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. If Relationship Viewer is running, you can launch Relationship Viewer in context, displaying relationships for the group or system selected in USM.
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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. If Relationship Viewer is running, you can launch Relationship Viewer in context, displaying relationships for the group or system selected in USM.
 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.