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This article was written for version 7.0.2 of op5 Monitor, it could work on both lower and higher version if nothing else is stated.

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Introduction

The NagVis automap included with op5 Monitor is a great tool for visualizing the parent-child relationship of hosts in the monitoring system.
This map is however configured to a static size and can get a bit unreadable once you have added more hosts with multiple parents and children.

In this how-to we will look at configuring the automap for large environments and replicate some of the functionality from the deprecated Hypermap feature.



The automap in an environment with a lot of host relationships

Configuration

Open the NagVis map called "Automap", hover over the "Edit map" menu and select "Map options" button

Scroll down the options list to "render_mode" and set it to "unidirect2".

 

This should render a cleaner and more spread out map with your hosts and their relationships

 



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  1. If the map is unresponsive due to the size, and the automap is unnecessary you can set the following parameters to clear the map of any hosts.

    child_layers = 0