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How custom views and maps work in SolarWinds NPM

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Created by Chris.Moyer, last modified by Chris.Moyer on Oct 03, 2016

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Orion Web Console views are configurable pages of network information that can include maps, charts, summary lists, reports, events, and links to other resources. Summary views provide data about multiple objects. Detail views provide more information for a specific object.

For example, the default Summary view displays an overview of all monitored nodes. Clicking on a node in the Summary view opens the Node Details page for that node, where you can see all of the statistics monitored for that device.

Customize views

Customizing views can include the following activities:

  • Create a view and limit it to show nodes of a group.
  • Add or remove resources.
  • Create subviews to further organize resources for a device.
  • Create a map and add it to the Orion Web Console.
  • Change the position of resources and change the layout of columns.
  • Add the view to the menu bar of a user so that the view is easily accessible, and set the view as the home page.

To customize views and maps, the user must have the following privileges set to Yes:

  • Allow Administrator Rights
  • Allow Account to Customize Views

Plan what should be on a view before you create it.

Option Action
Identify objects to see on the view. Select the appropriate object type, such as nodes, interfaces, groups, applications, and so on.
View information for all objects of the selected object type. Select a Summary view.
View details for a selected object. Select a Details view.
Select information about the objects you want to see. Select resources.
Divide the information into several tabs. Enable Left Navigation.
Optimize the view for large screens or mobile devices. Create a Network Operations Center (NOC) view.
Limit what devices should be displayed on the view. Add a limitation.
Access the view from the Menu Bar. Add the view into the menu bar.
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