Navigate in USM

USM provides several tools to display and find information. You can view your groups and systems in different types of views, and you can search for systems using either a basic or advanced search.
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USM provides several tools to display and find information. You can view your groups and systems in different types of views, and you can search for systems using either a basic or advanced search.
You can control which USM views are visible for users by setting access control list (ACL) permissions. You can also control the operations that a user can perform within USM views. For more information, see Add or Modify Users with the Account Admin Portlet.
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Views in USM
USM provides several ways to view your environment. Click one of the following icons to select  a view--tree view, one of three badge views, or alarm view:
View Bar
The tree view allows you to access detailed information, while the badge views provide high-level information at a glance. The alarm view hides the navigation tree.
Tree View Tree View
The tree view displays your groups in a hierarchical tree in the navigation pane to the left. A status icon indicates the highest severity alarm for each node in the tree, and the number of systems in each group is indicated in parentheses after the group name. As you hover over a group name, icons appear that allow you to add, edit, or delete groups.
The pane on the right displays detailed information about groups, alarms, or systems.
Click a group name in the tree to see a table listing information about group members. Click a column header in the table to sort by that column. Click the
Alarms
tab to see information about alarms for the group.
Click the name of a system in the tree to view system properties and performance data for the past 24 hours. Click an alarm icon to view alarm data for the system. If the system reports disk usage information, click the usage bar graph to view a Performance Report of disk usage data.
Badge Views Badge Views
The badge views display groups or systems as icons. There are three different badge views at different "zoom" levels. The functionality is the same in all three views, but the amount of information that is displayed on the badges varies.
All of the badges have icons that indicate alarm status and OS type, and the color of the badge indicates alarm status. The Badge 2 (medium badges) view also displays the system name. The Badge 1 (large badges) view also displays the number of alarms and, for groups, the number of elements in the group and all its subgroups. In the Badge 2 and Badge 3 views (medium and small badges), hover over a badge to see all the information for that badge.
In all three badge views, you can drill down to the next level by clicking on a badge. Click a badge for a system to view detailed information about the system. This information is the same as  displayed when you click on the name of a system in the tree. To move back up a level in a badge view, click the bread crumb link.
Alarm View Alarm Views
The alarm view displays all current alarms, including those that are not associated with a group or a system, such as alarms for expired licenses.
The Administration icon (Administration Pencil Icon) in the header opens a window for group creation options.
Paging
If there are more than 100 items in a group, the first 100 are shown and you can page through the remaining items.
To page through items, click the View Next or View Previous icons. These icons are displayed only if there are more than 100 subgroups or systems in the selected group. The View Previous icon is displayed once you page past the first page.
In the badge views, the paging icons are under the toolbar in the top left of the window.
Paging Icons
In the tree view, the paging icons are displayed next to the name of the group when you mouse over the group name.
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You can also page through items in the Members table in the tree view.
Page Members Table
Sorting
You can sort groups or computer systems in the badge or tree views according to:
  • Alias
  • Severity
  • Alarm Count
  • Element Count
    Sort Options
To sort items, select the sorting criterion that you want from the
Sort by
pull-down list.
Tables and Tabs
Selecting a group brings up a table of components in the Details view. Click an item from the table to drill down to the next level.
Group views contain the following tabs:
  • Details
    - A table of devices within the group (the default tab).
    The
    Details
    tab for interface groups displays a table of interfaces and high-value metrics for those interfaces.
  • Alarms
    - Alarms for the group, sortable on various criteria.
  • Maintenance
    - The maintenance schedule for the group or system.
  • Reports
    - Configuration screens for standard report formats: Top N Reports, Situations to Watch Reports, and Group Trend Reports.
The device view contains the following tabs:
  • Details
    - The device name and other attributes (the default tab).
  • Alarms
    - Alarms for the device, sortable on various criteria.
  • Metrics
    - A list of selected metrics for the device.
  • Advanced
    - A high-level view of the performance for the system.
  • Interfaces
    - A table of interfaces for the device, with QoS metrics and other data.
  • Groups
    - The group to which the device belongs or details as displayed in Inventory.
  • Monitoring
    - Monitoring profile configuration for a selected group or device.
  • Reports
    - A link to USM Dynamic Templates (the default report) and configuration screens for At A Glance Reports and Trend Reports.
The interfaces view contains the following tabs:
  • Details
    - The device name and other attributes (the default tab).
  • Alarms
    - Alarms for the device, sortable on various criteria.
  • Metrics
    - A list of selected metrics for the interface.
  • Advanced
    - A high-level view of the performance for the interface.
  • Groups
    - The group to which the device belongs or details as displayed in Inventory.
  • Reports
    - A link to USM Dynamic Templates (the default report) and configuration screens for At A Glance Reports and Trend Reports.
The contents of
Advanced
tabs are determined by context.
In the context of a
device
:
In the context of an
interface
:
  • If the SNMP probe has been configured, network data is displayed in this view.
    For more information about SNMP, see the documentation in Probes Documentation Space.
  • If the Network Flow Analysis (NFA) application has been integrated with UIM, NFA data is displayed in this view with a link to the NFA diagnostic view for the interface. (NFA data will be visible only to users with access to NFA origins.)
    For more information about NFA charts, see Integrate CA Network Flow Analysis.
USM Alarm, Status, and Device Type Icons
Icons indicate alarm severity and device type in USM. These icons appear in the badge views, tree view, and device view.
The following icons indicate the alarm severity for a group or system or the status of a group or system:
Critical Alarm Icon
Critical
Major Alarm Icon
Major
Minor Alarm Icon
Minor
Warning Icon
Warning
Information Icon
Informational
Clear Icon
Clear
Maintenance Icon
Maintenance
Symptomatic Icon
Symptomatic
The icon for a group displays the most severe status of any of the group devices.
The following icons indicate the type of group, system, or device that is shown in the tree or badge views:
Automatic Icon
Automatic
AWS Group Icon
AWS group
External Icon
External
GeoView Icon
GeoView
Group Container Icon
Group container
Group Icon
Group
Hub Icon
Hub
Interface Icon
Interface
Inventory Icon
Inventory
Linux Icon
Linux
Robot Icon
Robot
Router Icon
Router
Server Icon
Server
Solaris Icon
Solaris
Switch Icon
Switch
Unix Icon
Unix
Unknown Device Type Icon
Unknown device type
Virtual Server Icon
Virtual server
VMware Icon
VMware
Windows Icon
Windows
Search for Computer Systems
You can not search for interfaces in USM. Only computer systems appear in search results.
You can search for computer systems according to various criteria. For example, you can search for all systems with a certain OS Type or with a certain Origin.
There are two types of search, Basic Search and Advanced Search. Both types search through all your systems, regardless of whether you have selected a group in the tree or badge views.
  • Basic Search
    Use to do a full-text search for any of the fields in the Members table,
    except
    for
    Type
    and
    State
    .
  • Advanced Search
    Use to search for
    Type
    or
    State,
    to search for multiple criteria, or to filter out certain criteria.
: If you search on origin, both Basic Search and Advanced Search will match only systems using the discovered origin, the first origin that is listed in the device details. Any enriched origins that are listed below the discovered origin are not used.
For backward compatibility,
'%'
will match any substring and '_' will match any single character in a search string. Beginning with CA UIM 9.0, '\%', '\_', '[%]', and '[_]' will be treated as literals.
Basic Search
You can use Basic Search to do a full-text search for any of the fields in the Members table,
except
for
Type
and
State
.
You cannot search for
Type
(robot, hub, etc.) or
State
(managed, unmanaged, etc.) using Basic Search. To search for these attributes, use Advanced Search.
Follow these steps:
  1. Enter text in the
    Search
    field, then press
    Enter
    In the badge views, the search results are displayed as a list of badges. In the tree view, the search results are displayed in the
    Search Results Members
    table, and the under the
    Search Results
    node of the tree.
  2. To drill down to view information about a system in the search results, click the name of the system (the badge, the node in the tree, or the row in the
    Search Results Members
    table).
  3. To return to the search results, click the
    Search Results
    node in the tree (tree view) or the
    Search Results
    bread crumb link (badge view).
Advanced Search
You can use Advanced Search to search for any field in the Members table (including
Type
or
State)
, to search for multiple criteria, or to filter out certain criteria.
Note:
For Oracle, systems with null database values for a search criterion are not included in the results unless explicitly specified. For example, if you search for
not OS Type is windows
, systems that have null values for OS Type are not included in the search results. To include these, add
or OS Type is null
as a second search criterion.
Follow these steps:
  1. Choose
    Advanced Search
    from the
    Actions
    menu.
    The search filters are displayed in the tree view.
    If you select 
    Advanced Search
    while in a badge view, the display switches to the tree view, where you can perform the search.
  2. Choose items from the pull-down menus and enter text in the text field as appropriate.
    The text fields are not case-sensitive.
    The search filter fields work the same way as the filter fields for creating groups. For an example of how to use the filter fields to create a group, see Filter Example.
  3. Click the
    Add Filter
    icon to add more rows to the filter if wanted.
  4. Click
    Search
    .
    The search results are displayed in the
    Search Results Members
    table.
  5. (Optional) To drill down to view information about a system in the search results, click the name of the system in the tree or click the row in the
    Search Results Members
    table.
  6. (Optional) To return to the search results, click the
    Search Results
    node in the tree.
  7. (Optional) To view the search results in a badge view, click one of the badge view icons.
Export Search Results to CSV
Both Basic and Advanced Search allow you to export search results to a CSV file.
After searching for systems, click the
Actions
menu >
Export Group
. You then are prompted to enter a name for the file and a location on your local system to save the file to.
Pop Out Graphs
Data graphs are displayed in several places in USM. Click the Pop out icon (Pop Out Icon) in the upper right corner of a graph, visible when you mouse over the area, to display the graph in Performance Reports Designer in a new window. From here, you can use the full functionality of Performance Reports Designer, such as changing the time interval, changing the style of the graph, or exporting the data to a .csv file.