Google Maps Example

This example will show you how to:

  • Create and display Google map links of devices

  • Send a test event to see how map links are affected by system changes

    1. Disable map links. (Refer to the procedure in Drawing Map Links for instructions.)

    2. Create two locations: "New York" and "Los Angeles." (Refer to the procedure in Adding Locations for instructions.)

    3. Enter the following values in the Address field of the Add Location dialog: "New York, NY" and "Los Angeles, CA" respectively.

    4. Set the location of a device to New York. Locate another device on the same network and set its location to Los Angeles.

    5. Select Locations in the hierarchy, click Details, and then select Map.

      New York and Los Angeles are represented by dots on the map; however, no link is drawn between these locations.

    6. Select Networks and re-enable map linking.

    7. Select Infrastructure, then select Locations in the hierarchy.

    8. Click Details, and then select Map.

      A green line is now drawn between New York and Los Angeles.

    9. Send an event with a severity of Critical to the device in New York. (For information about creating events, refer to the chapter titled Event Management.) Do not specify a component.

    10. Return to the Locations map.

      The dot representing New York is now red, but the link between New York and Los Angeles remains green.

    11. Navigate to the New York device and determine the ID of the component that is connected to the network shared with the Los Angeles device.

    12. Send another test event, this time specifying that component.

    13. Return to the Locations map.

      The link between New York and Los Angeles is now red.