • Describe how NNMi passes data to the iSPI for Performance Metrics Software

  • Describe how the iSPI Performance for Metrics Software stores data

  • Perform basic troubleshooting steps

  • Verify that data is being collected by NNMi

  • Verify that collected data is being used by the iSPI Performance for Metrics Software

  • Check that the iSPI Performance for Metrics Software is configured properly

  • Start the iSPI Performance for Metrics Software service

  • Verify that performance polling is enabled

  • Verify that the iSPI Performance for Metrics Software Home Page opens

Module 17: Viewing Performance Data and Reports

  • List the reports available from the iSPI Performance for Metrics Software

  • Explain the difference between reports and live reports

  • Modify the report settingsto change the way a report displays data

  • Determine the appropriate report to view based on use cases

Module 18: Administering NNMi

  • Customise NNMi console settings

  • Back up NNMi data and configuration

  • Check NNMi health from the GUI

  • Locate NNMi log files

  • Move from test to production (import/export tools)

Module 19: Managing Virtualisation

  • Identify the Hypervisor (ESXi Server) hosting a virtual machine (VM)

  • Use a loom map to identify the hosting Hypervisor’s Network Interface Card (NIC) that the Virtual Machine is connected to

  • Use a wheel map to identify the hosting hypervisor’s

Appendix A: iSPI Engineering Toolset

  • Describe the functionality provided by the iSPI Network Engineering Toolset

  • Generate Incident-triggered diagnostic execution

  • Generate Trap Analytics reports


To be successful in this course, you should have the following prerequisites or knowledge:

  • Windows system administration

  • Network protocols

  • Network device administration


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