General options

Global Options

The black background bar at the top of the interface contains a series of informative options that remain accessible at all times as the user navigates through the different WOCU screens and options.

Being a fixed element, the user will always have the following elements:

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Link to Home screen

Use this link to return to the Overview: Home from any other location of the tool.

Global hosts finder

The top bar incorporates a global search engine for locating a specific host from among all the realmd managed in the application. By selecting or searching for the desired item, the user is redirected to the Realm where it is located, to continue with its management and monitoring function.

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The global search engine allows several search options:

  • Manually entering the name of the Host of interest.

  • Via the available selector: clicking on the date (V) displays an initial list of the first ten Hosts. Asyou scroll down the list, it will be updated with new items.

For each element is indicated:

Type and name of the Host | Type and name of the Realm in which found.

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Logged users

Reports the number of users currently connected to WOCU. By clicking on this option, a new window will pop up detailing thethe different registered user sessions:

  • Login: reports the user account registered with WOCU.

  • Full name: name associated with the access login.

  • Sessions: total sessions associated with the login.

  • Last login: date and time of last login.

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Number of active sessions

Reports the total number of active user sessions in WOCU.

Auto-refresh screen

WOCU enables the automatic update of the data displayed on the screen.

By clicking on the auto-refresh icon (🕐) it is possible to activate or deactivate the repeated reloading of the page. Note that when switching the autoscreen refresh, this icon will change depending on the status:

  • Auto-refresh disabled

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  • Auto-refresh enabled

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Note

It is possible to consult the remaining time for the next refresh of the screen, by placing the cursor over the icon. By default, the length of the time interval between refreshes is 60 seconds, and you can define a new sequence from the User preferences.

WOCU Version

WOCU displays information about the product version number in execution.

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Notification options

Only in the Overview: Home, we find the notification options:

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Top option, with a speaker icon enables and disables notifications via a small pop-up window.

Bottom option, with a bell icon enables and disables audible notifications.

The background colour of each icon indicates the status of each option, green: enabled, dark grey: disabled. You can enable/disable these options by clicking on the corresponding icon.

Infrastructure

Interactive and informative module that encapsulates and plots the different elements/nodes that WOCU-Monitoring has deployed at the time of the query.

This functionality provides a comprehensive and correlated overview of the different components that make up the network infrastructure monitored, being a tool of great help for administrators of the solution.

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It is possible to expand and collapse nodes in order to make navigation through the nested tree and to be able to trace the different hierarchical levels originated. Just click on a particular node and the dependent nodes dependent nodes are hidden or expanded.

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Icons of implemented technologies are used for the representation and identification of nodes.

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The section is organised in two different spaces:

Aggregator Infrastructure

This view represents all the services related to the aggregation console (Aggregator), where are located components such as:data bases, metrics indexing systems, logs collectors, etc. etc.

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Monitoring Infrastructure

This view represents all services of each Monitoring (Import-Tool) managed in the solution.

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A selector is available to navigate between the different (Monitorings) and and see the details of the infrastructure of each.

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Although the representation is rather elementary, it provides a completeoverview capable of recording non-operational components, which may be affecting the stability of the monitored infrastructure.

Audit Module

Independent module for the detailed logging of actions executed in WOCU-Monitoring, tracing all movements performed in terms of asset configuration and changes tracked by the system, with the purpose of making a subsequent audit of the processed the information processed.

Attention

This module will only be enabled for Administrator users (Super-admin).

In this new tab you will find two different sections:

Requests and Realms Configuration Audit

In this section you will be able to visualise all the actions and operations that are carried out on Realms, i.e. the information that is audited at Kingdom level.

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Note

As indicated in the text: Only the first 10000 entries can be shown, only the first 10000 entries will be shown, in order to facilitate and alleviate the query computation capacity.

Columns/ Table fields


The fields at the head of the table are described below:

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✓ Date: date and exact time at which the action was recorded in the system, and consequently a relevant event occurred in the internal functioning and operation of the infrastructure.

✓ Realm: the entity or set of entities where the action.

✓ User: user profile that has executed the action registered in the infrastructure.

Note

There is the user named System, author of automatic and managed in the application (launching of Import Tasks (Tasks), Scheduled Report Generation, etc.). It is assigned when there is no user behind the action performed.

✓ Method: indicates the method used according to the origin or nature of the the audited action. It is categorised as follows:

  • Changes that occur at the database level, i.e. operations performed on a particular Realm from its Configuration module (Import-Tool).

    These are:

    • CREATE

    • UPDATE

    • DELETE

  • Audited requests based on HTTP protocol.

    • GET

    • POST

  • Relating to automatic processes executed (such as Reports and Import Tasks (Tasks)). Some of the possible possible options are:

    • SCHEDULED <Name> REPORT: Scheduled Availability Report, Scheduled Multimetrics Report, Top Hosts Report, etc.

    • <Name> REPORT: Availability Report, Multimetrics Report, Top Hosts Report, etc.

    • SNMP IMPORT

    • CSV IMPORT

    • SNMP IMPORT INVENTORY

Note

There is a Filter by Method filter to limit the table by HTTP requests (Requests), database requests for changes in configuration (Changes in configuration) or automatic processes (Automatic Process).

✓ Description: contains a general description of the registered.

✓ Affected Item(s): type of asset that the action performed. There are a multitude of types of items stored in the database database (HOST, SERVICES, REPORTS,etc.).

✓ Actions: allows the user to know in detail the characteristics of the action performed on an object.

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Note

It may happen that the text displayed in any of the columns exceeds the available the space available, in which case the text shall be cut off at the limit of each column, followed by an ellipsis (…) to indicate that the text continues but has been cut off. However, you can consult the full information by placing the cursor over the text.

Available data filters


Filtering of objects in the table is possible from the following drop-down menus:

✓ Realm Filter: this selector gathers all the Realms managed in the infrastructure. After selecting one of them, the table will be filtered with the operations executed only on these systems.

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✓ User Filter: this selector gathers all the users registered in the infrastructure.After selecting one of them, the table will be filtered with the operations executed only by this profile.

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✓ Filter by Method: this selector gathers all the possible methods categorised according to the origin or nature of the action:

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Changes in configuration: encompasses changes that occur at the database levelfrom its Configuration module (Import-Tool).

These are:

  • CREATE

  • UPDATE

  • DELETE

Request: encompasses audited requests based on the HTTP.

  • GET

  • POST

Automatic Process: related to automatic processes executed (such as Reports and Import Tasks (Tasks)). Some of the possible possible options are:

  • AUTOMATIC REPORT

  • AUTOMATIC SCHEDULED REPORT

  • SNMP IMPORT

  • CSV IMPORT

  • SNMP IMPORT INVENTORY

✓ Date range: audited actions can be filtered according to of the dates on which they have been registered.For this purpose, a time filter is used for this purpose.

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There are several time criteria already in place for the filtering of actions:

Today: filters and displays only audited actions generated duringthe time period elapsed in today’s day.

Yesterday: shares registered yesterday.

Last 24 hours: actions recorded in the last 24 hours.

Last 48 hours: actions registered in the last 48 hours

Last 7 Days: actions registered in the last seven days.

This Week: actions recorded during the period of time elapsed in the current week (from the start day of the week to the current day).

Previous Week: actions registered in the previous full week(Monday-Sunday).

In case you want to set a specific period of time, there is a the Custom Range option. To set the time frame it is is necessary to set a start date and an end date. By clicking on one of the days, this date will be set as a selection, and it will be marked with a blue background. In addition to the day, it is possible to set a specific time of that day, to do so, use the drop-down menus in the hour, minute and second boxes, until you to set the desired time.

Attention

In order to facilitate and alleviate the query computation capacity, the filtering of items by date range is limited to a maximum of seven days, i.e. the defined range may not be longer than this interval (seven days).

Logically, it is not possible to choose start and end dates after the current date, nor is it possible to set an end date prior to the start date.

Export of the list of items


The two buttons next to the Search bar, CSV and JSON, make it easy to export the data in both formatsfor further processing or use.

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CSV

By clicking on the corresponding button, a new modal will be opened for selection and marking of parameters to be exported according to the criteria of the the selection and marking of parameters to be exported at the user. The available options are:

  • Date (Required)

  • Realm

  • User (Required)

  • Method

  • Description

  • Affected Item (Required)

  • Details

Once the selection is confirmed, the download of a file in the CSV (Comma Separated Value) format, a very simple format that organises the columns by a separator (semicolon “;”) and the rows by a line break.

JSON

This other option follows the same operation as the previous case, but initiating the download of a file in JSON format (JavaScript Object Notation), a lightweight data interchange format capable of being read by any programming language and therefore be used to exchange information between different technologies.

In both options, the system shall offer the option to select the directory where to download and store the generated inventory fileand assign an alternative name to it.

Aggregator Wocu Administration Audit

In this section you will be able to view all changes that occur at Advanced Configuration Module: Login Control (including failed attempts), WOCU-Monitoring administration: adding, deleting or modifying Realms, loggers, metrics, user creation and assignment, etc.

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Note

As indicated in the text: Only the first 10000 entries can be shown, only the first 10000 entries will be shown, in order to facilitate and alleviate the query computation capacity.

Columns/ Table fields


The fields at the head of the table are described below:

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✓ Date: date and exact time at which the action was recorded in the system, and consequently a relevant event occurred in the internal functioning and operation of the infrastructure.

✓ User: user profile that has executed the action registered in the infrastructure.

Note

There is the user named System, author of automatic and managed in the application (launching of Import Tasks (Tasks), Scheduled Report Generation, etc.). It is assigned when there is no user behind the action performed.

✓ Method: indicates the method used according to the origin or nature of the the audited action. It is categorised as follows:

  • Changes that occur at the database level, i.e. operations performed in the Configuration Module.

    These are:

    • CREATE

    • UPDATE

    • DELETE

  • Audited requests based on HTTP protocol.

    • GET

    • POST

Note

There is a Filter by Method filter to limit the table by HTTP requests (Requests) or database requests for changes in configuration (Changes in configuration).

✓ Affected Item(s): type of asset that the action performed. There are a multitude of types of items stored in the database database (HOST, SERVICES, REPORTS,etc.).

✓ Actions: allows the user to know in detail the characteristics of the action performed on an object.

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Note

By clicking on one of the dates followed by the Old or New, a new info box will pop up and provide the full complete. The view also includes a copy-to-clipboard function (action located in the upper right corner), facilitating the process of copying data in a single click.

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Available data filters


Filtering of objects in the table is possible from the following drop-down menus:

✓ User Filter: this selector gathers all the users registered in the infrastructure.After selecting one of them, the table will be filtered with the operations executed only by this profile.

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✓ Date range: audited actions can be filtered according to of the dates on which they have been registered.For this purpose, a time filter is used for this purpose.

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There are several time criteria already in place for the filtering of actions:

Today: filters and displays only audited actions generated duringthe time period elapsed in today’s day.

Yesterday: shares registered yesterday.

Last 24 hours: actions recorded in the last 24 hours.

Last 48 hours: actions registered in the last 48 hours

Last 7 Days: actions registered in the last seven days.

This Week: actions recorded during the period of time elapsed in the current week (from the start day of the week to the current day).

Previous Week: actions registered in the previous full week(Monday-Sunday).

In case you want to set a specific period of time, there is a the Custom Range option. To set the time frame it is is necessary to set a start date and an end date. By clicking on one of the days, this date will be set as a selection, and it will be marked with a blue background. In addition to the day, it is possible to set a specific time of that day, to do so, use the drop-down menus in the hour, minute and second boxes, until you to set the desired time.

Attention

In order to facilitate and alleviate the query computation capacity, the filtering of items by date range is limited to a maximum of seven days, i.e. the defined range may not be longer than this interval (seven days).

Logically, it is not possible to choose start and end dates after the current date, nor is it possible to set an end date prior to the start date.

Export of the list of items


The two buttons next to the Search bar, CSV and JSON, make it easy to export the data in both formatsfor further processing or use.

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CSV

By clicking on the corresponding button, a new modal will be opened for selection and marking of parameters to be exported according to the criteria of the the selection and marking of parameters to be exported at the user. The available options are:

  • Date (Required)

  • User (Required)

  • Method

  • Description

  • Affected Item (Required)

  • Details

Once the selection is confirmed, the download of a file in the CSV (Comma Separated Value) format, a very simple format that organises the columns by a separator (semicolon “;”) and the rows by a line break.

JSON

This other option follows the same operation as the previous case, but initiating the download of a file in JSON format (JavaScript Object Notation), a lightweight data interchange format capable of being read by any programming language and therefore be used to exchange information between different technologies.

In both options, the system shall offer the option to select the directory where to download and store the generated inventory fileand assign an alternative name to it.

Aggregator Summary

This is a space designed to provide an overview of the monitored infrastructure based on the nature and connectivity of the Realms at the time of the query.

This module stands out for its ability to represent the current situationof the plant through pie charts, facilitating the interpretation of key data.

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The view is divided into three panels whose graphs illustrate a count of each type of Realm.

Realms and Multirealms

In this ring chart, a distinction is made between Multi-Realm and the set of standard and Hostgroups-based Realms, which are being managed in WOCU-Monitoring.

Use the legend to identify each typology. For each sector of the graph, the percentage value and total figure is detailed, which simplifies the identification and reading of the graph.

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Standard Realms and HG Realms

In this ring chart, a distinction is made between Realms based on Hostgroups and standard type Realms, which are being administered on WOCU-Monitoring.

Use the legend to identify each typology. For each sector of the graph, the percentage value and total figure is detailed, which simplifies the identification and reading of the graph.

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Realms connected and disconnected

In this ring chart, a distinction is made between Realms with connectivity (from the availability perspective) and non-operational Realms, in the absence of communication between the plant devices and WOCU-Monitoring.

This panel takes into consideration all types of Realms managed in the tool, whether they are standard, Hostgroups based or Multi-Realms.

Use the legend to identify each typology. For each sector of the graph, the percentage value and total figure is detailed, which simplifies the identification and reading of the graph.

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Detailed view by type of Realm

By clicking on one of the sectors of the chart, a new window will pop up with a detailed list of the Kingdoms that make up that typology.

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The following information is presented in a tabular format:

  • Image: profile image of the Realm, visible on different screens and tool summary panels.

  • Type: indicates the type of the Realm through its representative icon.

  • Name: identifying name of the Realm.

  • Connectivity: indicates the Realm’s connectivity and availability.

Export options and data filtering

Exporting the displayed data is also possible in PDF, CSV, and JSON formats. These formats condense all the information about the types of Realms and their connectivity into a easily shareabl document for simple analysis.

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Another option is the filtering of panels by category type. A category is a label freely assigned by the user, used for the classification and identification of Realms with some similar trait. Each category is assigned a color and weight.

The categories are represented with visible labels on each Realm panel:

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Every category will be visible in the dropdown menu. Upon selecting one of them, the view will be filtered to display panels whose Realm is associated with that category.

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