Applicable to Entuity v21.0 upwards. If you are using an earlier version of Entuity, please see this article.
Introduction to Views and Subviews
Views and server configuration sets
Introduction to Views and Subviews:
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.
You can manage Views and their Subviews from the View Management page, which is accessible from Main Menu > Administration.
From this page you can manage your Views via 4 tabs:
- Views - from here you can see a list of your Views, and add, remove or edit them as you need.
- Content Filters - see details of, add, edit and remove content filters that can be applied to your Views.
- Incident Filters - see, add, edit and remove the incident filters that can be applied to your Views.
- Event Filters - see, add, edit and remove the event filters that can be applied to your Views.
View management is also possible from the Context Menu of the specific View.
For further information on managing Views, please see the following articles:
- View management (how do I manage, create, edit or delete Views and Subviews?)
- How do I add a device or managed object to a View?
- How do I control user access to Views?
- Introduction to View filters
- How do I manage View content filters?
- How do I manage View incident filters and event filters?
Views and server configuration sets:
You can add Views to server configuration sets to ensure consistency across multi-server configurations. Please see this article for further help and information on server configuration sets.
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