Provider topology

Today I was looking through some of the features of the new ManageIQ (euwe-3) and I noticed the topology view while watching a youtube video for cloud forums ( On this guys screen you can see vm’s , what look to be routers, providers etc etc … What my question is, is this functionality only available for cloud providers? We have VMware 5.5 and VMware 6.0 (not using VCloud stuff) … Ideally I’d like to have something similar to what they have going on here for management to have a pretty view to look at. at current I can only see the provider and the clusters attached to that provider… My first thought was to assign tags to build a relationship manually but this didn’t seem to have any impact on the the displayed topology. Any information pointing me in the right direction would be much appreciated.


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that functionality is currently available for Cloud, Infra, Containers, Physcial Infrastructure, Middleware, Networks and also for some reason Container Projects :), with varying levels of detail.

The definition of that structure is relatively flexible, so you should be able to add any missing relationships - look in manageiq-ui-classic, in app/services/ you’ll see a bunch of *_topology_service.rb files… @included_relations is the interesting bit :).

Hope it helps!

Thank you for your prompt response. With your information I was able to locate the file and figure out that this was a bug (actually i’m a little disappointed in myself for not assuming that to begin with). Bug details can be found here:

Additionally in full transparency the file I edited to resolve the problem was /var/www/miq/vmdb/app/services/infra_topology_service.rb

and this is its configuration now:

hopefully this saves someone a few hours of their lives :slight_smile:


Aah, and fixed too :). Good to know, thanks!

Thanks to @captainlinky and @himdel for bringing up this issue. I thought topology view was for cloud providers only. I have more hours of life to explore other MIQ features.

Shouldn’t this fix be submitted as PR ?

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Uh, the code @captainlinky posted seems to match the current master (± refactorings), so I assume the bug was fixed in that BZ (so and no other local changes were needed.

@captainlinky Am I wrong?

Yes. It is working and this thread can be closed.

This is on fine-1-beta2 vmware appliance. I was looking at wrong path.
See following correct path to get to topology overview under default Dashboard view.

I need to switch to summary view to get the equivalent path for AWS cloud provider.