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13.4 Working with the Custom View

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Created on: Oct 11, 2011 6:14 PM by Zenoss API - Last Modified:  Oct 11, 2011 6:28 PM by Zenoss API

 4. Working with the Custom View

The Custom View lets you create a visual representation of your physical space (such as a data center).

To access the Custom View, from the Diagram selection, click Custom View.

You can edit the Custom View to:

  • Add or change a background image

  • Move or resize device images

  • Remove the view

 4.1. Adding a Background Image to the Custom View

Follow these steps to create a custom view and add a background image to the view:

  1. From the Datacenter View page (accessed from the Diagram selection), click Custom View.

  2. Click Edit to enable edit mode.

    The Edit button highlights to indicate that it is active, and Options selections become available.

  3. Select Options > Change Background.

    The Change Background dialog appears.

  4. Select Background Image from URL from the list of options.

  5. Enter an image location in the Image URL field, and then click Save. Any image format and size supported by your browser can be used.

     

    Figure 13.3. Change Background

    Change Background

 4.1.1. Removing the Custom View Background Image

To remove the current background image from the Custom View:

  1. From the Custom View area, click Edit.

  2. Select Options > Change Background.

  3. In the Change Background dialog, select No background image from the list of options.

  4. Click Save.

    The image no longer appears in the view.

 4.2. Working with Devices in the Custom View

Devices in the custom view can be moved and resized. To work with devices in this view, click Edit. You can then drag devices to a specific location in the view, and resize them to accurately represent your physical space.

You also can view device details from this view. Click the device to go to its Status page.

Note

To access device status, you cannot be in edit mode.

 4.3. Removing the Custom View

Removing the custom view removes the view and custom background image, if any. To remove a custom view:

  1. From the Datacenter View page (accessed from the Diagram selection), click Custom View.

  2. Click Edit to enable edit mode.

  3. Select Options > Remove Custom View.

    The custom view no longer appears by default. If you select Custom View, devices still appear in the view; however, they are reset to default positions and sizes.

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