Connect lines and assign monitors

You can create logical connections that represent the status of a monitor between any two objects. For example, you can draw a line between two devices and assign a bandwidth monitor to that connection. If the monitor moves into a down state, the state is reflected in the map.

Create a connection between two objects

  1. Click Devices in the toolbar.
  2. Click Map > Edit Map.
  3. In the Drawing Tools palette, click the line drawing tool.
  4. Drag a line from one object to another.

Assign a monitor to a connection

  1. Click Devices in the toolbar.
  2. Click Map > Edit Map.
  3. In the Drawing Tools palette, click the selection tool.
  4. Click on an existing connection to select it.
  5. Click Assign Monitor.
  6. Select a monitor, and click OK.

The monitor status indicators in the Map Editor are not active. Exit the Map Editor to view the true status of the monitor.