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Live View: A Visual Representation of Hardware in Your System

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Last Modified: September 26, 2017

The Live view displays all of your hardware that SystemDesigner can discover. Each device on the Live view represents the configuration of a live or simulated device in your system.

Refer to the following image for an example of a device on the Live view.

  1. Label and sub-label—Information about the device, such as the device name, hostname, model, product family, and serial number.
  2. Ports—Connections between devices in your hardware system.
  3. Modules—Modules and empty slots in a chassis.
  4. Hardware detection—Icon that indicates how SystemDesigner discovers the device.

The hardware detection setting of a device determines whether it appears on the Live view automatically. A device can have one of the following discovery settings.

Hardware Detection Setting Icon Behavior

Auto-discovered

  • The device automatically appears on the diagram.
  • Changes to the live device instantly apply to the Live view representation of the device.
  • When the device is unplugged, powered down, or is no-longer reachable, it automatically disappears from the Live view.

Manually identified

  • The device automatically appears on the diagram.
  • Changes to the live device only apply to the Live view representation after you click Refresh under the Advanced section on the Item tab.
  • When the device is removed from the system, you must manually remove it from the Live view.

User declared

  • The device does not appear on the diagram until you add it manually.
  • You must manually identify changes to the live device.
  • When the device is removed from the system, you must manually remove it from the Live view.

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