Graphical tab overview
The extension brings a new “Graphical view” tab on “host” elements (racks and enclosures). Here is an overview of what is available from this screen:
Both front and rear panels are displayed to give a complete view of the host element (Note: In the free version, only front panel is available).
- Height of the panels is defined by the
heightattribute of the element, on the
Propertiestab. When changed, the panels size change automatically.
- When a device is positioned on a panel, occupancy markers are automatically placed on the opposite panel to help visualize which Us are partially occupied.
2. Unmounted elements
On the right part of the view are displayed unmounted elements, these elements are already linked to the host in iTop but are either:
- Not positioned yet (position, height, …)
- Malpositioned (position is off the host limits, overlapping another element, …)
All unmounted elements can be easily postioned in the host through drag and drop.
Legend summarize what type of elements are present in the host, but it also allows you to quickly see where a specific type of elements are positioned, to do so simply hover on a label.
Example when hovering on “Server” in the legend, corresponding elements are highlighted
Filter allows you to quickly highlight specific elements from their names, serial or asset numbers.
Example when typing “pdu” in the filter, only matching elements are highlighted
5. Obsolete elements
By default, the view displays (or not) obsolete elements based the user’s preference. This can be overriden by toggling the “Show obsolete elements” option, the choice will be saved for that element only, meaning that you can choose to show obsolete elements on some hosts, but not on others.
Obsolete elements visible
Obsolete elements hidden
6. Grid lines
This option applies only to enclosures with a complex layout, see dedicated page.
When enabled, vertical lines of the grid will be displayed to ease positioning of elements.