The Maps tab is an extension of LogicMonitor’s topology mapping capabilities. From the Maps tab, you can view the relationships between the currently selected resource and other elements in your network.
The Maps tab is available from the resource and resource group levels.
For more information on LogicMonitor’s topology mapping capabilities, see Topology Mapping Overview.
Using the Maps Tab at the Resource Level
The Maps tab is enabled for resources that have been assigned an external resource ID (ERI). It is also enabled for services, and serves to map the members of that service.
On the Maps tab, you are presented with a topology map that features all incoming or outgoing relationships with one degree of separation from the currently selected resource.
You can use the following options to modify the topology map that displays on the Maps tab:
- 1-Degree Away—This option displays resources within one degree from the original resource.
- 2-Degree Away—This option displays the first-degree relationships of those resources that are one degree away from the original resource.
- Dynamic—This option uses the breadth first search (BFS) algorithm. This algorithm indexes on the original resources and expands the topology map outward, jumping from one related resource to the next until it encounters a vertex that has >5 child vertices. This process continues indefinitely until the algorithm runs out of vertices with ≤ 5 children to search.
You can use the following options to modify the topology map layout:
- Hierarchical (top down)—This is the default layout. In this layout, vertices are organized in a top-down tree-like structure.
- Hierarchical (left to right)—This horizontal layout displays relationships from left to right.
- Dynamic Layout—This is a force-directed layout algorithm. Vertices repulse each other and edges act as “springs” to pull them together.
- Radial—This layout positions vertices in a circle that emanates from a starting center vertex.
- Circular—This layout emphasizes group and tree structures within a network. It creates node partitions by analyzing the connectivity structure of the network, and arranges the partitions as separate circles. The circles themselves are arranged in a radial tree layout fashion.
You can use the Edges dropdown menu to select which edges you want to display. In addition, you can use the Undiscovered Vertices dropdown menu to display connections to network components that have only been identified via topology mapping.
Using the Maps Tab at the Resource Group Level
When you open the Maps tab for a resource group, you are presented with a topology map that features all resources in the currently selected group. You can use the Subgroups dropdown menu to display all resources in the current group and its subgroups.
Limitations of the Maps Tab
There are some limitations to the Maps tab. While most options for customizing the map display are identical to the Mapping page, you cannot do the following from the Maps tab:
- Build topology maps ad-hoc by inserting additional resources or right-clicking on a vertex and viewing its relationships.
Note: You can add additional nodes to a topology map on the Maps tab by adding the node to the resource group.
- Save topology maps.
- Add topology maps to dashboards.
You can use the New Window button to open the topology map in the Mapping page in a new tab. You can then use the Mapping page to build out the map in an ad-hoc manner, save the map, and add the map to dashboards. For more information, see Mapping Page.
Note: The Topology map view is automatically set to 1-Degree Away when exporting to the Mapping page.