View details for Orion Platform entities on Orion Maps

This Orion Platform topic applies only to the following products:

ACMNAMNOMNPMNTASAMUDTVMANVNQMWPM

The Orion Maps feature provides the following details:

You can also customize auto-generated maps, or create custom maps. To learn more, see working with entities.

View all entities on the map

Click in an empty space on the map to display the Map Summary in the Inspector Panel.

The Map Summary lists all entities on the current map.

View related entities

On an Orion Map, select an entity. The entity name is displayed in the Inspector Panel.

Click the icon for related entities. The Inspector Panel lists all related entities. Entities with check boxes selected are displayed on the map.

You can further filter the related entities to display:

  • Descendents (1)
  • Ancestors (2)
  • Dependencies (3)
  • Or any combination of the above items

    What are descendents and ancestors?
    For example, if you select a server hosting a virtual machine, the virtual machine will be listed as a descendant of the server. If you click ancestors for the host, you will see entities such as a cluster, datacenter, or vCenter server.

Use the Sort, Show, and Search boxes to fine-tune the list of related entities.

View connected entities

On an Orion Map, select an entity. The entity name is displayed in the Inspector Panel.

Click the icon for connected entities. The Inspector Panel lists entities connected to the selected entity by a protocol-based relationship or actual data flow, such as topology (NPM) or Application Dependency Connections (SAM). Entities with check boxes selected are displayed on the map.

Use the Sort, Show, and Search boxes to fine-tune the list of related entities.

View alerts for the entity

In Orion Maps, you can see all active alerts for the selected entity.

  1. On an Orion Map, select an entity. The entity name is displayed in the Inspector Panel.
  2. Click the Alerts tab (bell icon).
    • To filter alerts, click the alert group(s) to be listed: Critical, Warning, or Informational. By default, the Inspector Panel displays all active alerts. You can sort and search the alerts.
    • To see more details about an alert, click the alert name. The Active Alert Details page opens in a new browser window.

View recommendations for the entity (VMAN)

If you have VMAN installed, the Inspector Panel displays VMAN recommendations.

On an Orion Map, select an entity. The entity name is displayed in the Inspector Panel.

Click the Recommendations tab to review recommendations for the entity. Click a recommendation to open the recommendation in a pop-up window, see more details, and apply it if appropriate.

View groups on Orion Maps

You can view an Orion Map for a group, just as you can for an interface, volume, node, or any other object monitored in Orion Platform products. However, Orion Maps for groups are slightly different because they do not show all related entities.

The Map subview for a group only shows connections between the members in the group.

If you create groups using dynamic queries, the Map subview automatically updates as new members are monitored.

Group status

Starting with Orion Platform 2019.2, you can specify what metrics should influence the node status.

However, when you add groups to an Orion Map, the group status does not affect the overall status of the map. Even if members in the group are down, the map is displayed as Up.