Customizing the My Network Map

WhatsUp Gold provides a suite of layout and drawing tools to organize, annotate, and enhance the My Network map. WhatsUp Gold Custom Layout tools enable you to detail and better represent your specific network environment in a way that makes your site's operational tasks more fine tuned, easier, and collaborative.

Important: When viewing dynamic group and Layer 2 dynamic group maps with Custom Layout enabled, be aware that applicable custom link lines are lost in the event a connected device leaves the dynamic group currently displayed. If that device returns to the dynamic group, any previously existing custom link lines and map positioning may not be restored and/or the device may appear as new.

To begin customizing your map, click WUG17.0N-IMG-LAYOUT_TOGGLE_2 to disable the automatic map arrangement defined by WhatsUp Gold, then, click WUG17.0N-IMG-DRAWING_TOOLSto display the map editing tools.

Use the following controls to manipulate your annotations:

WUG17.0N-SP1-Bring To Front

WUG17.0N-SP1-Send To Back

WUG17.0N-SP1-Lock Annotation

WUG17.0N-SP1-Unlock Annotation

WUG17.0N-SP1-Clone Annotation

WUG17.0N-SP1-Delete Annotation

Bring the selected object to the front of the map.

Send the selected object to the back of the map.

Lock the selected object.

Unlock the selected object.

Clone the selected object.

Delete the selected object.

Enable Always show labels to ensure device names remain displayed on your custom map regardless of zoom level.

Enable Clip device names to display truncated device names below icons on the custom map. Please note, when this option is enabled:

Use the following controls to annotate the map display:

WUG17.0N-SP1-Line Segment




WUG17.0N-SP1-Insert Image

WUG17.0N-SP1-Insert Text

Draw a line segment.

Draw a rectangle.

Draw a circle.

Draw a cloud.

Import an image file.

Add text.

For line segments, both width and color can be defined by the user by selecting the number of pixels for the former and either selecting from a color palette or entering a specific HEX code for the latter. The same controls are available for the rectangle, circle, and cloud shapes along with the added ability to control what fill color the shape uses, if any. In the case of rectangles, the corner radius may also be customized by selecting a pixel value. When text boxes are added to the custom map, line width, line color, and fill can be defined for the shape along with commonly used options for the actual text including bold, italic, underline, strike through, as well as font style and size.

Please note, map annotations may be connected to devices and device groups as well as other annotations using custom links.

Custom maps support the following bulk actions applicable to user-defined annotations:

The controls displayed in the annotation edit panel reflect the item or items selected on the custom map. Any changes made to style settings are applied to all selected map annotations.

Tip: You can visualize, save, and share report-ready representations of your WhatsUp Gold network map using the Map View report.

See Also

Working with the My Network Map

Map filtering