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Elements are used to make the network layout diagram on a Workspace. The number of element types has been kept to a minimum, and those that are there have been kept as simple as possible. The idea is the network layout should be quick to produce and modify.
Devices represent any device on a network that has an IP Address. The representation of the device is a rounded rectangle. The representation contains three items:
Also See: the section called “Workspace Wizard”
The Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN), IP and Network Mask identify the device. The representation will show the FQDN unless one is not set, in which case the IP will be shown.
Place to store a short note on the device. This could be a description of the device. The Workspace Wizard will fill in a description if access to the device through SNMP was obtained.
This is used by the wizards as the default community for the device. They will allow you to edit this within the wizard if required.
A number of pictures representing common devices have been included with Net-Probe. If you click on the Value section of the properties window a button '...' will appear. Click on this and a wizard will start showing all pictures located. Select a picture and the Finished button will insert the picture. To select no picture once one has been selected, start the wizard and click on the space between the pictures so no picture is selected, then Finish. You can add your own images if desired, under the installation directory, there is a directory called Bitmaps. Add your bitmap to this directory, then restart the Net-Probe client, and your image will be included in the Picture Wizard.
Allows for the customization of the border and fill color of the device representation. Both offer a transparent option.
The Dashboard shows the number of alarms in each of the states. The option not to show this is offered here.
The popup menu can be activated by right clicking on the device.
Shortcuts setup using the Host Shortcut Editor under the Edit menu item will appear here. External tools can be quickly accessed through this system.
Also See: Chapter 13, Shortcuts
You can open some of the internal tools through this menu. For these to be available, the FQDN or IP for the device must be set. If the device's SNMP community is set the SNMP browser will automatically start using the Community. If not, a Community will have to be entered and started. The other tools will all start automatically.
All Actions can be Disabled, Enabled or Checked Now. The option to add an alarm directly to the device is also offered. You can also reset all uptime counters for the device.
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