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Keyword View

A Keyword view is a collection of services associated with a particular keyword

The summary page gives you overall information about a keyword, such as the maximum failure state of all the services in the keyword.

Only keywords enabled for view access will be displayed (as you can also use keywords for access/notification purposes).

Authorisation

It is possible to mark some keywords as public or private. If a keyword is marked as private, then access is granted based on the user's role. Setting All Keywords or the VIEWALL access will give access to all keywords. Otherwise, it depends on whether they have the specific keyword set.

If a keyword is marked as public, it will always be available.

Keyword Summary

The keyword summary URL is at http://opsviewserver.example.com/viewport. This is a public URL by default - change the public role and remove the VIEWPORTACCESS if you want to disable this.

The rules for the initial display of the list of keywords is:

  • If a list of keywords is specified in the URL, use that
  • Otherwise, if the user is currently logged in and has a list of keywords which they have access to in their role setting, use that list
  • Otherwise, show all keywords

If all the hosts and services within a viewport are handled, then a handled icon will appear next to the keyword.

Note: if configuration option Exclude Handled for keyword is set then handled host and services are excluded from calculation of overall status for the given keyword.

The Options button will reveal further options that can be used to customise the view. Changes are stored in the URL, so you can bookmark the URL and return back to this screen.

The list of keywords that you can choose from in the Options drop down includes public keyword views and other keywords based on authorisation.

You can edit the page title. This will update the page title in the window as well as the window title of the browser.

You can change the style of the keyword view summary screen. Currently, the styles are:

  • cells - shows all keywords in a cell view
  • list - shows all keywords in a list view
  • tagcloud - shows all keywords in a tagcloud format

Detailed Keywords

If you want to see a specific keyword, go to http://opsviewserver.example.com/viewport/{keywordname}

The Options button will reveal further options that can be used to customise the keyword screen. Changes are stored in the URL, so you can bookmark the URL and return back to this screen.

You can change the style of the keyword view screen. Current styles are:

  • Group by host - a view much like Host Group Hierarchy at the host level
  • Group by service - related services are grouped together, so you can see states across many hosts
  • Errors and host cells - shows a list of errors and a cell for each host state
  • Host summary - shows a list of hosts, with the highest failure state for each host
  • Performance - shows each performance metric and a sparkline graph over the last day (adjustable)
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