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The ZenPacks.zenoss.Diagram ZenPack enables a visual representation of devices (such as servers or blades) and device containers (such as racks or chassis).
With this feature, you can create a custom view that represents a physical space (such as a data center) by customizing the view background. You can then overlay this view with active representations of your devices and device containers.
For each device or device container, the system can generate a rack view, which diagrams the physical location of devices in a chassis or rack. Each represented device provides at-a-glance information about its status.
Before a device or sub-location can appear in Datacenter View:
To see the auto-generated rack view, you must set a rack slot value for the device. (Activating the Auto-Generated Rack View.)
To see the auto-generated rack view, you must set a rack slot value for the device.
The List View provides a view of your devices (or, if configured, the Rack View).
Follow these steps to access the List 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:
Follow these steps to create a custom view and add a background image to the view:
To remove the current background image from 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.
Removing the custom view removes the view and custom background image, if any. To remove a custom view:
First, ensure that the device is included in a location. Then follow these steps to make devices visible in Datacenter View.
For example, values of:
establishes a device visually in the rack as shown in this illustration:
Setting Rack Slot Value
Note: In the example, a rack slot value is not needed, as there is only one device.
The device appears in Datacenter View. In the List View, it appears as part of a rack illustration. (The rack illustration is now the default image in the List View.)
In the Custom View, it appears as a single device image.
Note: You can customize this device image by modifying the zIcon configuration property in the device class.