When you log on to the Application Client, the ipnet map is the default window displayed. The basic components of the Application Client work area are:
A menu bar is a rectangular component that is positioned at the top edge of the Display area. A separator in the menu bar is simply a separating line drawn on a menu which is used to separate one set of operations from another. By clicking the menu and choosing a particular menu item, the preferred function can be performed.
The menu bar differs from screen to screen based on the functions and also based on your privileges as a user. For instance, the Fault Management module has additional menu items, such as Actions and Custom Views. But certain menu items, such as File, Custom Views, Edit, Tools, Look And Feel, Window, and Help are common for the complete Application Client.
See Also: Application Clients Menus, Map Menus
Toolbar is a component that displays a collection of actions, commands, or control functions. Toolbar is useful to display the frequently used components. It is placed below the menu bar and consists of various tools for different nodes. A tool tip is provided for each tool, which indicates the operations performed by them.
To hide the toolbar, perform any of the following procedure.
Click the navigation button with the tool tip Hide Toolbar.
From Window menu, choose Show Toolbar.
On performing either of the above two options, the navigation button changes from vertical to horizontal position.
The toolbar differs from screen to screen based on a module's functions. For instance, the Fault Management module has additional toolbar options, such as Add Custom View, Modify Custom View, etc. Toolbar options, such as Go Back to Previous, Go Forward to Next, Save, Refresh, Help, etc. are common for the complete Application Client.
Maps have a separate toolbar that is located above the display panel (refer to image). For more information, refer to Performing Map Operations and Map Toolbar Options.
See Also: Toolbar Options
The tree present on the left-side of the Application Client displays set of hierarchical data (refer to image). The fundamental object in a tree is called a node, which represents a data item in the given hierarchical set. Thus, a tree is composed of one or more nodes. The root node is the top node of the hierarchical data. Nodes inside the root nodes are called child nodes. Nodes that contain no child nodes are called leaf nodes. By choosing a particular node, the corresponding panel is displayed on the right-side display panel.
See Also: Performing Tree Operations.
Alarm Count Panel
The Alarm Count panel shows the alarm count of each severity (major, minor, critical, etc.). The Alarm Count panel is located below the Application Client tree (refer to image). On clicking the count displayed in the Alarm Count panel, the alarms of specific severity are displayed in the corresponding Alarm panel. This panel is updated automatically and the counts can be seen all the time, irrespective of the functional view, be it maps or events that are chosen.
For more information, refer to Viewing Alarms.
The Status Bar is present at the bottom of the screen (refer to image). It indicates the status of the ongoing process, i.e., it displays Done if all the data is loaded and displays loading... if the process is still going on. The transformation of the color of the status bar from dark blue to green takes place while loading the Application Client.
The display panel is displayed on the right-side of Application Client and appears as a window within the main window (refer to image). This panel is shown when a tree node is selected. For example, if you click Fault Management > Events on the tree, the Events display panel is displayed on the right-side.