NetEye provides its users with the GeoMap module, and recently a customer asked me to prepare a useful GeoMap configuration for him, so he could geographically locate the backbone devices in his network.
The NetEye Geo Map module allows you to overlay the position and status of hosts on top of a customizable map, based on OpenStreetMap.
The advantages regarding the use of GeoMap can be traced back to the speed in which the state of a device being monitored can be detected and overlaid with respect to the geography of where it’s physically located. A tool like this is very useful in a control room, returning at a glance the health status of the object being monitored along with where it’s physically located, in case for example you need to physically replace a device.
Let me start by describing how to configure the GeoMap module within NetEye.
You’ll need to consult the GeoMap Menu as shown in the image below:
After clicking on Configurator, next click the icon bearing the words + Add. See for example:
At this point you’ll need to provide the correct information as in the example below:
Now let’s switch to the Layer configuration as shown in the image below:
At this point you need to configure the Map Fields, which are useful for defining the information that will be added along with the GeoMap you are configuring:
Again, to select fields, highlight them from the box at the left, and include them in the box at the right.
At this point the objects to be included in the GeoMap must be accompanied by their GPS coordinates in order to be correctly positioned on the GeoMap being created:
The result of the configuration we’ve completed so far will be as follows:
Objects grouped by Host Group are aggregated on the basis of GPS coordinates, and the counts are given for each Geographic location. The color links back to the status of the devices themselves, so for each grouping you can click on a group as shown here:
And then the location will be “exploded” to show each host individually as in this screenshot:
And if you then click on a single object:
Then any details defined in the Fields we previously configured will now be displayed:
As you can see, drilling down is allowed down to individual objects shown in GeoMap.
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