Introducing Resources, Links, Network Interfaces, Tiers and Zones

The basic diagramming components of Hyperglance are: Groups, Resources, Links, Network Interfaces, Tiers and Zones:



Left-clicking on any Entity (Group, Resource, Link or Network Interface) will bring up the entity dashboard.


Tiers and Zones are not considered entities and are not clickable, they simply serve to help organise the other entities.


Groups work like folders in that they organise resources and can be expanded/contracted to show/hide these resources on the diagram. Groups often they relate to cloud concepts such as VPCs, Subnets, Virtual-Networks, etc.

Resources (Sometimes referred to as 'nodes') represent devices and other central concepts. They include things like Instances/VMs, Databases, Load balancers, etc.


Links represent connections and associations between resources and/or groups. Links are often purely logical relationships and, if you click them, may not have any information to show. Some important links such as VPC Peering Connections do have interesting data to show. Read more about the various types of links in Hyperglance.


Network Interfaces are only available on certain nodes or groups such as Instances/VMs, LBs etc.

They are accessed via the node's dashboard on the 'NETWORK INTERFACES' tab:

 

Endpoints can be shown in the diagram via the Show/Hide menu.

Once enabled they are shown next to their associated resource (e.g. VM or Instance) unless they are in a separate subnet in which case the endpoint will be connected to its attached resource via a dotted link: