Documentation forSolarWinds Observability

Entity details view

You can access detailed information about any observed entity from the Entity Explorer or by clicking an entity name in the details view of a related entity. To change the configuration of an entity, click the vertical ellipsis in the upper-right corner, click Edit, and then update the configuration.

Overview tab

When you open the entity details view, the Overview tab provides a summary of the health of that entity and any related entities that are being observed. The Overview tab includes: 

  • Widgets that show the entity's health score, health history, and (depending on the entity type) other key performance indicators.

  • Widgets that show the average health scores of related entities of each type (for example, the average heath scores of all related services).

  • The number of active alerts by category.

  • A topology map showing relationships between the entity and other observed entities. The symbols representing each entity are color-coded by health status.

Other tabs

Other tabs show detailed information about the entity and other related entities. The available tabs depend on what type of entity you are examining and what type of entities it is related to.

Monitored element tabs

The data from some entity types include specific components or aspects of the entity that are monitored as individual elements. For these entity types, the details view includes a tab that lists these monitored elements in a view similar to the entity explorer main page, possibly alongside high-level status information for each element. For example, the details view for a service entity includes a Transactions tab, and the details view for a network device includes an Interfaces tab. Click an element to see data collected for the element.

Monitored data tabs

Depending on the breadth of the information available for the current entity, some tabs may show additional widgets related to a specific area of monitoring. For example, if the current entity is related to an observed website, an Availability tab shows information about the website's availability.

Monitored data tabs display data based on what the currently selected entity detected while monitoring. For example, when an APM library that performs monitoring for a services entity collects database information, the graphs at the top of the Databases tab include only databases and queries that were detected by these traces.

Related entities tabs

If the current entity is related to other entities, tabs for the related entity types might also be present. These tabs display information about the related entities in a view similar to the entity explorer main page, possibly alongside high-level status information for each entity.

A related entity is an entity that the selected entity detected in the course of its monitoring. The two entities are ‘related’ and may be listed in a related entity tab. For example, when the APM library that performs monitoring for a services entity detects that the SolarWinds Observability Agent is installed on the same host that the service is running on, the service entity is related to that host entity. The host entity is listed in a Hosts tab in the service entity’s Entity Explorer details view.

Analysis explorer tabs

When monitored entities have logs, metrics, or traces associated with them, the Logs Explorer, Metrics Explorer, or Traces Explorer are embedded in a Logs, Metrics, or Traces tab, filtered for the current entity's data. See Logs Explorer, Metrics Explorer, and Traces Explorer.

Specify what data you want to see

Each tab displays data collected during the specified time period. To change the time period, click the drop-down menu in the upper-right corner and choose how much historical data to display.

If a tab shows a filter icon Filter in the upper-left corner, you can apply filters to specify what data to include in the widgets on that tab. Click Filter to open the Filters pane, and select one or more filters.

For example, on the Availability tab of a website entity, use the Probe Platform filter to show only results from tests that are run from outside of the platform your website is hosted on. By removing test results that benefit from running within the platform ecosystem your site uses, you can more accurately reflect a user's experience. And the Probe Location filter can help you identify location-specific access issues for the site, such as internet issues in a specific area or a configuration on your server that blocks access from certain locations.

Learn more about the data each widget shows

For more information the data shown in the widgets, see the following topics: