After the discovery of devices in a network, based on its properties, WebNMS constructs Managed Objects (MO) for each of the devices. For every type of MO, a related object-specific menu for accessing the characteristics of the MO through a UI is created. This configuration is specified in listIcon.data file located in the <WebNMS Home>/conf directory.
The listIcon.data file contains
entries of all the discovered objects of WebNMS with their type
corresponding object-specific menu
list of image files of the respective MO (images of the MO represented for various severity colors).
The details regarding the MO are displayed in the Network Database view.
The conventional method of configuring the MO UI Settings is by editing the server-side listIcon.data file and restarting the server. You can also edit this file using the ManagedObject UI Settings in Runtime Administration Tool without undergoing the hassles of restarting the server.
To configure the MO UI Settings
In the WebNMS Client, from Tools menu, choose Runtime Administration or press Alt+R. The Runtime Administration tool is displayed.
From the Categories
drop-down box or the Categories
tree, choose Topology > MO UI Settings.
The Managed Object UI Settings
tool is displayed on the right-side frame.
The table displays all the standard and user properties specified in the listIcon.data file.
Type column displays the type of the MO. Menu Name column displays the menu that is associated with each type of MO of a particular type and added in the Network Database view. Transparent Image column displays the image filename which contains the transparent image of the corresponding MO, i.e., image of MO whose background is not painted with severity color.
To search for a specific MO in the list, enter the MO type in Search for Type field and click Search. This provides searching for MOs based on their type.
By default, details of 10 MOs are displayed in the table. To display more number of MOs, choose the required value from Page Length drop-down box. When there are more number of MOs, the list spans multiple screens. To navigate from one screen to the other, use the Prevoius and Next buttons.
To add a new MO property and to set its standard and user properties, click Add. The Managed Object User Interface Settings dialog box is displayed.
Enter the type of the MO in Type field. Example: HP-UX
Enter file name of the menu that is to be associated with that MO in Menu File Name field.
To depict the
MO with a transparent image (image whose background is not painted with
severity color), enable Use Transparent
Image option. Specify the image filename in Image
Name field and click Update.
If you need to depict the MO with severity background, disable Use Transparent Image option. For each of the severities displayed, specify an image filename and click Update.
To modify an existing MO, select the MO and click Modify. The Managed Object User Interface Settings dialog box is displayed. Make appropriate changes and click OK.
To view the details of an MO, select the MO and click View Details.
To delete an existing MO, select the MO and click Delete. A confirmation is asked. Click Yes to delete the selected MO.
Click Apply. Now the configurations made are applied to the listIcon.data file located in <WebNMS Home>/conf directory.