Working in the graphical view of dynamic components - edit and view modes

This topic describes the operations you can perform in the graphical view when you access the Dynamic Container wizard in edit mode. It contains the following sections:

Example view of components of a dynamic container in edit mode

The following example shows a graphical view of the components of a dynamic container in edit mode:

The following is the list or table view of the same components:

To perform operations on container components

You can choose between two approaches. You can select the component icon in the graphical view and then choose the appropriate option icon:

Or you can select the component icon in the graph and then right click to display the options in the fly-out menu:

To view the network address and network mask

Perform either of the following operations:

  • Select the network icon in the graphical view, and then click the View icon to display the View Network Settings dialog.
  • Select the network icon in the graphical view, and then right-click to display the fly-out menu. Choose the View option to display the Network Settings dialog.

To update tag data

Using the option icons:

  1. Select the network icon in the graph.
  2. Click the Add Tag icon to open the Select Tag to Add dialog.
  3. See Assigning a tag to an object to complete this procedure.

Using the fly-out menu:

  1. Select the network icon in the graph.
  2. Right click to display the fly-out menu options.
  3. Choose Add Tag to open the Select Tag to Add dialog.
  4. See Assigning a tag to an object to complete this procedure.

To enable or disable networks

Certain network types have a locked status that you cannot change to disable or enable.
Using the option icons:

  1. Select the network icon in the graph. The option icon that is highlighted depicts the network's current state.
  2. To disable the network, click the Disable icon.
  3. To enable the network, click the Enable icon to view the Network Settings dialog.
  4. Click OK.

Using the fly-out menu:

  1. Select the network icon in the graph.
  2. Right click to display the fly-out menu options. The menu option displays the enable/disable action that is opposite the current state of the selected network.
  3. To disable the network, choose Disable.
  4. To enable the network, choose Enable to view the Network Settings dialog.
  5. Click OK.

To enable or disable load balancers

Using the option icons:

  1. Select the virtual load balancer (VLB) icon in the graph. By default it is enabled, and the Currently Enabled icon is highlighted.
  2. To disable the VLB, click the Disable icon.
  3. To enable a disabled VLB, select the VLB icon in the graph, and click the Enable icon.

Using the fly-out menu:

  1. Select the VLB icon in the graph, and then right click to display the Enable or Disable menu option. The menu option displays the action that is opposite the current state of the selected VLB. For example, if the VLB is disabled, the menu option says Enable.
  2. Choose the available option.

To enable or disable perimeter firewalls

Using the option icons:

  1. Select the firewall icon in the graph. By default it is enabled, and the Currently Enabled icon is highlighted.
  2. To disable the firewall, click the Disable icon.
  3. To enable a disabled firewall, select the firewall icon in the graph, and click the Enable icon.

Using the fly-out menu:

  1. Select the firewall icon in the graph, and then right click to display the Enable or Disable menu option. The menu option displays the action that is opposite the current state of the selected firewall. For example, if the firewall is disabled, the menu option says Enable.
  2. Choose the available option.

To enable or disable distributed firewalls

Using the option icons:

  1. Select the distributed firewall icon in the graph. By default it is enabled, and the Currently Enabled icon is highlighted.
  2. To disable the distributed firewall, click the Disable icon.
  3. To enable a disabled distributed firewall, select the distributed firewall icon in the graph, and click the Enable icon.

Using the fly-out menu:

  1. Select the distributed firewall icon in the graph, and then right click to display the Enable or Disable menu option. The menu option displays the action that is opposite the current state of the selected distributed firewall. For example, if the distributed firewall is disabled, the menu option says Enable.
  2. Choose the available option.

Graphical view in view-only mode

  1. To access the dynamic container components in view-only mode, select the network container in the Network Containers window, and click the Graphical View icon .
    The view-only mode of the graphical view is displayed.

  2. To zoom in or out or pan, click the corresponding icons to adjust your view settings.
  3. To switch to the edit mode, click Edit. You have complete editing capabilities. For example, you can return to the first page of the wizard and update your network container property values.
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