Display of system information

  • US 6,151,023 A
  • Filed: 12/01/1999
  • Issued: 11/21/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/13/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A system for displaying information regarding components in a computer network, comprising:

  • means for providing a plurality of operational parameters about different components in a computer network, said operational parameters further organized into a plurality of hierarchical levels;

    means for providing a plurality of forms which enable the display and modification of one or more of said operational parameters, each of said forms corresponding to one of said hierarchical levels;

    means for displaying said hierarchical levels, in a first display pane;

    means for enabling the selection of one of said hierarchical levels via said first display pane;

    means for displaying said form corresponding to said one of said hierarchical levels in a second display pane;

    means for enabling the selection of another one of said hierarchical levels; and

    means for replacing said form corresponding to said one of said hierarchical levels with said form corresponding to said another one of said hierarchical levels in said second display pane.

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