Getting started

This getting started guide steps through the basic process of installing, configuring and using your Exinda Network Orchestrator. Each step builds on the previous step and contains links to relevant help topics with detailed instructions to get your Exinda up and running in your network environment.

STEP 1

Install your Exinda appliance

STEP 2

Start monitoring the traffic

Start monitoring the traffic that passes through your Exinda appliance. For more information refer to Monitoring your network.

If you are looking to monitor particular traffic patterns or usage, you can configure objects to support this.

STEP 3

Configure Traffic Policy

Configuring traffic policy requires a bit of setup, however, the simplest solution is to run the Optimizer Policy Wizard. By answering a few questions in the wizard, the system then sets up a traffic policy that effectively controls the general traffic scenarios. See Optimizer Policy Tree to understand how the policy configuration works.

You can also customize the traffic policy and have multiple policies in place to match your requirements. For more information refer to Policies overview.

STEP 4

Create alerts and application performance monitors

Set alerts on various aspects of the traffic. You can monitor the user experience of particular applications and set an alert when the user experience becomes poor. You can monitor the availability of a site by pinging the IP address and define an alert when the latency exceeds your specified threshold or when the packet loss is severe. You can monitor for particular activity that may indicate an issue, such as asymmetric route detection, maximum accelerated connections exceeded, NIC collisions, or dropped packets, and so on.

STEP 5

Find solutions and get notified

The Exinda appliance displays solutions and notifies you if certain undesirable thresholds are exceeded or if other notable traffic patterns are identified so that you can take action to tune your network.

STEP 6

Control and accelerate traffic accordingly

Go back and tune traffic policy to control and accelerate traffic to ensure business critical traffic is ensured the bandwidth that is needed, and that the traffic is prioritized and accelerated properly.