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NetMRI uses sets of popup windows to organize software configuration settings and provide detailed viewing for devices and networks. Clicking certain icons or links will bring up separate browser windows. Popup windows you will frequently work with include the following:

Tools — Provides a set of networking tools for inspecting and testing parts of the managed network. Included are Ping/Traceroute for verifying basic connectivity; SNMP Walk for retrieving SNMP variable information from a device on the network; SNMP Credential Test , for verifying whether a set of community string credentials will work for a given device; Cisco Command Tool for issuing a configuration command to a Cisco device; CLI Credential Test for testing admin login credentials; and Discovery Diagnostics for enabling troubleshooting by Infoblox Technical Support.

Settings — Provides several categories of important NetMRI software configuration settings governing how the appliance operates: User Admin (see Creating Admin and User Accounts), for defining administrator accounts for the NetMRI appliance; Setup, a crucial block of settings for information collection; Issue Analysis (see Evaluating Issues in NetMRI), for configuring Issue Group settings and defining suppression of issues; Notifications, for defining user event notifications (see Event Notifications and System Health Monitoring); Settings, for a diverse block of NetMRI-specific configuration elements including license management, system security protocols and Custom Fields definition; and Database Settings for copying, restoring and archiving (see NetMRI Database Management).

Define and Configure Network Editor – Enables the assignment of unassigned VRFs to network views, and reassignment of VRFs to different views.

Device Viewer — The Device Viewer (see The Device Viewer) is a popup window that provides many details about any single router, switch, firewall or other device, including interface configurations, device identification and location, functioning network services, neighboring devices in the network and other information.

Interface Viewer – Provides information on individual interface connectivity, performance and configuration settings. 

Network Viewer – Lists VRFs that route traffic for the currently selected network, and VRFs imported from other VRF-aware devices that route traffic for the virtual network.

Issue Viewer — Shows detailed information about device Issues detected by NetMRI.

Job Viewer — Provides execution and error information about job scripts written and run through NetMRI.

The following table provides explanations about the various icons you will encounter in the NetMRI graphical user interface, including icons that appear in many tables in the system.

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Copy – copies a selected record.

Edit – Click here to edit a record in a table.

Schedule – Where applicable, schedules the item in the table for execution.

Run Now/Actions – Where applicable, Run Now immediately executes the directives in the current table record. The Actions icon contexts provide features to execute against individual records in data tables throughout the entire NetMRI system.

Test Policy – Where applicable, tests the currently selected Policy.

CSV Export – Where applicable, exports the contents of the current record to a tab-delimited file suitable for viewing in Excel.

Delete – Deletes a selected record from a NetMRI table.

Add – adds a new record to a table of NetMRI items.

Tools – Opens a set of networking utilities for network admins to perform troubleshooting and device communication tasks, such as Ping, Traceroute, SNMP Walks and other operations.

Background Task indicator bar – Indicates NetMRI is performing a background task. Appears on the NetMRI toolbar and disappears when the task completes.

Settings – An important icon providing a hierarchical list of configuration settings such as User Admin, Issue Analysis configuration, general Setup, Notifications setup, Database setup and other fundamental areas that define how NetMRI operates.

General online Help feature, providing the entire online Help information window without specificity to the currently displayed feature page in NetMRI.

Context - sensitive online Help, from which the currently displayed UI page can show Help for that feature in a separate popup window.

Refresh Grid – allows refreshing of a complete table list or 'grid' of information. NetMRI collects the same body of related information for the table, including any possible changes that may have occurred since the table was last compiled.

Arrows used to move the view horizontally and vertically in the Topology Viewer under Network Explorer.

Zoom In and Zoom Out – Tools to magnify or shrink the view in the Topology Viewer under Network Explorer.

Fit Content – A tool to resize a large map or a small view of a map to fit the entire graphic pane in the Topology Viewer under Network Explorer.

Allows adding or deleting nodes and edges in the Topology Viewer under Network Explorer.

Allows adding a new node in the Topology Viewer under Network Explorer.

Allows adding an edge in the Topology Viewer under Network Explorer.

Deletes a selected node or edge in the Topology Viewer under Network Explorer.

Reload–reloads the graph in the Topology Viewer under Network Explorer after some changes are made.
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