WebClient Topology Tab

Starting from CA Spectrum 10.2.2 release, CA Spectrum WebClient is enhanced
to improve accessibility for differently abled users. The Spectrum WebClient enhancements provide a better user experience enabling different types of users to use WebClient and accomplish their vital business tasks. 
With these enhancements, in WebClient you can see changes in icons, new color coding and status text denoting model severity/icon conditions. Icons have additional indicators such as labels so that users can easily identify the severity. For more information about accessibility enhancements in WebClient, see WebClient Accessibility Features
Topology Overview
The Topology tab in WebClient displays a graphical depiction of your physical network, virtual network, and virtual machines. CA Spectrum WebClient provides options for arranging the models in topology layouts, such as the circular, symmetric, global, and incremental layout. When you select the Overview icon, the Topology displays a high-level view of the entire network connections in a separate window. It shows a marquee rectangle around the area that is being displayed in Topology.
If you have selected a landscape in the Alarms tab, you can see the topology for the same landscape in Topology tab. You can select a landscape from either Alarms tab or Topology tab. The topology displays devices with their state and rollup state.
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The Topology tab displays the topology for:
  • Global Collections 
  • Global Collection that is selected in the Global Collections Hierarchy 
  • Landscapes
In the Topology tab, the following options are not available in the Filters pane. These filter options are applicable to Alarms tab only.
  • Latest 100 Alarms 
  • All Alarms 
  • Time Filters
  • You can render topology for a single landscape, so, select only one landscape.
  • When a Topology is rendered in WebClient, the Client Details table in OneClick Admin page is updated with the details of the user who is accessing the Topology through WebClient.
The Topology tab also displays the following details:
  • Alarms 
  • Alarm Details 
  • Impact 
  • Device Details 
  • UIM Performance Chart (this pane is displayed only when a UIM device is selected)
The following table describes the tools that you can access and use from the Topology tab.
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Save As Image:
Saves the topology drawing as an image file. Supported file formats are PNG, JPEG, PDF, PNG, and SVG.
Print Setup:
Opens a Print Setup
window to select the configuration and print the topology drawing.
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Print Preview:
Shows a print preview in a separate window. To print the topology from Print Preview, right-click and select Print.
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Select and Pan:
Allows you to select and move, and zoom the drawing. This tool is a combination or Select, the Pan, and zooming functions. To pan and move the drawing drag on empty space, it enables panning, and moves the drawing. To select an element, click on the element. To move elements, simply drag the selected element. To enable marquee selection, hold the Shift key and then drag on empty space. It selects objects within the mouse drag area. To zoom in and zoom out the topology drawing, use the mouse scrolling wheel.
Selects the elements in Topology, It can also moves, and resizes the elements. Shows device details on mouse hover the device icons in WebClient topology.
Moves the Topology drawing, when you drag using mouse.
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Navigate Links:
 Navigates to the farthest end of an edge when the edge is left-clicked. Navigates clockwise to the next edge of a node when the end of an edge is right-clicked.
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Marquee Zoom:
Zooms the area, which you have selected using the mouse dragging.
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Interactive Zoom:
 Zooms in when the cursor is moved down while the left mouse button is down. Zooms out when the cursor is moved up while the left mouse button is down.
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Zoom In:
 Zooms the drawing to appear the elements larger.
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Zoom Out:
 Reduces the drawing to appear the elements smaller.
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Zoom Fit:
 Shows the entire topology drawing within the view.
Shows a high-level view of an entire drawing in a separate small window. In the small window, you can see a marquee rectangle, which helps you to select the portion of the drawing and see that portion in the topology in zoom. You can move or resize the marquee rectangle.
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Circular Layout:
Changes the layout style to a circular format.
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Symmetric Layout:
Changes the layout style to a symmetric format.
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Global Layout:
Changes the layout style to a style that is specified in the drawing view definition. If there is no layout style is specified, changes the layout style to hierarchical.
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Incremental Layout:
Shows positions of all newly added or changed elements in the topology. While showing the positions, it maintains the prior relations positions with the existing devices in the topology.
Launch Analytics:
Launches Analytics Dashboard, which allows you to get more insights for troubleshoot for the selected device.
Use this option to pan the topology drawing to right, left, up, down and center.
Interfaces tab
Starting from CA Spectrum 10.2.3 release, the WebClient Topology page displays 'Interfaces' tab. The Interface tab in WebClient displays interface information for the selected device. You can view information about the interfaces of a device by selecting the device in the WebClient Topology tab and selecting the Interfaces tab. The Interfaces tab displays a list of the configured interfaces and sub-interfaces for the selected device, along with the parameters defined in this section.
The colors of icons in the Name, Condition, and Status fields have the same meaning as the colors that indicate device model status throughout OneClick/WebClient.
Following are the default parameters that you can see in the Interface tab:
  • Name
    Specifies the name of the interface.
  • Condition
    Specifies the contact status for the device, in addition to any alarm conditions in effect for the device model.
  • Status
    Indicates whether the interface is operational or nonoperational. An interface may be nonoperational for various reasons including being administratively disabled. Some of the possible values include up, down, off, and dormant.
  • Admin Status
    Shows the current operational state of the interface.
  • Oper Status
    Shows the desired state of the interface.
  • IF Alias 
    Specifies the value of the MIB II object ifAlias for the corresponding interface.
Search Devices
The search option allows you to search device models in topology. You can search devices with IP address, Device name or Model name. To get the search results list, type few characters of your search then press Enter. The Search box lists the result for your search. When you select a device from the search result, the device is zoomed and highlighted in the topology.
Use the breadcrumbs on top to navigate around the device or model hierarchy in the Universe/Global Collections topology.
You can double click a Container icon in the Topology to view the list of devices it contains.
Alarms Pane
The Alarms pane displays an Alarm Table with list of alarms for the selected device in Topology. The columns specify various details such as Network Address, Landscape, Device Location for each alarm. It also displays the custom attributes that are created by the user if they are selected in Preferences of WebClient.
This Alarms table is a static table. You can modify or clear the alarms that are available in the alarms grid. The table is refreshed for the updates only when you unselect and select the device again.
Alarm Details Pane
The Alarm Details pane displays the details of a single alarm that is selected in the alarms table. It also displays the custom attributes that are created by the user.
Using the 'Set' option you can edit the value for some of the attributes such as Acknowledged, Trouble Ticket ID, Assignment, Status, and custom attributes that are created for the selected alarm.
For more details, see the Alarm Details Pane in the WebClient Alarms Tab section.
Impact Pane
The Impact pane displays the symptoms and the management lost impact details of an alarm that is selected in the Alarms pane. The Management Lost Impact displays the details of impacted devices due to the selected alarm.
Device Details Pane
When you select an alarm in the Topology, this pane displays the details of the selected device on which the alarm is generated. You can see the details such as Model Type Name, Last Successful Poll, Contact Status etc.
UIM Performance Chart
The UIM Performance chart in the Topology of WebClient displays the performance chart for UIM devices that are discovered in Spectrum. The chart displays the usage percent (%) statistics for CPU, Disk, and Memory of the configured UIM devices through CDM Probe. The trend chart consists of one X-axis and two Y-axes. The X-axis of the chart shows time range for the metrics. The left side Y-axis of the chart shows usage percentage (%) of the metrics and the right side Y-axis shows details of the Disc usage in MB.
The CA UIM CPU, Disk & Memory (cdm) probe monitors performance and load on critical system resources. Using the UIM Performance chart, you can see the usage trends for:
  • Processor
  • Disk 
  • Memory
The performance chart shows the data that is captured for the last 12 hours.
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To see the UIM Performance chart, follow these steps:
  1. Open the Topology tab in WebClient.
  2. Search UIM devices using the Search box. 
    The Search box lists the result for your search. Select a UIM device from the search result, the device is zoomed and highlighted in the topology.
  3. Click the UIM device in Topology, trends for CPU usage, Disk usage, and Memory are displayed in the UIM Performance Chart portlet. 
  4. (Optional) Click any of the attribute names to see the performance chart for that particular attribute
You can zoom in the chart by selecting the area in the chart, where you want to zoom. Use the 'Reset Zoom' button to cancel zoom in and switch to normal view. 
Analytics: Events Over Time
Starting from CA Spectrum 10.2.3 release, the WebClient is enhanced to allow users to view 'events over time' trend for a selected device in Topology. You can achieve this without launching the Analytics application. The 'Analytics: Events Over Time' portlet is introduced in the Topology tab to display 'events over time' trend for the selected device. 
When you select a device in the Topology, you can view the 'events over time' trend of different log types that are available in the Analytics application for the last 24 hrs. The Analytics chart shows data based on count and time stamp for different types of logs. The time stamp is for every 30 min. To know supported log types and set up information, refer to the Analytics documentation.
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CA Spectrum and Analytics integration is a prerequisite to view the Analytics: Events Over Time portlet in WebClient.
To integrate CA Spectrum with Analytics application, follow these steps:
  1. Open the CA Spectrum OneClick Administration page from OneClick Client.
  2. Click the Administration tab.
  3. Select the 'Analytics Configuration' from the Administration page list.
  4. Type the Analytics Elastic Server URL.
    The Elastic Server port (9200) must be open on the firewall to allow the Tomcat web server to receive data from Elastic Server.
    When you upgrade CA Spectrum to a latest version, you must need to configure the Analytics Elastic Server URL again to make the integration work.
  5. Click 'Save'. 
    The configuration is saved in the Spectrum database.