Your inventory is the elements that make up your environment, from your java virtual machines to your Amazon EC2s. Netuitive's Inventory Explorer allows you to view and search the elements in your inventory.
The image below shows the basic layout of the Inventory Explorer page:
- Actions: You can open the element(s) in the Metrics page, manage tags, turn on/off maintenance mode for an element(s), or delete elements from the Actions sub-menu. First select as many elements as you want, then select the desired option from the Actions sub-menu to apply an action to the selected element(s).
- Elements table: By default, Inventory Explorer displays all the elements in your environment that were processed in the last hour.Important Elements will be removed from the elements table roughly seven hours after an associated datasource is disabled. The elements will still show, however, if you adjust your timeframe to be later than 1 hour (e.g., 4 hour, 1 week, etc.)
You can also select elements to add tags or delete them. You can select two or more elements then click View Metrics to open multiple elements on the Metrics page. The Elements table initially has six columns: Type, Name, Data Collection, Collectors, Created, and Last Processed.Tip Click an element's name to open the element detail panel.
- The Type column displays the icon for the Element's type. You can see all the icons here.
- The Data Collection column displays the percentage of metrics that were collected in the last analytics cycle (5 minutes). If 100% of metrics were displayed, a is displayed; conversely, if no metrics were collected a is displayed.Note If no metrics were collected, there could have been an issue with collection or too many metrics were collected, which forces Netuitive to not collect any metrics.
- The Collectors column displays the names of the collector(s) currently enabled on the element.
- The Created column displays the date when the element was created in Netuitive.
- The Last Processed column shows the last time and/or date each element was processed by Netuitive.
- Search: Contains the element filter menu where you can filter the elements in your inventory. The filtering options are similar to a Policy's scope where you can include or exclude element names, and/or include types, attributes, and tags. You can also search by collector (e.g., Flume, Elasticsearch, EC2, CPU, etc.).
- Time Frame: The Time Frame controls the range of elements shown in the Inventory Explorer Elements table. Important The number of elements displayed on the Inventory Explorer is sensitive to the time frame setting i.e. an element that was available a week ago but not available now would show on the list when 1w is selected.
- Add/Remove Columns: You can add and remove columns to the Inventory Explorer Elements table for a custom view from this sub-menu.
- In Inventory Explorer, click on the logo in the upper right hand corner of the page.
- Select or deselect the tags and attributes you want to show or hide as columns in the Elements table.
- Click Close to view your changes.
Refer to the image above when reading the following:
- Element Detail Tabs: Displays three tabs that provide an in-depth summary of your element's performance, including policies, relationships, and a dashboard full of KPIs. Important All the information on the tabs is bound to the time control setting.Summary
The Summary tab displays a dashboard full of select widgets to highlight the most important details of the selected element. Below is a picture of the EC2 element summary.Policies
The Policies tab offers the same functionality as the Policies Page except the Policies tab only displays policies that include the selected element in the policy's scope. Below is a picture of an EC2's policies tab.Relationships
The Relationships tab offers the same functionality as the Elements Relationships widget: it displays the other elements associated with the selected element. Click any of the elements on the tree to open the selected widget's element detail panel. Below is a picture of an ELB element's relationships tab.
- View all Metrics for this Element: Click this button to open the Metrics page with all metric charts rendered for this element.
- Time Frame: The Time Frame controls the range of data displayed. To refresh data, click the refresh button.Selecting "1w" in the Time Frame displays the most recent week of data and/or elements. By selecting "Ending Now," you can specify a range of data beginning with a date other than today. For more information, see Time Frame.