Configuring NAM Probe to use universal decode

To use the Universal Decode:

  • Configure a number of global NAM Probe settings
  • Define a specific software service based on the Universal Decode

The global settings include global settings specific to Universal Decode, as well as general settings that apply to scripts, regardless of the analyzer used.

To configure the NAM Probe to use the universal decode analyzer

  1. Specify Universal Decode global settings
    Universal Decode global settings are provided as part of Other Protocols Monitoring configuration. These global settings can be overridden by specific settings for a particular software service. For more information, see Other Protocols Monitoring - Universal Decode.

  2. Optional: Specify global script settings
    Script settings are provided in the Advanced section of the global NAM Probe configuration.

  3. Optional: Create scripts for use with the Universal Decode analyzer
    The Universal Decode LUA scripts must be placed in the usr/adlex/config directory of your NAM Probe. For more information, see Using and Maintaining Software Services Definitions Based on the Universal Decode.

  4. Define software services based on the Universal Decode
    A software service based on the Universal Decode can be defined in a way similar to that for other analyzers. There is a number of options that are specific to Universal Decode, including the provision of a script. Settings that are specific to a given software service override the global settings for the analyzer. For more information, see Defining Software Services Based on the Universal Decode Analyzer.

What to do next

There is a number of things you need to remember when managing software service definitions based on the Universal Decode analyzer. In particular, you need to be able to replace the underlying Universal Decode scripts: you need to place it in the correct folder and verify that it is operating correctly. For more information, see Using and Maintaining Software Services Definitions Based on the Universal Decode.