Scenario: Creating a Monitoring Dashboard

Create a dashboard to monitor input and output (I/O) transfer statistics of all the disk devices on a single Linux® instance.

Before you begin

About this task

As a dashboard designer, by using IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management - Monitoring data source, I want to create a dashboard that displays the summary level information of input and output transfer statistics of all the disk devices on a Linux instance.

Metrics used
The dashboard for this use case displays the following Linux Systems monitoring metrics:
  • Disk IO Transfers Per Second
  • Timestamp
  • Disk IO Device Name

Procedure

  1. Access the Dashboard Designer tool.
  2. Configure a IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management - Monitoring Data Collector connector source.

    For example:

    Create connector source, ICAM_source that has the information about Disk IO transfers for all the disk devices for a Linux System.

    Use the following information to create ICAM_source:
    Field Value
    Connector Type ICAM
    Connector Source Name ICAM_source
    URL

    https://CLUSTER_IP_or_HOSTNAME:port

    Where:
    • CLUSTER_IP_or_HOSTNAME is the IP address or hostname of the controller node where IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management - Monitoring Data Collector is installed.
      Note: Ensure that Cloud App Management Server's host name is resolved from the system where you installed Cloud Application Business Insights.
    • port is the default port for IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management - Monitoring Data Collector.

      The default port is 30950.

    Tenant ID Enter your tenant ID (subscription ID) to access Monitoring.

    Your subscription ID is a part of the Monitoring login URL.

    For example, https://CLUSTER_IP_or_HOSTNAME/cemui/landing?subscriptionId=TENANT_ID

    For more information, see Configuring IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management - Monitoring Connector Sources.

  3. Create a dashboard.
    Complete the following steps to create a dashboard:
    1. Select and use the default 1X1 Layout to create a dashboard.

      For more information, see Layouts.

    2. Add a Line chart to the chart area.
    3. Add the following default PM filters to the dashboard:
      1. Datetime
      2. Interval
      3. Aggregation
      4. Summarization

      For more information, see Filters.

    4. Set the data definition by using the following information:
      Field Value
      Source ICAM_source
      Resource Type Linux System
      Metric Group Disk I/O
      Metric(s) & Tag(s)
      • In the Metrics tab, select Disk IO Transfers Per Second (Y-axis).
      • In the Tags tab, select Timestamp (X-axis) and Disk IO Device Name (Legend).
      Instance(s) instance_name

      For more information, see Setting assisted data definitions.

    5. Click Map Metrics & Filters and select the Automap Columns With Default Filters checkbox.
    6. Specify the name of the dashboard as LinuxDisk_IO and save.
    7. Preview the dashboard to make sure that it looks as expected.
  4. Build a menu and add the dashboards to the menu by using the following tasks:
    1. From the navigation pane, click Menu Access > Create New Menu.
    2. Enter the name for the first menu. For example, ICAM_Dashboard.
    3. Right-click ICAM_Dashboard and select Add Child.
    4. Click the Dashboard dashboard icon icon and drag LinuxDisk_IO dashboard from the list on the Dashboards tab, which is on the right of the window.
    5. Click the User Groups tab and assign user groups who can view the dashboards.
    6. Save and publish the dashboard.

      For more information, see Menu Access.

  5. Access the Engine user interface.
  6. Go to ICAM_Dashboard > LinuxDisk_IO to view your dashboard.

    The area below the chart displays names of all the disk devices. To view data for a single disk device, clear the selections on the remaining devices.

  7. To filter dashboard data, select filter conditions from the dashboard-level filters, and click Apply Filter.