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Monitoring Your Network by Using the Home Page

May 26, 2015

The Command Center Home page provides you with a high-level view of the performance of your Citrix network. The Home page contains graphical and tabular representation of the following statistics about your devices on the network:

  • Alarm Summary: An aggregate view of the alarms for all of the discovered devices in your network.
  • Inventory: Summary of alarm status for each device category, such as NetScaler or NetScaler Gateway.
  • Active Alarms: Graphical representation of the number of currently active alarms by their severity.
  • My Assignments: List of alarms assigned to you. You may pick up alarms to resolve them, or you may unpick the alarms and assign them to other users.
  • System Overview: Summary of the configurations that you have performed on Command Center.

This topic includes the following details:

Understanding the Alarm Summary

The Alarm Summary table is an aggregate view of the alarms for all the discovered devices on your network. This aggregate is based on the categories and severity of the alarms. The table is updated automatically.

The alarm details include the date and time the alarms was generated, the severity, and the actions.

For information about the color codes of the alarms, see Monitoring Active Alarms.

To view the alarm details for a particular category of alarms, click the category name in the table. On the Alarms page, you can view the following details:

  • Date/Time: Specifies the date and time when the alarm was generated.
  • Severity: Specifies the severity of the alarm, such as Major and Warning.
  • Actions: Specifies the actions you can take on the alarms. The possible actions are Alarm Pickup and Annotate.
  • Category: Specifies the alarm category, for example, vserverTxBytesRate.
  • Source: Specifies the system name, host name, or the IP address of the device on which the alarm is generated.
  • Failure Object: Specifies the object on which the alarm is raised.
  • Description: Specifies the description of the alarm.

Monitoring Device Inventory

Updated: 2014-02-06

The Inventory view is a table listing the device types and the alarm status of all devices on the network. It also displays the total number of devices (discovered and inaccessible) managed by Command Center.

  • The first column lists the device types and the number of discovered and inaccessible devices for each device type. The device types listed are: NetScaler, NetScaler Gateway, NetScaler Cluster, NetScaler SDX Platform, CloudBridge, CloudBridge Advanced Platform, and XenServerNetScaler, NetScaler Gateway, ByteMobile Traffic Generator, NetScaler Cluster, NetScaler SDX Platform, CloudBridge, CloudBridge Advanced Platform, and XenServer. Clicking the device type displays the details of all the devices in that category.
  • The second through sixth columns display the number of devices (for each device type) with the alarm severity depicted by the alarm color code. For information on alarm color code, see Monitoring Active Alarms. Clicking any of the numbers in these columns displays the details of devices with pending alarms or no pending alarms, as is applicable.
  • The last column displays the number of inaccessible devices for each device type. For information on inaccessible systems, see Viewing Inaccessible Devices. Clicking a number in the last column displays the inaccessible devices for the corresponding category.

On clicking any of the columns, you can view the following details of the devices:

  • Name: Specifies the IP addresses of the devices.
  • Status: Specifies the status of the alarms for each device - critical, major, minor, warning, or clear.
  • Type: Specifies the type of device, such as NetScaler VPX, NetScaler MPX or NetScaler Instance.
  • State: Specifies the type of device, such as Standalone or Primary.
  • Build Version: Specifies the release version, build version, and date and time of the build.
  • Host Device: Specifies the host name on which the device is hosted.
  • Host Name: Specifies the host name of the device.

Monitoring Active Alarms

The Active Alarms view is a pie chart representation of the number of currently active alarms, segmented and color coded on the basis of their severity. The following table lists the color codes of the alarms.

ALARM

COLOR CODE

Critical

Red

Major

Amber

Minor

Yellow

Warning

Cyan

Clear

Green

To view the details of the active alarms of a particular severity, click that segment of the pie chart. Under Alarms, you can view the following details:

  • Date/Time: Specifies the date and time when the alarm was generated.
  • Severity: Specifies the severity of the alarm, such as Major and Warning.
  • Actions: Specifies the actions you can take on the alarms. The possible actions are Alarm Pickup and Annotate.
  • Category: Specifies the alarm category, for example, vserverTxBytesRate.
  • Source: Specifies the system name, host name, or the IP address of the device on which the alarm is generated.
  • Failure Object: Specifies the object on which the alarm is raised.
  • Description: Specifies the description of the alarm.
Note: Click My Assignments to view a list of alarms assigned to you. You may resolve the alarms assigned to you, or you may unpick the alarms and assign them to other users.

Monitoring Recent Alarms

The Recent Alarms view is a list of the 5 most recent alarms, represented in a table with the following details:

  • Date/Time : Specifies the date and time when the alarm was generated.
  • Severity: Specifies the severity of the alarm, such as Major and Warning.
  • Category: Specifies the alarm category, for example, vserverTxBytesRate.
  • Source: Specifies the system name, host name, or the IP address of the device on which the alarm is generated. To view the properties of the device for which an alarm appears, click the IP address of the device.
  • Description: Specifies the description of the alarm. To view the alarm properties, click the alarm description.

Monitoring System Settings

Updated: 2014-04-18

The System Overview table is an aggregate view of the settings you have configured on Command Center. You can click the links to directly navigate to the modules and view the configuration pages.

To view the system overview details for a particular setting, click the setting on the table. When you click the setting you can view the details of all the settings you have configured.