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Add custom icons from graphics files

The custom graphic files must meet the following requirements:

  • Supported image formats: Windows Media File (.wmf) or Graphics Interchange Format (.gif).
  • Name the graphic files according to their roles.
  • The file name must not contain any dash (-) characters.

If you have used dash characters in your file names and are upgrading to a SolarWinds Orion product released during 2016, the file names are no longer recognized.

Add custom icons from graphics files

  1. Prepare the icons and save them as .gif or .wmi files.
  2. On your SolarWinds server, paste the icons into the following folder:

    %APPDATA%\SolarWinds\NetworkAtlas\Maps\Orion\<orion server address>\NetObjects\User Graphics.

    %APPDATA% is typically located in C:\Users\<logged on user>\AppData\Roaming.

  3. Start Network Atlas on the SolarWinds NPM server.

    You can now assign the custom icons to objects on Network Atlas maps.

Assign a custom icon to an object

  1. Right-click the object on the map, and then click Select Graphic.
  2. Select User Graphics in the left pane.
  3. Select the graphic image, and click OK.

The custom icon displays on the map.

Customize status icons on Network Atlas maps

  1. Prepare the icons and save them as .gif or .wmi files.

    The recommended status icon size is 16 x 16 pixels.

  2. To specify the status an image is used for, add a suffix to the image file name:

    Role

    File name

    Critical status

    iconNamecritical.gif

    Down status

    iconNamedown.gif

    External status

    iconNameexternal.gif

    Unknown status

    iconNameunknown.gif

    Unmanaged status

    iconNameunmanaged.gif

    Unplugged status

    iconNameunplugged.gif

    Unreachable status

    iconNameunreachable.gif

    Up status

    iconNameup.gif

    Warning status

    iconNamewarning.gif

  3. On your SolarWinds server, paste the icons into the following folder:

    %APPDATA%\SolarWinds\NetworkAtlas\Maps\Orion\<orion server address>\NetObjects\User Graphics.

  4. Start Network Atlas on the SolarWinds NPM server.

    Customized icons are used for the status defined by the file name suffix on maps in the Network Atlas and in the Orion Web Console map resources.