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ConnectNow feature in Network Atlas

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Overview

This articles describes how the ConnectNow tool works in Network Atlas. 

Environment

  • Network Atlas 1.11 and later
  • NPM 10.7 and later

Detail

Using the ConnectNow tool, Network Atlas can automatically draw lines between map objects that are directly connected to your network. ConnectNow displays connections based on data calculated for nodes with enabled L2 and L3 topology pollers, as well as for unidentified nodes.
An unidentified node is a node that was found on the network but is not managed by Orion. These devices might be switches, hubs, routers, or other devices without names or addresses. They can also be virtual, generated to signify an indirect connection within your map in cases when a topology calculation cannot find any direct connections between two nodes. In these cases, an unidentified node is generated between the two known nodes.

Notes:

  • The ConnectNow tool cannot draw indirect connections. For example, if the map objects A and C are connected indirectly through device B, you must manually add device B to the map to create the connections.
  • ConnectNow displays data stored in the TopologyConnections database table. By default, the data are re-calculated every 30 minutes.
  • Orion Enterprise Operations Console (EOC) does not support ConnectNow.

To automatically connect objects using ConnectNow:

  1. Add appropriate objects to an open network map.
    Note: For more information about adding objects to a network map, see Adding Map Objects in the SolarWinds Orion Network Atlas Administrator Guide.
  2. Click Home > ConnectNow.

 

 

screen shot of a good connect and test 

 

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