Last updated: 2019-06-17

What is a Monitor View?

Get started now: How to Add or Manage Monitor View user guide

A Nodinite Monitor View holds a collection of system integration workflow Resources managed by an Administrator. Business Users are granted access using Role based security. Nodinite provides multiple options for sending alerts, either from what comes out of the box or from custom coded Alarm Plugins. What's more is the ability to delegate control and the ability to perform Remote Actions like start and stop. With Nodinite you don't need manual labor to detect and react to problems since monitored Resources can be configured for Auto Healing (Nodinite performs selected actions automatically according to configuration).

Create a better managed service adding Knowledge base Articles to Resources in the Monitor Views. The feature helps you create personal independence with easy and fast access to valuable information like operator instructions, Custom Meta Data like System owner and SLA.

Whenever there is a problem, or a problem being fixed, Nodinite will persist this information that you can use to view history for and get the KPI's you need to validate your SLA's.

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Features

# Topic
Visualize problems
Get those responsible aware of the problem
Fix the problems using Remote Actions
Documented solutions
Learn by mistakes and use statistics to prioritize future work

Visualize problems

The evaluated state of included Resources are clearly indicated with the use of icons and colors.
MonitorStates
Sample from Monitor View with some Resources in different evaluated states

Learn more Exploring the Monitor Views Overview

In the top of each Monitor View is a pie chart with live status with a summary for all included Resources.
Monitor View Pie Chart
Summary of current state for included Resources

You can have any number of Monitor Views and each of them can include Resources from the inclusion from one or more Monitoring Agents, Applications and Categories, mix as you find fit.

Create end to end monitoring and alerts for individual system integration workflows with exactly the dependencies that exists for each solution.

graph LR subgraph App Server roMS(fal:fa-watch-fitness Monitoring Service) end subgraph Monitor View Configurations roMV1[fal:fa-desktop Monitor View: Queues] ---|Custom Configuration | roMail(fal:fa-envelope e-mail plugin) roMS --- roMV1 roMV2[fal:fa-desktop Monitor View: Integration Brokers] --- | Global Configuration| roTicket(fal:fa-bug Issue Tracking System plugin) roMS --- roMV2 roMV2 ---| Global Configuration| roMail roMV3[fal:fa-desktop Monitor View: SSIS Integration 'Process Orders'] --- | Global Configuration| roEventLog(fal:fa-list Event Log plugin) roMS --- roMV3 end

Highly configurable role based Monitor Views provides self service for end users as well as customizable options for pushing alerts


Get those responsible aware of the problem

Nodinite makes use of Custom Meta Data from the Repository Model by attaching highly valuable information to the alerts which means recipients do not need to know or search to find out the degree of the the problem or even what to do about it.

Whenever the evaluation of the state of Resources from any of the Monitoring Agents matches your configuration for the Monitor Views, Alerts are pushed by Alarm Plugins and Nodinite ships with various mail and Windows Event Log plugins.

graph LR subgraph App Server roMS(fal:fa-watch-fitness Monitoring Service) end subgraph Alert recipients roMS .-> | Send Alert | roMail(fal:fa-envelope Mail) roMS .-> | Send Alert | roTicket(fal:fa-bug Issue Tracking Systems) roMS .-> | Send Alert | roEventLog(fal:fa-list Event Log) end

From the configuration of Monitor Views, the Monitoring Service is responsible for making you aware, Nodinite is Always Aware

Read more about this feature in the 'Alarm Plugins' user guide


Fix the problems using Remote Actions

Monitor Views with the Remote Actions Option checked allows end users to perform Remote Actions like start/stop. Each Resource provides its own set of Remote Actions. We at Nodinite are constantly adding even more functions that makes your daily operation run smoother, either by demand or just because we can; To prove a point (and the point being is nothing is impossible).

The ability to perform Remote Actions means your power users does NOT need to be local administrators or even have more access rights then needed by the specific business case. Nodinite removes the need for remote desktop connections (RDP) often using different VPN solutions, with passwords and 3rd party software, and, and... .... With Nodinite all you need is a client browser:


Documented solutions

With just one click you get instant access to your operator instructions and documentation. With Nodinite you do not need a WIKI for Knowledge base Articles. You do not even need/grant access or spend time searching for information, we provide it for you when and where it matters the most.

Easy Access to Articles
Access your knowledge base articles directly from Resources

Example of Knowledge base Articles:
Knowledge base Articles
WYSIWYG Editor makes it dead easy to write stylish instruction

We believe that having instant access to information and the WYSIWYG editing experience provides means for an active and living documentation, a prosperity for Managed Services by Partners.

Read more about this feature in the 'Knowledge base Articles' user guide


Learn by mistakes and use statistics to prioritize future work

Many Resources provides statistics on their own, for example CPU usage, Web Service Response time and BizTalk Suspended Messages. Nodinite also provides the history for Monitoring Events. A Monitoring Event is each occasion a Resource changed its evaluated state, for example goes from the state 'OK' to 'Error'. The reason for mentioning evaluated state is because Nodinite Resources provide the ability to set Expected State; Which means that an administrator may change the state from whatever state the Monitoring Agents claims to the evaluated state. An example would be a Windows Service that is running that should have been kept disabled.

All-in-all; This means that Nodinite has the statistics for how often there is a problem, and even how long time it took to resolve the problem. Statistic information is being displayed directly in the monitor Views.

Historical number of Monitor Events

In addition, Monitor Views with the Show History Option checked users can filter and search the historical monitor events.

MonitorViewHistory
Search within history for Monitoring Events

Read more about this feature in the 'View history for Resource' user guide


Manage Monitor Views

A Nodinite Administrator can manage a Monitor View by:

The list of manageable Monitor Views are listed in the Monitor Views Overview.