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Build and import maps

Created by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret, last modified by Gerald.Prado on Sep 14, 2017

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You can build maps in EOC and import maps from NPM to EOC, saving you time from rebuilding maps already created.

Build maps with Network Atlas

Orion Network Atlas is a powerful tool for creating custom maps and network diagrams. The maps created in Orion Network Atlas enable users to view a graphical depiction of their network in the Orion Web Console. You can also use the maps to create network documentation, which can then be printed and exported as needed. The numerous presentation options for your network maps include the following:

  • A large set of predefined background colors, textures, and images is available for you to use in your maps. You can also provide your own custom background graphics.
  • Real-time weather or natural disaster maps may be projected directly onto your network maps using linked web graphics as a background.
  • The shape, size, color, and style of map links may be customized to illustrate the status or the relative bandwidth of associated objects.
  • Map objects may be presented in a unique set of graphical styles to portray network status
  • Maps may be nested to selectively reveal increasing levels of map detail, and the status of nested map child objects may be bubbled up to the parent map.

Import maps into EOC

Download the Orion to EOC Map Converter.

The EOC Map Converter tool is compatible NPM 10.4.x and later.

Prerequisites

  • Orion EOC must currently be managing at least one SolarWinds Orion server.
  • If Orion EOC is configured to use Active Directory accounts to access Orion servers, make sure to enter the password for the AD account in the Orion Logins section of EOC. Also, only AD accounts that were individually added to the Orion Server can be used to import a map. Active Directory group accounts are not compatible with Map Converter.
  • The user running this utility must:
    1. Run Map Converter using a Windows Administrator account that also has Orion EOC Administrator role permissions.
    2. Log into Map Converter using an Orion EOC account that was individually added to Orion EOC. Active Directory group accounts are not compatible with Map Converter.
    3. Have Orion EOC access to at least one SolarWinds Orion server.
    4. Have Node Management rights on the remote Orion server.

Setup

  1. Copy SolarWinds-OrionToEOCMapConverter-1.5.exe to your Orion EOC server.
  2. Run SolarWinds-OrionToEOCMapConverter-1.5.exe and follow the installer instructions.
  3. Allow the Users group Full Control to C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Temporary ASP.NET.
    1. Find the folder in Windows Explorer.
    2. Right-click the folder and then click Properties.
    3. Click the Security tab.
    4. If using Windows 2008, click Edit.
    5. Select Users in the Group or User Names list, select the Full Control check box, and then click OK.
  4. Allow the Everyone group Full Control to C:\Windows\Temp\SolarWinds\NetworkAtlas\EOC\SolarWinds\NetworkAtlas\MapsWeb\EOC\localhost and all of its child objects.
    1. Find the folder in Windows Explorer.
    2. Right-click the folder and then click Properties.
    3. Click the Security tab.
    4. If using Windows 2008, click Edit.
    5. Click Add.
    6. Enter Everyone in the Enter the object names to select text box, and then click OK.
    7. Click Advanced
  5. Select the Replace permission entries on all child objects with entries shown here that apply to child objects, and click OK.
  6. Click Yes when asked to continue by a Security dialog box.
  7. Select Everyone in the Group or User Names list, select the Full Control check box, and then click OK.

Import maps into EOC

  1. Log in to the Orion EOC server with a Windows Administrator account that also has Orion EOC Administrator role permissions.
  2. If using Windows Server 2008, right-click Start > All Programs > SolarWinds > Convert Orion maps to EOC and click Run as Administrator.
  3. If using Windows Server 2003, click Start > All Programs > SolarWinds > Convert Orion maps to EOC.
  4. Select the Orion server hosting your maps from the Orion list.
  5. Select the check boxes next to the maps you want to import into Orion EOC.
  6. If you want to edit the Orion EOC names of the maps you are importing, click the map name in the New Name column and then edit the name.
  7. Click Import.

If you are importing a nested map, you must import all of the maps that reference the nested map (parent/child). Failure to migrate the referenced maps will cause EOC to show an incorrect status of the nested map.

Troubleshooting

  • Maps you import from different Orion servers may share the same name. You must rename these maps so that each has a unique name in Orion EOC. The child/parent relationships regarding any renamed map will break, and you must manually correct this after importing.
  • Windows 2008 customers may encounter problems either after manually clicking the Refresh button, or after selecting a different Orion server. If the utility crashes, restart it and resume importing.
  • If using an operating system such as Windows Server 2008 that has UAC, you must run the program using Run as Administrator.
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