Product Documentation

The SD-WAN Center Dashboard

Mar 30, 2017

On the Dashboard tab, an administrator can create a custom home page that displays content collected from the Monitor tab, network maps, and other tools.  The purpose is to show a subset of common operations at a glance

The SD-WAN Center Dashboard presents text and graphical displays for the following information:

  • Graphical display of the current network map of the SD-WAN
  • A table of events recorded upto a granularity of an hour
  • Inventory Manager
  • Virtual Path report, an average measure over the last 24 hours
  • Graphical display of the Alarm Summary
  • Graphical display of the current database usage
  • Graphical display of the current active OS usage in Gigabytes

 

Network Map

The network map provides a graphical view of the SD-WAN network. The information displayed in this section is gathered from the Network Configuration tab. In order to view a network map here, you must import the network configuration and Network maps from the Master Controller Node (MCN).For more information, see How to Import Network Configuration from MCN to SD-WAN Center.

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Current Events

The Current Events section of the dashboard displays the events from all the discovered appliances in the network, that occurred in the last one hour. The information displayed in this section is gathered from the Fault tab. For more information, see Events.

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Inventory Manager

Once every 30 minutes, the Inventory Manager gathers the hardware information collected from all the SD-WAN appliances that have been discovered by the SD-WAN Center VM. The Inventory Manager page displays this data in columns that you select and filter. The following columns are available:

  • Site: Name of the site found in the configuration running in the MCN. If the appliance is a secondary MCN, “(secondary)" appears next to the name. The name is a link to connect to the appliance management web console.
  • Connection Status: Connectivity state to the appliance. A red icon appears when the connection is not reachable or not authenticated.
  • Management IP: Management IP address of the appliance. The IP address is a link to the appliance management web console.
  • Licensed Capacity: Type of capacity licensed to the appliance. N/A if the appliance does not require a license.
  • Model: Hardware model of the appliance
  • Serial Number: Serial Number of the appliance.
  • BIOS Version: BIOS version of the appliance.
  • BMC Version: Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) firmware version of the appliance. The BMC monitors the physical state of the appliance. The BMC is currently available only for SD-WAN 1000 SE and SD-WAN 2000 SE models. An error icon next to the version indicates that the OS is not able to communicate with the BMC.
  • Days Since Memory Dump: Time since last system-error memory dump. If the appliance dumped its memory in the past 4 days, an error icon appears next to the time. If the memory dump occurred between 5 and 10 days ago, a warning icon appears. N/A appears if no dump is available. Clicking on the time opens the log page of the SD-WAN.
  • Active OS: The OS currently running on the appliance.
  • Backup OS: The OS on the appliance's backup partition.
  • RAM Size (GB): Amount of Random Access Memory currently installed on the appliance in GB.
  • Drive Type: Type of data-storage drive installed on the appliance. The value can be SSD (Solid State Drive) or HDD (Hard Disk Drive).
  • Drive Size (GB): Size of the data-storage drive currently installed on the appliance in GB.
  • Drive Model: Model of the data-storage drive installed on the appliance.
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Virtual Path Report

The Virtual Path Reports section of the dashboard displays virtual path level statistics for every virtual path in virtual WAN network that was measured as an average over the last 24 hours. 

For more information, see Reports

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Alarm Summary

The Alarm Summary section of the dashboard gives a graphical overview of the type and quantity of events. You can click on the graph to view the events on the Fault page.  

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Database Usage

The Database Usage section of the dashboard displays a graphical overview of the database-resource usage and the thresholds for sending notifications or halting the collection of data. You can click on the graph to view the details on the Database Maintenance page.  

  • Usage: Database capacity currently being used, in GB.
  • Notification: Threshold for generating a database usage notification. The threshold is a percentage of the maximum size of the database. If an email alert is configured, an email notification is sent when the size of the database exceeds this threshold. For more information, see Setting Notifications
  • Stop Polling: Threshold for halting statistics polling. The threshold is a percentage of the maximum size of the database. Polling stops when the size of the database exceeds this threshold.
For more information, How to Manage Database.
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Active OS Usage

The Active OS Usage section of the dashboard gives a graphical overview of the used and available storage space in GB. You can click on the graph to view the details in the Storage Maintenance page.  

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Top Applications and Top Application Families

Deep packet inspection (DPI) allows the SD-WAN appliance to parse the traffic passing through it and identify the application and application family types.

The SD-WAN Center dashboard displays the top applications and top application families. You can select the site and time interval (Last 24 Hours ,Last 1 hour, or Last 5 minutes).

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