The power of Servergraph is that it provides a data exploration experience that can be defined for any user based on their needs and/or their expertise. Below is an example of how easily you can provide this information to your team, management and users.
In this specific instance we'll assume you're building a Servergraph experience for your manager, Ellen, the Directory of IT Infrastructure. Ellen has been working in technology for many years and has a great depth of knowledge and wisdom, but now spends more time dealing with budgetary issues than signing on to systems. But she doesn't want to log in to systems and run commands, she needs quick answers at a high level on usage trends to plan for the future and the general health of the enterprise. She doesn't want to call her admins every time she needs an answer to a question, and in any case she wants to see the facts with her own eyes using her own tool. Rocket Servergraph is perfect for her.
Now she could do this environment up herself, but we'll assume she's busy and you are doing this for her.
The first thing to do is figure out what data she needs. So after a brief discussion you make notes of what she wants:
Let's go through this process step by step.
Defining the systems Ellen wants to see:
For defining groups or subsets of systems Servergraph provides a utility called "Scopes." Scopes are groups of systems or individual backup clients defined by any criteria you want. In this case we can see that Ellen only wants to see North American servers, and with an ability to focus on Tier 1 and exclude NetBackup systems.
Assuming what Ellen wants to see is what other's will also want to see, we'll create the following scopes:
The above scopes will be available to everyone. For general practice you may want to make other complementary scopes for admins to use, like:
Creating a List of Dashboards for Ellen
Now that you know what Ellen wants to see, explore Servergraph and follow the workflows to find the proper dashboards. Note the dashboard names. When you have your list, create Ellen's user.
Introducing Ellen to her customized Servergraph experience
At this point you need spend 5 minutes showing Ellen what you have created for her. She can login, see only those dashboards she cares about, and select the Tier1 servers only or the backup systems she cares about.#ServerGraph
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