Operations Center

This page describes the Operations Center page in the VMware vFabric™ Hyperic® user interface.

Available only in vFabric Hyperic

The Operations Center page, available on the Analyze tab in the Masthead lists resources that are down, have unfixed alerts, or both. You can use filters to scope the content of the page to the resources and problem type of interest. This concise view includes shows the current number of unavailable resources and unfixed alerts, and a single line problem summary for each resource.

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Filter by Problem Type and Resource

Use the "Display Filters" fields in the upper left of the page to specify the issues and resources to include in the page:

  1. Select a "Status Type":

    • All -  list every resource that is currently unavailable or has an unfixed alert.  

    • Down Resources - list only resources that are currently unavailable.

    • All Alerts - list all resources with unfixed alerts.

    • Alerts in Escalation - list resources with unfixed alerts that are currently in escalation.

    • Alerts not in Escalation - list resources with unfixed alerts that are not in escalation.

  2. To further limit the resources included in the page by hosting platform, enter a string in the "Platform Filter" field and press Return or Enter to update the page.

    • The list includes resources with the selected "Status Type" that run on the platform(s) whose names match the specified "Platform Filter" string.

  3. To further limit the resources included based on group membership, select a group from the "Group Filter" pull-down.

    • The list includes resources with the selected "Status Type", that run on platforms whose names match the "Platform Filter" (if specified), and belong to the selected group.

Set Table Controls

Use the Table Controls to specify the number of resources listed per page and the frequency with which the page content is updated.

Contents of Operations Center Page

The Operation Center page contains summary and detailed information for the alert or availability events that match the current "Display Filter" settings.    

Current Filter Totals

The tables in the "Current Filter Totals" section summarize the results that match the current filter settings:

  • Resources table - Current number of unavailable platforms and the current number of unavailable resources of any type - platform, server, or service. If the current Status Type selection limits the page to alerts, the count column contains "N/A".

  • Alerts table - Total number of unfixed alerts and number of unfixed alerts in escalation, broken down by alert priority. If the current Status Type selection limits the page to alert events, the cells contain "N/A".

Resource Details for All Hosts

Each row in the table in the lower part of the Operations Center page represents a resource that is currently down or a resource that has an unfixed alert.  If a resource is currently down and has an unfixed alert, it will appear in two rows.

  • Platform - The platform where the resource runs.

  • Resource - Name of the resource that is unavailable or has an unfixed alert.

  • Alert Name - In a row for a resource with an alert, the name of the alert definition that fired the alert.

  • Priority - In a row for a resource with an alert, the alert priority.

  • Status Type - Indicates whether the row corresponds to a "Resource Down" event or an unfixed "Alert".

  • Last Escalation - In a row for a resource with an alert in escalation, timestamp for the last escalation step performed.

  • Last Check - For an unavailable resource, shows when metrics for the resource were last collected. For an alert, shows when it last fired.

  • Duration - Indicates how long ago the alert fired or the resource went down.

  • State - For an alert, a images/download/attachments/79037059/notify.gif icon indicates the alert is in escalation. A images/download/attachments/79037059/ack.gif icon indicates the alert in escalation has been acknowledged.

  • Status Information - For an alert, shows how many times it has fired and the condition that triggered it. If a metric condition triggered the alert, the triggering and current values of the metric are shown.