Chapter 4. Viewing relationships

4.1. Viewing relationships between physical servers and virtual hosts

CloudForms shows relationships between virtual host systems and physical servers and the virtual hosts for each physical-infrastructure provider. The topology view provides a graphical representation of the relationships, allowing you to easily navigate between connected nodes (see the following figure).

topology widget

To display the topology view for a specific physical-infrastructure provider, complete the following steps.

  1. Navigate to Compute > Physical Infrastructure > Providers.
  2. Click on the physical-infrastructure provider to be viewed.
  3. Once the page loads, ensure that the summary view is being used.
  4. Click on Topology in the Overview table to display the Topology page. From this page, you can perform the following actions:

    • Hide or show all physical server by clicking Physical Servers.
    • Hide or show all hosts by clicking Hosts.
    • Hide or show all VMs by clicking VMs.
    • Hide or show nodes in the graph that have a particular health state by clicking on one of the following states: Valid, Warning, Critical, or Unknown.
    • Double-click or right-click a node in the graph to navigate to the summary pages for that node.

4.2. Viewing server relationships

You can view a list of all physical servers that are managed by a specific physical-infrastructure provider.

4.2.1. From the physical-infrastructure provider summary view

  1. Navigate to Compute > Physical Infrastructure > Providers.
  2. Click on the physical-infrastructure provider to be viewed.
  3. After the page loads, ensure that the summary view is being used.
  4. Click on Physical Servers in the Relationships table.

4.2.2. From the physical-infrastructure provider dashboard view

  1. Navigate to Compute > Physical Infrastructure > Providers.
  2. Click on the physical-infrastructure provider to be viewed.
  3. After the page loads, ensure that the dashboard view is being used.
  4. Click on the number of servers that is displayed displayed in the Servers card.

4.3. Viewing virtual-host relationships

You can view a list of physical servers that are associated with hosts that are managed by a specific physical-infrastructure provider.

  1. Navigate to Compute > Physical Infrastructure > Providers.
  2. Click on the physical-infrastructure provider to be viewed.
  3. After the page loads, ensure that the summary view is being used.
  4. Click on Physical Servers with Host in the Relationships table.

A list of physical servers that are associated with hosts are displayed as shown below.

host relationships

4.4. Viewing storage relationships

You can view a list of all storage systems that are managed by a specific physical-infrastructure provider.

4.4.1. From the physical-infrastructure provider summary view

  1. Navigate to Compute > Physical Infrastructure > Providers.
  2. Click on the physical-infrastructure provider to be viewed.
  3. After the page loads, ensure that the summary view is being used.
  4. Click on Physical Storages in the Relationships table.

4.4.2. From the physical-infrastructure provider dashboard view

  1. Navigate to Compute > Physical Infrastructure > Providers.
  2. Click on the physical-infrastructure provider to be viewed.
  3. After the page loads, ensure that the dashboard view is being used.
  4. Click on the number of storage systems that is displayed in the Storages card.

4.5. Viewing switch relationships

You can view a list of all switches that are managed by a specific physical-infrastructure provider.

4.5.1. From the physical-infrastructure provider summary view

  1. Navigate to Compute > Physical Infrastructure > Providers.
  2. Click on the physical-infrastructure provider to be viewed.
  3. After the page loads, ensure that the summary view is being used.
  4. Click on Physical Switches in the Relationships table.

4.5.2. From the physical-infrastructure provider dashboard view

  1. Navigate to Compute > Physical Infrastructure > Providers.
  2. Click on the physical-infrastructure provider to be viewed.
  3. After the page loads, ensure that the dashboard view is being used.
  4. Click on the number of switches that is displayed in the Switches card.

4.6. Viewing chassis relationships

You can view a list of chassis that are managed by a specific physical-infrastructure provider.

4.6.1. From the physical-infrastructure provider summary view

  1. Navigate to Compute > Physical Infrastructure > Providers.
  2. Click on the physical-infrastructure provider to be viewed.
  3. After the page loads, ensure that the summary view is being used.
  4. Click on Physical Chassis in the Relationships table.

4.6.2. From the physical-infrastructure provider dashboard view

  1. Navigate to Compute > Physical Infrastructure > Providers.
  2. Click on the physical-infrastructure provider to be viewed.
  3. After the page loads, ensure that the dashboard view is being used.
  4. Click on the number of chassis that is displayed in the Chassis card.

4.7. Viewing rack relationships

You can view a list of all racks that are managed by a specific physical-infrastructure provider.

4.7.1. From the physical-infrastructure provider summary view

  1. Navigate to Compute > Physical Infrastructure > Providers.
  2. Click on the physical-infrastructure provider to be viewed.
  3. After the page loads, ensure that the summary view is being used.
  4. Click on Physical Racks in the Relationships table.

4.7.2. From the physical-infrastructure provider dashboard view

  1. Navigate to Compute > Physical Infrastructure > Providers.
  2. Click on the physical-infrastructure provider to be viewed.
  3. After the page loads, ensure that the dashboard view is being used.
  4. Click on the number of racks that is displayed in the Racks card.