Configuring named route linking

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Enable route URL deep linking to allow navigating to locations within the OpsCenter UI web application and displaying full path URLs in the browser address bar. Enabling the routes feature allows sending a link to users that directs them to a particular page or location within a page, with the URL reflecting the current location within the UI. Routing URLs enhance the user experience with navigating and sharing links, and facilitate learning the structure of the OpsCenter application.

When routes are enabled, clicking on certain areas within the OpsCenter application such as a dashboard preset updates the URL to reflect the current location in the OpsCenter UI. For example, clicking the Latencies tab displays the URL as localhost:8888/opscenter/index.html#Test_Cluster/dashboard/presets/latencies.

Alternately, manually entering a known URL also navigates to the UI location.

Live routes

The slash (root) is the overview route. The route is everything in the URL that comes after the hash #. The hash allows for linking and navigation. The routes are not case-sensitive.

If the routes feature is not enabled, the URL does not reflect its current location within the OpsCenter application. The URL always displays as localhost:8888/opscenter/index.html regardless of location.

Live routes is a Labs feature. Not all locations in the OpsCenter and Lifecycle Manager UIs currently have a URL available for linking.


  1. Find the opscenterd.conf file. The location of this file depends on the type of installation:

    • Package installations: /etc/opscenter/opscenterd.conf

    • Tarball installations: install_location/conf/opscenterd.conf

  2. Open opscenterd.conf for editing and add the following:

    live_routes = True
  3. Restart opscenterd.

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