Configuring Views

Click and drag displayed portions of this screen to see other parts of the topology. To move the display more, click in the Overview panel. You can also expand / collapse the panels on the left of the screen by clicking their title bars.

Nodes appear colored according to the alarm severity on the device, and white if no alarm exists for the device. Hover the cursor over an icon or link between icons to see a small screen describing its device (Name, Type, IP address), network status (Responding / Not Responding) and alarm severity. Click an icon to highlight it (or click its name in the Top-Level Nodes Tab tab list) and its connections to the network. See Alarms in Visualizations / Topologies for more about the alarm severities indicated by icons in topology.

If you have installed a firewall on the application server, ports 80 and 8080 must both be open for topology to work.

If you have a Container View portlet on the same page as Visualize My Network, the selected container filters what appears in the view. Without containers, Visualize My Network can configure what appears in other portlets on its page (for example Ports).

Click the Legend Tab to see the meaning of lines, links and alarm colors. Hover the cursor over a link to see its type described.

The screen to the right of the Visualize My Network screen displays the following panels:


Properties and Settings > Layouts Tab

Properties and Settings > Properties

Legend Tab

Top-Level Nodes Tab

Click the triangles to the left of these panels’ labels to collapse or expand them.

In addition to the screen components immediately displayed, you can right-click an icon or component, and Drill in or Expand a device to see its subcomponents. If you expand, then its subcomponents appear with the rest of the topology. If you Expand Grouped, then the subcomponents appear in a minimize-able block (hover your cursor to see the block in color, and click the circled minus to minimize the group).

If you drill in, other components do not appear. Finally, you can select the Details menu option to open another browser window with the Details screen of the selected node.

If you want to initiate Actions on a node or its components, do so by right-clicking the Details screen’s Reference Tree.

The Properties and Settings > Layouts Tab selections determine the arrangement of such expansions or drill-ins.

When you drill in, the path back to the top level appears below the topology.

Click the level where you want to “drill out,” or click Home to go to the top level.

If you right click the blank area of the screen, you can Export it as either a .png image or GML (graphic markup language), or print the displayed topology.

Because Topology uses Adobe Flash, menu items appear for that software when you right-click nodes. This includes Settings, Global Settings and About Flash menu items. The text below does not discuss these.