Types of dashboards

These dashboards are supplied by default and are described in the following sections:

Default

The Default dashboard provides a concise summary of BMC Atrium Discovery's view of your IT infrastructure.
It provides the following sections:

  • Discovery Status
  • Automatic Grouping
  • Community Update
  • Quick View

Baseline

The Baseline Dashboard provides information and reports which help you in baselining a data center.

  • Infrastructure summary
  • Software Products By Publisher
  • Host count by OS Class
  • Average number of Network Connections
  • Automatic Grouping
  • Baseline Support
  • Host OS distribution
  • Virtual vs. Physical

CMDB Sync Status

The CMDB Sync Status dashboard provides information on the CMDB Synchronization process. The following information is displayed:

  • Devices in queue
  • Device nodes inserted
  • Device nodes updated
  • Device nodes deleted
  • Total errors
  • CMDB Sync service started

Click the Continuous CMDB Sync link next to the RUNNING or STOPPED buttons to display the CMDB Sync page. See the following screen.

This screen illustrates the CMDB Sync Status dashboard with the current status of the operation displayed.

Discovery

The Discovery dashboard provides information on the current status of the results of discovery.
It provides the following sections:

  • Discovery Radar
  • Current UNIX Access
  • Current Windows Access
  • Discovery Dashboard Reports
    Click the "Discovery is currently" link by the green RUNNING or red STOPPED button to display the Discovery page.

Hardware Reference Data

The Hardware Reference Data dashboard provides information on the physical and thermal characteristics of the hosts in your IT Infrastructure.
It provides the following sections:

  • Host Compute Power
  • Host BTU/h per U size
  • Host Compute Power and Watts
  • Hardware Analysis Reports
  • Host Watts per U size

Host Network Summary

The Host Network Summary dashboard provides information on the network connectivity of hosts in your IT Infrastructure.
It provides the following sections:

  • Average number of Network Connections
  • Average number of Listening Ports
  • Hosts By Network Interface Count
  • Host Resiliency - Services
  • Network Policies

Host Overview

The Host Overview dashboard provides information on the numbers of hosts, distribution of host types, and the memory and compute power of hosts in your IT infrastructure. Compute power is a rough guide to the power of a host and is determined by multiplying the clock speed by the number of logical CPUs.
It provides the following sections:

  • Host count
  • Hosts by Type
  • Host Compute Power and RAM
  • Host RAM distribution on GB

OS Product Lifecycle Analysis

The OS Product Lifecycle Analysis Dashboard provides information on the OS breakdown on the hosts in your IT Infrastructure. It also provides information on the proximity to those operating systems end of life.
It provides the following sections:

  • Product Lifecycle Risk - OS
  • UNIX Operating Systems
  • Common Reports
  • Product Lifecycle Analysis
  • Hosts By OS End of Life Date
  • Windows Operating Systems

Operating Systems

The Operating Systems dashboard provides a breakdown of operating system types and versions. It also has links to detailed reports on patches and kernels.
It provides the following sections:

  • Windows Operating Systems
  • UNIX Operating Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Host Resiliency - Kernel
  • Host Resiliency - Patches

Server Consolidation

The Server Consolidation dashboard highlights the hosts in your environment which are candidates for consolidation. This is particularly useful when planning a datacenter consolidation project as it highlights the areas in which you can make the greatest gains.
It provides charts showing breakdowns of the following:

  • Host CPU speed and count
  • Host Compute Power
  • Hosts By Vendor
  • Host Type by RAM in GB

Software products - Apache Webserver

The Apache Webserver dashboard provides information on all of the Apache webservers in your IT infrastructure.
It provides charts showing breakdowns of the following:

  • Apache Webserver Versions
  • Servers running Apache: By Operating System
  • Servers running Apache: Virtual vs. Physical
  • Servers running Apache: Compute Power and RAM

Software products - Oracle

The Oracle dashboard provides information on all of the Oracle databases in your IT infrastructure.
It provides charts showing breakdowns of the following:

  • Oracle Versions
  • Servers running Oracle: By Operating System
  • Servers running Oracle: Virtual vs. Physical
  • Servers running Oracle: Compute Power and RAM

Software Products Lifecycle Analysis

The OS Product Lifecycle Analysis Dashboard provides information on the software product in your IT Infrastructure. It also provides information on the proximity to those software products end of life.
It provides the following sections:

  • Product Lifecycle Risk - Software
  • Software Products By Category
  • Common Reports
  • Product Lifecycle Analysis
  • Software By End of Life Date
  • Software Products By Publisher

Software Products Summary

The Software Products Summary dashboard provides a breakdown of software products identified on your network, the categories of software products identified, and database versions. It also has links to detailed reports on Data Centre Standardization Software, Software Inventory, and Database reports.

  • Software Products By Publisher
  • Software Products By Category
  • Database versions
  • Data Centre Standardization Software
  • Software Reports
  • Database Reports

Virtualization

The Virtualization dashboard provides an overview of software running on virtual machines, and the physical hosts on which the virtual machines are hosted. An example Virtualization dashboard is shown in the following screen.
This screen illustrates a Virtualization dashboard.

This dashboard provides charts showing breakdowns of the following:

  • Windows OS Virtualization
  • UNIX OS Virtualization
  • Virtualization Reports
  • Virtualization Technologies
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