Using the SentryOne Universal Client

Feature Availability: The Universal Client is part of SentryOne Cloud Monitor which is currently in a pilot release status. This product is only available to customers who are already members of the pilot program.

The images in this article were taken from a test environment; please excuse any gaps in the data or things that might seem amiss due to the nature of the environment.

Overview

Overview & Navigation

The Universal Client is a web-based client to view SentryOne Cloud Monitor Pilot through a browser.

SentryOne Cloud Monitor Pilot Main View

When you first log into SentryOne Cloud Monitor Pilot, the home view displays the overall health of the monitored environment. At the top (noted by the 1) is the navigation bar, the sidebar is on the left (noted by the 2), and the default health view area is noted by the 3.

Navigation Bar

This is the default view for the navigation bar:

OptionDescription
1. Hamburger buttonThe hamburger button toggles the visibility of the sidebar.
2. SentryOne logoSelecting the SentryOne logo returns you to the home view.
3. Product drop-downThe SentryOne product drop-down allows you to switch between Monitor, Test, and Document. Each product has their own licensing requirements.
4. HealthSelect Health to display the health view which includes a summary of events by severity and tag.
5. DashboardSelect Dashboard to display the performance data charts. A target must first be selected for this view.
6. Top SQLSelect Top SQL to display information about resources, text data, SQL statements, plan diagrams, parameters, and query history.
7. FeedbackSelect the feedback button to submit ideas about any issues, features you'd like to see, or suggested changes.
8. NotificationsSelect notifications to view details for any alerts. A number will appear on the notifications badge if any are present.
9. ProfileSelect profile to sign out of SentryOne Cloud Monitor Pilot.

Sidebar

The sidebar has four main areas:

OptionDescription
1. Health ScoreHealth score shows a summary of overall health scores for the monitored environment. Selecting critical, at risk, or healthy in the sidebar will filter the listed groups and targets in the navigation drawers below.
2. RecentsRecents provides a list of recently viewed groups, sites, or targets.
3. GroupsGroups provides a list of all groups in your monitored environment. You can filter the list by clicking into the GROUPS textbox to the left of the filter icon and then start typing to filter the listed results.
4. TargetsTargets provides a list of all targets in your monitored environment. You can filter the list by clicking into the TARGETS textbox to the left of the filter icon and then start typing to filter the listed results.
Note:  Use the chevron button on the right to collapse any of the sidebar options.

Health Score Filter Example

Selecting critical, at risk, or healthy within the health score navigation drawer, filters the listed groups and targets to show only applicable items in those drawers.

There are no critical groups or targets to list for this filter.
At risk (2) filters to a group and a target meeting this criteria.
Healthy (1) filters to only a target meeting this criteria.
Health

Health

The Health view is the default view when opening SentryOne Cloud Monitor Pilot. This screen displays wedgets for Events by Severity and Events by Tag on the default view for All Servers.

All Servers View

In the example below, the Events by Severity wedget is displaying 98 low severity events. In the Events grid, you can see 2 events with a severity of low, and to the right there is a count totaling 98.

Selecting the name on the left will provide an option to switch to the Dashboard or Top SQL view for that target name.

Select the horizontal chevron icon to the right of the count to display the individual details about each event:

Target View

Select a group or target from the sidebar to filter the health view:

Dashboard

Dashboard

The Dashboard view displays the performance charts (similar to the Dashboard tab found in Performance Analysis) for a monitored target or instance.

Within the Dashboard view, the navigation bar displays a play/pause button and a date selector.

Use the data selector to use an available range or define a custom range of time for data to view on the Dashboard:

Hover over a point in a chart to view additional details:

Use the filter dots to customize what appears on the chart from the available options:

The same chart with Disk filtered out:

Highlight an area on the chart for options to zoom or jump to Top SQL for that time period:

Top SQL

Top SQL

The Top SQL view displays a unified view of collected SQL statements (similar to the Top SQL tab found in Performance Analysis).

Resources Card

The first card in Top SQL defaults to a Resources view. The full viewing options for this card's charts are:

  • Resources
  • Queries ›
  • Waits
  • By App ›
  • By DB ›
  • By Host ›
  • By Login ›

Select the kebab button in the upper right corner for additional options such as reset, show/hide axis labels, and show/hide axes.

Show/hide axes has the following options:

  • Avg Duration (ms)
  • CPU Time (ms)
  • Exec Count
  • Reads Logical
  • Writes Logical
  • Reads Physical

On the options with the horizontal right chevron, additional options similar to the above are available by selecting the '›' symbol. For example, "By App - Duration (ms)" and "Queries - Reads (P)" are available chart options.

Totals Card

Totals displays the text data and associated information such as database, duration, count, and CPU.

Clicking on the horizontal chevron under events will display any collected trace events such as RPC:Completed.

Statements Card

The Statements card displays additional information about Totals where applicable, including plan diagrams, text data, and parameters.

Query History Card