Network map

The Network map widget is located on the corresponding dashboard and allows you to create graphical representations of various network infrastructure and manage them by creating and editing map projects. The map can also be used to monitor the sensor states.

You can add objects of three types on the map:

  • Network map nodes (devices and groups from the network tree);
  • Links that allow to create connections between individual devices and groups;
  • Various pre-defined shapes.

This widget can work in two primary modes:

  • Edit mode;
  • View mode.

You can switch between the modes using the widget's main toolbar.

Edit mode

When in this mode, the widget consists of three areas:

  • Network tree (in the upper left);
  • Shapes tree (in the lower left);
  • Map edit area where graphical objects can be arranged to form a network map.
    Open the context menu in this area to manage the project.

Above the main area is the main toolbar where you can:

  • switch between the modes;
  • add, rename, save or delete a map project;
  • change the visualization mode of map objects;
  • switch between the existing projects.

To the right of the map you can find the buttons that allow to zoom the map.

The bottom part contains the toolbar for editing various graphical objects on the network map.

For more information, see Creating and editing the map.

View mode

Above the main area is the main toolbar where you can:

  • switch between the modes;
  • change the visualization mode of map objects;
  • switch between the existing projects.

In the main area, the network map of the selected project is displayed.

To the right of the map you can find the buttons that allow to zoom the map.

Configuring the display of map objects

To change the way graphical objects are displayed, use the Visualization mode menu located on the upper toolbar (regardless of the selected mode).

The following options are available for links:

  • disable link captions (labels);
  • select how links are displayed (line, step or spline interpolation).

The following options are available for devices and groups:

  • disable the display of item labels (captions that can be assigned on the bottom toolbar);
  • remove own background that node icons have by default;
  • disable the display of node captions (network device properties selected below, and also group names);
  • select which of the device properties will serve as the caption for map nodes when their display is turned on.
    You can select from the following properties: network names, IP addresses, MAC addresses, aliases.

Navigating the map

The widget's main area is used to view or edit the network map.
For convenience when working with the map, both modes allow to zoom and navigate the map.

To navigate the map, click and hold somewhere in the empty map space and drag it in the desired direction.

To alter the zoom level, use the mouse wheel or buttons +/ on the right side of the map.

Between these two buttons is another button that restores the default view and zoom level.