The network map Dashlet takes the dependencies between Hosts (as defined
by you, the administrator), and draws a spider diagram outlining the
relationship between Hosts, along with a status indicator for each Host, as shown below:
In the example above, we have focused the network map on the Host
‘firewall1’. This Host is connected to a router, ‘Cisco2611’, which
subsequently connects to a ‘switch3’ which has four Hosts connected to it. The Network Map allows you to see the dynamic,
‘true’ hierarchy of the Hosts within your environment.
The configuration window can be seen below:
The first drawer, ‘Filter from Host’, allows you to select a Host of
which you wish to see the expanded network map (as shown above).
The second drawer, ‘Filter by Host group’, allows you to filter the list
of Hosts available within the ‘Filter from Host’ by a given Host group, and
also limits the network map Dashlet to only show Hosts that are within the
specified Host group.
The final drawer, ‘Advanced filtering’, contains two options:
The first option, ‘Only display Hosts that possess one or more children’
essentially removes the ‘status’ from Hosts who have no further children, i.e.
‘buttermere’ has no children. With this option checked, the status
(green/red/yellow) is hidden:
However, with this option unchecked, it displays the Host status:
The second option, ‘Delete Saved positions’, will reset the network map
on each load if you have dragged them into different positions (by using their
status icon, i.e. click and drag the green check, etc).