Topology Visualization

The existing Topology page (Classic 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 new Topology 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 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.

  • The Classic Topology page is disabled to save system resources. Click Enable Classic Topology to enable.
  • Once enabled, do not switch often between the Topology page and the Topology Classic 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 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.