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Hosts Browser View

The Hosts Browser view Pic 1 is by default located on the left of the main program window and displays the hosts and groups of hosts in the hierarchical structure. Although it is possible to review the monitoring data for the hosts in this view, it was primarily designed for performing hosts management.

The Hosts Browser view

Pic 1. The Hosts Browser view

The icon next to every item is used to describe of the item's type and state. The following set of icons is used:

Group

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the group of hosts;

Host

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the host that is currently not monitored;

Host - Unknown State

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the host, which state is unknown;

Host - Online

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the host that is online;

Host - Offline

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the host that is offline;

Host - Paused

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the host the monitoring process is currently paused for.

The hosts browser tree initially displays three columns, those are the object name, the sign if the host is included into the quick launch list and the IP address of the host, resolved during the current monitoring session. Optionally, you can add any of the columns with monitoring data using the column chooser. You can choose between the same columns as within the Hosts view. At any point you can revert to the default view layout using the Reset Layout option from the Configuration menu.

Within the Hosts Browser view, it is also possible to highlight the host nodes with color indicating the connection status: yellow for unstable and red for lost. The decoration can be turned on and off using the Highlight Connection Status item available both from the context menu and the toolbar of the view.

Toolbar Overview

Manage Activity

Manage Activity

The Manage Activity button from the Hosts Browser view toolbar can be used to start, stop and pause the monitoring process for the selected hosts.

New

New

The New button from the Hosts Browser view toolbar allows you to create hosts and groups of hosts having provided the required properties.

Generate Report

Generate Report

The Generate Report button from the Hosts Browser view toolbar can be used to generate a monitoring performance and availability report for the selected hosts and groups of hosts, having specified the required report type, output options and a period of time.

Delete Statistics

Delete Statistics

The Delete Statistics button from the Hosts Browser view toolbar is used to delete all monitoring data for the selected hosts.

Show Details

Show Details

The Show Details button from the Hosts Browser view toolbar should be used to activate the Details view and fill it with details for the selected hosts.

Pin Details

Pin Details

The Pin Details button from the Hosts Browser view toolbar allows you to display the details for each of the selected hosts in an individual window.

Unpin Details

Unpin Details

The Unpin Details button from the Hosts Browser view toolbar allows you to close all individual windows with details for the selected hosts.

Quick Launch

Quick Launch

The Quick Launch drop-down button from the Hosts Browser view contains the actions for the selected hosts to be included to and excluded from the quick launch list.

Edit

Edit

The Edit button from the Hosts Browser view toolbar should be used to edit the selected host or group of hosts.

Delete

Delete

The Delete button from the Hosts Browser view toolbar allows you to permanently delete the selected hosts and or groups of hosts.

Highlight Connection Status

Highlight Connection Status

The Highlight Connection Status button from the Hosts Browser view toolbar enables and disables highlighting of the host nodes with yellow (for the connection to the host is unstable) and red (for the connection to the host is lost).

Full Expand

Full Expand

The Full Expand button from the Hosts Browser view toolbar should be used to expand all grouping nodes in the view.

Full Collapse

Full Collapse

The Full Collapse button from the Hosts Browser view toolbar should be used to collapse all grouping nodes in the view.

Choose Columns

Choose Columns

The Choose Columns button should be used to choose the columns to be displayed in the Hosts Browser view.

Filter Editor

Filter Editor

The Filter Editor button should be used to define the custom filter criteria to be applied to the data displayed within the Hosts Browser view.

Configuration

Configuration

The Configuration button from the Hosts Browser view toolbar opens the view configuration menu where you can reach the monitoring settings configuration and reset the layout of the view.

From the Hosts Browser view, you can manage a set of hosts and groups of hosts, control the monitoring process activity for specific hosts and generate statistical reports for custom periods of time. All these actions are available from the view pop-up menu and on the toolbar. The monitoring activity control and host details actions are also available on the Monitoring contextual ribbon page from the Monitoring Tools category which is displayed when the Hosts Browser view is active.

The other useful features of this view are an ability to use copy/paste and drag/drop to copy and move hosts between groups and the ability to import/export hosts and groups. The corresponding actions are available in the pop-up menu, Organize Ribbon group and Clipboard Ribbon group on the Program page.

We do hope you'll find the Hosts Browser view useful during the everyday work.