After you install Resource Manager and navigate to the interface from your Web browser, the Dashboard appears. The Dashboard provides at-a-glance information about the status of your IT infrastructure. It is the primary window into devices and events that the system enables you to monitor.
The Dashboard can show:
System information resources and Web pages
Important error-level device events
Geographical high-level view
Key Dashboard and interface areas include:
User information area
System Network Map
The Navigation menu lets you access major system features. In addition to the Dashboard, the menu is divided among several functional areas:
Events - Guides you to the event management area, where you can monitor event status, triggers, and event transforms. You also can track changes made to events.
Infrastructure - Offers access to network infrastructure, including, devices, networks, processes, and services.
Reports - Allows you to view and define reports.
Advanced - Provides access to monitoring templates, collectors, MIBs, and system settings.
The User information area offers information and selections:
Login ID - The ID of the user currently logged in appears at the far left of this area. Click the ID to edit user settings, such as authentication information, roles, and groups. (You also can access user settings from the Navigation menu Advanced selection.)
Sign Out - Click to log out of the system.
The main content of the Dashboard comprises portlets, which provide information about the system and your infrastructure. Portlets you can display on the dashboard are:
Device Issues - Displays a list of devices, associated with color-coded events of critical, error, or warning severity levels. Click a device name to view details, or click an event to go to the event console for the device.
Google Maps (device locations) - Shows configured locations and configured network connections.
Production States - Shows devices assigned to a particular production state.
Site Window - Initially provides links to resources such as product guides, forums, and training events.
The URL for the default content is http://www2.zenoss.com/in-app-welcome-sd?v=ProductVersion. You can customize this portlet to display content from any URL.
Top Level (Root) Organizers - Lists status for each grouping in your defined system hierarchy.
Messages - Displays system messages.
Object Watch List - Allows the display of high-level status device classes, groups, systems, event classes, and locations that you select.
You can customize each portlet that appears on the Dashboard. Customization options vary depending on the portlet type.
To add a portlet, select Add portlet (located below the User Information area at the top right of the Dashboard). From the Add Portlet dialog, you can add a portlet or restore portlets to the default view.
Your Dashboard can display more than one of the same portlet type. You might want to display duplicate portlets, for example, to get at-a-glance information about more than one device location that appears in the Google Maps portlet.
The Network Map represents your network's Layer 3 topology. From the map, you can quickly determine the status of each device by its highlighted color.
To access the network map, select Infrastructure, and then select Network Map.
The network displayed is configured for each user. From user preferences, modify Network Map Start Object to indicate a network, and then click Save.
Double-click a device or network icon in the map to focus on it. Focusing on a node:
Centers it on the map
Shows links from the node, based on the number of hops selected
Alternatively, you can type the name or IP address of a device or network in the Selected Device or Network field, and then click Refresh to focus on that node.
When you select a node, the network map displays only the links that are currently loaded into the map. It does not download and display new link data.
To load link data for a node:
Double-click the node on the map to focus on it, or enter the device name or IP address in the Selected Device or Network field.
Select the number of hops to download and display.
You can filter the devices that appear on the network map. To do this, select a filter from the Device Class Filter list of options. For example, to show only Linux devices on the map, select /Server/Linux from the list of options, and then click Refresh.
You can adjust the number of hops that appear on the network map. Use the Number of Hops slider, which adjusts the number of hops from 1 to 4.
Use the Repulsion slider to expand or contract the icons that appear on the map. Move the slider right to expand the icons, or left to contract them.
Select the Fit to Window option to bring all displayed icons into the viewable area.