17 November 2015 blogs Klaas Hulder 4 min read
In the newest release of Live Maps 7.5, we introduced great new features that will help you to proactively monitor your SLAs, and get better end-to-end service visibility. You will be able to track interconnected infrastructure and applications on any mobile device, anywhere with our new HTML5-based portal, one of the main features of our release. The new Web Portal will replace the old Live Maps Web Console completely, so take a look at the highlights of the portal and the steps you will need to follow to get it up and running in your environment.
The Live Maps Portal is basically the feature set of the Live Maps Web Console and ‘Dashboards by Savision’ combined in a responsive HTML5-based web console. This means you can view and interact with your Live Maps views, get cloud management information, and use the custom and build-in Dashboards for Active Directory, Computer Health, Exchange, IIS, Share Point and SQL Server.
System dashboard for Internet Information Service (IIS). Click on image to enlarge.
Live Maps views
To show the Live Maps views in the portal, we have developed a brand new HTML5-based render engine that can translate the view configuration, stored by the Live Maps Authoring Console, to SVG data. This way, your Live Maps views are displayed in a responsive way on any device.
It supports all drill-down functionality you are used to in the Operations Console and old Live Maps Web Console.
Like in the old web console, the portal supports direct links to any view or dashboard. This way, you can still integrate Live Maps in SharePoint or your own portals.
Interactive Map view.
HTML5-based Health Explorer
Microsoft is moving away from using Silverlight for their other System Center products; but even in System Center 2016 they still use Silverlight in their Operations Manager web console. For analyzing the root cause of health states and alerts Live Maps provided an integration with the Operations Manager web console. We will still provide this integration in the Live Maps Portal, but for the reason Microsoft still uses software that will not run on all devices we have developed a HTML5-based health explorer in the portal. This means you can already do some root-cause analyzing directly on your device.
Tasks, maintenance mode and alert management
In the Live Maps Portal you can execute tasks on all the objects you have in SCOM. Unlike in the old Live Maps Web Console, you can now update alert data like resolution state directly and manage the maintenance mode in the portal.
Actions in the Service Map.
Business Service Dashboards
We redesigned the views that show business service information. With this new design we are able to show business service information the best way for any type of device.
The columns in the Services Dashboard can now be hidden when they are not used. For example when the end user perspective is not used.
All information about a service is presented in one page called the Service Map. Because of the modular structured design, it can be easily adjusted to the screen size of the different devices.
With custom dashboards you can create your own dashboards that can show Live Maps views combined with other widgets showing SLA, Performance, Events, Alerts, or other information. For the advanced users, it contains a SQL widget that can show results from a SQL query.
At the moment Live Maps and the Live Maps Portal are separate downloads from our website. In the upcoming release, the Live Maps Portal will completely replace the Web Console. It will also be included in the Live Maps install package.
Would like to know more? Contact our team of experts or simply request a demo to learn about the new Live Maps Portal.
Lead Developer- Savision
Klaas is Savision’s first employee. He has been working for Savision since it was founded by Dennis Rietvink and Douwe van de Voort in late 2006. At the moment he is leading the development team responsible for the development of Live Maps. He has over 17 years of software development experience working for banks, utility and telecom companies at EDS.
Klaas studied Information and Communication Technology in the Netherlands.