Enable or Disable a Live Link

You can monitor the link status of any resolved connection that is depicted in the Universe topology views by enabling Live Links. For live links on a partial or fully resolved connection, you can monitor the port connections at either end of the modeled devices.
casp1032
You can monitor the link status of any resolved connection that is depicted in the Universe topology views by enabling Live Links. For live links on a partial or fully resolved connection, you can monitor the port connections at either end of the modeled devices.
The status of a live link displays through colors (red for critical, green for good, and so on). In addition, if a port connection within a live link goes down, you can view alarm information about that connection in the Alarms tab of the Contents panel.
You can enable and disable a live link for a partial or fully resolved connection.
You cannot enable live links on a silver (unresolved) connection.
 
Follow these steps:
 
  1. Right-click the connection that you want to enable/disable as a live link and select Enable/Disable Live Link.
  2. Select the connections that you want to change and click OK.
    If you enable a connection, the color changes to green (good condition) or red (bad condition). The color of a disabled connection is gold.
To enable all live links at once you need to:
  • Create a 
    Global Collection
     for all live links in the Navigation pane.
  • Apply the 
    ok_to_poll
     attribute on that Global Collection using Attribute Editor.
 
Follow these steps to create the Global Collection:
 
  1. Right-click 
    Global Collections
     and select 
    Create Global Collection
    .
    The 
    Create Global Collection
     dialog appears.
  2. Enter the 
    Name
    Owner
    Description
    Security String
     for the new Global Collection.
  3. Click 
    Landscapes
     to select the required landscapes, and click OK.
  4. Click 
    Search options 
    to create a Global Collection for all connected port models (live links).
    The 
    Search Options
     dialog appears.
  5. Configure the Search Options dialog as shown in the following image:
    Live_Links_Search_Option.png  
  6. Click OK.
The Global Collection for all connected port models is created.
 
Follow these steps to enable all the live links using ok_to_poll attribute:
 
  1. Select the new Global Collection of all connected port models (live links) in the 
    Navigation
     pane.
  2. Click List, and select all the port models in the 
    Contents
     pane.
  3. Right-click, and Select 
    Utilities
    Attribute Editor.
    The 
    Attribute Editor
     dialog appears.
  4. Click 
    add
     in the left pane to add a user defined attribute.
    The Attribute Selector dialog appears.
  5. Select 
    Port 
    in the left pane, and then select the 
    ok_to_poll
     attribute in the right pane and Click OK.
    You are back to 
    Attribute Editor
     dialog.
  6. Set this attribute to Yes, and then Click Apply.
    Now this Attribute value is loaded on all the live links of the global Collection. After loading, click Close.
  7.  Click OK to close the 
    Attribute Editor
    .
All the live links are enabled in the 
Universe
, you can see that all enabled healthy live links in green. The color changes based on the condition of the links.
To disable all the live links at once, set the
 ok_to_poll
 attribute to "No" on the Global Collection, or delete the Global Collection.