Documentation forSolarWinds Observability

Entity Explorer

The Entity Explorer provides high-level information about all monitored entities. Use the Entity Explorer to get an overview of the health of your deployment, manage entities, or access details about a specific entity.

Open the Entity Explorer

To access the Entity Explorer, click Explore in the left pane.

Choose the view

You can display entity information as a grid or as a list. To change the view, click the Grid View button or List View button in the upper-right corner.

Grid View

In Grid View, a hexagon represents each entity. The color of the hexagon indicates whether the entity's health score is good, moderate, or bad.

When you are viewing all entity types, the default grouping is by entity type.

To see more information about an entity:

  • Hover over the hexagon to see the entity name and health score.
  • Click the hexagon to display the entity's primary status widgets in the Inspector panel.
  • Open the Entity Details view to see additional information.

List View

In List View, a table provides the following information about each entity:

  • The entity type
  • The name you gave the entity
  • An icon and word to indicate whether the entity's health score is good, moderate, or bad
  • The numeric health score

In List View, you can make the following changes:

  • If you no longer want to observe an entity, you can remove it:

    • To remove one entity, hover over the table row to display a vertical ellipsis () in the last column. Click the vertical ellipsis, and then click Remove.

    • To remove multiple entities, select the checkbox to the left of each entity. Then click Delete.

  • To change the configuration of an entity, hover over the table row to display a vertical ellipsis in the last column. Click the vertical ellipsis, click Edit, and then update the configuration.

To see more information about an entity:

  • Click anywhere in a table row except the entity name to display the entity's primary status widgets in the Inspector panel.
  • Open the Entity Details view to see additional information.

Filter, search, and sort entities

Use the following options to locate an entity or to view information about a group of entities:

  • To view only entities of a certain type, select the type from the drop-down menu. Select All to view all entities again.

  • To search for an entity, enter part of the name or tag in the search field. The Entity Explorer shows only entities whose names or tags include the search string.

  • In Grid View, after you have filtered by type, you can group entities by health status. Select Group By Health to display entities with the same health status (good, moderate, or bad) together.

    The Group By Health option is available in Grid View only after you filter by type.

  • In List View, click any column heading to sort the list of entities by health score, entity type, or name.

View entity details

Open the Entity Details view to see additional information about an entity:

  • In Grid View, click an entity, and then click View Details in the Inspector Panel.
  • In List View, click an entity's name. Or click a table row, and then click View Details in the Inspector Panel.

The details view shows the observed information about the selected entity and any related entities.