Navigating the Device Tree
Our Devices Page follows the LogicMonitor tradition of providing rapid access to your most important performance metrics and alert statuses. While maintaining much of the same structure and functionality that users enjoyed in the old UI, we have introduced several new features to streamline your monitoring experience.
To help you take full advantage of our Devices Page, here is an overview of the Device Tree and Device Dashboards:
Although LogicMonitor can collect almost any metric from any device regardless of protocol, we understand the data most relevant to your environment is probably much narrower in scope. To reduce excess noise, we have introduced Device Dashboards, which centralize instance graphs for a device/device group into a single customizable view. Now you can exclusively view the information you care about!
There are currently three available device dashboards:
- All Datasources Dashboard: the default view within your LogicMonitor account. It displays all graphs relevant to a particular device, providing the broadest insight into that device's performance.
- Device View Dashboards: a restricted per-user view. Individual users can pull any instance graphs together to create a new device dashboard. Changes made in this layout will only be visible to the user who created the Device View Dashboard.
- Customized Device Dashboard: allows users to create a new dashboard template that may be applied to multiple devices based on device group, device type, or device property.
Navigations & Search
To the left of a node's name, alert severity icons show the highest-level active alert within that node. Alert severity icons can take three forms: error, warning, and critical. Alert severity icons replace the node icons (ie. Datasource, Instance, Group, Device, etc). To the righthand side of a node's name, we have included Alert Disabled and Device Dead (unresponsive) icons.
Prepending your keyword search with the following shorthand will narrow your search results by category:
- g: will match device group names
- d: will match device names, display names, IPs, and device description.
- ds: will match datasource names
- i: will match instance names
IE. a search of ds:linux will only return datasources with "linux" in their name. Learn more about our Device Tree searches here.
Focusing the Device Tree
The new Devices Page lets you focus on a single Device or Device Group. This is particularly helpful if you have a lot of devices and would like a less crowded view of a single device/subset of devices or if your work is generally confined to one or two device groups, but you still need access to the rest of the account.
To focus the device tree, simply click on the device/device group you wish to isolate, then click the focus icon in the upper righthand corner of the device tree.
You can use breadcrumbs to navigate back through a focused device tree.
In the example below, breadcrumbs are displayed in a dropdown menu located next to the name of the node that is currently being viewed (in this case, CPU). Clicking on any item in the breadcrumb will update the Device tree and detail page, accordingly.
Alerts Table and Filtering Alerts
We overhauled the Alerts Tab to allow filtering of each device/device group's alerts based on escalation chain, severity, alert rule, acknowledged (Yes/No), SDT (Yes/No), and Cleared/Active status. Additionally, the new "Manage Columns" feature lets you customize your Alert Table to reflect the information most pertinent to your alert review and resolution process.
We standardized the process for setting alert thresholds. All alert thresholds for instances/devices/device groups are now set under the respective node's Alert Tuning tab.
Instance Group Management
Instance Groups allow you to pool together related instances and display them in a single view.
For instance, if multiple disks are used to house applications related to Exchange or Finance, you could group instances related to each of those disks and sort them as follows:
We cleaned up the process for adding devices into monitoring. You now are able to select and execute an NSP directly from the Devices Page.