Manually connect elements in Diagram elements

You can use the Connection Tool to connect elements in diagrams manually.

If the connection you create has a red, crossed-out circle on it, the connection is not valid. A connection might be invalid, for example, if you connect an element to a network with an address range that does not include that element’s IP address. Such connections are allowed so that you can plan a configuration change without actually editing the elements until you are finished.

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  1. Select Configuration, then browse to Monitoring.
  2. Browse to Diagrams.
  3. Right-click the diagram, then select Edit.
  4. Click Connection Tool.
  5. Click and hold the first element to be linked.
  6. Drag the mouse pointer to the second element, then release the mouse button.
    The elements are connected unless the connection is not allowed. You might have to insert a Network element between two elements before you can connect them.