Globe Frontpage Configuration

LibreNMS comes with a configurable geochart based frontpage to visualize where your gear is located geographically.

Experimental map

An new experimental map is available, this requires you to have properly formatted addresses in sysLocation or sysLocation override. As part of the standard poller these addresses will be Geocoded by Google and stored in the database. To enable this please set the following config:

$config['front_page']       = "pages/front/map.php";
$config['geoloc']['latlng'] = true;
$config['geoloc']['engine'] = "google";//Only one available at present

Location resolution happens as follows (when $config['geoloc']['latlng'] == true;): 1. if device['location'] contains [lat, lng] (note the square brackets), that is used 1. if there is a location overide in the locations table where locations.location == device['location'], that is used * currently, no web UI 1. attempt to resolve lat, lng using $config['geoloc']['engine']

We have two current mapping engines available:

  • Leaflet (default)
  • Jquery-Mapael

Leaflet config

This is a simple engine to use yet is quite powerful, here you can see how to enable this engine and zoom to a default place.

$config['map']['engine']                                = "leaflet";
$config['leaflet']['default_lat']                       = "50.898482";
$config['leaflet']['default_lng']                       = "-3.401402";
$config['leaflet']['default_zoom']                       = 8;

If you can't access OpenStreet map directly you can run a local tile server. To specify a different url you can set:

$config['leaflet']['tile_url'] = '';

Jquery-Mapael config

Further custom options are available to load different maps of the world, set default coordinates of where the map will zoom and the zoom level by default. An example of this is:

$config['map']['engine']                                = "jquery-mapael";
$config['mapael']['default_map'] = 'mapael-maps/united_kingdom/united_kingdom.js';
$config['mapael']['map_width'] = 400;
$config['mapael']['default_lat'] = '50.898482';
$config['mapael']['default_lng'] = '-3.401402';
$config['mapael']['default_zoom'] = 20;

A list of maps can be found in html/js/maps/ or html/js/mapael-maps/.

Standard Globe map

To enable it, set $config['front_page'] = "pages/front/globe.php"; in your config.php.

You can use any of these config-parameters to adjust some aspects of it:

  • $config['frontpage_globe']['markers'] is used to change what is being shown on the Markers of the map. It can be either devices or ports
  • $config['frontpage_globe']['region'] defines the Region to chart. Any region supported by Google's GeoChart API is allowed (
  • $config['frontpage_globe']['resolution'] can be 'countries', 'provinces' or 'metros' (latter two are mostly US only due to google-limits).