NerveCenter Training Video Library

The NerveCenter Training Videos provide in depth knowledge and demonstrations of how to use NerveCenter to solve your Network Management needs.

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NerveCenter » Introduction Video

Watch this video to learn the basics of NerveCenter.  Once you have completed this section you will  understand all the terms used in NerveCenter.

This Training Video covers the following topics:

  • What is NC?
  • Why NC?
  • NC intelligent correlation
  • NC SNMP/ICMP management
  • NC advance correlation types
  • Processing flow and behavioral models
  • NC in action discussion
  • NC point and click development gui
  • NC actions
  • NC in a distributed architecture
  • NC on-line documentation
  • NC pre-packages behavioral models
  • NC Terminology
  • Poll, mask, trigger, transition, state, alarm definition, subobject, property group, behavioral model
  • SNMP Terms
    Base object, attribute, instance, value
    SNMP v3 support
  • Management Information Base MIB tree

NerveCenter » Installation and Product Tour Video

Watch this video to learn how to install NerveCenter and see an overview of all the Components.  Once you have completed this section you will be familiar with the process to  create simple finite state models in NerveCenter.

This Training Video covers the following topics:

  • NC installation overview
  • Product tour of NC client
  • Introduction to building an alarm

Using NerveCenter Video: » Part 1

This video teaches you to build the basic components for managing your environment.  You will see more complex models, how to troubleshoot problems and learn techniques for developing the best polling strategies for your environment.

Topics include:

  • Mask and alarm basics
  • Alarm state diagram basics
  • NC node file and database files
  • NC informs
  • Alarm scope and property basics
  • NC scope
  • Alarm instances
  • Property groups
  • Golden rules of polling
    • Rule 1 – base object must be in a list of property group
    • Rule 2 – if alarm has property assigned, property must be in a property group
    • Rule 3 – if poll has property, property must be in a property group
    • Rule 4 – must be a pending transition in the alarm definition
  • Poll definition basics
  • Writing polls
  • Diagnose poll problems
  • Poll examples and using comments and notes
  • Temporal correlation and use of timers
  • Use of timers example
  • Clear trigger actions with how to
  • Inform actions with how to

Using NerveCenter Video: » Part 2

This video teaches you  the basic NerveCenter components and techniques for managing your environment.  Once you have mastered this section, you will be able to build more complex models, compile and manage your MIBs, use the command line tools and more.

Topics include:

  • Sequential correlation basics
  • Alarm counter basics
  • Automated actions
  • Multi-level behavioral model basics
  • Built-in triggers and ICMP basics
  • SNMP triggers and SNMP status
  • ICMP status alarm
  • NC ping poll
  • NC utilities
  • MIBCOMP utility for compiling MIBS
  • MIBTOOL utility for compiling MIBS
  • Reloading MIBS
  • Serialized database basics
  • Command line interface basics
  • TRAP_GEN utility basics
  • Trouble shooting basics

NerveCenter » How To Guide

This video covers a practical, indepth approach for NerveCenter users, including how to use Traps in NerveCenter, how to setup groups and build more advanced finite state models to manage your environment.

Topics in this video include:

  • Build a NC trap mask
  • Add a node
  • Write an “All trap” mask
  • Build an alarm
  • Turn off an alarm
  • Read log files
  • Build a behavioral model introduction
  • Build a behavioral model
  • Create a property group
  • Clear trigger actions
  • Inform actions
  • Build an alarm counter
  • Create automated actions
  • Build multi-level behavioral models
  • Build an ICMP ping poll
  • Compile a MIB using MIBTool