Web UI Overview
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    Welcome to VDI and DaaS Web UI

    The ControlUp web UI offers you powerful real-time monitoring and comprehensive analysis in a hosted web application. Accessing via a web interface means there's less resource consumption on the endpoints that are logging in and viewing the data, providing you and your users a leaner, more performance-driven experience.

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    The web UI provides a wide range of functionalities including:

    • Dashboard widgets that have been configured to provide you the latest, most relevant information on your environments, right out-of-the-box.

    • Discovery with topology view of your environment that displays the relationships between components. Discovered components are displayed dynamically. You can drill down from each component to access detailed performance information.

    • Drill down from any component in the topology or dashboard widgets with powerful contextual navigation built from our recommendations engine.

    • Data grids from the ControlUp console with a modern look and feel and lots of new features.

    • Historical Trends for metrics related to machines and hosts.

    • Reports available directly in the web UI interface. You can now view new, constantly updated data pipeline reports, and older data in legacy reports.

    For an overview of the updates included in the newest version of our web UI, watch our video.

    How to Access the Web UI

    To learn about login methods, prerequisites, and permissions, read How to Access the VDI & DaaS Web UI.

    Navigation

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    Use the navigation tabs on the top to select how the data is displayed and which data to display:

    • Overview opens dashboard.

    • Details opens topology view.

    • Reports opens reports.

    Tree

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    Your organization is represented in the same tree structure as in the ControlUp console. You can choose to open and close the tree with an open triangle icon on the left side below the page navigation icons.

    The data in the Dashboard and Discovery views are displayed on the web UI, based on the context you selected in the organization tree. For example, if you set up a folder in the ControlUp console to represent the components that belong to a certain team in your organization, when you highlight that folder in the web UI, only the performance and monitoring data for those components are displayed in the topology, widgets, and columns.

    When a folder is highlighted in the tree affecting the data displayed, the following message displays what data you are viewing: Focusing on: < folder name >.

    Dashboard View

    The dashboard provides out-of-the-box widgets with easy-to-understand visual indicators of many of the metrics, performance indicators, and details found in ControlUp. These widgets provide you more insight so you can better understand the performance and status of your whole environment. The out-of-the-box widgets include the following:

    • Single statistics. For example, the number of running hosts, average logon duration in seconds, datastore free space in terabytes.

    • Gauges. Computed based on data types, for example, session and process stress levels.

    • Bar graphs. Categorized data on specific metrics, including:

      • Top 5 processes by CPU usage

      • Top 5 processes by memory utilization

      • Top 5 processes by disk usage

      • Top user sessions by CPU consumption

      • Slowest logons

    • Line graphs. Analyzing data from different sources. For example, averages, usage percentages, and usage over time.

    If you drill down into any of the widgets, you can see the Discovery view that includes the new Topology view and the data grid below. You see this data based on the context of which widget you clicked in the Dashboard view and its related metrics.

    Running Processes

    On the dashboard, the Running Processes widget displays the total number of running processes. If you drill down from this widget, the Processes topology element displays the total number of monitored processes, which is less than the total running processes.

    Discovery View with Topology

    The Discovery View enables you to perform accurate investigations on real-time data. The data displayed provides you with accurate and targeted information on your systems so you can efficiently discover issues as they arise.

    There are dedicated pages with specific widgets and columns depending on what you choose to highlight in the topology at the top of the page.

    Topology

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    The topology feature displays your organization visually, showing the connections between all the elements in your monitored environment. Each of the elements can be drilled down to provide you with more information and monitoring details.

    • When drilling down from the topology, the elements are displayed in the dashboard widgets and grid below.

    • When drilling down to objects in the dashboard or the grid, use the topology to navigate between the objects that are related to the element you drilled down to, both parent and child elements.

    By default, if ControlUp Agents are installed on machines in your organization, the topology opens the Machines (Agent) drilldown. Click the arrow icon to select a filter.

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    Depending on your organization, the Machines (Agent) widgets and grid filter options can include the following:

    • All. All VMs and physical devices, including without agents installed. Data from agents, hypervisors, and EUC environments.

    • Agent. Only VMs and physical devices with agents installed. Data from agents.

    • VM. Only VMs without agents installed. Data from hypervisors.

    • Horizon. Only Horizon VMs. Data from EUC environments.

    • AVD. Only AVD VMs. Data from EUC environments.

    • EC2. Only EC2 VMs. Data from EUC environments.

    • Azure. Only Azure VMs. Data from EUC environments.

    • Monitors. Only VMs and physical devices with ControlUp Monitors installed. Data from monitors.

    Drilldowns

    Click on a widget on the dashboard, or an entity in the real-time grid, to drill down and see more relevant information. The web UI shows you the most relevant information based on what you drilled down into.

    You can also drill down into specific metrics in the real-time grid. For example, click on a CPU metric for a machine to drill down into more CPU-related data for that machine. After you drill down, you can continue to navigate or drill down further until you get the required information.

    At the top of the screen, you can keep track of where you have navigated. You can go back a step, or completely close out of the drill down to return to the location where you started the drill down. The Topology at the top of the screen also changes based on what you might have accessed in the grid.

    Grid, List, and View Options

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    Columns options include:

    • Search

    • Select column presets

    • Enlarge / Decrease column grid

    • Grid at full screen

    • Select columns

    • Export grid to file

    • Choose grid view

    Selected Topologies offer the option to toggle between viewing metrics in a grid view or a list view.

    If you find columns that you want to see that aren’t appearing in your view, you can search and add more columns. You can save your view and restore defaults to revert to the ControlUp suggested column view. You can also pause incoming metrics to the grid.

    To filter items in a column, click the filter icon next to the column name, select the option from the dropdown (Is, Is Like, Is Not, Not Like, Less Than, etc.), and set the value. Click + Add Filter Condition to add additional conditions as needed.

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    Additionally, for selected machines, you can view detailed information in widgets and a real-time grid in the following views:

    • Connected Data Sources. Metrics of data sources connected to monitor machines.

    • Disks. Metrics of logical disks attached to machines.

    • EUC. Metrics of EUCs.

    • FSLogix. Metrics of FSLogix disks attached to machines.

    • Registered Machines. Metrics of machine health.

    • Sites. Metrics of sites that monitor machines are connected to.

    • Monitors. Metrics of monitor machines.

    Historical Trends

    While the web UI’s power lies in its real-time monitoring, you can also use it to view historical trends on any metrics related to machines and hosts. These metrics are available for single entities, multiple entities, and for the relevant Dashboard Widgets. See Historical Trends for full details on this feature.

    Reports

    Access web UI reports to identify trends about user activity, system health, and application usage. Use the data from the report metrics to take actions to optimize your environment, and improve system functionality and the user experiences throughout your organization. For more details, see VDI and DaaS Reports.


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