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Creating a New Graph View

How to easily create a new set of Graphs

Overview

To create a new graph view within the Graph Center, click on the 'Configure' button within the navigation controls, as shown below:

Once clicked, a new configuration will appear, as shown below:

The above configuration window provides the option to create graph views in one of four ways:

  • Host/Host Group: Create a new graph view based on Hosts, e.g. show me the graphs of all of the hosts within 'Host Group A', or show me all of the graphs for Host A.

  • Service Check: Create a new graph view based on a Host Template or an individual Service Check, e.g. show me a graph view with all the graphs from Host Template A - plotting all hosts using Host Template A on the graphs, OR, show me all the Hosts using 'Service Check A' (e.g. compare all hosts using 'Unix Load Average', for example).

  • Hashtags: Create a new graph view based on a specific Hashtag; e.g. show me all Service Checks tagged with #hashtag, in a graphical format.

  • BSM Components: Create a new graph view based on a specific component (BSM); e.g. show me all service checks that are within the component 'Linux Cluster X'.

To create a new graph view, click anywhere on the menu 'tile'.

Host Groups Graphs

To create a graph view based on Host Groups, click on the 'Configure' button within Graph Center and then click on 'Host Groups', as shown below:

Once clicked, you will be presented with a window similar to the one below:

The window above is split into two steps.

First, you must choose the Hosts on which you wish to base your graph view. To do this, select a Host Group and then select the Hosts in the left selection box and click the 'right' arrow to add them into the right selection box, as shown below:

In the example above, we have selected four Hosts from the 'Linux Servers' Host Group. (You can add Hosts from different Host Groups).

Now that we have selected our Hosts, the 'Options' section's dropdown boxes will repopulate with Service Checks / Host Templates that only apply to the selected Hosts, as shown below:

In the above example, we can see there are only six Service Checks available to select (note, if a Service Check is not applied to all of the selected Hosts, it will still be displayed, however the graph for that Service Check will only display the Hosts who have the Service Check applied).

In our example, we want to view all 'Unix ..' Service Checks running on the selected four Hosts, so we have clicked on the three Unix Service Checks as below:

In the bottom right corner of the screen, Opsview Monitor shows 'Hosts: 2', which means only two of our selected Hosts contain the Unix Service Checks. Click 'Apply' and the new graph view is created:

Note: The legend only displays two hosts, kvmhost3 and nfs1, as they are the only hosts of the four selected that have a 'Unix *' Service Check.

Hashtags Graphs

To create a graph view based on Hashtags, click on the 'Configure' button within Graph Center and then click on 'Hashtags', as shown below:

Once clicked, you will be presented with a configuration window, similar to the screen below:

The configuration window for the Hashtags section is very simple. In the first section you must choose the Hashtag for which you wish to view the graphs:

After selecting your Hashtag, the 'Options' panel on the right will populate with the Hosts and Service Checks tagged with the chosen Hashtag:

As you can see from the screen above, there are six Hosts tagged with '#business-systems', which have Unix Load Average and Unix Memory service checks (either one or both). You can choose to filter the list, i.e. only show two Hosts, or only show 'Unix Memory', or you can choose to simply click 'Apply' and create the new graph view:

ServiceCheck Graphs

To create a graph view based on Hashtags, click on the 'Configure' button within Graph Center and then click on 'Service Check', as shown below:

Once clicked, you will be presented with a configuration window, similar to the screen below:

The first section allows you to choose EITHER a Host Template OR one or more Service Checks. When you have selected your Host Template or your Service Check(s), as we have above with the selection of the 'OS - Unix Base' Host Template, the 'Options' section on the right will repopulate with the Hosts which have the selected Host Template/Service Checks, as shown below:

By default, the 'All' radio button is selected - meaning all Hosts that have the 'OS - Unix Base' Host Template applied will be selected. You can also choose the 'Select Host' radio button which allows you to select one or more individual Hosts:

After selecting your hosts, or clicking 'All', simply click 'Apply' and the graph view will be created, as shown below:

BSMComponent Graphs

To create a graph view based on Hashtags, click on the 'Configure' button within Graph Center and then click on 'BSM Components', as below:

Once clicked, you will be presented with a configuration window, similar to the screen below:

The configuration window for BSM Components is very simple. In the first section, you must choose the Component for which you wish to view the graphs. In the example below, we want to view the graphs of the component 'Linux Cluster 1':

Once you have selected your component, the 'Options' tab will populate with the relevant hosts and Service Check data. You can either select to filter by Hosts by selecting the Hosts within the component that you wish to view the graphs of, either individually or 'all' (via the 'Select all' checkbox):

By choosing 'Hosts', all Service Checks on the selected Hosts will be graphed. If you wish to graph only a sub-section of the service checks within the Component, select 'Service Check' and select the Service Checks you wish to graph. This way allows filtering by Service Check, but will display all Hosts who have that Service Check selected:

Finally, click 'Apply' and the Graph View will be created:

Creating a New Graph View

How to easily create a new set of Graphs