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Oracle® Communications Network Intelligence Concepts
Release 7.2.2

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2 About the User Interface

This chapter describes the Oracle Communications Network Intelligence user interface and outlines the main features, including the toolbars, tree browser, and views.

Displaying Network Inventory Data

To display network inventory data, you must start the Network Intelligence server application and launch the client.

See Network Intelligence Installation Guide for more information.

Figure 2-1 displays the Network Intelligence GUI.

Figure 2-1 Network Intelligence GUI

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Displaying Different Types of Data

To display network inventory data, use the context toolbar to select which type of data you want to see (for example, a network, site, or topology).

Figure 2-2 shows part of the context toolbar running vertically on the left of the GUI:

Figure 2-2 Network Intelligence GUI: Context Toolbar

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To display a type of network entity, click the corresponding icon in the context toolbar. Network Intelligence displays a tree browser showing the entities in the system.

About the Tree Browser

When a network entity is selected, a menu for the network entity family is added to the main menu bar. So, for example, when the site tree browser is displayed, it lists all existing network site locations; all site collection views can be accessed from the sites tree browser. The creation of new sites is enabled.

Figure 2-3 shows part of a trail display in the tree browser. It is made up of a series of folders used to group different trails:

Figure 2-3 Network Intelligence GUI: Tree Browser

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The tree browser displays icons that perform the following actions:

Table 2-1 Using the Tree Browser Icons

Icon Description
Entity instance creation icon

Create an instance of the entity (for example, network, site, or topology, using the entity detail view).

Create an instance of an equipment or trail by selecting the Entity Configuration wizard (for example, Trail Configuration wizard).

Tree browser search icon

Search the tree browser.

You can search for individual entities, or groups of entities. A search can be carried out on any attribute, including custom attributes that can be added to trails or equipment. You can also search for trail definitions.

Double click the entity to display a full entity details view.

Entity group view list icon

Display the entity group views (for example, Major Customer Bandwidth report and Customer Network Mesh report for customers).


To see details about an entry in the tree browser, double-click it. The entity details view is displayed in a tab.

Figure 2-4 shows part of a trail detail:

Figure 2-4 Network Intelligence GUI: Network Entity Detail

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On the right side of the screen, the View tab displays the views available for the network entity.

Figure 2-5 shows the list of views available for a trail:

Figure 2-5 Network Intelligence GUI: Trail Views

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To display a view, click the view name in the View tab.

Figure 2-6 shows part of a trail payload view, which is a graphical parent-child hierarchical view of the timeslots and related child trails for the trail:

Figure 2-6 Network Intelligence GUI: Sample View

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About Network Entity Definitions

You can display definition details for trails and equipment (for example, the name, manufacturer, and number of ports for an equipment). Click Equipment on the context toolbar and expand the Card folder to display card definitions as in Figure 2-7.

Figure 2-7 Network Intelligence GUI: Network Entity Definition

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Double-click a network entity type to display the definition details:

Figure 2-8 Network Intelligence GUI: Network Entity Definition Detail

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