There are two ways to set dependencies in WhatsUp Gold:
To set dependencies in the Device Properties:
In the console, the Device Properties dialog appears.
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In the web interface, the Device Status page appears. Click Device Properties. The Device Properties dialog appears.
To set dependencies in the Map View:
Note: You cannot set a dependency across groups. However, you can make shortcuts to the devices you want to set a dependency on in a group, then set the dependency to the shortcut.
To view the dependency between the two devices, click Display > Polling Dependency Arrows In the Map View,
The Device Dependencies dialog is the same for both up and down dependencies with the exception that one sets up dependencies and the other sets down dependencies. Up dependencies are indicated with an upward green arrow icon, while down dependencies are indicated with a downward red arrow.
The statement at the bottom of the dialog is generated to help you understand the type of dependency you have created.
An example statement would read:
The polling of Workstation Simulator depends on every one of Intel Switch's active monitors being 'Up'. (Workstation Simulator is 'behind' Intel Switch).