Accessing Metrics

The Metrics application creates customizable dashboards consisting of multiple metrics across various datasets in different views. You can quickly view metrics data gathered from devices configured for streaming telemetry data to CVP.

Metrics Summary Screen

On the CloudVision portal, click the Metrics tab to view the Metrics screen. This screen consists of the Dashboards tab and the Explorer tab.

Dashboards Tab

The Dashboards summary screen lists existing dashboards along with other options.

Figure 1. Dashboards Screen

Left Pane

The left pane provides the following options:

  • Dashboard name search field - Perform a search of dashboard names
  • List of current dashboards - Hover the cursor on a dashboard to view a vertical ellipsis button on the right end of the corresponding pane. Click on the ellipsis button to get the following options:
    • Add a View - Click to add a new view based on chosen metrics
    • Delete - Click to delete the corresponding dashboard

Right Pane

The right pane provides the create a new dashboard option.

Explorer Tab

The initial Explorer Summary screen does not display any data.

Figure 2. Explorer Screen
To view metrics data, you must either select an existing dashboard from the Dashboards tab or provide the following information in the left pane of Explorer screen:
  • View Mode - Select the View mode. Options include:
    • Graphs grouped by dataset - Displays multiple metrics for appropriate metric type
    • Graphs grouped by metric - Displays one metric for multiple entities in appropriate metric type
    • Table - Displays multiple metrics for multiple entities in appropriate metric type
    • Aggregate - Displays grouped metric values for multiple entities in appropriate metric type
  • Metric Type - Select the metrics type (Devices, Interfaces, Analytic processes, or CloudTracer connections)

  • Metrics - Select the required option based on appropriate view mode and metric type

  • Devices/Interfaces/Analytics/Connections
    • Search field - Perform a search of specified entities
    • List of datasets - Select one or more dataset; or dataset groups
    Note: The field name differs based on the selected combination of View Mode and Metric Type.
  • Clear All - Click to clear the selection of all datasets
  • Add View - Click to add a new view
  • Save Dashboard - Click to save the current dashboard
  • Dotted box - Indicates the view that is currently being edited

Creating Dashboards

Perform the following steps to create a dashboard:

  1. Under the Dashboards tab on the Metrics screen, click create a new dashboard in right pane.
    The system displays the Explorer screen.
  2. Provide the appropriate information in available User Interface (UI) elements in the left pane.
    The system creates a view based on the information provided and displays it in the right pane.
    Figure 3. Explorer Screen with View
    Note: To create a new view, click Add View at the lower end of the left pane. To edit an existing view, refer to Editing Views.
  3. Click Save Dashboard.
    The system displays the Save Dashboard dialog box.
    Figure 4. Save Dashboard Dialog Box
  4. Type a name in the Name field.
  5. (Optional) Type a description in the Description Field.
  6. Click Save.
    Note: If you create a dashboard with a name that already exists, the system displays a 'Save and Overwrite' warning through the Confirm dialog box.

Editing Dashboards

Perform the following steps to edit a dashboard:
  1. On the CloudVision portal, click the Metrics tab.

    The system displays the Metrics screen with the list of current dashboards on the left pane.

    Note: Alternatively, you can either add a view in an existing dashboard or delete a dashboard by hovering the cursor on the corresponding dashboard and selecting the appropriate option.
  2. On the left pane of Dashboards screen, click the required dashboard.
    The system displays the dashboard details screen.
    Figure 5. Dashboard Details Screen
  3. Perform the following actions in the left pane:
    • Click the dashboard name to edit it and press Enter.
      Note: Alternatively, click the edit icon under METRIC DASHBOARD to edit the dashboard name. Type the new name and press Enter.
    • Click the dashboard description to edit it and press Enter.
      Note: Alternatively, click the edit icon under DESCRIPTION to edit the dashboard description. Type the new description and press Enter.
    • Click Add a View to add a new view.
      Note: To edit an existing view, refer to Editing Views. To delete the current dashboard, click Delete Dashboard and then click Remove on the Confirm dialog box.
  4. Click Save As.
    The system displays the Save Dashboard dialog box.
    Note: Alternatively, you can edit the dashboard name and description in the Save Dashboard dialog box.
  5. Click Save.
    Note: If required, select another dashboard from the Change dashboard drop-down menu. Alternatively, you can select another dashboard from the list under RECENTLY VIEWED. The system displays up to five dashboards under RECENTLY VIEWED.

Editing Views

Perform the following steps to edit a view:
  1. On the CloudVision portal, click the Metrics tab.

    The system displays the Metrics screen with the list of current dashboards on the left pane.

  2. On the left pane of Dashboards screen, click the required dashboard.

    The system displays the Dashboard details screen.

  3. On the right pane, hover the cursor on the required view pane.

    The system displays editable options at the right end of the pane.

    Figure 6. View Edit Options
    Note: To delete a view, click the appropriate trash icon and then click OK on the confirm dialog box.
  4. Select the desired sequence from the Position drop-down menu.
  5. Click the Edit icon.
    The system displays editing options in the left pane.
    Figure 7. Metrics Editing Options
  6. Provide desired changes in the Editing View pane.
  7. Click Save.
    Note: If you are editing a view while creating a dashboard, click Done at the lower end of the left pane.