Customizing View Options for Data Units

1.On a map, select Map > Map Settings from the map toolbar.

2.Customize the following settings based on your needs. See Map Settings for more explanations.

To adjust the display ratio for a data unit, click the cell to change the value.

To hide a data unit from the map, deselect the check box.

3.To apply this change as default to all your newly created maps, click Set as Default. Otherwise, this change will only be applied to the current map session.

Map Settings

The attributes of map settings are described as follows:




View Options for Data Unit

Data Unit

Includes device hostname, interface name, device note and the following:

Device/Link Position — where device properties can be defined in data view templates. See Creating a Data View Template for details.

Overflow Position — shown as under a device icon on a map.

Other Draw Shapes — the shapes drawn on a map. See map stencil for more details.

Display Ratio

Indicates the threshold of zoom controls for displaying a corresponding data unit on a map.

Zoom Step

Indicates the zoom controls changed by each zoom-in or zoom-out action. See Browsing Device Data on Map for more details.

Hide media connected with two topology links only

Hides the media connected with only two links.

Auto Link Settings

Default Auto Link:

IPv4 L3 Topology

IPv6 L3 Topology

L2 Topology

L3 VPN Tunnel

L2 Overlay Topology

See Topology Type for details.

Link Option Between Two Devices:

Exclude Management Interface

Exclude management links from map while using the auto-link function.

Note: This option has dependency with the execution of the built-in plugin Identify Management Interfaces through the basic system benchmark task.

Device View on Expanded Style

One device type that is suitable for Layer 2 topology. You can point to a port or click a link to view its detailed information.

Interface Highlight Mode

Highlight Link & Port

Highlight both link and port.

Only Highlight Link

Highlight link.

Only Highlight Port

Highlight port.