Configuring and Viewing Monitoring Data
Includes information about how to work with UMP.
The Unified Management Portal (UMP) is a web-based interface that allows you to:
- Discover and monitor systems
- Graph QoS data
- View and manage alarms
- Create SLAs and view SLA performance reports
- Create, view, and schedule reports
- Create and view dashboards
- Manage users
- Configure probes
Portlets and Portlet Control
The portlet-based interface design allows you to configure and view monitoring applications. Each portlet contains a set of graphical user interface controls; you can use the controls to manage how the applications display data. The following portlets are currently available in UMP. Some portlets require an additional purchase.
- AccountsandMonitoring. The first page contains the Account Admin portlet. The second page contains configuration windows for selected monitoring probes through a table of instances. Each probe instance can be configured independently.
- The Dashboard Portlet- Allows you to create and view dashboards, replacing the Custom Dashboards, Dashboard Designer, and Dynamic Views portlets. Dashboards display data in graphic elements, such as gauges, charts, tables, images, or shapes. These elements display data from several types of data sources and can be customized with a wide range of colors, fonts, and sounds.
- The List Viewer - Displays data in a table format. The data can be in the form of text, numbers, gauges, alarms, or graphs. Two kinds of lists can be created, detail or group. In detail lists, each row displays data for a single host or target. In group lists, each row displays aggregated data for a group of systems. When creating group lists, you can specify a drill-down list for each group. Typically, the drill-down list contains the data for the individual hosts or targets that make up the group.
- The Performance Reports Designer - Allows you to see a visual representation of QoS data. You select the host, QoS measurement, target, and time range, and the data is displayed as a graph. You can display multiple measurements on a single graph, and can view multiple graphs at a time. You can select the graph format (line, area, or column) and can maximize the graph to a larger size. You can save a set of graphs as a report to view later.
- The Relationship Viewer Portlet - Provides a facility for applications to display the status of and relationships between objects in various ways. For example, the Root Cause Analysis and Topology Manager application uses the Relationship Viewer to display symbols that represent network devices, show the connections between those devices, and indicate the status of each device and connection.
- The Reports Portlet- Contains Quality of Service (QoS) reports and Service Level Agreement (SLA) reports. QoS reports must be manually created in the Performance Reports Designer portlet. SLA reports are created automatically after you create SLAs in the Service Level Manager (SLM) portlet.
- The SLM Portlet- Provides a set of tools to monitor and ensure the validity of a set of SLAs for internal and external customers. It is made up of Service Level Agreements (SLAs), Service Level Objectives (SLOs), and Quality of Service (QoS) data.
- The Unified Service Manager Portlet - Allows you to set up monitoring for groups of computer systems and to view the data collected. You can create groups of computer systems and then use the available templates to configure monitoring profiles used to deploy and configure probes to target devices. You can also view alarms and perform discovery of devices on your network.
The Operator Console is available as part of the UMP provides users with an alternative way to manage membership in devices, groups, and device monitoring profiles, and view dashboards and alarms. The Operator Console provides you with a graphical, clickable means to navigate through system operations and monitoring results. Summary views of monitored technologies, devices and groups, and alarms are linked to in-depth views of system components and metrics.
Deprecated UMP Portlets