A brief overview of how to create a group metric report and how to added them to a dashboard.
Hello everyone. Welcome to another SevOne training video. This training video will show us one of our new 5.3 features, and it is group metrics.
In the past, you used to only be able to see a metric for one specific, you could say, interface, device, object; anything. With the new 5.3 update, you can see metrics for a group of objects, devices, or whatnot.
What I'll do, I'm going to go ahead and show you how that works. We're going to go up to our left-hand corner here, to our report tab, and click create report. You'll see that one of the new items that is added to the TopN report menu is group metrics. We're going to go ahead and click that. What this does is, it brings up our menu page here.
For group type, you're going to obviously select device groups because you're trying to see multiple devices. For device groups, you can go ahead and select whatever device group that you would like. For our case, I'm just going to go ahead and select discovery manager, IP, and manufacturer. For indicator type, any plugin. Whatever you're specifically trying to see. In my case, I'll keep SNMP Poller. For object type, I'm going to keep it as interface. Indicator type, again, you can select whatever you're trying to see. In my case, I'll go ahead and select total octets. For aggregations, I'm going to ahead and select average, because I want to see an average of our total octets here.
Once you're finished selecting your group's indicator types, go ahead and click the next tab. Here, you can go ahead and select the preferred unit. I will keep mine in bits. For time, you can go ahead and change the time span. If you want to see this for a week, a month, yesterday, whatever. I'm going to keep this today, and I'll keep our timezone as New York. Here, you'd be able to select whatever type of visualization; pie table, whatever. In my case, only table available, so I'm going to make a new table. Once you're finished with this, you can go ahead and click next. It will give you a recap of everything you've just done. If you agree with it, go ahead and click finish.
What this does is, this brings up a nice view of a group of metrics that you just select to see. This will show you the total average octets for discovery manager, IP, and manufacturer. No other platform can do this, which is why we're particularly proud of it. You've got your group metrics here. You can compare discovery manager to IP to manufacturer and see the average total octets. But say the average is higher than usual, and you're curious to see why. What you can do is, in the upper right-hand corner here, you see the little add button. You can go ahead and click the dropdown and add a custom graph, for instance. Create a TopN report of the discovery manager. What you would do is go ahead and change type to device group, and change the device group to discovery manager. Hit next. View, in my case, we're going to go ahead and select busiest average percent CPUs. We're curious to see why it's so busy, or why so many octets are being moved, so we'll take a look at our busiest average percent CPUs. With everything else, click next.
Once again, you can change all of these items to match a corresponding report. Since I left these as today in New York, I'm not going to make any changes. Here, you can select your visualization. I want to use this as a pie chart. I'm going to go ahead and click pie chart. Once you're done, click next. Once again, it gives you a summary, and hit finish.
Basically, what we did is, we looked at a group of metrics, saying I want to see the average total octets for these three items, and then you found out something was wrong with one of them. You want to specifically dive down a little deeper and take a look into that item, for instance. We just went ahead and added a graph. From these two directly below each other, you have a very clear indicator. You can see, for instance, that w075.sevone.com is running at 100%, which is really not good, and maybe that's the reason that there's so many average total octets being moved in and out.
What I just showed you was our group metrics of our new 5.3. I hope this was helpful, and hope you enjoyed it.
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