I already tried out with GraphMLTopologyProvider based on opennms-demo project.
It is a nice way to draw a map. I know there are some NMS which allows to draw a map with diagram( flat or hierarchy). "writing a xml for a network topology" is a little bit time consuming, compared with diagram.
> On May 16, 2017, at 7:21 AM, tliu <[hidden email]> wrote:
> "writing a xml for a network topology" is a little bit time consuming, compared with diagram.
Perhaps you could provide an example?
Finally, I would say that it would be nearly impossible to model any complex topology of relationships and layers with a flat diagram. What is really lacking in our tooling is an easier, more iterative, API as well as UI to creating the topology that hides the complexity of the model.
I am working on a transition/demo from SNMPc(castle Rock Computing) to openNMS. It is hard to tell my employer will be happy with openNMS.
With SNMPc, you can manually draw a flat diagram for a simple network, and hierarchy diagram for a complex network.
Also the configuration of openNMS is a little hard at the beginning. Mib compile is not efficient when it comes to a batch of new vendor mibs. you must figure out the dependency for those mibs and compile one by one.