Viewing Resources

Describes how to view your complete infrastructure resources.

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Introduction

The infrastructure workspace provides a 360 degree view of all the resources available in the managed environment. The Resources page provides dynamic monitoring of the entire infrastructure from network devices to services running in cloud or dedicated hosts to containers running in orchestrated environments.

Designed for modern operations team, the real-time data collection of the managed resources facilitates a round-the-clock vigilance on the managed resources.

Resources

The Resources tab gives you an insight to a complete view of resources in your environment. A graphical view of your resources can also be viewed in Dashboards. For more details on inventory widgets, view Dashboards.

The Resources page is divided into the following parts:

  • Menu: Lists the menu available in Infrastructure Workspace.
  • Resource Categories: Displays a list of resource categories to which the resources belong, the discovered resources and the unmanaged resources. The numbers indicate the total number of resources belonging to the  category.
  • Availability status bar: Displays the availability status of the resources. For more details, view Availability.
  • Search bar: Displays Search options.
  • Settings: Provides settings options for resource category and individual resources such as add, delete or assign templates.
  • Resource Display: Displays the details of the resources.

Resource details

A complete list of the types of resources are available in the managed environment.  To get a complete inventory, the resources must be discovered.

Resources are discovered through the following options:

  • Discovery profile: Create a discovery profile to discover devices in an IP Range or through seed IP.
    Note: The discovered resourcesare all populated in the Resource category - Discovered. 
  • Integrations: Through Integrations, resources (such as compute, storage, network, and public cloud) can be discovered. For more details, view Integrations.
  • Add a Device: This option allows a resource to be added manually.

Resource properties

The various properties of a resource are displayed in the resource category pane.

The following properties are common, however, properties may differ based on the type of resource chosen.

  • Overview: Displays the overall performance and the Availability of the resource.
  • Attributes:  Displays the Basic Information such as Name, Resource Type, Make, Model and Resource UUID. Some other attributes displayed are Custom Attributes, SKUs, and Hardware information.
  • Virtual Machine: Displays the statuses of the virtual machines
  • Monitors: Displays the monitors and templates assigned to the resource. You can assign/unassign templates, assign/unassign monitors and assign Availability rule.
  • Metrics: Displays the graphical representation of the performance of the metrics.
  • Credentials: Displays the credentials associated with the resource.
  • Notes: Displays any notes about the resource.
  • Impacted Resources: Displays the resources that are dependent or depend on the resource. You can add or modify the impacted resources.
  • Inventory: Displays the physical components and Software Modules in a network.
  • Interfaces: Displays all the interface components in a network.
  • Neighbors: Displays the VLAN number, Neighborhood device, MAC address, Neighborhood Interface and bandwidth of the Interfaces belonging to the network.

Viewing resource details

The Resources page displays the resource category, number of resources belonging to each category and the general attributes of the resources.

To view the details of the resource type,

  1. Click the name of the Resource type. A list of all the resources appears. For example, click Server. All the servers are displayed.
  2. Click the number in front of the resource type to view further categorization of resources. The attributes of the resources are displayed.
  3. Click the Name or the IP address or any other clickable attribute to see the details of that particular resource. The resource category page now lists the properties of the resource.

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