Everyone is different – even here at FireScope. There are no two people here who have the same opinions, same taste in music, same tattoos, or same way of wanting to visualize data. That diversity is really a driving force behind one main concept that we strive to deliver in our products – customizable - we give our clients the framework to do whatever they want or need to do with the data presented to them.
Take visualization, for instance. When you think of visualization, what comes to mind? Graphs? Tables? Pie charts? What about Google Maps? What about something I’ve never even thought of? That’s my point exactly – it’s not up to us, the power is in your hands.
When we designed FireScope BSM we wanted to free the user to do as they please. You want charts, graphs and trends? You got it. You want an interactive Google Map actively displaying real-time event status for every location? You got it. How about a customized graphic with the layout of your datacenter, with live map links displaying live event notification? Sure, you can have that too.
Until now, users who wanted a customized view into their data had major restrictions placed on them. Mostly limited to graphs and a static map, users were getting tired of being told what visualization was supposed to mean to them. FireScope has taken the power back and put it in the hands of those who best know what they need and how they need it. In fact, FireScope allows users to upload their own icons, images and maps – even Visio Diagrams.
But that wasn’t enough – the custom maps that users upload are not only clickable and possess exploration possibilities through drill-down functionality, but they can display status for any event at all, not solely up/down. The capabilities are truly endless.
FireScope BSM gives users such power to provide visualization to services and so far, we’ve had great feedback! So for fun, we’re starting a gallery of customization. Send us screenshots of how you have utilized our drag and drop features or uploaded your own graphic and used it as a custom map.
Here are some examples:
Here is a map created by one of our customers who uses the custom map as a relationship map. The links are live map points displaying active relationships. This was created by adding CI’s, and dragging and dropping the icons to create a relationship map.
These are racks of servers from a datacenter. The green servers in this case indicate that there are no events (critical or not - all defined by the user), if there were any notifications, the server status color would have changed to red. (The red server in the second rack from the right is the FireScope appliance)
This major theatre chain uploaded their own drawings of their locations and can easily monitor their services in each auditorium, at each location. In this example, the red auditoriums indicate a failed event on the monitored service in that auditorium.
So, in what creative ways do you use the powerful visualization offerings? Send us screenshots and we'll post them for everyone to see!