Following topics are presented:

  • Locating and starting WASAP in Web ViewPoint
  • Object Tree
  • Entity Table
  • Viewing Object History
  • Viewing Objectives
  • Refreshing WASAP data
  • Switching Environments

Locating and starting WASAP in Web ViewPoint          

WASAP will show up as an option located within the Performance menu item. To access WASAP, move the cursor over the Performance menu present on the left panel.  This displays the available menu features.  Click on the displayed text of WASAP to select it.  Web ViewPoint activates that feature, and opens WASAP in a new Window.  This keeps the current function and display intact, while delivering WASAP on a separate Window.

When WASAP starts for the first time, it loads the first environment in the list of environments (if there is more than one environment). Subsequently, WASAP remembers the environment last opened and opens that environment when started up the next time. The environment name is displayed in the top left side of the screen.

Screen showing the WASAP started with environment named QA

Object Tree

WASAP has two main screen areas: the one on the left displaying the object tree and the right hand frame displaying tabular data for a selected Entity belonging to the selected System. When an environment first comes up, all systems for which data is being collected, show up in a tree in the left hand frame. Each system has alongside it, one of the following icons indicating the highest state among the objects within that node:

Expanding a System/node shows all the Entities within that system. These Entities are marked with icons similar to the above ones, representing their respective states.

Object Tree with one of the systems expanded to show its Entities

Entity Table

Each of the Entities within System in the object tree is a hyperlink, clicking on which displays the most recent data for that Entity-System combination in a table in the right hand frame. Since WASAP looks at the Entity Definition Language (EDL) of the selected environment to get the list of Entities and their Attributes, only those Attributes marked YES on GRID are shown in the table. The first column is the Entity specification.  The Node Name is typically listed next.  Then Status, as described above, is indicated with an icon and/or a written description. The remaining columns are attributes which are specific to each Entity.  The display order of other attributes is determined by the objectives (rank) defined for that particular entity, such that the ranked attributes (if any) appear before the unranked attributes.                    

One cell from each row of data has a state icon to represent the highest state amongst all State Pair Attributes of that row. The tabular data is bi-directionally sortable on any of the columns.

WASAP displaying data for Entity CPU on System \NSCLOUD

Viewing Object History

WASAP allows you to view the Object History for a selected object. You can view the last 5, 10, 15 or 20 collections for the selected object. To view historical data for a row of data, you need to click anywhere on the row. This brings up a popup menu giving the option of selecting between 5, 10, 15 and 20 collections. On selecting one of these options, a new window displays the history for that row in tabular format.

Object History screen showing last 10 collections for CPU 03 on System \NSCLOUD

Viewing Objectives

ASAP allows the user to set objectives and thresholds for each Entity. Using WASAP you can see what these objectives are. Whenever an Entity is selected, an Objectives Info  icon shows up in the toolbar of the WASAP screen. Clicking on this icon opens a new window listing the objectives for the current Entity if any.

Refreshing WASAP data

WASAP fetches data from the ASAP database. The ASAP database gets continuously refreshed with the latest data, the frequency of refresh dependent on the Rate value specified in the EDL. WASAP fetches this value and automatically refreshes the tree and table data as soon as new data comes in. The time to the next refresh in seconds is shown at the bottom of the WASAP screen. You can however choose to stop this periodic refresh by clicking on the pause icon on the toolbar.  The icon then changes to: Play icon. You may click on this icon to resume the automatic refresh operation.

Switching Environments

At the time of installing WASAP, the user has the option of specifying upto 20 ASAP environments to monitor. When started from the menu, WASAP loads the default or the last selected environment. You can switch between environments by clicking on the Change Environment dropdown on the top left corner of the screen. Clicking this list shows a dropdown with all available environments. On selecting the environment desired, the new environment gets loaded into the same page, in place of the old one.