Working with the My Network Map

The primary WhatsUp Gold My Network tab automatically arranges devices based upon role and connectivity information gathered during the discovery process. You can modify and customize it as needed to fit your individual network monitoring needs. You can also toggle between list view and map view.

Select MY NETWORK from the navigation menu to display the map/list of devices previously discovered and subsequently added to WhatsUp Gold for monitoring. To populate your map/list of monitored devices, switch to the Discovered Network map view where you can initiate your first or subsequent scan to discover devices on your network to monitor.

Layout, filtering, and bulk action selection

At left are icons used to configure the map view to fit your specific monitoring needs. Using these controls you can:


Enable a custom map canvas that features a versatile drawing, custom background, and annotations palette.

  • Add annotations directly to the map.
  • Add shapes, draw lines, insert text captions between devices.
  • Drop in pictures and backgrounds (office layout, campus layout, metropolitan areas).


Toggle between a map view arranged automatically according to connectivity and a custom map of your own design. Please note, selecting Custom Layout disables the Include devices in sub-groups option when selecting which devices to map.


Select specific devices and device groups to display on the map.


Perform bulk actions on device groups and edit device group properties such as device group user access (if enabled in User and Group Library).

(overlay palette select)

Enhance the level of map detail by applying overlays to display devices, connectivity links and link status, dependencies, interface utilization, and application monitoring status, along with virtual and wireless infrastructure devices. Please note, you may need to enable one or more overlays to display certain monitored devices and launch corresponding device information cards. At minimum, one overlay must always be enabled.


Filter the map by brand, location, device name, MAC or IP address, assigned credential types, current discovery or monitoring status, operating system, role, and scan time to limit the number of items displayed. For additional information on how the filter control works, please see Device Filtering.

Quick library selection (credentials, monitors)

At right are icons used to access the most common libraries used for WhatsUp Gold device management. From here, you can not only access, but also search for and apply both credentials and monitors to devices displayed on the current map.

Access dedicated palettes which allow you to assign credentials and monitors to network devices directly from the map view. Select one or more items from within the active palette along with any device icon or icons shown on the map, then click Apply to selected devices to complete the assignment. You can also click WUG17.0N-SP2-IMG-ADD_ICON_PLUS_SIGN to add a new credential or monitor to the respective library or WUG17.0N-SP2-IMG-OPEN_LIBRARY to open that library in full screen mode. Click WUG17.0N-SP2-IMG-CLOSE_PALETTE to hide the palette.



Device list/map toggle controls, map zoom, map legend, and more

The bottom of the interface contains the following controls for manipulating and customizing the look and feel of your network map view:

Display/Hide the Legend on the map. Please note, device states shown in the legend and throughout WhatsUp Gold remain displayed in English regardless of the language pack selected for the current user.

Zoom in, zoom out, and fit the map displayed to the available screen space.

Toggle between pan and select modes. When pan mode is enabled, clicking and dragging moves the displayed map. When select mode is enabled, clicking and dragging selects all devices within that area of the map.

Display the Device List both in full and in partial screen views.

Display/Hide the map editing tools. Please note, this control is only displayed when Custom Layout is enabled.






See Also

Navigating the WhatsUp Gold User Interface

Working with the Discovered Network View

Working with the Device List

Searching WhatsUp Gold

Addressing Web Alarms

Using the Top Menu Navigation Admin Features

Getting Help and More Information