Creating default Private Last Mile test settings

Default test settings that you can define for Private Last Mile tests are:

To view the existing settings

  1. Click > Test defaults.
    The Test defaults page appears.
  2. Select the Private Last Mile tab.

Selecting default Peer Populations

The Private Last Mile tab displays the default Peer Populations for all Private Last Mile tests for this account.

The populations selected here appear in the Peer Populations and IP Preference section of the Private Last Mile Settings page when you configure Private Last Mile tests, however, different populations can be selected at that time.

To select different default populations:

  1. Click Edit to display the Private Last Mile Peer Population window.

  2. Select the Peer Population from the Private Last Mile Peer Populations list. This list displays all Peer Populations.

  3. Specify the number of measurements per hour to be used for this Peer Population in the measurements per hour field prior to moving it.
    Click . The Peer Population you selected appears in the Selected Peer Populations list. As you add Peer Populations, the fill rate probability (as described below) for that Peer Population is shown. You can add populations until you run out of measurements to allocate. To remove a Peer Population, select it and click .

  4. Click Apply.

Fill Rate Probability

The Fill Rate Probability indicates the likelihood that the number of measurements can be achieved by the selected Peer Population.

The Fill Rate Probability indicators are:

  • Excellent – The remaining capacity of the selected Peer Population is greater than needed to fulfill the requested measurements.
  •  Good – The remaining capacity of the selected Peer Population is estimated to be enough to fulfill the requested measurements.
  •  Poor – The remaining capacity of the selected Peer Population is estimated to be insufficient to fulfill the requested measurements.
  •  Not Available – The fill rate probability is not available for this Peer Population.

Configuring default alert settings

Use these settings to enable or disable Private Last Mile alerts by type without changing the individual test settings. You can also configure default threshold values, although these settings can be modified when configuring alerts.

This section lists each type of Private Last Mile alert and indicates whether this alert is enabled or disabled (shown as On or Off).

Select an alert type to view default threshold values if the alert type is enabled. Select the alert type again to hide these values.

After selecting an alert type, select Edit to display the <AlertType> window from which you can enable/disable alerts and set default thresholds, as described below.

Response Time Alerts

Use the Response Time Alerts window to enable or disable Response Time Alerts and to define the default thresholds for these alerts.

  1. Select On to enable the alert or clear the check box to disable the alert.

  2. If this alert is enabled, select either a dynamic or static threshold. Click here for more information on these thresholds.

  3. Enter the warning and severe levels in seconds (for static thresholds) or seconds or percentage (dynamic thresholds).

  4. Enter the minimum number or percentage of nodes that must detect the error to trigger an alert.

  5. Enter a bandwidth value so that the Portal excludes peers which have a bandwidth less than the value you specify here.

  6. Click Apply to New Tests Only to apply this setting to new tests only.

Transaction Failure Alerts

Use the Failure Alerts window to enable or disable Transaction Failure Alerts and to define the default thresholds for these alerts.

  1. Select On to enable the alert or clear the check box to disable the alert.
  2. If this alert is enabled, enter the minimum number or percentage of nodes that are required to detect the error to trigger an alert.
  3. Click Apply to New Tests Only to apply this setting to new tests only.