Chapter 3. The dashboard

Table of Contents

3.1. Status
3.2. Thresholds
3.3. Top interfaces

The dashboard is the screen displayed when sFlowTrend-Pro is first launched. The purpose of the dashboard is to give a summary of the overall status of the network, to help you identify problems quickly. The dashboard contains three main types of information:

  1. The overall status of sFlowTrend-Pro.

  2. The status of the top-level thresholds.

  3. Charts showing the interfaces in the network reporting the largest values of utilization, frames, and errors and discards.

3.1. Status

The status section of the dashboard shows a summary of the overall system, which can be useful for basic troubleshooting.

Some of the information shown:

  • To the right of the InMon Corp. logo is the product name. This should be sFlowTrend-Pro if you are running sFlowTrend-Pro, or sFlowTrend if running free sFlowTrend. Also, if you are running sFlowTrend-Pro, information about the current license is shown, including the expiry date, and the license number. If you have multiple copies of sFlowTrend-Pro, the license number is useful if you need to refer to the license you are running when you are using the InMon customer portal (http://www.myinmon.com).

  • The sFlowTrend-Pro server that you are currently connected to is shown.

  • If you have defined users to control access to sFlowTrend-Pro, the username of the currently logged in user is shown.

  • The current rate of incoming samples is shown. This number includes only samples that actually reached sFlowTrend-Pro, and are coming from enabled switches and hosts. If you are seeing no data in sFlowTrend-Pro, this number can help you determine why (see Section 14.1, “Troubleshooting sFlowTrend-Pro”).