In Entuity, Views and Subviews enable you to compartmentalize your network. A View can be thought of as being a container of devices, and devices can reside in multiple Views. You can create Views or Subviews of sections of your network to help make it easier to manage, that are specific to the unique needs of your organization, or to reflect the divisions within your business. They also help you determine which managed objects that a user is permitted to see and report on - Views provide the lens through which users can see the network objects to which they are permitted access.
A Subview is any View that is the child of another View. You can create a hierarchy with any number of Subviews.
- For example, the top level View you can have is the My Network View.
- Beneath this you might want to create a View called Device Types. Device Types would itself be a View, and is also a Subview within the My Network View.
- Beneath Device Types, you might want to create Views based on the different device types on your network, e.g. Ethernet Switches, Load Balancers, Routers etc. Each of these would themselves be Views, and they would also all be Subviews of the Device Types View.
A View differs from a dashboard because a View is an arrangement of a section of your network, whilst a dashboard represents the way in which information on parts of your network is displayed.
You can control user access to Views and Subviews through user group permissions.
You can use View filters to restrict the objects displayed in a View to the ones that you are interested in.