Fabric Health Analytics (BETA)

Fabric Health Analytics is delivered as BETA in software version 5.11.00 and is subject to change in the upcoming release(s).

Fabric Health Analytics (FHA) in GigaVUE-FM is a standalone service that provides data visualization capabilities for the following entities in GigaVUE-FM:

  • Physical resources, specifically the nodes and the ports
  • Alarm Management services
  • GigaVUE-FM CPU, Memory and Disk Storage services

Using FHA you can create visual elements such as charts that are embedded as visualizations. The visualization can be grouped together using dashboards.

Fabric Health Analytics provides the following advantages:

  • Real-time data for visualization as the required data is taken from GigaVUE-FM.
  • Application of RBAC on the data to be analyzed and visualized.

To view the Fabric Health Analytics GUI embedded into GigaVUE-FM:

  • Click the Dashboards icon on the left navigation pane.
  • Select Analytics BETA. The following options are available:

Rules And Notes for Fabric Health Analytics BETA

  • All GigaVUE-FM users can create, edit and delete a dashboard. However, you can perform these operations only on the dashboard created by you. You cannot view or edit the Dashboards created by other users.
  • Users with read/write access to all the resources and the tags can view the dashboard of all the users.
  • There is no limit on the number of dashboards per user.
  • The data available in dashboard is controlled by Role Based Access Control. That is, the data fetched depends on the accessibility rights of the user based on the user role and user-defined tags.
  • If you try to do a backup of the dashboards and restore them, they will not be available after the restore operation.
  • Dashboards created in release 5.16 will not be supported in the upcoming releases. You must create the required dashboards again.

Use Pre-defined Visualization

Visualization refers to the visual representation of data using charts and other visual elements. In GigaVUE-FM GUI, visualization of data is accomplished using pre-defined filters that display the data required by the users. The following types of visualizations are supported:

  • Pie Charts
  • Vertical Bars
  • Metric - Data visualized in terms of count (e,g . count of nodes)
  • TSVB - Time series visual builder created by grouping and filtering different attributes associated to the resources used in visualization

To use the existing visualization:

  1. Click the Dashboard icon on the left navigation pane.
  2. Select Analytics Beta > Visualizations.
  3. Choose the required visualizations.
  4. Note:  You cannot create, edit or delete a visualization. You can only use the existing visualizations.

 

View and Create Dashboards

A dashboard is a collection of visualizations. You can create a dashboard using the required visualizations.

To create a new dashboard:

  1. Click the Dashboard icon on the left navigation pane.
  2. Select Analytics Beta > Dashboards. The list of existing dashboards is displayed.
  3. Click Create Dashboard to create a new dashboard.
  4. Click Add an existing object to add existing visualization panels to the dashboard.
  5. Add the required number of visualizations.
  6. Click Save to save the dashboard with a name.

You can perform the following operations from the canvas:

  • Save: Use to save the dashboard.
  • Cancel: Use to cancel the operation.
  • Add: Use to add additional panels to the dashboard.
  • Option: Use to add additional options, such as margins.

  • You can use the Calendar in the top right corner of the page to view the data for the various time periods.
  • Apply Filters to Dashboard

    1. Hover your mouse on each of the segments in a visualization pie to view more details.
    2. Click on a segment for the corresponding filter to be applied to all the visualizations in the dashboard.

      Note:  Use attributes applicable for all the visualizations in the dashboard. Otherwise, data will not be displayed.

    3. To remove the filter, close the attribute displayed at the top.