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Network Topology Resource

The SolarWinds NPM Network Topology resource provides a visual representation of existing physical connections between monitored devices on your network.

For any two, directly connected nodes, NodeA and NodeB, the resource shows you how they are connected, as follows:










An interface (IfA) on NodeA


An interface (IfB) on NodeB



In this example, directly connected interfaces IfA and IfB are on nodes NodeA and NodeB, respectively.

All discovered, physical connections between monitored nodes are listed in this resource. Click Prev X and Next X to page through the list of discovered connections. The value of X is 5, by default, and it is designated in the Maximum number of items to display field, described below. Click Show all to see a list of all discovered connections at once.

Customize the resource

Click Edit in the resource title bar, customize the options, and submit your changes. Upon Submit, you will see the updated resource on the view.


Specify the title of the resource.


Specify the subtitle of the resource.

SQL Filters

To limit objects displayed in the resource, enter a SQL query into the Filter field. Filters may be applied to the names of source and destination nodes and interfaces. Click Show Filter Examples to view examples of valid filters.

Maximum number of items to display

Designate the number of connections listed within a single resource view.

Auto-Hide Resource

If Auto-Hide is enabled, this resource is hidden when resource‑related data is not present in the Orion database.