When you open a Map Console, you need to select a Global Manager from the Manager menu to display an expanded map tree in the Topology tab of the left panel. In a tree, a plus (+) sign indicates that the object or class can be expanded. (On some systems, an open circle appears instead of a plus sign.)
The Groups tab in the left panel displays a tree of user-defined groups for topological elements if groups exist.
Different types of maps are available for the instances in each tab.
If relevant topological information is not available for a selected instance, a message appears, stating that a map is not available.
To open a map in either tab:
Select a Global Manager from the Manager menu to display an expanded map tree in the Topology tab.
Or, click the plus sign next to a group in the Groups tab:
For a class in the Topology tab, you can view its elements (instances).
For a group in the Groups tab, you can view its subgroups.
For the default type of map, you can click an instance in the map tree. Or, right-click an instance and select the type of map you want to display from the shortcut menu. The map appears in the right panel.
Also, you can right-click an icon in the existing map and select another type of map from the shortcut menu.Note:
If a saved map of a given map type exists for the selected element, it is displayed. “Saving a map” on page 143 includes additional information.
To display more than one map concurrently, right-click a node in an existing map. Then, select Map Window from the shortcut menu. Select a map type in the submenu. A secondary window displays the additional map.