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Orion Maps

Created by Magdalena.Markova, last modified by Magdalena.Markova on May 31, 2018

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Updated: December 4, 2018

This Orion Platform topic applies only to the following products:

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Orion Maps is a troubleshooting tool that auto-generates maps displaying monitored entities, such as nodes, interfaces, volumes, or groups, and their critical relationships.

The Orion Maps tool opens in the Orion Web Console as a subview and displays both physical and logical relationships between entities, using NPM Topology, SAM Application Dependencies, and other relationship information to quickly isolate and identify critical health and performance issues.

The Orion Platform creates the map without any user intervention, and adds or removes entities as changes occur in the environment.

Orion Maps are only available for default views. You can't add Orion Maps to your custom views.

The Orion Maps feature currently supports the following entities:

Product entities
Orion Platform Node, Volume, Group
NPM Interface
SAM Application, Application dependency, AppInsight
SRM Array, Pool, LUN, NAS volume
VMAN Hyper-V Host, Hyper-V Cluster, VCenter, Virtual Machine, Virtual Host, Virtual Cluster, Virtual Datacenter, Virtual Datastore
WPM Step, Transaction, Player Location

Meet Orion Maps in the Orion Web Console

To access Orion Maps, go to an entity Details view and click the Map subview in the menu on the left.

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1 Map icon: Click the icon in the subviews menu on the Details view of the entity to display the Orion Map.
2

Canvas: Displays the map of relationships of the entity.

3

Seed object: The entity whose relationships the map displays. This is the entity you accessed the map from.

Note the color of the ring around the entity. The color signifies the entity health, based on thresholds set for the entity. See Thresholds for more details.

To see more details about an entity on the map, click the entity. The map adjusts accordingly and details about the entity are displayed in the Inspector Panel (7).

4

Healthy topology connection: For topology connections, the line width represents the interface bandwidth and the "metric pill" displays the outbound traffic and percent utilization.

The pill can also display errors and discards if polled values for the metric exceed the threshold.

See Understand connections on Orion Maps.

5

Connection with issues: The color signifies that a threshold has been exceeded. Yellow means warning, red signifies a critical threshold. See Thresholds for more details.

Hover over the metric pill to display tooltips.

Click the connection to see details in the Inspector Panel (8).

6

Tools for adjusting the map: Zoom in, zoom out, pan, or change layout. See Adjust the Orion Map.

7

Inspector Panel: Displays details about the entity or connection selected on the map.

When you open Orion Maps from an entity details page, the Inspector Panel only displays the entity name, IP, vendor, and machine type.

  • To see more details about an entity, click the navigation bars in the Inspector Panel (8, 9, 10, 11).
  • To see details for a mapped entity, select the entity on the map.
  • To see more details about a connection, select it on the map. The details displayed in the Inspector Panel depend on the connection type.
  • To see all entities on the map, click into the map. The Inspector Panel displays the Map Summary, a list of all entities on the map.
8 Related: Displays entities related to the selected entity in any relation: descendants, ancestors, and dependencies.
9 Connected: Displays entities connected to the selected entity by a protocol-based relationship or actual data flow, such as topology (NPM) or Application Dependency Connections (SAM).
10 Alerts: Displays a list of active alerts associated with the entity.
11 Recommendations (only with VMAN): If you have VMAN installed, this section presents recommendations for the entity.

What can you do on Orion Maps?

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