View a Dependency Views map

When you display a Dependency Views map using one of the options below, the map is centered on the root CI, and displays the layout and number of levels defined in the map properties. If ITOM Metric Management is activated, then a Dependency Views map provides a mode that lets you directly access metrics information for the CIs on the map.

Before you begin

General role requirements:
  • To access a Dependency Views map from either the navigation menu, a script API, or directly from a URL, the minimum role required is the dependency_views. Some operations that are related to icons, indicators, and menu actions require the ecmdb_admin role. Some operations that are related to properties and dependency types require the admin role.
  • Dependency Views enforces ACL permissions on CIs, and visually hides them and their relationship from the map if the permission requirement is not met.

About this task

The maps generated by Dependency Views are based on D3 and Angular technology, providing a modern interactive graphical interface to visualize configuration items and their relationships.

If Service Mapping is activated, Dependency Views maps are enhanced to display dependencies that reflect connections in service maps. In addition, the list of related business services in the Details section includes business services that were discovered by Service Mapping.

Maps provided by Service Mapping are for business services, including comprehensive maps from the perspective of business services. For more information, see Service Mapping.

Administrators can configure the setting for the default layout of the map and number of levels displayed. When you access the map from a saved view, the map opens using the properties in the saved view, and not the default map properties.

Procedure

Navigate to Dependency Views and open one of these modules:
  • View Map in New Tab: Opens the map in a new, full screen tab without the application navigator.
  • View Map: Opens the map in the content pane of the current tab.
  • Saved Views: Opens a view of a map that you previously saved.

    Click a number in the Version column, and then click the () icon.