The NSX-vSphere Topology dashboard provides you with details about the topology of a selected object, how it connects to the logical elements in the network, and a view of related alerts and metrics.

If you access the NSX-vSphere Topology dashboard directly from the menu bar, the Logical Topology widget and the Physical Topology widget do not display data. To display data in these widgets, in the Objects widget click the object for which you want to view details. You can also locate the object by searching for it in the Search box on the right side of the widget.

Table 1. NSX-vSphere Topology Dashboard
Widget Description
NSX-vSphere Environments Displays a list of all the environments that you are currently monitoring. When you select an environment in this widget, the other widgets in the NSX-vSphere Topology dashboard show data for the selected environment.
Objects Lists all the objects in the selected environment, and enables you to search for a specific object.

Use the Objects widget to select a specific object, and navigate to the NSX-vSphere Topology widget to view the physical and logical topologies of the object.

You can also navigate to the Object Path dashboard to see how the selected object is connected to another object.

Logical Topology Shows how a selected object is connected to the logical network. Use this widget to navigate around the network by clicking any of the objects in the view. The view in the Physical Topology, Top Issues and Metrics widgets is updated accordingly.

You can point to an object to view additional information such as the name of the object, the object type and additional configuration properties.

To display an extended view that includes other connected objects, you can right-click an object, select Expand Node, and select the objects you want to include in the expanded view.

Physical Topology Shows how an object is connected to the physical infrastructure. You can click an object in this widget to display related open alerts and metrics.

You can point to an object to view additional information such as the name of the object, the object type and additional configuration properties.

To display an extended view that includes other connected objects, you can right-click an object, select Expand Node, and select the objects you want to include in the expanded view.

Top Issues Displays alerts for objects selected in the Physical Topology widget and the Logical Topology widget.
Metrics Displays metrics for objects selected in the Physical Topology widget and the Logical Topology widget.