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Hashtag Views (Monitoring > Hashtags)

Overview of Different Views in Hashtags

Summary Views

Once you have added and configured your Hashtags, you can analyze the data via 'Monitoring > Hashtags':

Once loaded, you will be presented with a view similar to the one below:

This view will display, by default, the 'List View' of all of your Hashtags. This list view will display the Hashtag (prepended with the # symbol, for display purposes), the description, and the state of the Hashtag.

The screen has two buttons in the top right: List View and Grid View, which are the two different 'summary' views available to you for viewing the overall health of the Hashtags within Opsview Monitor.

List View

The first view (default), is the 'List view' option:

This view is by default sorted on State, with the order declining in severity ' i.e. CRITICAL, WARNING, UNKNOWN, and OK. The list view can be filtered on the Hashtags and Description columns, and can be sorted on all columns:

Columns can also be hidden, i.e. you can choose to hide the description and actions columns and just display the Hashtag and State columns:

Aside from filtering and sorting, you can choose to undertake actions on all objects within the Hashtag. These actions can be viewed and invoked using the contextual menu, found to the right of the Hashtags column as shown below:

Once clicked, a modal window will load with the relevant Service Checks for the given Hashtag. For example, if you are attempting to do Mass Acknowledgments on a Hashtag then only unhandled, non-OK state Service Checks will be loaded.

In the example below, we are re-checking every Service Check that is a part of the 'SUPERIMPORTANT' Hashtag we created earlier:

Simply check the Service Checks one by one, or select all based on their service status, i.e. to re-check all UNKNOWN status Service Checks, for example.

For more information on Actions, see Section Contextual menu: Options overview. The other option available is 'Investigate' which will load the Hashtag Detail view. This section is covered later, and can also be accessed by clicking on the text within the Hashtag column.

Grid View

The second view available is the 'Grid View':

The grid view cannot be sorted and is non-filterable, however the size of the grid cells can be changed via the drop down box within the 'Grid View' option, as shown below:

The default setting is the 'Large View', which is three cells wide. 'Medium View' is four cells wide, and 'Small View' is five cells wide, as shown below:

These different views allow you to determine how many Hashtags you wish to display on a single screen; If you have a lot of Hashtags, 'Small View' is your best option.

As with 'List View' items, you can undertake actions and investigate the Hashtags using a contextual menu. In the Grid View, the contextual menu is loaded by clicking on the cells as shown below:

Once an option is clicked, such as 'Mass Re-Checks', a modal window will load with the relevant Service Checks that has the relevant data loaded for the given Hashtag.

In the example below, we are re-checking every Service Check that is a part of the 'SUPERIMPORTANT' Hashtag we created earlier:

Simply check the Service Checks one by one, or select all based on their service status, i.e. re-check all UNKNOWN status Service Checks.

For more information on Actions, see Section Contextual menu: Options overview. The other option available is 'Investigate' which will load the Hashtag Detail view. This section is covered later.

Detail Views

Once a Hashtag is investigated, the detail view will be loaded. The detail view of a Hashtag will display all Service Checks and Hosts that are a part of the Hashtag, as shown below:

By default, the list view will be sorted using the 'Group By Host' option; however, there are four other sorting options available which can be chosen via the drop down menu in the top right hand corner:

Group by Host

Group the Service Checks based on the Host column, so that all Service Checks are displayed on a Host by Host basis.

Group by Service

Group the Service Checks based on the Service Column, so that all Service Checks are grouped together allowing for comparison, i.e. all 'Unix Load Average' Service Checks are visible together.

Group by Status

Group the Service Checks based on the Service Status Column, i.e. group all of the CRITICAL Service Checks together.

Errors and Host cells

Show all unhandled 'problems' (non-OK Service Checks) in a grid view, along with a cell view at the bottom. The cell view will contain a cell for each Host who has a non-OK Service Check, and the cell color will reflect the status of the Host based on the result returned from its Host check command.

Performance

A view that displays the Service Checks that contain performance data. For each metric returned by the Service Check a new row will be added. This view will return the value for each metric, and a small 'sparkline' graph which displays the historical performance of the Service Check's metric. This historical time period can be configured.

Group by Host

The ‘Group by Host’ view will sort all Service Checks within the Hashtag by the ‘Host’ column, thus grouping the Service Checks together based on their respective Hosts.

Group by Service

The ‘Group by Service’ view will sort all Service Checks within the Hashtag by the ‘Service’ column, thus grouping the Service Checks together based on their ‘type’. In the example above, all ‘Unix Load Average’ and ‘Unix Memory’ Service Checks are grouped together.

Group by Status

The ‘Group by Status’ view will sort all Service Checks within the Hashtag by the ‘Status’ column, thus grouping the Service Checks together based on their status. This means grouping all the CRITICAL Service Checks together, then the WARNING Service Checks, and so on. The list is then sorted by severity, e.g. CRITICAL, WARNING, UNKNOWN, OK.

Errors and Host Cells

The ‘Error and Host cells’ view shows all unhandled ‘problems’ (non-OK Service Checks) in a grid view, along with a cell view at the bottom. The cell view will contain a cell for each Host which has a non-OK Service Check, and the cell color will reflect the status of the Host based on the result returned from its Host check command.

Performance

The ‘Performance’ view displays the Service Checks that contain performance data. For each metric returned by the Service Check, a new row will be added. This view will return the value for each metric, and a small ‘sparkline’ graph which displays the historical performance of the Service Check’s metric. This historical time period can be configured using the dropdown ‘Time period:’ box, located in the top right hand corner.

Note: Only Service Checks that have performance data (i.e. graphs) will be displayed here. Also, there is no indication of status in the above view (i.e. you cannot see if a Service Check is CRITICAL, etc).

Sharing Custom Views

Once you have located a view which you like, i.e. you have hidden certain columns, sorted the columns, filtered the data, etc., you want to be able to save it and share it so that your changes aren't lost.

To do this, you should use the 'arrow' icon, located in the top navigation bar:

In the view below, we have clicked on the Hashtag 'business-systems', chosen to 'Group by Status', and hidden the 'Actions' and 'Status Info' columns:

I can now click on the 'share' arrow, within the navigation bar, which will present a URL as below:

I can copy and paste this link and enter it into my browser address bar, bookmark it, or email/instant message it to a colleague. When the URL is loaded from the link, the screen shown above will be displayed, including sorting, hidden columns and more.

This 'share' functionality works for all sections of Hashtags, including the summary screens.

Public Hashtags View

Sharing a Hashtag with the Public

You can choose to share the health of certain Hashtags with, essentially, unauthenticated users (i.e. 'public').

To share a Hashtag with the public, simply edit the Hashtag within 'Settings > Hashtag Settings, and click on 'Edit' window, the Hashtags contextual menu, as below:

Once loaded, check the 'Public' checkbox, as shown below:

Note: You should ensure the 'Hashtag View' radio button is set to 'Enable'. If the Hashtag View is disabled, then the 'Public' option will be disabled.

You will now need to 'Reload' Opsview Monitor in order for the changes to take effect. **
Once Opsview Monitor has been reloaded, any users that navigate to http://your-opsview-monitor-server-name.com/autologin will be shown all of the currently available Public Hashtags.

Removing Public Hashtags Access

To remove the Public Hashtags access from Opsview Monitor, Users should start by clicking on the 'Users and Roles' menu item within the Settings tab:

Users and Roles section within Settings

Once within the Users and Roles section, Users should select the 'Anonymous guest' User, click on the contextual menu, and click 'Delete'.

Deleting the 'Anonymous Guest' user

Click 'OK to confirm deletion of the 'Anonymous Guest' user.

Deleting user confirmation

Once you have deleted the 'Anonymous Guest' User, you will need to 'Reload' Opsview Monitor in order for the changes to take effect.

Once completed, any Users trying to navigate to http://your-opsview-monitor-server-name.com/autologin will be redirected to the Opsview Monitor Error Page.
In order to re-enable Public Hashtags:

Re-Enabling Public Hashtags Access

**To re-add Public Hashtags access from Opsview Monitor, Users should start by clicking on the 'Users and Roles' menu item within the Settings tab:

Users and Roles section within Settings

Once within the Users and Roles section, Users should click 'Add New'

'Add New' within Users

Add the following details within the New Users modal and click 'Submit Changes'

Name: anonymous-guest
Username: anonymous-guest
Comment: optional
Role: Anonymous Guest
Set Password: User Defined (must be unique)
Confirm Password: Same as above
Tips: Not Checked (unless otherwise required)

Creating the 'anonymous-guest' User
Once completed any Users that navigate to http://your-opsview-monitor-server-name.com/autologin will be shown all of the currently available Public Hashtags.

Hashtag Views (Monitoring > Hashtags)

Overview of Different Views in Hashtags