The Network Layer

The tests mapped to this layer enable administrators to determine the following:

  • Whether the switch is available or not
  • The current status of the ports on the switch
  • The resource usage of the switch ports
  • The network traffic to and from the switch
  • The bandwidth usage of the network interfaces supported by the switch
  • The uptime of the switch


Figure 1 : The tests associated with the Network layer

The Network Interfaces test, the Network test, and Device Uptime test are discussed in the Monitoring Cisco Routers, the section to come will discuss the Alcatel Ports test only.