View Inventory Properties for an Application

Topics marked with * relate to features available only in vFabric Hyperic.

This page describes the contents of the Inventory page for an application

Learn about Applications

See About Applications in Hyperic in vFabric Hyperic Overview.

Inventory Page for an Application

In Hyperic, an application is an inventory type, configured by an authorized user. An application is a set of selected services, usually running in different servers on multiple platforms, that together fulfill a single business purpose. Configuring applications enables you to manage your infrastructure from an application — as opposed to a hardware — perspective.

To display the Inventory page for an application, use Resources > Browse > Applications to navigate to the application, and click the Inventory tab.

In vFabric Hyperic, a user can view and modify resources only to the extent that the user's role(s) permit. For more information see User Accounts and Roles in Hyperic in vFabric Hyperic Administration.

The screenshot below shows the Inventory tab for the application. Note:

  • This is the tab you use to add services to an application.

  • The "Service Counts" section shows the total number of services in the application, and the number of each type.

  • The "Services" section lists key information for each service in the application.

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Inventory Page Header for an Application

The sections below describe the data and controls that appear at the top of the Inventory page for an application.

Resource Properties

The properties  at the top of the Inventory page for an applications are:

  • Owner - By default, the Hyperic user under whose account the resource was added to inventory.  Click Change... to assign a different resource owner.

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Tools Menu for an Application

The screenshot below is the Tools menu for an application.

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When an application is selected, the Tools menu has the following commands:

  • Delete Application — remove the application from inventory.

  • Add to Dashboard Favorites — Adds the application to the Favorite Resources portlet on the the current Hyperic user's Dashboard.

  • Add to Group — Opens the Group Manager page described below in Group Manager.

In vFabric Hyperic, a user can view and modify resources only to the extent that the user's role(s) permit. For more information see User Accounts and Roles in Hyperic in vFabric Hyperic Administration.

General Properties for an Application

The General Properties section of the Inventory page for an application lists the following information about the application:

  • Description — A description of the application. This is an optional, user-configured value.

  • Location — An optional property.

  • Date Created — The date the application was created.

  • Date Modified, Modified By — The date the application was last modified and the user who modified it.

Click the Edit button to open a page where you can edit the applications's Name or Description.

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Application Properties

The General Application section of the Inventory page for an application lists the following information about the application:

  • Application Type — This property, supported in previous versions of Hyperic, is no longer used.

  • Engineering Contact — An optional property.

  • Business Owner — The date the application was created.

  • IT Operations Contact — The date the application was last modified and the user who modified it.

Click the Edit button to open a page where you can edit the contact-related properties for the application.

Service Counts for an Application

The Service Counts section of the Inventory page for an application lists the total number of services in the application and the number of services of each service type.

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Services in an Application

The Services section of the Inventory page for an application lists the following information for each of the services in the application:

  • name — Name of the service

  • Entry Point — Whether the service is the entry point for the application.

  • Service Type — Resource type of the service.

  • Res Type —

  • Host Server — Name of the server where the service runs.

  • Availability — Current availability of the service.

You update the application in these ways:

  • To add services to the application, click Add to List---the Edit ApplicationName appears.

  • To remove one or more services from the application, click the box to the left of each service you wish to delete, and click Delete.

Note: The Dependencies control relates to functionality not implemented in this version of Hyperic.

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Groups Containing an Application

The Groups Containing This Resource section of the Inventory page for an application lists the groups to which it belongs.

  • To view the inventory page for a group to which the application belongs, click the group's name.

  • Click Add To List to select the groups to which you wish to add the application.

  • To remove the application from a group, checkmark the group, and click Remove From List.

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Group Manager

The Group Manager, which appears when you click Add to List on the Groups Containing This Resource section of a resource's Inventory page, lists the groups to which you can add the application. Only groups that contain applications appear on the list, and only those that do not already contain the current application.

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