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FUSE HQ Capabilities

The FUSE HQ agent automatically discovers your platforms and FUSE resources (as well as many other types of resources) and sends information about them to the server. The FUSE HQ server lets you monitor their state and activity from any Web browser. You use the FUSE HQ Dashboard (the UI's home page) and related views to select the resources you are interested in and inspect details about their availability and levels of activity.

In addition to monitoring the resources in your inventory, you can perform various control actions on some of the servers and services. For example, with FUSE Message Broker, you can start and stop a broker or send a text message to a queue or topic. Available control actions depend on the specific type of server or service.

FUSE HQ can show you at a glance where problems are occurring or are likely to occur. Resources that are unavailable are automatically highlighted. You can define custom alert conditions based on any metric values and events that the selected resources generate. For example, you can choose to be notified when the number of messages on a given queue exceeds a specific value. As another example, you might define an alert to be raised whenever a resource logs a warning message.

You can use FUSE HQ to view entries in the log files of any of the platforms and servers in your inventory. Configuration options let you specify precisely which events you want FUSE HQ to capture for each resource. Using the event-tracking feature is far more convenient than opening the individual files, which may be scattered across the network and typically are cluttered with messages that are not of interest. You can also define alerts to be triggered by logged events.

Each user of the FUSE HQ Portal has a login ID and password. Two factors determine what a given user can see and do when logged in: the user's role, and the resource groups that are assigned to that role. The role consists of a set of permissions that allow specific actions (such as viewing, modifying, or creating) on each different resource type. The groups delimit the resources to which the user has access.

As installed, FUSE HQ provides two predefined roles: A Guest role allows view-only access to all resource types, and a Super User role allows unrestricted access to all resources and functions. The Super User role is exceptional in that no group assignment is required in order to enable access to resources.

The first person to log in to FUSE HQ uses the administrator ID and password chosen during installation. This account belongs to the Super User role, enabling the administrator to create custom roles and assign users and groups to them. A user can have multiple roles.

The FUSE HQ Dashboard, shown in FUSE HQ Dashboard, is the starting point for each session.

The Dashboard is flexible with respect to the information it shows. Each user has access to two or more versions of the Dashboard: a personal version, and the version associated with each of the user's roles. You can customize your own personal Dashboard. You can adjust the layout of the various windows (called portlets), choose the resources and alerts that you want to see, and control various other display settings.

The administrator determines the layout and content of the role-based Dashboards. Users cannot modify a role-based Dashboard unless they belong to a role that has explicit permission to modify roles.