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Topology View Overview

 

When you first log in to the Web user interface, the initial window displays the Topology view by default, as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Topology View
Topology View

The Topology view is the main work area for the live network you load into the system, and has the following panes (numbers correspond to the callouts in Figure 1):

  1. Filters/Options pane on the left—Use the drop-down menu to select options/filters according to your preference. Your selections are reflected in the topology map pane.

  2. Interactive graphical topology map—Use the topology map to access element information and customize the map display.

  3. Network information pane at the bottom—The network information pane at the bottom of the window has Node, Link, Tunnel, SRLG, and Maintenance tabs across the top of the table. Click a tab to display the properties for the network elements of the type selected. The Maintenance tab displays scheduled maintenance events, which are scheduled failures of selected network elements.

    Note

    If the Topology view should ever fail to refresh as expected, we recommend you click the refresh button () at the bottom of the window, below the Network Information table.