Devices

The device tab shows you an overview over all devices and the overall tree structure. Selecting a specific device or a group in the tree will give you more information about the device or group of devices.

Tree

The tree creates the logical structure in which all devices exist. This allows devices to inherit configuration and you can select to configure different configurations for different branches of the tree.

Tip

All new devices will appear in an "unassigned group". Please move them from there into the correct group of the tree structure and then save the tree. They will then apply the configuration of that group.

In the tree you can move devices, create and rename groups. All changes will only be active after the save button has been pressed. Only empty groups can be deleted.

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Tip

First, group your inventory logically. Best practice is to group servers and network devices by their What (function, vendor, revision), Where (location or region), and When (development, testing or staging):
What: Multitech, mLinux
Where: Norway, Oslo, floor_19, building_A
When: dev, test, staging, prod

Tip

When you move devices into a group you need to drop them slightly to the right of the group block in order to make them appear under the group immediately (and not on the same level as the group). With a bit of practice this usually will work the first time. Remember to save.

If you are using the Ansible functionality of our qbee-connect tool then this tree will be exposed into the Ansible inventory.

Device Tab

Clicking on a group of devices or on a single device in the tree opens the device tab.

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Beside the name an edit menu can be called by pressing on the card. Here you can position the device on the map. The default localization is IP address resolution. It is possible to override this with coordinates. The address function is for information purposes only.

Note

Use the file card beside the name of the device to define its location.

If a console connection is available the green button will open a new window with a shell. It is possible to select which user you want to use for login.

Tip

Please use the browsers "paste" function to copy information (e.g. password).
The shortcuts like ctrl+C do not work! The console opens in a new window. Make sure this is not blocked by your browser.

The main page displays various machine and network information, amongst other the latest policy update and in the right hand corner the last connect.

Graph Tab

The graphs tab shows you various metric information. You can use the selector to adjust the time period.

Zoom

By opening a rectangle with your mouse you can zoom in into interesting areas.
Double clicking into the graph allows you to get out of zoom mode.

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Log Tab

The next tab shows you a log of all events that have happened for this device. You can sort by time, level or labe as well as with a free text search.

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Inventory Tab

The inventory tab gives you various information. What information is populated here is defined in settings in configuration. So if you miss something here please go to settings and adjust these accordingly. You can see users, ports, software packages and even process information if this is turned on.

Warning

Process information can be enabled in settings but will create more bandwidth demands. Please use with care when on a mobile connection.

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If libraries with CVE problems are encountered and there are alternatives in the repository then an alternative is suggested:

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