LiveAction: GUI-Based Management and Visualization for Cisco Intelligent WAN

Cisco® Intelligent WAN (IWAN) delivers an uncompromised user experience over any connection, whether that connection is Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) or Internet. By unifying the logical infrastructure of multiple connections that span diverse carriers and link types, customers get more net bandwidth through the same physical connections. Cisco IWAN protects performance-sensitive applications from brownouts and blackouts, provides secure and reliable active-active load balancing for applications and improves application performance while reducing significant WAN costs. The savings from IWAN not only pays for the branch-office infrastructure investments but also frees resources for new, innovative business services.

LiveAction* software provides intuitive, comprehensive, highly integrated, application-aware visualization and management for the Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN) solution, including Cisco Application Visibility and Control (AVC). LiveAction offers:

Performance Routing (PfR) path control visualization, reporting, and configuration

  • AVC visualization, reporting, and configuration
  • QoS Monitoring and policy configuration, including AVC’s application-aware QoS
  • PfR Dashboard and real-time network health and status

LiveAction is an application-aware network management software with Quality of Service (QoS) control, designed to simplify network management. LiveAction features an innovative visual display, real-time big data analytics, and a deep control of routers and switches for unparalleled ease of network administration. At a high level, LiveAction has the following See-Point-Click-Fix features:

See – Visualization

  • Visualize real-time end-to-end network traffic
  • Examine historical QoS, flow, routing, and IP service-level agreement (SLA) data

Point – Decision Making

  • Analyze hop-by-hop paths, devices, interfaces, and queues
  • Locate and troubleshoot problems

Click – Control

  • Enable and deploy QoS, Network-Based Application Recognition (NBAR), Flexible NetFlow (FNF), Cisco AVC, and Cisco Performance Monitoring
  • Create IP SLA probes

Fix – Improve

  • Edit QoS policies, access control lists (ACLs), and Cisco Policy-Based Routing (PBR)

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