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    Configuring Display Options

    The PSM client allows you to control various display options. This section covers the following topics:

    Setting Alarm Display Options

    The PSM Client gives you options for the display of alarms. To modify these options, use the following procedure.

    1. From the main menu, choose Tools>Options.

      The Options window is displayed.

    2. In the Options window, click Display.
    3. Click the Alarms tab.
      • To display acknowledged alarms in the alarms pane, check the Display Acknowledged Alarms check box.
      • To filter the alarms in the alarms pane to only display alarms that relate to a selected device when that device is selected in the Topology view or in the Tree view, check the Filter Alarms on Device Selection check box.
      • To filter the alarms in the alarms pane to only display alarms that relate to a selected service when that service is selected in the Topology view or in the Tree view , check the Filter Alarms on Service Selection check box.
      • To filter the alarms in the alarms pane to only display alarms that relate to a particular group when that group is selected in the Topology view or in the Tree view, check the Filter Alarms on Group Selection check box.
      • To automatically resume alarm notifications after alarm notifications have been suspended, check the Expire Alarm Pausing check box and specify the Alarm Pause Duration to wait for before resuming.
      • To Show deltas for alarms in the alarms summary bar, select the alarm severities for which deltas are to be shown. Deltas are incremental alarm counters that provide an indication of how many new alarms have been raised since the counters were last cleared.
      • To specify how long to keep cleared alarms in the alarms pane, enter the Delay before removing cleared alarms in seconds. A setting of 0 causes the alarm to be removed from the table immediately once it is cleared. Changes to this setting take effect for newly-raised alarms only. Existing alarms continue to use the previously-configured delay value.

    4. Click OK.

    Setting Auto-categorization Options

    Use this procedure to set the auto-categorization options.

    When there are many services or customers, the Network tree can be difficult to navigate. To reduce the visual clutter, PSM can automatically categorize and aggregate services and customers in the tree. You can let PSM choose default category names for you, or you can customize how PSM chooses the category names.

    1. From the main menu, choose Tools >Options.

      The Options window is displayed.

    2. Click the Auto-Categorization tab.

      The auto-categorization options appear. There is a general Default section followed by a section for each branch of the tree that supports customized categorization.

    3. To enable auto-categorization, select the Enable Auto-Categorization check box.

      This enables auto-categorization for items in the Network tree.

    4. Specify the Auto-Categorization Threshold.

      When the number of items in a branch exceeds this threshold, PSM begins auto-categorization for that branch.

    5. To use the default PSM categories, click OK. Otherwise go to 6.

      The Network tree is updated to show the new categorization. The default categories are based on alphabetical categorization. For example:

      Figure 1: Customers Branch Without Auto-categorization

      Customers Branch Without Auto-categorization

      Figure 2: Customers Branch with Auto-categorization Using Default Categories

      Customers Branch with Auto-categorization Using Default Categories
    6. To customize the categorization, use regular expressions to specify how you want the categories to be created.

      The idea is to use regular expressions to match parts of the name of each entry. The matched parts then become the category names to which the entries are assigned.

      1. Select the Enabled check box for the branch that you want to customize.
      2. Type the regular expression in the Regex field. For example:

        The regular expression (?<=-)\w\w\w?$ looks at the end of each name for two or three alphanumeric characters prefixed by a hyphen. The two or three alphanumeric characters then form the category to which this entry belongs.

      3. To test your regular expression, enter a string in the Example field.

        PSM will test your regular expression against the example string. For example:

        The matched part of the string is shown in green. This green part represents the category name to which the example string belongs. You can repeatedly test your regular expression by entering different strings in the Example field.

      4. Click Apply to apply your regular expression against the respective branch in the tree.

        This results in a set of matched strings. Some names might have matched strings while others do not. The first matched string in a name defines the category that the entry belongs to. If the category does not exist in the branch, PSM will create the category. Names that do not have any matched strings are placed in the Other category. Here is the resulting Customers branch for the regular expression above.

        For a basic introduction to regular expressions, see Regular Expressions.

      5. Repeat for all branches that you want to customize.
    7. Click OK to exit when you are done.

    Setting Device Display Options

    The PSM Client gives you options for the display of NEs. To modify these options, use the following procedure.

    1. From the main menu, choose Tools>Options.

      The Options window is displayed.

    2. Click the Devices tab.

      If you want to display the IP address in addition to the device name in the Tree view and/or the Map view, then select the applicable check boxes.

      Note: If you select the Tree view, the IP address is also displayed in the NE column in the Alarms window.

    3. Click OK.

    Setting Overlay Display Options

    Use this procedure to modify the appearance of how data widgets are overlaid on the background window.

    This setting affects the appearance of the real-time PM data widgets and the link details widgets.

    1. From the main menu, choose Tools>Options.

      The Options window is displayed.

    2. In the Options window, click Display.
    3. Click the Overlays tab.

      Adjust the transparency of the data widgets. Choose any value from "0%" for completely transparent to "100%" for completely opaque.

    4. Click OK.

    Setting Service Display Options

    To modify the appearance of how Ethernet services are shown, use the following procedure.

    1. From the main menu, choose Tools>Options.

      The Options window is displayed.

    2. In the Options window, click Display.
    3. Click the Services tab.

      To display a visual representation of the ERPS status in the Ethernet services topology view, select Display ERPS status on links.

      The ERPS status is represented by a , , or a . For more information, see Visualizing an ERPS service.

    4. Click OK.

    Setting Topology Display Options

    To modify the appearance of how links are displayed in the topology view, use the following procedure.

    1. From the main menu, choose Tools>Options.

      The Options window is displayed.

    2. In the Options window, click Display.
    3. Click the Topology tab.

      1. To exclude MXP client port to MXP client port connections when determining whether to display the multi-link icon in the topology view, select Hide multilink icon for MXP client port.

        This is useful when you are viewing the topology for MXP links and you only want to see the multi-link icon for line port connections.

      2. To disregard the port status of MXP client ports when determining the link color to display in the topology view, select Hide port status for MXP client port.

        This is useful when you want the color of the MXP link to reflect the state of the line port connections only. If you select this option, and the MXP link only contains client port connections, then the color of the link is grey.

      3. To allow the link down indication to persist for a period of time, specify the Delay before removing link down indication (seconds).

        This setting allows you to see when a link goes down and comes back up. When a link goes down and comes back up, the link down indication is shown in the topology Map view for the specified number of seconds before being removed.

    4. Click OK.

      Note: For changes to these options to take effect for existing connections, you must click the Refresh from Server icon.

    Modified: 2017-11-07