Organize Components Using Perspectives

Perspectives let you group components on the Map and Dashboard without removing them from the data set. You can create personal perspectives that are exclusive to your universes. Select one or more shared attributes for grouping the components. CA Application Performance Management (CA APM) administrators can edit and create more public perspectives that are available for all users.  The out-of-the-box (OOTB) perspectives visualize application and infrastructure components for the technology stacks and hosting services within your application environment. 
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Perspectives let you group components on the
Map
and
Dashboard
without removing them from the data set. You can create personal perspectives that are exclusive to your universes. Select one or more shared attributes for grouping the components. CA Application Performance Management (CA APM) administrators can edit and create more public perspectives that are available for all users.  The out-of-the-box (OOTB) perspectives visualize application and infrastructure components for the technology stacks and hosting services within your application environment. 
Overview
The
Perspectives
drop-down list is located in the
Map
and
Dashboard
. The frame shows the current perspective that is applied. Expand the drop-down list to see defined perspectives.
  • Personal perspectives appear above the line.
  • Public perspectives, which your administrator defines, appear below the line.
  • OOTB perspectives, which show component relationships that exist across layers, appear below the line.
    The following perspectives are defined as OOTB:
    Map Layer
    OOTB Perspective
    Application Layer
    Type
    Default
    Hostname
    End User, Application
    Location
    Owner
    Jenkins
    Application Infrastructure
    APM Infrastructure Layer
    Type
    Infrastructure Layer
    Type
    Default
The last perspective in the drop-down list is always
No Perspective
, which shows all components separately. Combine a perspective with filters to remove unwanted components from the
Map
and
Dashboard
.
The Default perspective in the Application Layer does not share the same attributes with the Default perspective in the Infrastructure Layer.
Use OOTB Perspectives
Use the OOTB perspectives to view application components and their associated infrastructure components.
Follow these steps:
  1. Go to the
    Map
    or
    Dashboard
    .
  2. View infrastructure and application components.
    To view infrastructure components for a specific application component:
    1. Select 
      Application Layer
       in the top drop-down list.
    2. Select the 
      Perspectives
       drop-down list and select 
      Application Infrastructure
      .
      If your application environment uses Docker containers, select this perspective to see the associated Docker containers, hosts, and server instances.
    3. Select an application component in the 
      Map
       or 
      Dashboard
       to view the related infrastructure components.
  3. View more information about the components in 
    Component 
    View
    , which opens next to the Map.
You used an OOTB perspective to view component relationships that exist across layers.
Create a Personal Perspective
Perspectives let you group map components according to a particular attribute. Components that share a value for that attribute appear on the
Map
in discrete groups. For example, the
Location 
perspective has three groups:
  • All the components with the value
    London
  • All the components with the value
    Prague
  • All the components with the value
    New York
Individual users create and personalize personal perspective groups.
Follow these steps:
  1. Select 
    Perspectives
    in the left pane.
  2. Select 
    Create a Perspective
    .
  3. Name the perspective.
  4. Select a layer.
    For more information, see Map Layers.
  5. In
    Hierarchy of Grouping
    , select at least one attribute.
  6. (Optional) Create a multilevel perspective group by selecting other attributes.
  7. Select 
    +
    to add more attributes to the perspective group.
  8. (Optional) Select the
    Perspective is public 
    box.
  9. Select 
    Save
    .
The perspective appears in the
Perspectives
drop-down list in the
Map
.
Personalize a Public Perspective
The Administrator creates public perspective groups. These groups are available to all APM users. You can personalize a public perspective.
Follow these steps:
  1. Select 
    Perspectives
    in the left pane.
  2. Select the public perspective that you want to personalize and select 
    Personalize
    .
    A pop-up window appears.
  3. (Optional) Change the perspective name.
  4. (Optional) Select a different layer. 
    For more information, see Map Layers.
  5. In 
    Hierarchy of Grouping
    , select at least one attribute.
  6. (Optional) Create a multilevel perspective group. Select other attributes.
  7. Select 
    +
    to add more attributes to the perspective group.
  8. Select 
    Save
    .
You personalized a public perspective. The new perspective that you created is personal. You can edit or delete the personal perspective. The perspective appears in the
Perspectives
drop-down list in the
Map
Edit a Personal Perspective
Follow these steps:
  1. Select 
    Perspectives 
    in the left pane.
  2. Select the personal perspective and select 
    Edit
    .
    A pop-up window appears.
  3. (Optional) Change the perspective name.
  4. (Optional) Select a different layer. 
    For more information, see Map Layers.
  5. In 
    Hierarchy of Grouping
    , select at least one attribute.
  6. (Optional) Create a multilevel perspective group. Select other attributes.
  7. Select 
    +
     to add more attributes to the perspective group.
  8. Select 
    Save
    .
  9. (Optional) Select 
    Set as Default
    to make this perspective the default for a specific map layer.
You edited the personal perspective.
Delete a Personal Perspective
Follow these steps:
  1. Select 
    Perspectives 
    in the left pane.
  2. Select the personal perspective and select 
    Delete
    .
  3. A confirmation pop-up window appears. Select 
    Yes
    .
You deleted the personal perspective.