Introduction to the Network Dashboard

Introduction

The network dashboard provides a high-level overview of your network, showing you important information at a glance. The dashboard is composed of several components:

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Resource Counts

Across the top of the dashboard are counts of the individual resources that exist on your network - AppWANs, Services, Endpoints, Routers, and Policies. Clicking on any of these boxes will bring you over to the management page for the particular resource, where you can add/modify/delete items.

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Network Usage (Current Cycle)

This simple network utilization graph indicates how much data has traversed your network during the current billing cycle. It also extrapolates how much data you will consume by the end of the cycle, based on current usage patterns.

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Network Utilization

This network utilization graph plots network usage over time. Use the time scale buttons, located in the upper right-hand corner of the pod, to zero in on the time period you are interested in viewing. When you change the time scale in this pod, it will also change the time scale in these other pods - endpoint usage, management & network event timeline, and open alarms.

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Active Endpoints

Use this pod to determine the quantity of active individual endpoints (endpoints and edge routers) that are consuming data on your network for the given time.

The time scale in this pod is controlled by the time scale options in the Network Utilization pod.

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Top usage by Endpoints/ Services/ Edge Router

The 'Top X' pod displays the top "talkers" over the network including endpoints, services, and edge routers. 

Use this pod to determine the top usage by endpoints, Services, or edge routers.

The time scale in this pod is controlled by the time scale options in the Network Utilization pod.

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Service Health

The dashboard displays service dial health in addition to usage.

The time scale in this pod is controlled by the time scale options in the Network Utilization pod.

More information can be found on the Service metrics under each service config in the console in the metrics icon on the top left. 

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Management & Network Event Timeline

The events section in the console segregates Network Events Vs Management events.  

The network event timeline pod displays the most recent edge router, endpoint Offline/ Online events at a glance.

Similarly, the management event timeline pod displays the most recent Provisioning events [Network, Service, AppWAn, AD-Sync, etc] at a glance.

More information can be found on the Events page, which you can navigate by clicking the green globe in the top left-hand corner of your screen and selecting Events from the list. 

The time scale in these pods is controlled by the time scale options on the Network Utilization pod.

 

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Network Visualizer

Network Visualizer allows network administrators to see how all the different components fit together and their relationships.

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Attribute Explorer

Attributes in NetFoundry provide a user-friendly approach for grouping endpoints, services, and policies in configuring networks. Attributes explorer feature helps in searching and viewing services, endpoints, edge routers, and posture check policies by the attribute name. Upon searching for the required attribute, one can then modify the entities. This feature would be of great help for console admins to verify policies in the troubleshooting and operational processes.

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