Topology Visualization (BETA)

Topology Visualization is delivered as BETA in software version 5.13.00 and is subject to change in the upcoming release(s).

The existing Topology page in GigaVUE-FM displays the nodes and clusters managed by GigaVUE-FM in a single page. The nodes are placed randomly and the links connecting the nodes are scattered across the page. As a user, you are responsible for the accurate placement of the nodes, which is difficult in large deployment scenarios.

The Topology BETA page provides enhanced visualization of the nodes, thereby improving the usability of the page. The nodes are not shown in a single topology view, but are grouped based on pre-defined tags. The Topology Beta page provides the following views:

  • Tagged Layout Topology: The topology layout is based on predefined tags created by the user. Refer to Tagged Layout Topology section. The nodes can be grouped based on:
    • Nature of deployment: Location of nodes such as region, state, city, datacenter.
    • Placement: Aggregation nodes, leaf nodes, spine nodes.
  • Smart Layout Topology: For smaller deployments, GigaVUE-FM creates predefined tags to group the nodes. Refer to the Smart Layout Topology section.

You can use the device level tagging to associate tags to the devices individually, as against the cluster-level tagging option. Refer to Device Level Tagging section for more details.

  • Do not switch often between the Topology BETA and the existing Topology page as this impacts the performance of GigaVUE-FM. Switch only if required.
  • It is highly not recommended to switch between the existing and the BETA pages in a scaled environment.
  • On switching between the pages, it takes time for GigaVUE-FM to build the required infrastructure, and therefore it takes time for the pages to render.

Recently Viewed

The Recently Viewed pane allows you to view the list of recently viewed topologies. Use the Find in Recently Viewed to find the topologies that you last searched for.