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NetOps Portal
is a web-based interface that helps you manage your physical and virtual networks, applications, and devices. The
NetOps Portal
context pages, dashboards, and reports show performance data from your network and systems-monitoring products (data sources).
NetOps Portal
is a web-based interface that helps you manage your physical and virtual networks, applications, and devices. The
NetOps Portal
context pages, dashboards, and reports show performance data from your network and systems-monitoring products (data sources). You can compare large amounts of statistical data from multiple sources in one web page.
NetOps Portal
takes a "performance-first" approach to application service delivery. This approach places end users in the primary role. To understand how well an IT organization supports application delivery, use
DX NetOps Performance Management
to capture and analyze data from applications, devices, and the network.
NetOps Portal
offers role-specific views of application response times, traffic composition, infrastructure health, and flow-based diagnostics.
Also, modern network monitoring is available from
NetOps Portal
with
DX NetOps Virtual Network Assurance
.
NetOps Portal
with
DX NetOps Virtual Network Assurance
enables comprehensive coverage with monitoring that is scalable and heterogeneous across the greatest number of technology stacks in the following architectures:
  • Traditional
  • SDN
  • SDDC
  • SD-WAN
  • NFV
  • Hybrid-cloud
The following video highlights several key features of the
NetOps Portal
UI:

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Customize Your User Settings
Each user account provides customization options for your personal settings, such as your preferred language for
NetOps Portal
.
For more information about how to customize your user account settings, see Customize Your User Settings.
Explore Managed Items
Data sources discover and monitor your managed items (for example, applications, devices, or interfaces). After monitoring is configured, you can explore your managed items using the Inventory pages or search as a launch point.
For more information about how to explore managed items, see Synchronize Data Sources and Configure Monitoring in a New Environment.
Navigate the Inventory
All the managed items to which you have permission to view are available from the Inventory. From the Inventory, you can navigate by item type category (for example, Devices) to lists of those managed items. You can also drill down to the context page of an individual item for more details.
For more information, see Inventory Pages and Views.
Search for Managed Items
You can search for text that is contained in an item string using the global-level search box. The search returns inventory lists of all the managed items that match your search, which are sorted by item type category.
For more information about how to search for managed items, see Search and Filter in
NetOps Portal
.
View Performance Data
You can view performance data on dashboards and context pages:
  • Dashboards
    Provide performance and status data that is scoped to a group. For example, a dashboard page can provide the average performance of monitored items in a group. Dashboards often provide a drill-down path to more detailed, related pages from a selected context.
    For more information, see Dashboards.
  • Context Pages
    Provide focused performance and status data that is scoped to a specific managed item, such as a single router or server. These pages are available as drill-down links or tabs from dashboard pages.
    For more information, see Context Pages.
Dashboards and context pages render views, which report collected data in a chart or a table format. Depending on the view, the data comes from the various registered data sources. Views that show data for a group contain collated and aggregated data from data sources. Views that show data for individual items provide a drill-down path to the context page for the item.
For more information, see Views.
The following video examines dashboards and context pages:

View a Dashboard
You can view and filter the performance data on a dashboard with group contexts and time ranges.
The group context lets you filter the data that appears in views on the dashboard. When you select a group for a standard dashboard, you apply a filter to all views on the page. When you select a group context, items from all subgroups that are available to you appear in views on the dashboard.
For more information about how to view dashboards, see Manage Dashboards.
View a Context Page
You can access context pages from inventory lists or as drill-down links from dashboards. Unlike standard dashboards, item context pages are clustered in sets of tabbed pages. You can edit the predefined tabs and can change the views that are displayed on those tabs. You can add tabbed pages. You can also rearrange the tabs in an item context to change their order.
Follow these steps:
  1. To view a context page, from an inventory list or dashboard, do one of the following tasks:
    • Right-click a hyperlink on an item and select a context page tab.
      For more information, see Manage Dashboards.
    • Click a hyperlink on an item to open the default context page tab.
  2. To manage tabs, click the
    Edit
    icon in a tab, select one of the menu options, and then edit, delete, add, reorder, or restore tabs as desired.
For more information about how to view context pages, see Context Pages.
Access and Share Reports
You can access and share On-Demand reports, which dynamically retrieve the most recent data sets from specific sets of items or groups. You can also access and share dashboards and views.
For more information, see On-Demand Reports and Share Data with Other Users.
Access and Share an On-Demand Report or Dashboard
You can create or access reusable On-Demand report templates, and download a report for sharing. You can also access a dashboard and download it for sharing.
For more information about how to access and share on-demand reports or dashboards, see Share Data with Other Users.
Access and Share a View
You can download and share individual views.
For more information, see Share Data with Other Users.
Organize Managed Items
A group is a filter definition that functions as a container for managed items. Groups let you logically organize managed items in a hierarchical tree structure, with each group containing subgroups or managed items. The structure is propagated to the data sources, where it enables drill down from top-level groups into data from an increasingly narrow but related context.
If your user account has the My Custom Groups functionality enabled or you are an Administrator, you can create custom groups. You can define relationships, policies, and dependencies among services, devices, applications, locations, and users within your organization using the Groups tree. Then you can organize your managed items by creating group rules. The groups that appear in your
My Custom Groups
area are visible to only you.
For more information about how to organize managed items, see Manage Groups and Manage Group Rules.
Customize Your Experience
You can customize your display settings, dashboards, and views.
The following video shows how you can customize or create dashboards and context pages to meet your requirements:

Customize a Dashboard and its Views
You can edit dashboards to add, remove, rearrange, or customize views. You can also click the Gear icon in the upper-right corner of any view to edit its settings.
For more information, see Manage Dashboards, and Customize Views.
Manage Events
An event is a message that provides information about what is happening in
DX NetOps Performance Management
. Events provide information for monitoring the health and status of your system and your environment. All events include basic information, such as related devices and the time of the occurrence that triggered the event.
To view events, access or add one of the following views:
  • Events View
    This view displays all the events that occurred in the selected time range for the dashboard. This view can be filtered for a specific group. This view is the default view in the Events Display dashboard.
  • Filtered Event Views
    This view includes filters for data source, severity, event type, event subtype, and threshold profile.
You can configure notifications for events that come from a data source to the Event Manager. The incoming events are evaluated against the conditions that you configure for the notification criteria. Only when the criteria are met does Event Manager take a notification action. If an event does not trigger a notification, the event can still be displayed in the Event List.
The following video examines events and notifications:

For more information, see Events and Configure Notifications.