Dynamically Identify Device and/or Logged In User on Office Floor Map

I am attempting to create an Orion map identifying where each office is connected back to the switch and then have the map dynamically update what device and associated logged in user is in that particular office.

I am currently utilizing NPM, NCM, SAM, IPAM and UDT in my environment.

I can see all the information I am looking for all linked together in UDT when I pull up a port on the switch, the device, or the user. On an Orion map I link the switch port to the office, and it will identify whether the port has connectivity or not. I can also configure the map with the device that is in an office, and it will identify whether the machine is online as well as who is logged into the device, however I do not want to have to edit the map each time a machine is moved.

Can an Orion map be configured with each office’s switch connection and then dynamically show on the map not only whether a machine is online or not but also what device is connected and who is logged into it? If so, how?

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  • This is a great idea and feature request but currently not possible with Orion Maps today. We need to update and improve the integration of UDT information into Orion Maps first and foremost to ensure we have the appropriate data. Second, dynamically updating maps can be a bit tricky in some cases as we need to identify where the added elements would fall. In data dense maps this could be a bit more difficult. None of this is impossible but still needs some work. There may be shortcuts to some of this as in theory if the port was added to a map and selected, we could highlight who and what is connected in an Inspector Panel as a first step... The endpoint wouldn't be added to the map, yet you could still track the important details. Would that be enough? Please feel free to share additional feedback! This is really helpful, Thank you!

  • Thank you for your response. I will submit for future feature request.

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