Before looking into monitoring dashboard it's important for you to understand the concepts of Alarm and how to configure various sections for monitoring inside an alarm. Once alarms are created and functioning, then the 'Monitoring Dashboard' becomes the one-stop point for support people to view the status of the alarm(s). Customers typically display monitoring dashboard on big LCD screens which helps them to keep an eye on the health of their environment in a visual way.
Graphical Tree View Structure
The Dashboard provides a single page graphical tree view of the status of each configured section within the alarm. When you click on the node in the graph, you will be navigated to the corresponding section. The 'Toggle Fit to Screen' option can be used to fit the entire contents of the tree view into your screen. The dashboard is scalable as you can create complex monitoring configurations for the different applications in your environment. The dashboard tree view expands on the horizontal and vertical axis. The dashboard page is interactive so that you can Zoom in and Zoom out to view the status of artifacts.
The nodes in monitoring dashboard is color coded as Green, Yellow, and Red, representing healthy, warning, and error states. If any of the node in the overall structure goes RED, the complete path to that node will be highlighted in RED representing there is a problem in the environment.
The Dashboard page allows you to apply filters to event types (Errors and Warnings) and top level monitoring sections (BizTalk Application) for which you want to see the dashboard.
The status of monitoring service can be seen at the top of dashboard page. The status information will contain the last execution time of the BizTalk360 Cloud monitoring service. If the service is running, you will see a Green color status icon. If the monitoring service is stopped/paused, you will see a Red color status icon with the last time when the monitoring service fetched the information.
You can select the alarm from the drop down. The first step of monitoring in BizTalk360 Cloud is to select the alarm. Depending on the alarm, you will be able to see the monitoring graph for the corresponding artifacts that are associated with the alarm.
The Monitoring Dashboard automatically refreshes every 60 seconds and the graph gets updated with the latest information.
Additional dashboard functionalities in BizTalk360 Cloud
BizTalk360 Cloud offers some additional functional capabilities for its users, such as:
Full View/Collapsed View
In the Monitoring Dashboard page, you will be able to see a tree view graphical representation of the status of the status of the artifacts (Healthy/Errors/Warnings). Each artifact's status will be displayed in an appropriate color according to its health. The artifacts with healthy status will be displayed in Green color, while the ones with an error will be in Red color and the warnings in Yellow color.
The full view will display the complete graphical view the information of the artifacts. It will contain the information of all the artifacts in contrary, the Collapsed view will give a better view when there are lot of applications mapped to a single alarm. Let's say your alarm has 4 applications that are configured for monitoring. The following screenshots will give you the comparison of how the dashboard will look in full view and collapsed view.
Navigate From Dashboard To Monitoring Section In A Single Click
BizTalk360 Cloud has the functionality that allows users to directly navigate from the monitoring dashboard screen to the corresponding section to view the information of the associated artifacts. You can click on the link present in every node of the tree view to navigate to the corresponding section.
Highlighting Problem In A Node
In the monitoring dashboard, you will see the status of artifacts displayed in different colors. We have implemented a functionality where if any one of the leaf node in the tree view moves into an error state, the error will bubble up the tree to the top most node (parent node). The below screenshot shows one such scenario. Since one of the artifacts has an error, the error bubbles up and the BizTalk EDI Application and the environment name will be displayed in red color.