Topology Visualization (BETA)

Topology Visualization is delivered as BETA in software version 5.12.00 and is subject to change in the upcoming release(s).

The Topology Visualization Classic (legacy) 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 Visualization 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 Visualization 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: Starting in software version 5.12.00, GigaVUE-FM creates predefined tags for smaller deployments. Refer to the Smart Layout Topology section.

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