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Orion Maps

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

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Updated: June 25, 2018

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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:

  • Node
  • Interface
  • Volume
  • Group
  • Hyper-V Host
  • Hyper-V Cluster
  • VCenter
  • Virtual Machine
  • Virtual Host
  • Virtual Cluster
  • Virtual Datacenter
  • WPM Step
  • WPM Transaction
  • WPM 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.

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

Canvas: Displays the map of relationships of the entity.


Seed object: the entity whose relations the map displays. It is the entity you accessed the map from.

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

To see relations of another entity on the map, click the entity. The map adjusts accordingly and details about the entity are displayed in the Inspector Panel (8).


Healthy topology connection: for topology connections, the line width visualizes 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.


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).


Connection not directly linked to the seed object.

Anything not immediately connected to the seed entity is opaque. This way, your attention is drawn to the problems associated with the entity you are investigating but you also have the option to investigate related connections or neighboring devices.

To display more information, hover over the opaque connection or over any of its endpoints.


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


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

Use the Sort, Show, and Search options to quickly find what you're looking for.

When you select an entity, the Inspector Panel displays the entity's name, IP, vendor, machine type, its descendents (interfaces, volumes), and other details, according to the entity.

When you select a connection, the details displayed in the Inspector Panel depend on the connection type.

What Orion Maps show for groups

Although groups are treated as an entity just like an interface, volume, node, or any other object monitored in Orion Platform products, Orion Maps for groups are slightly different - they do not show all related entities.

The Map subview for groups only shows connections between the member objects in the group.

If you create groups using dynamic queries, the Map subview for the group automatically updates as new members are monitored in the Orion Platform.

What can you do on Orion Maps?

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