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Export maps

Updated: April 10, 2017

You can export maps as Visio, PNG, Network Atlas (SolarWinds Orion), PDF, or map (native NTM) files. When exporting to Network Atlas or NTM formats you will be prompted for a map password. Enter any password as an encryption key for that export.

NTM 2.1.1 exported maps work in NPM 10.6 but not 10.4.2.

In exporting from NTM, keep in mind that:

  • NTM exports data on nodes, interfaces, edges, and map styles and general map-making information.
  • NTM does not export credentials; accessing the exported data depends on credentials selected in Orion Platform.
  • An NTM multiple connection (that hides two or more edge connections) is displayed in Network Atlas as separate edge connections.
  • NTM "unidentified" objects are dispaled as "unknown" in Network Atlas.
  • Network Atlas maps do not show differences between L2 and L3 connections between nodes.

In exporting maps from Network Atlas, keep in mind that:

  • Only Network Atlas "node" objects are exported.
  • Only Network Atlas edges are exported; labels and custom objects are not exported.

Integration with Network Performance Monitor

When you have NTM integrated with NPM, NTM allows you to export map data into Network Atlas. After you do this, if you update the scan for the NTM map, then NTM automatically updates the data you exported to Network Atlas.

Export an NTM Map into Network Atlas

  1. Create a map in Network Topology Mapper.

    See Discover devices and topologies for details on discovery and map creation.

    If you intend to keep your Network Atlas version of the NTM map updated, you must enable the setting Keep Network Atlas updated with these discovery results as described in Schedule a discovery.

  2. Click File > Export > Network Atlas.
  3. Choose Export as a map or Open directly in Network Atlas.
  4. In saving the exported file, set a password as needed.
  5. Open Network Atlas, and then open the exported map, providing the file password as needed.
  6. If you want to discover nodes and add them into the Orion platform database, select 'Yes'.
  7. If you do not want to discover nodes, select 'No'.
  8. Customize the map as needed. For example, change the default graphics, text formatting, or map layout.
  9. Name the imported map and click OK to save it.
  10. Open Network Performance Monitor.
  11. Click Edit on the Network Map resource.
  12. Select the imported map from the list and click Submit.

Export a map from NA to NTM

  1. Create a map in Network Atlas.
  2. Click Atlas > Export > Export to NTM.
  3. Save the map and set a password on the file as needed.
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