Static URLs: A new gateway to Live Maps

 

Static URLs: A new gateway to Live Maps 

In our latest release of Live Maps, we included many new features that help take away the complexities of SCOM. Among these features that are adding great functionality to Live Maps, we have: Service Notes, many new out-of-box services, BMC Remedy integration, and Read-only Dashboards, which you can create via the static URL generator. Below, we will run through how you can create these read-only dashboards and easily share them with other users within the organization.

The static URL generator is one of the most interesting new features introduced in Live Maps v8. By way of a few simple options, static URLs can provide quick and/or restricted access to Live Maps by embedding authentication parameters and navigation restrictions into a simple link.

This is a great way to integrate content from Live Maps into an existing portal or SharePoint. The static URLs can also be shared with management or users who do not have permission or time to enter credentials in System Center Operations Manager (SCOM).

You can open the static URL generator from any page in Live Maps by clicking on the link icon in the top right corner of the screen.  The generator will create a URL that targets the current page.

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To create a static URL to a page in Live Maps, click on the link icon in the top right corner of the screen.

To create a static URL to a page in Live Maps, click on the link icon in the top right corner of the screen.

Static URL Options

The first thing to notice about the static URL Generator is that a valid set of credentials are required. Your current user will be entered by default, although you can edit this field if you would prefer to embed a different set of credentials into the resulting URL. The password field is not filled in automatically, unless your browser is configured to auto-fill forms for you. The management server cannot be changed. This is to prevent you from creating links to unknown or non-existent pages.

Would you like to find out more about Static URLs and try Live Maps for free? Click here to read the second part of our Blog Post.  

 

 

 

 

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