This representation of traffic flows shows end-host addresses as black dots, arranged into circles according to the Cluster setting. The top traffic flows between these addresses is shown as lines, where the thickness of the line indicates the traffic volume, and the color indicates the procotol.
The Filter bar at the top of the screen provides a way to navigate through the network hierarchy (see File>Configure to see how to group network devices). At the top level, a list of Zones is shown, once you have selected a zone, the view will drill down to only show information from the selected zone, and a list of Groups will appear. Select a group and the view will drill down to only show the information from the selected group and a list of Agents will appear. Finally if you select an agent, its Interfaces will be shown. Click on the links at any level in the path and you will move back up the tree to that level. If a single agent has been selected a Details button will appear. Click on the button to see detailed information about the agents (see Search>Agent/Interface).
Navigation and drill-down
- Single-click on a node, cluster (white box) or flow to show it's identifying label.
- To zoom in, use mouse wheel or click right-button and select Zoom In menu option.
- To zoom out again, use mouse wheel or click right-button and select Zoom Out menu option.
- To pan, hold down left-button and drag mouse.
- To drill down and search on a node or flow, double-click on it (or on it's label).
- To drill down and search on a protocol, double-click on its legend item at the top.
The following additional Filter settings are available:
This button allows you to select traffic for a selected address. Any address that has been clicked on or entered on the Search>Host page during this session will be offered in the list. If you want to filter on an address that is not in the list, navigate to the Search>Host page, enter the address, and then come back to this page afterwards.
This button allows you to add a filter to show only traffic for a selected protocol. Any protocol that has been clicked on or entered on the Search>Protocol page during this session will be offered in the list. If you want to filter on a protocol that is not in the list, navigate to the Search>Protocol page, enter the protocol, and then come back to this page afterwards. Some common protocol filters are always included here for convenience.
This option controls the way hosts are grouped into circles.
This option controls the width scaling of the lines in the chart, either scaling by Frames/second or Bits/second.
selects the time period displayed.