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Resource Pages

For every resource in the inventory, Fuse HQ presents detailed information in a set of tabbed pages. The available tabs and their content depend on the nature of the resource in question, but all basic resources (platforms, servers, and services) and compatible groups have a Monitor tab, an Inventory tab, and an Alert tab. Mixed groups and applications do not have all of these tabs.

Resources that allow control actions have a Control tab that provides access to these actions. For example, the Control tab for a Fuse Message Broker queue lets you send a text message to the queue.

Clicking any resource name almost anywhere in Fuse HQ takes you directly to the Monitor tab for that resource. (There are a couple of exceptions: Clicking a platform name in the Auto-Discovery portlet takes you to the Auto-Discovery Results screen for that platform; and clicking the name of a mixed group, which does not have a Monitor tab, takes you to the corresponding Inventory tab.)

These pages are designed to help you navigate easily through the hierarchical structure that includes the resource. In the top left corner of every page is a Map button. Clicking this button reveals a tree diagram showing the current resource along with the other resources associated with it. In general, "parents" appear below and "children" appear above the current resource, as applicable. For example, in the map tree for a server, the host platform (parent) appears below the server, and hosted services (children) appear above. You can click any resource in the tree to go to the resource pages for that item.

The Tools Menu at the top right of each page provides options appropriate to the current resource type.

A prominent label at the top right identifies the resource category of the current item: platform, server, service, group, or application.

The Monitor tab, also called the Current Health screen, provides the most detailed information available about the performance and activity of a given resource. The right column of this page offers both graphical and numerical displays of metric data collected from the resource during a specified time period. The left column, headed by a sub-tab labeled Resources, shows resources related to the current one and provides controls for specifying which metrics are charted in the graphical display.

In the right column, to switch between the graphical and numerical displays, click the Indicators and Metric Data sub-tabs. To see a full-size chart for any individual metric, click the metric name on either tab.

On the Indicators sub-tab:

Column charts appear for each selected metric. The horizontal axis is a time line that applies to all charts in the display. Click a circle in the row either above or below the charts to highlight and display the precise time of a specific point on the axis.

The colors of the circles in the top row indicate availability, as follows: green, 100 percent available; yellow, partially available; red, unavailable; orange, paused; and gray, no data collected.

If log tracking is enabled for the resource, a blue square appears just above the bottom row of circles for any time segment during which Fuse HQ has recorded an event. Click the blue square to display the available log messages.

You can remove and rearrange the charts, and save any configuration as a custom view that is specific to the current resource. To move a chart up or down in the column, use the and buttons above the top right corner of the chart; to remove the chart from the column, click the button. To save the current view, select Create New View in the View field at the top right corner of the display area, enter a name, and click .

On the Metric Data sub-tab:

Metric values are shown in a tabular format. Various controls allow you to specify the refresh rate, the data collection interval, and other settings. You can select one or multiple metrics in the table and click Chart Selected Metrics to display a full-size chart.

The Metric Data tab offers a convenient way to establish baselines, which are useful for defining alerts and tracking trends, among other purposes. To automatically set the baselines for one or more metrics to the LOW, PEAK, and AVG values currently shown, select the metrics and click Set Baselines.


Additional baseline-setting controls appear at the bottom of each full-size chart (provided the chart shows only a single metric).

On the Resources tab:

The related child and parent resources of the current resource are listed. To the right of each related resource name is an availability indicator and a balloon icon. Hover the cursor over the balloon to display a popup window with additional information (and, in some cases, active links) pertaining to the resource.

The other options available on the Resources tab vary according to which tab is selected in the right column. With the Indicators tab open, you can use the available controls to add charts for metrics of these related resources to the display in the right column. With the Metric Data tab open, you can filter the metrics that appear in the table.

To add metrics for a related resource, select the Indicators tab on the right. Then, in the left column, check the related resources for which you want to see metrics, and click View Metrics. The metrics collected from the selected resource appear in a list below. You can then add a chart for any of these metrics to the Indicators tab by clicking the right arrow button to the right of the metric. Remember that you have the option of saving any set of charts on the Indicators tab as a view that you can recall whenever you are monitoring the current resource.

To filter the display on the Metric Data tab, check the desired categories and types, enter a search string if desired, and click the right arrow button to the right of the Search field.

The Inventory tab includes a number of portlets containing different types of information about the current resource and others that are related to it. The exact set of portlets available depends on the type of the current resource. Only one portlet is open at a time. To open a different portlet, click its title bar.

Where appropriate, the portlets provide controls that let you edit the resource's properties or change relationships with composite resources. For example, you can add a resource to a group or remove a service from an application.

For the most part, working with the portlets and controls on the Inventory tab is intuitive. It is worth mentioning here that when you want to enable event tracking for a resource, you do so in the Configuration Properties portlet on the resource's Inventory tab.

The Alert tab has two sub-tabs, Configure and Alerts.

The Configure sub-tab lets you define the conditions that trigger an alert on the current resource. These conditions can be based on any metric data or logged event that the resource makes available to Fuse HQ. In addition to defining the conditions, you can specify actions that Fuse HQ should perform when the alert is triggered, such as sending e-mail notifications or executing a script.

To keep the flow of notifications orderly and create an audit trail, you can pair an alert with a corresponding recovery alert. The primary alert detects the problem, initiates the specified response, and then disables itself to prevent repeating the response with every data-collection cycle. The recovery alert detects the return to normal conditions, executes its own response (typically, sending notification that the resolution has occurred), and re-enables the primary alert.

The Alerts sub-tab lists the alerts that have been triggered on the resource and lets you acknowledge them or mark them as fixed.