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Self-Test Basic Functionality


You have difficulty diagnosing problems after initial setup and validating basic functionality of Paragon Insights.


After you set up the basic functionality in Paragon Insights, it can be challenging to diagnose problems related to configuring devices, adding devices, and applying playbooks. When an issue occurs, there are many areas that you must investigate. The self-test tool essentially acts as a fully working setup, running entirely within the Paragon Insights system. When testing is complete, the tool provides a report.

The self-test tool:

  • Provides a simulated device connected to Paragon Insights, so you can demo Paragon Insights without adding a real device or applying playbooks.

  • Auto-configures a simulated device connected to Paragon Insights, thereby eliminating the complexity of adding devices, applying playbooks, and so on.

To run the self-test tool:

  1. Navigate to the Configuration > Data Ingest > Diagnostics page.

  2. On the Diagnostics page, click Application to view the Self Test Settings tabbed page.

  3. From the Self Test Settings tabbed page, configure the following self-test settings:

    1. Select one or more sensor types from the Sensor Type(s) drop-down list.

    2. (Optional) Click the Retain Test Topology toggle to turn it on or off.

      • If you turn the Retain Test Topology toggle on (default), the self-test device and device groups are retained in the Device and Device Group Configuration pages, respectively.

      • If you turn the Retain Test Topology toggle off, the self-test resources are auto-deleted when the test is completed.

  4. Click Test to run the self-test.

    The test results appear after a few minutes.

    The color coding for the test results is as follows:

    • Green status = pass

    • Yellow status = error (unable to test)

    • Red status = fail (test failed)

    • Yellow or red status includes a message with details about the issue.

    High-level information about the results of the test is also displayed.