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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. Left Pane—Drop-down menu of map presentation options. Your selections are reflected in the topology map pane.

  2. Interactive graphical topology map pane—Use the topology map to access element information and further customize the map display. The color legend at the bottom is configurable and is tied to the Performance selection from the drop-down menu in the Left Pane.

  3. Network information table—The network information table at the bottom of the window has Node, Link, Tunnel, Demand, Interface, Anycast Group, Container LSP, IPE Policy, Maintenance, P2MP Group, Service, and SRLG/Facility tabs across the top of the table. Click a tab to display the properties for the network elements of the type selected. The Node, Link, and Tunnel tabs are displayed by default. You can add any of the other tabs by clicking the + drop-down menu and selecting a tab. Special purpose tabs are also added in response to right-clicking on certain network information table elements to display more specific data such as various kinds of traffic, interface delay, packet loss, or sub-LSPs.


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.