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Left Pane Drop-Down Menu Selections


The left pane drop-down menu offers several ways to filter the data that is displayed in the topology map pane, as well as several views related to status and network properties. When you first log in to the web user interface, the initial view shows Options. The following list summarizes all the drop-down menu choices:

  • Network Status—Displays a summary of the current status of network elements.

  • Options—Topology map display options you can select according to your preference.

  • Timeline—Displays a list of timestamped network events. You can use filtering to narrow the display to specific types of event. This information can be useful for debugging purposes.

  • Types—Lists node types you can opt to display or hide on the topology map.

  • Groups—Displays user-created groups with or without listing the member nodes. Expanded groups are represented on the topology map by individual node icons. Collapsed groups are represented on the topology map by group icons, and the individual member nodes are not displayed. All nodes start out as ungrouped.

  • Addresses—Lists the IP addresses of the nodes in the network and highlights a selected node on the topology map.

  • Protocols—Selects protocols to include in the topology map. Nodes configured with selected protocols are displayed. The default option includes all protocols.

  • AS—Selects autonomous systems (ASs) to include in the topology map.

  • ISIS Area—Selects areas to include in the topology map.

  • OSPF Area—Selects areas to include in the topology map.

  • P2MP—Displays the P2MP names used to group sub-LSPs together from the PCC/PCE, that are received by NorthStar by way of autodiscovery. The P2MP LSPs and their sub-LSPs are included in the display.

  • Path Optimization—Displays path optimization statistics and information.

  • Link Status—Selects link statuses to include in the topology map.

  • Layers—Supports the multilayer feature. If you have a multilayer license, information can be displayed that has been parsed from Transport Layer vendors. The topology map shows interlayer links between nodes as dotted lines.