This article outlines the steps for viewing and understanding the Network Glue network diagram.
Access the network diagram
- Once you have purchased Network Glue, you will see the Networks Core Asset in the sidebar of each organization.
Note: If you have customized your sidebar, refer to our Add assets to the organization sidebar KB article.
- Click Networks in the sidebar to show a list view of all networks configured for that organization.
- Click on a network name to show the network diagram for that network.
The table below shows the icon for each of the network devices that may appear on the network diagram.
|Icon||Network Device Represented|
Other than the network device icons, you will also see grey "root" dots on the network diagram. Each grey dot represents an unmanaged connection/access point (usually a wireless access point) that shows how devices in a single cluster are related.
On the network diagram, the question mark symbol identifies any devices that are not matched to an IT Glue configuration. If a device is automatically matched, or once you manually match the device (see our Guide to Network Glue device matching KB article), the icon will disappear from the diagram after your next sync.
Expanding and collapsing icons and roots
When a router, switch, or unmanaged connection point (root) has associated devices on the network diagram, they are shown by default. You can click the minus (-) icon to collapse and hide those devices from view, allowing you to quickly filter through or pinpoint certain parts of the network during troubleshooting. To show the devices again, simply click the (+) icon to expand.
Viewing network device data
To view more details about a specific network device, click on the network device icon. Device details are displayed on the side pane.
Scenario 1: No match with IT Glue configuration
If the Network Glue Collector cannot automatically match to an existing IT Glue configuration, any information collected will be displayed in the side pane. This includes:
- Device name, type, and description
- IP address(es)
- MAC address(es)
- Web server type
- Operating system
- Host name
- Device contact
- Physical location
Scenario 2: Matched with IT Glue configuration
If the Network Glue Collector automatically matches to an existing IT Glue configuration, the side pane will show all details coming in from IT Glue, Network Glue, as well as your RMM. This allows you to see the data of a configuration in a single, consolidated view alongside the network diagram.
In addition to the above, a match between Network Glue and an IT Glue configuration will automatically update the device icon on the network diagram to the configuration type documented in IT Glue. This allows you to easily identify the types of devices on the diagram at a glance during troubleshooting.
Navigating the network diagram
The table below lists the available functionalities that allow you to navigate the network diagram.
Opens the device matching page. See our Guide to Network Glue device matching KB article for more details.
Note: You will need Administrator or Manager level access to utilize the device matching page.
Expands to show all devices on the network diagram.
Note: This is the default view of the diagram.
|Collapses to hide all devices on the network diagram.|
|Displays the network diagram in a tree view.|
|Displays the network diagram in a cluster view.|
|Search by device type, device name, IP address, or MAC addresTo start matching your devices, refer to our Guide to Network Glue device matching KB article.|