4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 18, 2010 10:41 AM by njoylif

    Network Atlas help


      Maybe I am just not grasping nesting or this isn't possible....


      We have a large network and I have a geography map of our city. I dragged a picture of the router on the map and then the switch and drew a link between them and selected the proper interfaces. I have child status checked.

      How do I drag the switch so it's hidden under the router. It's going to be too much for the map to handle if it has to show the switch/router of every site for one department even.  

        • Re: Network Atlas help

          two things...
          First, to nest, you need 2 maps.  call one router map and the other switch map.
          on the router map, you'd have the router object and the object SWITCH MAP (actually use the map as the object mapping to). 
          On the switch map, you would have the object switch itself.

          Second, when you nest maps, the system has to update all nested objects as well as top map objects to ensure the status is correct for all objects...this is what allows issues to propagate up to top maps from nested ones.  I ran into huge issues upgrading to 9.5 and had to break out my maps into smaller ones and put in frames so the updated at different times and would propagate fairly quickly.

          Hope that clarifies and makes sense

          • Re: Network Atlas help

            We have a top level jpeg describing our major sites and I have dragged individual map icons on each site. Each of these site maps only has the site's local topology drawn. In busy sites, I additionally have up to 6 sub maps which describe, for example, the WAN links, the user distribution or the server distribution. Be careful to simplify these maps so that when an element goes red, it will reflect up through the tree correctly and allow you to quickly drill back down, without any duplication or confusion. The "use an element only once" rule is only for your convenience. You can actually use them as many times as you like.

            The actual process could be to create your first empty site maps, or whatever you want, and then drag these icons onto your top level map, placing them on an appropriate jpeg in an appropriate way. Then go back through each of the site maps and drag that site's elements onto it.

            The simpler each map is, the quicker they will paint up on the browser.