The Settings section
of the user interface is where you can add new objects to Opsview Monitor, configure various settings, options and more. Within the Settings section,
there are up to 20 menu tiles (depending on factors such as optional modules and access control):
Reload: The reload tile will be dark blue when no changes are pending, and
orange when changes have been made but not yet applied. Clicking on Reload will
take you to a page where you can apply the changes that have been made and
effectively put them into production.
Host and Host Group Organizer: The Host and Host Group Organizer is the
section where you can configure the hierarchy of the Hosts and Host Groups
within the ‘Host Groups, Hosts and Services’ section within Opsview Monitor, to name
but one section. Here you can create a Host Group hierarchy such as ‘Europe > UK
> England > London’ with your Hosts (servers, network devices, etc.)
that are located in London as the end node.
Host Settings: This section allows for the creation, modification and deletion of Hosts within Opsview Monitor. Here you can add a new Host and make changes to existing Hosts such as adding Service Checks and Host Templates.
Service Checks: Here you can create new Service Checks such
as a checked based on a new Monitoring Plugin, an SNMP Polling check or a new SNMP
Trap check, and add them to Host Templates and Service Groups.
Hashtag Settings: This section allows you to create Hashtags
within Opsview Monitor, and set their view settings – e.g. is it visible within
‘Monitoring > Hashtags’, is it Public, and so on.
BSM Settings: This section allows for the creation of
Business Services and Components, including the setting of the resilience of
each component and other related options.
Users and Roles: This section allows for the creation of new
Roles (access control determining which Users can do what), the creation
of new Users (new logins) and the assignment of Users to certain Roles, e.g. ‘sam’ is an ‘Administrator’ and as such can do the following within
Opsview Monitor: …”.
Auto-Discovery: This section will load the Auto-Discovery
section of Opsview Monitor, which allows you to auto discover devices on the
network and add them to Opsview Monitor. There is also the option to auto
discover VMware Hosts and then subsequently auto discover the Guest machines
running on the VMware Host.
Network Analyzer Settings: If you have purchased the Network Analyzer
module, this tile will be visible. Within this section you can add new Flow
Collectors and Flow Sources. For more information, please see Section 4.17. Network Analyzer
Multi-Tenancy Settings: If you have ‘TENANCIES’ enabled within your
Users Role, this tile will be visible. This section allows for the creation of
Tenancies. For more information, please see Section 4.2.4. Multi-Tenancy
Variable Settings: This section allows for the creation and
definition of new variables. These new variables can then be used when configuring objects such as Service Checks and Hosts.
Time Periods: This section allows for the creation,
modification and deletion of Time Periods within Opsview Monitor. Time periods
can be used within Notification Profiles, Host settings and more.
Host Check Commands: This section allows for the creation,
modification and deletion of Host Check Commands. Unlike Service Checks, Host
Check Commands are used to determine the Host Status, i.e. is the Host UP, DOWN
Notification Methods: This section allows for the modification of
existing Notification Methods (e.g. adding your username and password to enable
push notifications), and also the addition of new, custom-written notification
methods which can be then used within Notification Profiles (defined at the
‘User’ level) or Shared Notification Profiles.
SNMP Trap Settings: This section allows for the configuration of
settings relating to SNMP Traps.
Shared Notification Profiles: This section allows for the creation,
modification and deletion of Shared Notification Profiles.
Service Groups: This section allows you to create new Service
Groups and move Service Checks into these groups. The groups are used
for various functions such as Access Control and Notifications.
Monitoring Servers: This section allows you to add new Slave
servers and Slave server clusters which can be used for monitoring Hosts and
Service Checks at remote data centers, etc.
Modules: This section allows for the addition of extra modules within
Opsview Monitor; however it is mainly used to troubleshoot and enable modules such
as Reporting and NetAudit.
Host Template Settings: This section is used to create, modify and delete
Host Templates which can then be applied to Hosts.