07 Jul, 2011

Feature highlight: The Network Tree

Once again, hi! This time I’ll demonstrate the matchless powers of the new network tree. We all like to have matchless powers, right?

The first of your new powers is called Displayed text. Click the  button and choose which piece of data all the assets will be represented by. If you don’t care for network names, you can choose to see IP addresses in their place. Or asset tags. Or user names. Or simply custom aliases. Also, you can use any of these values for additional text that will be printed out in blue on the right.

The second power is Instant search. Well, we’re modest guys, so we call it simply Search in the software. But it’s still instant. Press Ctrl + Shift + F and try it out. Note: you can search by both primary and additional text values that you’ve set up using your first power.

The third power is Indicators. Hit the light bulb button and choose an Assistant that you like the most. They’re great guys, all of them. Let’s go with Operating system, Online status and Alert presence, for instance. After adding each of them, you’ll see something like that:

Hover your cursor over an OS icon to see the full name of OS, or hover over a red flag to reveal the explicit list of problems with the asset. You’ll find other useful hints as well.

Finally, the fourth power at your disposal is Filters. You use them to hide assets. Offline assets, maybe. Or assets without alerts (in case you want to build an alerts report). Or all assets but Linux ones. Or virtual assets, if you don’t want any virtual hardware in your reports. Use the Filter button of an added Assistant to enable or disable filtering.

Sure enough, you may abuse your matchless powers as much as you like. Who are we to deny you that? You’ll end up with something like this, I guess:

That’s no big deal. The tree can easily be hidden with this little fellow: 

This was Donald Grizzly. I’m done blogging for today. Thanks for your time, enjoy our software and stay tuned for more cool stuff!

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