Context Pages

You can frequently access more information about individual managed items from dashboards. Most dashboards are composed of views of summary data, such as hourly rollups or averages from a group of items. If additional data is available from the data source, click one of the links on the dashboard page to drill down into the context pages.
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You can frequently access more information about individual managed items from dashboards. Most dashboards are composed of views of summary data, such as hourly rollups or averages from a group of items. If additional data is available from the data source, click one of the links on the dashboard page to drill down into the context pages.
: The Drill into Views role right is required to drill down into the context pages.
The views on context pages show filtered data from a narrow context, such as a view of data from a single managed item. Use the links to drill down into specific data to determine the source of a performance problem.
Some data views also let you right-click the name of an item in a table view to access a menu. For example, right-click the link that corresponds to an item name in the Inventory section. A menu lets you select a related context page, containing more granular data.
Reachability Status
Some context pages, such as routers and servers, include the reachability status of the device. The reachability status indicates whether 
CA Performance Management
 is able to reach the device during the selected time range of the context page.
For more information, see Reachability Status and Contact Status.
Edit a Context Page
You can customize context pages if your user account has the 'Edit Context Pages' and 'Drill into Views' role rights. The predefined Administrator and Designer roles have these role rights by default.
Unlike standard dashboard pages, 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.
Based on the device service information, Data Aggregator automatically classifies manageable devices as Router, Switch, and Server primary device types. Also, where applicable, managed devices are associated with context types (Firewall, Load Balancer, Wireless Controller, and Wireless Access Point).  The associated context types, including primary device types, appear listed in a column within device inventory tables.
When you add or edit tabs for a device context page, you can associate them with a primary device type or context type. Tabs that are associated with a primary device type or context type appear on the device context pages that are associated with the specified types.
Examples:
  • If you add or edit a tab and associate it with the Server type, it appears for all Server types.
  • If you add or edit a tab for a Server type and associate it with Firewall, it appears for all Server, Firewall types. The tab does not appear for Router, Firewall types.
  • If you add or edit a tab for a Router type and associate it with Wireless Access Point, it appears for all Router, Wireless Access Point types. The tab does not appear for Switch, Wireless Access Point types.
  • If you add or edit a tab for a Server type and associate it with Wireless Controller, it appears for all Server, Wireless Controller types. The tab does not appear for Router, Wireless Controller types.
When you associate a tab with a primary device type or context type, the change impacts all manageable devices that are associated with the primary device type and context type. For change control, we recommend that you minimize any additional edits to the tab post association.
Revert changes to all tabs in the current context by selecting 'Restore Tabs to Defaults' from the Edit Tab menu.
Modifications apply to the current tenant.
Follow these steps:
  1. Log in as a user with the required role rights.
  2. Navigate to the item context whose page you want to edit. For example, click the link for a router on any dashboard to call up the Router context pages.
    The tab that is selected includes an Edit icon to let you access the Edit menu.
  3. Select the tab that you want to modify.
    The Edit icon appears.
  4. Click the
    Edit
    icon, and select the 
    Add
    or
    Edit
    tab.
  5. (Optional) Select one of the Default Tab Templates from the menu. Each template populates the page with the default views for that type of page.
  6. Change the Tab Title. A title is required.
    The tab title determines the name that appears at the top of the tabbed context page.
  7. (Optional) To associate the tab with a primary device type or context type, select a Context Page Type.
  8. Select a layout template for the page from the Layout buttons.
  9. Remove unwanted views from the page if desired. In the Layout pane, click:
    • Clear Layout
       - Changes the positioning of all views on the page.
    • [X] - Removes an individual view from the page.
  10. The views that are available to be added to the page are shown in categorized lists. The lists are filtered by the selected group or item context.
    All registered data sources are represented. However, the available views are limited to those views that are applicable to the context.
    You cannot change the item context for the page; it is preselected for the present context.
  11. Click to expand the categories of views.
  12. Select a view, drag it to the Layout pane, and drop it where you want it to appear.
  13. Click
    Save
    .
    The context page refreshes to reflect your changes. The changes persist across login sessions, but they are only applied to the current tenant.
Edit Item Properties
Edit fields that are listed for an item in the Information section of the Details tabs in a context page.
You must have the following role rights to edit the associated fields:
  • Modify Device Alias
  • Modify Interface Alias
  • Modify Device IP Address
  • Modify Interface Speed Overrides
Follow these steps:
  1. Select the
    Details
    tab.
  2. Click the
    Edit
    icon in the Information section.
  3. Edit the available details as desired.
    If 
    Alias
    ,
    Speed In (bps)
    , or
    Speed Out (bps) 
    are not set, they appear blank.
    If you edit an interface that does not exist on the Data Aggregator, the following fields are unavailable:
    • Speed In (bps)
    • Speed Out (bps)
  4. Click
    Save
    .
    If you cleared
    Speed In (bps)
    or 
    Speed Out (bps)
    , the change takes a few minutes to appear.
Apply Business Hours to a Context Page
Business hours filtering is supported for most views on context pages. Business hours filtering is not supported for trend charts where the option to enable events is selected. For more information, see Configure Business Hours Filtering.
Follow these steps:
  1. Click
    Apply Business Hours
    .
  2. Apply the business hours to a site listed in the
    Site to apply
    drop-down.
  3. Click
    Apply
    .
    The business hours for the specified site are applied to the context page. The business hours remain applied when you switch between tabs, change time ranges, and so on. If you go to a top-level dashboard or you change the context, the business hours filtering is removed.
Rearrange Context Tabs
You can customize context pages if your user account has the 'Edit Context Pages' and 'Drill into Views' role rights. The predefined Administrator and Designer roles have these role rights by default.
Each item context consists of sets of tabbed pages. In addition to modifying individual tabbed pages, you can rearrange the tabs in an item context. Modifications are only saved to the current tenant.
Follow these steps:
  1. Click the
    Edit
    icon on the selected tab, and select
    Reorder
    tabs.
    A list of Current Context Page Tabs appears.
    The list reflects the current ordering of tabs, from left to right.
  2. Select a tab to move, and drag it to another location in the list.
  3. Click
    Save
    .
    The context page refreshes to reflect your changes. The tabs are displayed in a new order from left to right. 
    If too many tabs are available for the context to display without horizontal scrolling, an arrow appears on the right. Click the arrow to see additional tabs.