Welcome to SOLVE by ControlUp.
ControlUp SOLVE gives you powerful and comprehensive, real-time monitoring and 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, giving you and your users a leaner, more performance-driven experience.
SOLVE provides a wide range of new functionality including:
- Dashboard widgets that have been configured to provide you the latest, most relevant information on your environments, right out-of-the-box. See more details below.
- 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. See more details below and in this article.
- 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 more modern look and feel and lots of new features.
- Historical Trends for metrics related to machines and hosts.
The main navigation on the left gives you the option to select how the data is displayed and which data to display.
Your organization is represented in the same tree structure as in the ControlUp console. You can choose to open and close the tree with open triangle icon on the left side below the page navigation icons.
The data in the Dashboard and Discovery views are displayed in the SOLVE web page, 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 SOLVE, 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, this message is displayed telling you what data you are seeing: Focusing on: <folder name>.
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, 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 drilldown 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.
User Experience and Resources Selection
You can choose to view the dashboard based on these selections:
- User Experience: Displays all the metrics relevant to the end-user computing experience. These can include logon duration, user sessions, etc. You can view the metrics that affect how your users are experiencing your IT environment.
- Resources: Displays all the metrics relevant to the infrastructure of your IT environment. These can include CPU usage, memory, network, machines, disk space, etc.
- All: Displays metrics for both User Experience and Resources. This is the default display.
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.
The topology is a new feature that 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.
Drill downs, breadcrumbs
SOLVE give you smarter drill-downs and navigation to troubleshoot any issues and see the status of your environment. Drill-downs and navigations are based on common configurations so the columns you see in the grid are the ones that are most relevant to the entity selected in the drill-down. These column groupings are based on the data in ControlUp to give you the best monitoring experience and remove less relevant data.
At the top of the SOLVE screen, you can see if you have drilled down and into what entities, so you have the context for the data you are accessing. The trail of what you have accessed is visible in this 'breadcrumb' and you can back through your steps by clicking any entity appearing in the breadcrumb.
The Topology at the top of the solve screen also changes based on what you might have accessed in the grid.
Grid with Grid Options
- Enlarge / Decrease column grid
- Grid at full screen
- Select columns
If you find that there are columns that you want to see that are not 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.
While SOLVE'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. Read Historical Trends in SOLVE for full details on this feature.
SOLVE Access and Login
You can access SOLVE either directly via URL or from the ControlUp console. First-time access must be done through the Console.
When you access via a URL, you must also identify a ControlUp organization name at the end of the URL: https://solve.controlup.com/ORG_NAME where ORG_NAME is the your ControlUp organization's name.
The login to both ControlUp and SOLVE is now more secure and includes using a one-time passcode (OTP).
For details on how to configure login settings and access SOLVE, see Login Flow for The ControlUp Console v8.2 and Up & SOLVE 1.0 and Up.