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Viewing the Network Monitoring Dashboard

 

The Network Monitoring Dashboard page displays information about nodes based on the surveillance view configured for the user (in the /opt/opennms/etc/surveillance-views.xml file).

To access the Network Monitoring Dashboard page:

  1. Select Network Monitoring > Dashboard.

    The Dashboard page, which has five sections or tables (also known as dashlets), appears:

    Note

    If the Dashboard does not display information about all your nodes, you should resynchronize your nodes in Network Monitoring. For more information, see Resynchronizing Nodes in Network Monitoring.

    • Surveillance View—Displays surveillance categories in a table as determined by the configuration in the /opt/opennms/etc/surveillance-views.xml file

    • Alarms—Displays alarms on the nodes

    • Notifications—Displays notifications on the nodes.

    • Node Status—Displays status of the nodes.

    • Resource Graphs—Displays the first resource graph for the first node

Using the Dashboard Surveillance View

The Surveillance View:view-name dashlet determines what content is displayed on the other dashlets on the Dashboard page. By default, information about all the nodes that are part of the surveillance view (Show all nodes option) is displayed on the Dashboard page.

Note
  • The rows and columns (surveillance categories) displayed in the Surveillance View:view-name table (dashlet) are determined by the configuration in the /opt/opennms/etc/surveillance-views.xml file.

  • The color-coding in the cells in the table is based on the severity of the event.

You can control the display of information in the other dashlets on this page by one of the following tasks:

  • Click the first column of a row or column to restrict the information displayed in the rest of the dashlets to the nodes that belong to that surveillance category. The row or column that you clicked is highlighted.

  • Click a cell in the table (other than the one in the first row or column) to restrict the information displayed in the rest of the dashlets to the nodes that belong to the surveillance categories defined by the row and column. The cell that you clicked is highlighted.

Depending on the selection in the Surveillance View:view-name dashlet, the Alarms, Notifications, Node Status, and Resource Graphs display information about the nodes that match the surveillance categories.

  • The Alarms dashlet (table) displays the outstanding alarms for the nodes selected in the Surveillance View dashlet. In the header of the table, the total number of alarms and the current count of the alarms (for example, 6 to 10 of 34) are displayed. The information displayed about each alarm is shown in Table 1. You can click << to view the preceding set of alarms or click >> to view the next set of alarms.

  • The Notifications dashlet (table) displays the notifications for the nodes selected in the Surveillance View dashlet. In the header of the table, the total number of notifications and the current count of the notifications (for example, 1 to 5 of 12) are displayed. The information displayed about each notification is shown in Table 2. You can click << to view the preceding set of notifications or click >> to view the next set of notifications.

  • The Node Status dashlet (table) displays the status of the nodes selected in the Surveillance View dashlet; a node is displayed in this table only if a service on the node is down. In the header of the table, the total number of nodes and the current count of the nodes are displayed. The information displayed about each node is shown in Table 3. You can click << to view the preceding set of nodes or click >> to view the next set of nodes.

  • The Resource Graphs dashlet (table) enables you to view the resource graphs of the nodes selected in the Surveillance View dashlet. The fields displayed in this dashlet is shown in Table 4. You can click << to view the preceding resource graph or click >> to view the next resource graphs. The default period over which the graphs are plotted is one week.

Table 1: Fields Displayed in the Alarms Dashlet (Table)

Field

Description

Node

Name of the node on which the alarm occurred

You can click the node name link to view detailed information about the node.

Log Msg

Log message associated with the alarm

Mouse over this cell to view the description associated with the alarm.

Count

Number of times that the alarm has occurred

First Time

Date and time when the alarm was first triggered

Last Time

Date and time when the alarm was last triggered

Table 2: Fields Displayed in the Notifications Dashlet (Table)

Column Heading

Content

Node

Name of the node on for which the notification was created

You can click the node name link to view detailed information about the node.

Service

Name of the service for which the notification was sent

Message

Contents of the notification

Sent Time

Date and time when the notification was sent

Responder

User who received the notification

Response Time

Date and time when the response was sent

Table 3: Fields Displayed in the Node Status Dashlet (Table)

Field

Description

Node

Name of the node

You can click the node name link to view detailed information about the node.

Current Outages

Number of service outages on the node expressed in the x of y format, where x is the number of current service outages and y is the total number of services on the node; for example 1 of 6.

24 Hour Availability

Percentage of time in the last 24 hours when the node actually was up, expressed as a percentage; for example, 93.391%

Table 4: Fields Displayed in the Resource Graphs Dashlet (Table)

Field

Description

Node name

Name of the nodes

Information options available for the selected node (at the node or interface level)

Varies, depending on the category of node selected, for example:

For routers: SNMP Node Data, SNMP Interface Data, Response Time, BGP Peer, OSPF Area Info

For switches: Response Time

Filename of the resource graph selected from the list (SNMP OID-based performance data)

Below the filename, the selected graph is displayed