Documentation forSolarWinds Observability

Interfaces

When an element is selected in a monitored element tab of the Entity Explorer details view, the widgets that fill the tabs contain information or status related to the selected element. Each widget shows a specific type of information collected from the selected element. If filters are applied or a time period is selected in the entity details view, the data in the widgets are filtered accordingly. See Entity Explorer and Entity details view.

The Interfaces tab displays a donut chart showing the number of interfaces monitored on the selected device, grouped by their status.

Below the chart, you can see a list of monitored interfaces. See Add single nodes

Use the search and filter options to find the interface you are interested in and click the interface. You will see an overview of data for the interface and an Alerts tab with a list of unresolved alerts relevant for the selected device or interface.

Click an interface to display the following data:

For metrics, the information includes the current value of the selected metric and a graph showing the metric values recorded over the selected time period.

Average Availability

Average Availability shows the average percentage of time the interface was available during the selected time period.

Active Alerts

Active Alerts shows unresolved alerts for the interface.

Details

On the right side of the tab, you can see Details about the interface, such as name, state, native state, or interface speed.

In Percent Utilization Average

In Percent Utilization shows the input utilization traffic for the interface.

Out Percent Utilization Average

Out Percent Utilization Average shows the output utilization traffic for the interface.

In Bits Per Second Average

In Bits Per Second Average shows the average interface input traffic in kbps.

Out Bits Per Second Average

Out Total Bits Per Second Average shows the interface output traffic in kbps.

In Discards Average

In Discards Average shows the average number interface inputs discarded.

Out Discards Average

Out Discards Average shows the average number of interface outputs discarded.

In Errors Average

In Errors Average shows the average number interface input errors.

Out Errors Average

Out Errors Average shows the average number of interface output errors.