In its summary form, the locations portlet displays configured locations in your system.

You can right-click to create, modify or remove (New, Open, Delete) the selected location. See Location Editor description below for more about editing or creating locations.

If you select Visualize, a map of the selected location’s connection to equipment appears. See Display Strategies for more.

The Tag option lets you record a location’s longitude and latitude. See Tag for more.

This screen has the following columns:

[Icon] -- The icon for this location.

Name -- The name for this location.

Details -- A description for this location.

Type -- A designated type for the location.

Location Editor

When you click New or Open, an editor appears. The Name field is mandatory.

Name -- A unique name for the Location. If you alter the name of an existing location already in use by existing equipment, the editor creates a new location. If you change the name of a location, this change may take a short period to percolate to all managed objects that use it. You can do this, though.

Parent  -- The “parent” of this location (the location to which this location is subordinate). Select a Parent Location from the pick list. The maximum number of levels supported is 15.

Details -- A text description of the location.

Type -- Type of location, as selected from the drop-down menu. Available types are: Area Hub, Customer, National Hub, Other, Provider, Regional Hub, and State.

Postal Address -- The Street, City/State, Zip address of the location.

Additional -- Any optional notes.

Click Save save the Location, or any modifications you have made.

Expanded Location Portlet

The location portlet displays a list of all locations, with Snap Panels to display a selected location’s connection to the network and details.

The New menu option appears in the expanded location portlet. Click Settings to change the column appearance (see Show / Hide / Reorder Columns). This has the same columns as Locations.

Locations Snap Panels

Selecting a location row displays the Reference Tree Snap Panel, with that location’s connection to containers (see Container View) and equipment. Click the plus (+) icons to expand the tree. The Location Details panel displays what has been configured in the Location Editor.


When creating a location, Open Manage Network Manager automatically selects the latitude and longitude of the address entered for a location. Tag a location by right-clicking it in the Locations portlet.

The location created by default is the address entered in the Locations editor. You can also enter the address in the Search field, or click and drag the marker that appears on this screen. Click Apply to accept the re-location. A Delete Tag button appears when you have created a tag, and lets you remove it. Cancel closes the screen.

You can zoom in or out on the displayed map with the + and - buttons in the upper left corner of this screen.