Equipment Details

This screen lets you “drill down” to display equipment details for resources. You can see it by selecting Details in the right-click menu for the Managed Resources portlet. You can also install an Equipment Details portlet on a page and use the Container View portlet to select individual devices that appear in it. In that case, you must select an individual device before it displays data.

Details screens are available for a variety of things besides equipment, too. Here are some highlights of the Equipment Details screen (and others):

The Quick Actions panel in the General tab also displays icons.

Click them direct access to the device (Terminal, MIB Browser, Ping (ICMP) or HTTP / HTTPS), or to the Edit screens described above.

Click the tab name to see the following:

General – In addition to Quick Action icons, this displays details about the selected equipment, including its Domain ID. This screen also includes performance indicators to report on the device’s CPU, memory and disk utilization (flash memory) both currently and for the last 30 minutes (click the links above the panel), a Monitor Status Summary, and Reference Tree, and a list of the Authentications connected to the device. If disk utilization is less than one percent, an indication that the device is still active may appear in that graph.

Network – This screen lists the Ports and Interfaces for the selected device (some devices have one, but not the other), VLANs and links associated with the device.

Alarms – Displays the alarms and events associated with the selected device.

History – Includes audit trails connected to the device, and any backed up configurations. Right-click to view or otherwise act on these.

Performance – This screen contains two links at its top. One displays a performance dashboard (template) related to the selected device. See Show Performance Templates for how to configure these. The other displays any configured Top Talkers for the device. See Top N [Assets].

You can also configure the interval displayed by clicking the clock icon at the top of this screen.

Logs – Displays maintenance logs connected to the device to users with permissions to see this tab. Right-click to create or edit these.

Notice that you can right-click listed interfaces, configuration files, and so on to perform more actions, or to see additional Detail screens.You can also right-click to open further Details screens about some subcomponents like Interfaces and Ports. These display a Reference Tree (like Widgets / Snap Panels (Reference Tree)) too. You can even right-click nodes in that reference tree to drill down to additional details.

Notice the breadcrumb trail at the top of the Equipment Detail panel tracks the levels through which you drill down. You can click a level that appears in this trail to return to a previous screen. If you click Return to previous in the upper right corner of the screen, you will return to the original screen from which you selected the basic equipment.

Some fields may be truncated onscreen. Workaround: hover the cursor over the truncated field so the text appears as a tooltip or drill down to see the detail.

Some devices populate the ports panel, but not the interfaces panel. This panel is empty for such devices. Interfaces may appear for Force10. Force 10 devices interfaces details can display Port Channels (LAGs), VLANs (SVIs) and Loopbacks.

If the Ports portlet is on the same page as the Managed Resources portlet, selecting a device in Managed Resources makes its ports appear in the Ports portlet. The display can also get out of sync, but clicking the browser’s Refresh restores the correspondence between a selected device and the ports displayed. To resync a port, resync the device that contains it.

Field Definitions

The meaning of most fields that appear in details screens are self-evident. Here is a little more information about some of them:

Operational State -- One of following possible values describing the availability of the resource.

Disabled -- Inoperable because of a fault, or resources are unavailable.

Enabled -- Operable and available for use.

Active -- Device is operable and currently in use with operating capacity available to support further services.

Busy -- Operable and currently in use with no operating capacity to spare.

Administrative State -- One of the following values:

Locked -- Device use is prohibited.

Shutting Down -- Only existing users can use the device.

Unlocked -- Normal use of device is permitted.

Network Status -- The status of the resource in the network. For example: Responding means this application can, via some network protocol, get the device to respond. Not Responding means the device does not respond to the protocol. Indeterminate means the monitoring software has not tried to reach the device or there was some other error which prevented us from determining one of the other two statuses.

The appearance of Network Status depends on the default ICMP monitor (see Resource Monitors. If you exclude this equipment from the monitor or disable it (for example, for performance reasons) then a status may appear, but it is not meaningful.

You can now use monitors other than ICMP to determine this status. See Monitor Network Availability --  Alternative Method.

The Alarms Details panel now lets you correlate parent/child alarm pairs. See Alarm Correlation: Alarm Details Panel.