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Displaying topology graphs in a cube mode with maintaining links

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244806D
Publication Date: 2016-Jan-18
Document File: 3 page(s) / 229K

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Abstract

This article presents a new way of displaying topology graphs in a cube mode with maintaining links. The approach allows to maintain a large amount of context information and present to user in a consumable form.

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Displaying topology graphs in a cube mode with maintaining links

Multiple IT products display topology graphs to present an IT infrastructure. The nodes and links represent real devices and their relationships. However presenting many information around the content is very difficult. The information could be coming from monitoring, change management, ticketing system. Existing products could have a menu to display different layer of the topology. Switching those layers requires multiple clicks and many times does not give same view.

What we're proposing is the new way of operating on topology graphs with maintaining links. The solution introduces cube idea for each icon, where user can move it with mouse to the right or left and switching context. The number of moves is being controlled by number of services that are connected in the background and providing data . An example of data is:
- CPU usage
- Memory usage
- Disk Usage
- Number of Changes
- Number of Tickets
and multiple more depending on the service provider data.

User with mouse selects one of the objects in the topology and moves it to the right or left. When the action occurs, all of the other nodes available in the graph are being changed to represent same context. What is unique is the way of changing the content on topology with maintaining the links and thus giving the user availability to look at the same view.

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After the move (all icons at the same time change) user see same graph with...