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Foglight for Active Directory 6.0.0 - User Guide

Navigation basics Exploring Foglight for Active Directory dashboards Managing Active Directory agents Reporting on your Active Directory enterprise Foglight for Active Directory views
Forest views Domain views Site views Domain Controller views Description of embedded views
Address Book view Agent State view Asynchronous Thread Queue view Core Services view Database Access view Database Cache view Database Log Access view Database Performance Health view Defragmentation Tasks view DFS Namespace Service API Queue view DFS Namespace Service API Requests view DFS Namespace Service Referrals view DFS Replicated Folders view DFS Replication Connections view DFS Replication Service Volumes view DFS-R Performance Health view Directory Replication Inbound view Directory Replication Outbound view Directory Replication Sync view Directory Replication USN view Directory Services General view Directory Services Performance Health view Directory Services Reads view Directory Services Searches view Directory Services Writes view Domain Controller Details view Domain Controllers view FileReplicaConn Authentications/Bindings view FileReplicaConn Change Orders view FileReplicaConn Fetch view FileReplicaSet Authentications/Bindings view FileReplicaSet Change Orders view FileReplicaSet DS Communications view FileReplicaSet Files view FileReplicaSet Local Change Orders view FileReplicaSet Packets view FileReplicaSet Remote Change Orders view FRS Performance Health view FRS Replica Sets view FRS Staging Files view FSMO Roles view (Domain) FSMO Roles view (Forest) Host Monitor view Inter-Site Transports view Inventory By Category view IP Subnets view Key Distribution Center view LDAP view Memory view Network view Processor view Replication Performance Health view Resource Utilization view Security Accounts Manager view Server Health view Statistics view Storage view Summary and Resource Information view Top AD Metrics view Top 3 Consumers view Top 3 CPU Consumers view Top 3 DS Directory Reads/sec view Top 3 LDAP Bind Times view Top 3 Memory Consumers view Top 3 Network Consumers view Top 3 Replication Queue Length view Top 3 Storage Consumers view Trusts view USN Records view
Foglight for Active Directory rules Running diagnostic tests Managing Active Directory metrics

Action panel

The action panel, at the right of the browser interface, operates like a drawer and is closed by default. To open the action panel, click the arrow to the far right of the Foglight browser interface. Click the arrow again to close the action panel.

The action panel lists the actions and tasks you can perform within the currently displayed dashboard. It also contains the views and data that you can add to a dashboard or report, and provides access to the online help files.

Drill down actions

Use the graphical and text links in views to drill down to additional details that may assist you in diagnosing problems. Depending on the link, you drill down to a different dashboard or smaller view called a popup that appears over the dashboard you are currently viewing.

You can drill down from many different parts of a view, including names of monitored components (such as forests and domain controllers), the view in Explorer links in a dashboard, and items like charts, tables, cylinders and icons.

For example, in the Forest Environment Summary (Individual Forest) view in the Active Directory Environment dashboard, click the DNS Servers heading in the Inventory By Category view. A Domain Controller Inventory popup appears that lists the domain controllers (DCs) that are designated as DNS servers. Click a DC in this list to drill down further to explore the selected DC’s health and alarms to diagnose problems.

Breadcrumb trail

As you drill down into more detailed views within a dashboard, the names of the previous views are displayed in a breadcrumb trail at the top of the current dashboard. In addition to providing you with context, this breadcrumb trail displays the name of the current view and provides a simple mechanism for returning to any of its parent levels.

The following breadcrumb trail was created while drilling down from the Active Directory Environment dashboard into the Rule Management dashboard. Each item within the breadcrumb trail is a link to a previously viewed parent level.

Time range

By default, Foglight for Active Directory displays metrics, alerts and messages that have occurred within the last four hours. This time range is configurable using the Time Range popup located in the upper right corner of the browser interface.

Figure 3. Time range

Using the Time Range popup, you can select from predefined time ranges or you can specify a custom range using either the slide time bar or calendar precision controls to specify a date and time. When you modify the time range for a dashboard or view, it adjusts the range for all of the views contained within and drilldowns accessed from that dashboard or view. It does not adjust the time range for any parent views.

For more information about modifying the time range, see the Foglight User Help.

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