Here we can see, “How to use VoIP and Network Quality Manager to monitor your VoIP network?”
On the internet, VoIP is considerably more integrated. When using VoIP, you must monitor your network. There are numerous reasons why the connection quality can degrade. Using a VoIP monitoring lead might help you improve the connection quality. A VoIP monitoring tool may examine audio latency, network bandwidth, and more. Most of us still suffer from audio delays or jittering owing to inadequate VoIP networks. A VoIP monitoring tool can help you identify problems before they affect users, which every business should strive towards. This post will use Solarwinds VoIP & Network Quality Manager to monitor the network.
Installing VoIP & NQM
We will use SolarWinds Orion Installer to install VoIP & Network Quality Manager. You can use the Orion Installer to install Solarwinds products like NPM, IPAM, SAM, and more. Fill in the required information and click ‘Proceed to Free Download‘ to get the utility. Then follow these steps:
- Once downloaded, run the Orion installer and wait for it to load.
- Select Lightweight Installation and browse to the installation location. Next.
- On the Products page, pick VoIP & Network Quality Manager. Next.
- Following a few system checks, accept the licensing agreement. Next.
- The installer will begin downloading the VoIP & Network Quality Manager files.
- After the installation, the Configuration Wizard will automatically launch. Next.
- On the Service Settings page, choose the services and click Next.
- Click Next again to start the configuration wizard.
- Then click Finish.
To monitor devices, you must first discover them using the Network Sonar Wizard. After that, you may add them to VNQM and monitor the network. How to find your devices:
- After closing the Configuration Wizard, the Orion Web Console will appear. Enter the admin password.
- After that, go to Settings > Network Discovery on the toolbar.
- Enter a discovery in the Network Sonar Wizard.
- You can then enter the IP addresses of the devices you wish to monitor and click Next.
- Then, on the Agents page, select the choice and click Next.
- On the Virtualization page, check the checkbox for VMware and then click the Add Credential option. Fill in the blanks, save, then click Next.
- On the SNMP page, select Add New Credential if you are using SNMPv3 strings. Use the Add New Credential option to add SNMPv2 and SNMPv1 community strings other than public and private. Then click Next.
- Then you’ll see the Windows panel. To discover Windows devices, select ‘Add New Credential’ and fill out the form. Then click Next.
- Leave the ‘Manually set up monitoring after devices are found’ option and click Next.
- Next, give your discovery a name on the Discovery Settings page.
- Change the Frequency on the Discovery Scheduling page to execute multiple scans.
- To discover gadgets, click Discover and wait.
Adding Found Devices
After the Network Sonar Results Wizard finishes detecting your devices, you must add them manually. How to:
- Then click Next to import the devices.
- Select the interfaces you want to monitor on the Interface panel and click Next.
- Next, select the volume types to monitor.
- Click Preview to import the import summary.
- On the Results screen, click Finish after the import.
- To see your new devices, go to My Dashboard > VoIP Summary.
Adding a Call Manager
Add your call manager device to the VoIP & Network Quality Manager tool to monitor VoIP. How to:
- Select All Settings from the menu.
- Select VoIP & Quality Settings from the drop-down menu.
- Then select Add CallManager nodes.
- Next, select your call manager device from the list.
- Click Next and select ‘Enable CDR/CQR polling for this Call Manager.’ To enable SIP Trunk monitoring, check the box (Enable AXL SIP Trunk Polling) and set a polling frequency.
- Next, enter your AXL credentials. Click ‘Test’ to validate the credentials.
- Then click Next. Test the credentials before moving forward.
- Examine the Summary page. Click Add Call Manager.
Note: Your call manager must be configured to submit data to VoIP & Network Quality Manager. Click here for Cisco devices. Learn how to configure Avaya Communications devices for VNQM here.
Following the above steps will allow you to monitor your VoIP network. Otherwise, you won’t be able to monitor the VoIP network. To monitor VoIP, go to My Dashboard > VoIP Summary.
What are VoIP and NQM?
VoIP & NQM Manager VoIP monitoring software for call QoS and WAN performance analysis. Highlights. Live WAN monitoring Solve VoIP call quality issues.
What is VNQM?
SolarWinds VoIP and Network Quality Manager (VNQM) lets you debug IP-based applications like audio, video, and web conferencing.
Sun Server and Application Monitor (SWSAM)
Cloud-based or hybrid environments, SolarWinds® Server & Application Monitor (SAM) is designed to monitor your applications and supporting infrastructure. System and application monitoring for Microsoft® products.
What is an IP SLA?
Cisco Systems invented IP SLA (Internet Protocol Service Level Agreement), an active computer network measurement method. IP SLA is used to track network performance like latency, ping response, and jitter.
IP SLA in SolarWinds
An IP SLA operation is a test performed by SolarWinds VNQM between two Cisco devices on your network. When network performance drops, the results of an operation help you diagnose the problem.