#Elements

Copy a Dashboard

Copy a Dashboard A quick and easy way to create a customized dashboard is to copy a defaulted one and edit it. Navigate to Dashboards > Select Dashboard Name. Click on > Copy. Rename the Dashboard. Edit the widgets by clicking … > Settings or Delete.

Delete an Element

You can delete an element from the Inventory Explorer page. Deleting an element in Metricly persists only until the next collection cycle unless the element is also no longer being collected or posting to Metricly. The metadata for a deleted element is retained for 60 days. Stale metadata (old metrics no longer collecting, attributes and tags that no longer exist) gets permanently deleted. The band analytic history for metrics associated with the deleted element is retained for 90 days.

Duration & Refresh Intervals

Adjusting the dashboard’s Duration or Refresh Interval affects the data displayed in widgets on your dashboard. Change Duration Edit the Duration setting for the dashboard in the sub navigation menu. Choose a Duration (past) value. Select an Ending value (default is Now). The data then automatically reloads to reflect your changes. Two widgets behave differently in regards to the Duration setting: Metric Status Widget: Current Values in Metric Status widgets are not affected by the Time Frame setting.

Element Detail Panel

The Element Detail panel displays tabs for the metric summary, policies, and relationships associated with the selected element. Summary Tab The Summary tab displays a dashboard full of select widgets to highlight the most important details of the selected element. Policies Tab The Policies tab offers the same functionality as the Policies Page except the Policies tab only displays policies that include the selected element in the policy’s scope. Below is a picture of an EC2’s policies tab.

Element Tags

Send Element tags To send element tags, update the agent.yml found in the netuitived gem by uncommenting the elementTags line. This file is located at netuitived/config/agent.yml. Key/Value pairs should be added in the following format: name1:value1, name2:value2.

Elements API

Request Header Header Name Header Value Content-Type application/json Authorization: Basic (Base64 encoded authentication value) GET GET Element by ID from /elements/{id} This method returns a specified element’s information. Parameters Parameters Required/Optional Description id Required URL (path) parameter. The ID of the element. Get Element IDs from /elements/ids This method returns a list of element IDs for elements seen within a given timeframe.

Favorites

Favorited dashboards display as a drop-down list under Dashboards in the main top navigation menu. Favorite a Dashboard Navigate to the Dashboard menu (or Dashboard > Manage Dashboards). A list of all the dashboards available in your tenant appears. Click next to a dashboard to favorite it. Unfavorite a Dashboard Repeat the above process and click to unfavorite the dashboard. This removes the dashboard from your quick drop-down list in the top navigation menu.

Inventory

Your inventory is the elements that make up your environment, from your java virtual machines to your Amazon EC2s. Metricly’s Inventory Explorer allows you to view and search the elements in your inventory. About Elements The physical or logical components that Metricly monitors are called elements. An element can be a physical entity, such as a server or network element, a virtual entity, such as a transaction, or a business entity, such as a company traded on the stock market.