Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about reports.
When should I generate an activity map?
With an activity map, you can view the connections between devices across your network in
real-time or for a specific time interval. Instead of a static visualization of how your
network is organized, an activity map provides a dynamic view of protocol activity on your
network as it occurs. An activity map can help answer the following questions:
- Is a server that should be disconnected or decommissioned still sending or receiving
traffic from other devices?
- Which services are interacting with my slow application server? Is one of these services
sending an overwhelming volume of traffic that might be affecting application
- Are databases or authentication servers making unauthorized connections with other
Why don’t I see every device label in my map?
optimize the amount of information you can view in a large map, the map does not display every
device label by default. Zoom in or hover over circles and lines to view their
Can I export my map?
Yes, you can export the entire map
as a PNG, SVG, or PDF file.
Can I view my map in 3D?
Yes, click the command menu
in the upper right corner of the
activity map and select View 3D Layout
. Maps displayed in the 3D layout
automatically rotate until you pan or zoom on the map
What does the width of the line mean?
The width of the
line corresponds to a metric, such as bytes, connections, or TCP turns. A wider line
highlights which connections between devices are associated with more activity. By default,
the width of the line corresponds to bytes, or volume of traffic.
Why are some circles larger than others?
The size of the
circle corresponds to a metric, such as bytes, connections, or TCP turns. Larger circles
highlight which devices are associated with more activity. By default, the size of the circle
corresponds to bytes, or volume of traffic.
How are devices grouped together on a map?
show you a dynamic view of real-time connections between devices. The placement of devices is
determined by an algorithm that optimizes the map layout. Devices are not grouped together
based on relationship or network topology.
Will map elements change color based on alert or troubleshooting
The color of circles does not change based on an alert status. The color
shading of circles and lines on the maps can help you identify which devices have more
activity associated with them. Bolder shading indicates more activity.
Why does the map layout change while I'm viewing
The layout can change as new data presents changes in device activity. When the
time interval in the upper left corner of the page is set to an interval such as
Last 30 minutes
, Last 6 hours
, activity map data will continuously update every minute
with real-time data. Select a custom time interval with a specific start and end date to stop
real-time layout updates.