IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management console components
Learn more about the console components that you can use to view, manage, or customize your console.
See Accessing the console to access your cluster console.
Main menu components
From the console header, you can access the following components and dashboards:
- Observe environments
- Automate infrastructure
- Manage applications
- Manage costs
- Governance and compliance
- Monitor health
- Take action
From the console header, you can access the following components:
- Main menu
- Create resource
After you click Observe environments > Overview, you can use the Overview page to view at a glance key high-level details of your environment, such as your applications, infrastructure, compliance, and policies. The Overview dashboard is continuously refreshed in real time to update the included summary cards.
The chart-based summary cards provide you with a visualization of the following key information:
- Your cloud provider types.
- Your total number of Kubernetes clusters and a breakdown of your cluster types.
- Your total number of applications and a breakdown of the application types.
The remaining list-based summary cards provide you with high-level details for the following subjects:
The Applications summary card that lists your applications, associated providers, the number of associated deployables, and the application creation date.
You can select an application to open the Applications dashboard and view the application topology, more details, and manage the application. You can also select View all to open the Applications dashboard to view details and manage all applications.
The Virtual machine services card that includes data from Infrastructure management when a connection is set up with Infrastructure management. When the connection is set up, this card lists your available virtual machine services. You can select a service from the list to open Infrastructure management to view more details and manage the service.
Infrastructure details, which includes a pair of summary cards:
- The Clusters card lists your total number of clusters, the providers, infrastructure status, storage, CPUs and memory allocation. You can select View all to open the Clusters dashboard to view details and to manage your clusters.
- The Virtual machines card includes data from Infrastructure management when a connection is set up with Infrastructure management. This card lists details about the virtual machines for your clusters. You can sort details by provider, region, and purpose. The virtual machine purpose is defined by custom labels that you can add to your virtual machines, such as to define virtual machines for development or QA purposes.
- The Clusters card list your cluster providers and indicates whether the associated clusters are compliant. You can also select View all on this card to open the Clusters dashboard to view details and to manage your clusters.
- The Virtual machines card includes data from Infrastructure management when a connection is set up with Infrastructure management. This card lists the virtual machines for your clusters and indicates whether the virtual machines are compliant.
Policies & profiles
- The Policies card includes details about your policies, including the policy type. You can select to open the Govern risk dashboard from this section.
- The Virtual machine policy profiles card includes details about your virtual machine policy profiles, including the profile name, mode, type, and the number of associated policies.
If you integrate IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management with Red Hat Infrastructure management, after you click Automate infrastructure > Infrastructure management, you can launch the Infrastructure management console from the console.
By integrating with Infrastructure management, you can manage your application and cluster infrastructure through Infrastructure management. When an integration with Infrastructure management is enabled, you can view key infrastructure metrics on the console Overview page. You can also launch the Infrastructure management dashboard from the Overview page by selecting to view more details about resources that are managed with Infrastructure management, such as your virtual machine services. For more information, see Infrastructure management.
After you click Automate infrastructure > Manage services, you can use the Manage services dashboard to automate provisioning of infrastructure and virtual machine applications across multiple cloud environments with optional workflow orchestration. For more information, see Service management.
After you click Automate infrastructure > Clusters, you can use the Clusters dashboard to view your clusters and launch Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes or the Service library to create or import a cluster. For more information, see Managing your clusters.
After you click Automate infrastructure > Service library, you can use the Service library to deploy the services and applications that are published by using the Managed services. For more information, see Service management.
If you integrate IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management with Red Hat Ansible Tower, after you click Automate infrastructure > Ansible automation, you can launch the Red Hat Ansible Tower console from the console. For more information, see Installing Red Hat Ansible Tower.
After you click Manage applications > Hybrid applications, you can use the Hybrid applications dashboard to add and manage hybrid applications and related application resources. For more information, see Managing applications.
After you click Manage applications > Manage runtimes, you can use the Manage Runtimes dashboard as a customizable and central management pane for workloads that run across virtual machines and clusters.
By default, the Manage Runtimes dashboard is populated with all resource views that are available in the master branch of the
cp4mcm-runtime-management public GitHub repository. Updates from the repository are pulled in every 12 hours.
For more information, see Manage runtimes.
After you click Manage costs > License Advisor, you can use the License Advisor dashboard to monitor your license usage of IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management. License Advisor aggregates the license usage data that is collected by License Service and IBM License Metric Tool, and presents the overview of your license usage on the dashboard. For more information, see License Advisor.
After you click Manage costs > Chargeback, you can use the Chargeback dashboard to monitor the utilization, reporting, and chargeback data from the IBM Cloud Pak® for Multicloud Management – Infrastructure Management component, and view and manage chargeback cost. The chargeback feature provides the way to calculate monetary virtual machine charges based on owner or company tag. For more information, see Chargeback
After you click Governance and compliance > Govern risk, you can use the Governance and risk dashboard to create and manage policies and policy controllers that are defined for security controls that are enabled. For more information, see IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management Governance and risk.
After you click Monitor health > Incidents, you can use the Incidents dashboard to view the list of your current incidents. You can view all incidents, or incidents that are assigned to you or groups where you are a member. You can take ownership of incidents, and work with your teams and tools to resolve incidents. For more information, see Managing incidents.
After you click Monitor health > Infrastructure monitoring, you can use the Infrastructure monitoring dashboard to view all monitored resources and groups. For more information, see Viewing monitoring results.
After you click Monitor health > Synthetics, you can use the Synthetics PoP to monitor REST calls and other urls from multiple locations. From this dashboard you can create synthetic tests and schedule them to run on a predefined schedule. You can also monitor both the availability and response time of your websites. For more information, see Synthetic monitoring.
If you integrate IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management with Grafana, after you click Monitor health > Grafana, you can launch the Grafana dashboard from the console. By integrating with Grafana, you can extend the monitoring capabilities of IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management to add and visualize more metrics. For more information, see Grafana documentation, and Configuring the metric API as a Grafana data source.
After you click Take action > My incidents, you can use the Incidents page on IBM Cloud Pak console to see unresolved incidents that are assigned to you or managed by you. Based on the list, you can filter the incidents with high priority, have a global understanding of all incidents, and decide the priority of your work.
You might want to see more details about an incident. Click the Dispaly ID of the incident to open the incident details page. There you can investigate with the related events, timeline, resources, or runbooks for troubleshooting and problem resolution.
For more information, see Managing your incidents.
After you click Take action > Console access, you can open an SSH-over-HTTPS session to a virtual machine or Kubernetes Node by using a Bastion-based privileged access management system, connect to an existing
SSH session, or share your SSH session to others by using IBM Cloud Pak console. Login credentials can be saved for later usage in
Vault, a open-source tool for secrets management, encryption, and privileged access management.
For more information, see Logging in to a virtual machine or cluster Node from IBM Cloud Pak console.
Terminal session replay
After you click Take action > Terminal session replay, you can use the Terminal session replay dashboard to replay a terminal session as you need. In this way, you can avoid duplicate actions among your team, collaborate in a more efficient way, and thus accelerate troubleshooting and problem resolution process. In addition, you can check what everyone does in SSH sessions for auditing considerations. For more information, see Session replay.
Identity and access management
After you click Administer > Identity and access management, you can use the Authentication dashboard to create and edit LDAP connections, create and manage your teams, and create and manage your service IDs. For more information, see IAM for IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Manager platform users.
After you click Administer > Metering, you can use the Metering dashboard to view detailed usage metrics for your products and clusters. For you clusters, you can view the available cores and nodes that are managed. For you products, you can view the allocated cores and the clusters where the product is installed. You can also download reports for reviewing the usage metrics. For more information, see Metering service.
After you click Administer > Monitoring, you can use the Monitoring dashboard to monitor the performance and availability of both your cloud and on-premises applications. For more information, see Administering monitoring.
After you click Administer > Tunnel, you can use the Secure Tunnel feature to break the network barriers, and enable more flexible server access, service calling, and infrastructure management across different cloud or on-premises deployments. You can use it to:
- access servers or services in a private network from an endpoint in the Hub Cluster that is on a public cloud or an on-premises network.
- access servers or services in the Hub Cluster from an endpoint in a public cluster or an on-premises cluster.
- access infrastructures in private data centers from a management platform (such as IBM Cloud Pak® for Multicloud Management, Infrastructure management) from public clusters.
For more information, see Using Secure Tunnel to access resources in a private network, and Using Secure Tunnel on IBM Cloud Pak console.
After you click Administer > Tunnel audit, you can use the Tunnel audit page to check Secure Tunnel configuration changes, such as tunnel network or port forward configuration changes, and tunnel connections on IBM Cloud Pak console for auditing.
For more information, see Auditing Secure Tunnel operations and connections.
Add-on: Application Resource Manager
After you click Monitor health > Application Resource Manager, you can use Turbonomic Application Resource Management dashboard to determine the exact next automated steps to take to ensure that applications continue to perform in a healthy state at all times. You can control the workloads to move, where to place them, and whether to increase or decrease the particular resources so that IBM Cloud Pak® for Multicloud Management applications can always perform at their best. For more information, see Turbonomic Application Resource Management.
After you click Monitor health > Humio, you can:
- Access to all log data enables users to instantly identify availability concerns and threats.
- For activities that are being completed, you can aggregate, interact, and gain visibility by using live log data to search, create shareable dashboards, and set up alerts.
- Accelerated time to resolution, with real time alerts on key services.
- Can handle large multi-TBs daily data loads easily.
For more information, see Humio.
Add-on: Mutation advisor
After you click Governance and compliance > Mutation advisor, you can use the Mutation Advisor (Advanced) dashboard to achieve the real-time, integrity protection for running containers on your clusters. This dashboard displays scan results from your containers to identify events of file changes and process changes. MA++ detects unexpected mutation events by filtering event patterns. You can select to view details for recent changed (mutated) pods. For more information, see Mutation Advisor Advanced (MA++).
Add-on: Vulnerability advisor
After you click Governance and compliance > Vulnerability advisor, you can use the Vulnerability Advisor dashboard to get security status for container images in your IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management private registry. The Vulnerability Advisor also runs security checks on running containers in your environment. The results from these checks are displayed on the Vulnerability Advisor dashboard. For more information, see Vulnerability Advisor.
The Search component provides visibility into resources across all your clusters and resources across all your infrastructure endpoints. To use the component, you need to install the
You can type any text value in the Search box and results include anything with that value from any property, such as a name or namespace. For example, if you search for
IBM, you can receive results such as
For more specific search results, include the property in your search. For example, search for
name:IBM to search only in the
As you search for resources, you receive other resources that are related to your original search result, which help you visualize how the resources interact with other resources in the system.
Search returns and lists each cluster with the resource that you search. For resources in the hub cluster, the cluster name is displayed as local-cluster.
Your search results are grouped by
kind, and each resource
kindis grouped in a table.
Your search options depend on your cluster objects. See the following examples: name, namespace, status, and other resource fields. Auto-complete provides suggestions to refine your search.
Any user can search for resources, but results are based on your role-based access control assignment. Additionally, if you save and share a Search query with another user, returned results depend on access level for that user. For more information on role access, see role-based access control.
You can refine your results with specific fields. See the following example:
- Search for a single field, such as
kind:podto find all pod resources.
- Search for multiple fields, such as
kind:pod namespace:defaultto find the pods in the default namespace.
- Search for a single field, such as
You can also search with conditions by using characters, such as
>, >=, <, <=, !=.
- Searching for
kind:pod status:!Runningfinds all pod resources where the status is not
- Searching for
kind:pod restarts:>1finds all pods that restarted at least twice.
- Searching for
If you want to save your search, click the Save disk icon.
For more information, see Using global search to get a comprehensive list of resources from different sources.
From this component, you can search the catalog for Helm charts and IBM Cloud Pak® solutions that you can install.
From this component, you can enter the configuration manifest for a resource as YAML or JSON code to create resources for specific clusters, such as to create deployment resources.
From the Info menu, you can click to view the About page, the Getting Started page, open the Documentation, and request Support.
- From the About page, you can view the copyright information and version number for your installed version of IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management.
- From the Getting Started page, you can view component descriptions and available tasks, install various CLI tools, and more.
- Clicking the Documentation link launches the product documentation for IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management.
- Clicking the Support link launches the IBM Support Community page for IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management.
From the User menu, you can click to view the Configure Client page.
From the Administration menu, you can click to switch to the Cloud Pak Administration Hub.