You can view and change preferences from anywhere in Entuity using the Preferences form.
To access your preferences:
- In the Main Menu, click Preferences.
- The Preferences form will slide in on the right. You can access Preferences from any page in Entuity.
To change your preferences:
- Set your home page in the product in the Home Page field. By default, the home page is the Summary dashboard for the My Network View. To change your homepage:
- Navigate to the page that you would like to be your homepage.
- Navigate to the Preferences form, as described above.
- Click Set homepage to current page, and then click Done in the top right of the browser to save the change.
- To reset the homepage to the default page, click Reset homepage to default value and click Done.
- Click Servers and Views to open the Servers and Views form. When you have set your preferences, click Done in the top right to save and return to the Preferences form, or click Cancel.
- Choose which servers you want to be visible in the Visible Servers field.
- Choose whether you want to consolidate servers in the Consolidate Servers field. When switched on, the content of Views that are on different Entuity servers but have the same name will be consolidated. For example, when switched on, the contents of each server's All Objects View will be consolidated. If switched off, there will be an All Objects View for each server.
- Choose whether you want to show other users' private Views when using Entuity in the Exclude other users' private Views field. This option is only available to users who are members of the Administrators user group. When switched on, the only Views that are visible will be those that are accessible through their View ownership settings. If switched off, all Views will be visible.
- Click Maps to open the Maps form. When you have set your preferences, click Done in the top right to save and return to the Preferences form, or click Cancel.
- Choose whether to show device icons on maps in the Show device icons field. When switched on, the map displays specific icons representing the different kinds of managed objects. If switched off, managed objects will be displayed as discs, the color of which indicating the object's status. If switched off, the Show normal status for devices field below will be automatically set to on.
- Choose whether to specifically indicate objects that are in a normal state (i.e., they have no known issues) in the Show normal status for devices field. Entuity indicates the status of a managed object on a map by using a color-coded disc as that object's background. When switched on, a managed object with a normal status will have a green disc for its background.
- Choose whether you want the status of each end of every link to be displayed in the Show individual link status or utilization field. When switched on, the map links will show the link status at each end of the link. If switched off, the map links will only show the worst status of either end of the link.
- Click Device and Link to be taken to their respective forms, where you can specify which device and link attributes you want to be exported to the Microsoft Visio vdx file.
- Choose whether you want to display virtual ports in the Explorer in the Show virtual ports field. When switched on, both physical and virtual ports are displayed. This preference also affect the Ports and Contents dashboards.
- Choose whether you want to see events and incidents arising from components in the Include events/incidents for sub components field. By default, this is switched on. If switched off, the most granular level of events and incidents will be at the device level.
- Click Done to save your preferences, otherwise click Cancel.