02 October 2014 blogs Klaas Hulder 3min read
Upcoming Release: Performance Data in Live Maps
This October, during TechEd Europe in Barcelona, we will be unveiling the newest release of Live Maps and Cloud Advisor. However, since TechEd is still a few weeks away, we want to give you the first glimpse of one of the new features of Live Maps.
The current version of Live Maps shows the health state, alerts, service level agreements, and properties that pertain to Operations Manager monitored objects. Missing from this list is performance data. Until now, we only provided links to the default Operations Manager views that showed performance data.
Performance information in the context of a Live Map is a feature request we’ve heard from many of our customers, and with the next release we’ve set out to address it.
Before we started developing this feature, we set ourselves the following goals:
- Easy to configure
- Display large time periods
- Fast and responsive
- Use charts created with HTML5
Easy to configure
For every feature we develop, we strive to make sure that the authoring user experience is intuitive and that tasks should be completed with the fewest number of steps.
For this feature, we created a wizard that filters performance counters to only those that are relevant in the context of the Live Maps view making it quick and easy for the user to find the desired performance counters.
Performance counter configuration in Authoring Console (click on image to enlarge).
Large time periods
By large time periods we mean up to a year of data displayed on a given graph. Normally, these kind of periods are only possible in reports (even the Operations Manager performance counter widget will only show a maximum of 100 points of data, aggregating as necessary). Being able to see large periods of data better allows you spot trends and determine if current behavior is within acceptable parameters or not.
Performance Data in the Live Maps Web Console (click on image to enlarge).
Performance Data is just one of the features that will be introduced in Live Maps 7.2 and will be officially launched at TechEd Europe 2014. Do you want to know first-hand what else we got prepared for Live Maps 7.2?
Let’s talk more about our new release! Don’t miss next week’s blog where one of Savision’s favorite software developers, Anthony Marchment, will highlight another of the new features in Live Maps. Many of our customers need to model the same key Microsoft applications, namely Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Active Directory and Microsoft SharePoint. Find out how another one of Live Maps new features will help to leverage the knowledge of IT and application experts to help them visualize the health of these business-critical applications in an intuitive and yet detailed manner with out of the box support.
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.