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Navigating in Nodes View


The Nodes view displays detailed information about the nodes in the network. With this view, you can see node details, tunnel and interface summaries, groupings, and geographic placement (if enabled), all in one place.

Figure 1 shows the Nodes view.

Figure 1: Web User Interface Nodes View
Web User Interface Nodes View

The Nodes view is divided into four panes:

  • Nodes list on the far left—Lists all nodes in the topology, including any node groups. Click a node to select it. Click the plus (+) or minus (-) sign next to a group to expand or collapse the list of nodes within the group.

  • Detailed node information to the right of the Nodes list—Shows detailed information for the node selected in the Nodes list.

  • Map in the upper right pane (disabled by default)—Shows the geographical location of nodes that have latitude and longitude configured. You can apply a MapQuest API key to enable the feature using MapQuest tiles.

    Use the following procedure to obtain and apply a MapQuest API key:

    1. Register with MapQuest and obtain a MapQuest API key from
    2. Close all NorthStar web clients.
    3. Login to the NorthStar application server.
    4. Edit the config.json file located at /opt/pcs/NodeJS/config.json.
    5. Enter the MapQuest API key for the entry mapquestKey (include the key inside the quotes).
    6. Launch the NorthStar Controller web client and verify that the map panel loads properly.

    A sample config.json follows:

  • Tunnels and Interfaces tables on the bottom of the display—Lists all the tunnels and interfaces that start at the selected node, along with their properties. Mouseover any column heading and click the down arrow that appears to select or deselect columns. Sorting and filtering options are also available there.

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