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Message was edited by: Kellie Mecham
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. I've only just now seen your question--
In the Network Atlas program, look for the section where you can add a background image. In that same section, you can also select a background color. Note that if you select a dark color (such as black) you will also have to go in and edit the color of the various captions and text as they also default to black.
>> I like the line utilization on the map. Will you share with us how you did this? I would like to do something similar.
Sure I will !
Sorry for the delay, I haven't logged-on in a bit.
Here's how you do it. Go into Network Atlas (obviously) and select a connection line. Then give it a caption something like this (note the use of the variables in the caption text):
Note that the line speed is hard-coded text. There may be a variable for that somewhere, I don't know, but it didn't matter to me for my purpose.
Tip: If you need the original caption to be whatever it is, you can always add a secondary caption and do the same thing. I do this all the time on various objects, especially server / device objects.
Hope that helps!
I saw this and really liked the tie in with the links, but I'm having some trouble with the link display. I've copied the data in as shown, but it appears the % utilization defaults to the port speed. Since we are doing something similar (10MB MPLS on most sites) the utilization isn't correct. Any pointers on how to bring this in line with the actual speed of the link vs. the ports themselves?
Ah, yes. You also have to go in and manually set the subscribed speed in the link attributes. Go to the page associated with the interface port you're interested in and click on "Edit Interface". Then on the edit page, enter in the subscribed bandwidth in the "Transmit Bandwidth" and/or "Receive Bandwidth" boxes and accept the changes. After that the percentage utilization numbers should be correct.
I'm not sure, I'm allowed to share the pictures but for now my view is also fairly simply and generated by our administrator:
Nodes with Problems
Nodes with High Response Time
Volumes with High Percent Usage
The first two give a good idea on which parts of the world has problems (we have factories and offices in 29 countries all over the world). The last one is not very interesting, as I'm not in charge of any servers.
It's great seeing some of the other screen shots. Definitely some great ideas to add to my dashboard, when I come around to customizing it to my specific tasks.
Our NOC view is mainly a Network WAN view. It relies heavily on Gob's custom resources, How long a node/interface down, and his filtered events resource. The Sactun view is all the nodes along a traceroute to this site. It is an unstable IPSec VPN site, and has just one path to Mexico. This lets us monitor where we have packet loss. We also watch the number of sessions on Riverbeds since its licensed by concurrent session. Rest are various node issues.
Hey all, feel free to share stories of what you want, views from other products (scrubbed of course and/or emailed to me directly only), and perfect world descriptions. Keep 'em coming!
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