Surveillance View (af)
- The idea of a surveillance view is to give "at-a-glance" information about the monitored devices
Why a surveillance view
When networks are larger and contain devices of different priority, it becomes interesting to show at a glance how the "whole system" is working.
The surveillance view aims to do that. By using categories, you can define a matrix which allows to aggregate monitoring results.
Imagine you have 10 servers with 10 internet connections and some 5 pcs with Dsl lines:
|SuperImportant||1 of 10||0 of 10|
|SlightlyImportant||0 of 10||0 of 10|
|Vanity||4 of 10||0 of 10|
The whole idea is to give somebody at a glance a hint on where the trouble is.
The matrix-type of display allows a significantly higher aggregation than the simple list.
In addition, the surveillance view shows nodes rather than services - an important tidbit of information when you look at categories. At a glance, you want to know how many of my servers have an issue rather than how many services in this category have an issue.