The NSX-vSphere Main dashboard provides an overview of the health of the network objects. In this dashboard you can view network traffic information and NSX-related open alerts.

Table 1. NSX Main Dashboard Widgets
Widget Description
NSX-vSphere Environments Displays a list of the environments that you are currently monitoring. When you select an environment in this widget, the other widgets in the NSX-vSphere Main dashboard show data for the selected adapter.
Key NSX-vSphere Components Displays a top level view of the following key components:
  • NSX Manager. Management plane virtual appliance that helps configure logical switches and connect virtual machines to these logical switches. It also provides the management user interface and entry point for API for NSX, which helps automate deployment and management of the logical networks through a Cloud management platform.
  • NSX Controller. Responsible for managing the switching and routing modules in the hypervisors. Supports an ARP suppression mechanism that reduces the need to flood ARP broadcast requests across the L2 network domain where virtual machines are connected.
  • NSX Edge. Virtual machines that provide logical services such as Routing and Network Address Translation, Firewall, Load balancing, L2 and L3 Virtual Private Networks, and DHCP, DNS and IP address management.
  • NSX Logical Router. Configures the routing software on each individual host in the environment.

This widget provides badges that use scores to determine the condition of a component in a specific area, such as CPU, memory, disk and bandwidth usage. Each badge issues a score through a colored icon that is based on pre-defined badge score thresholds.

You can point to a component to view a summary of the information that each badge provides.

You can click a component to open it in the Control Plane where you can manage and configure its health, view open alerts, and more.

Objects Lists all the objects in the selected environment, and enables you to search for an object.

In this widget, you can select an object, and navigate to the NSX-vSphere Topology dashboard to view the physical and logical topologies of the object. You can also navigate to the Object Path dashboard to see how the selected object is connected to another object.

Open Alerts Displays all the alerts open in the NSX for vSphere environment.
Transport Layer Heat map that shows the health of each transport node. Transport nodes are ESX hosts that are registered with NSX, and grouped by transport zones. You can view the health, workload, and network workload for each host, as well as each vSphere distributed switch, by selecting the required option from the Configurations drop-down menu.
Physical Network This widget displays a high level view of the spine and leaf switches in your physical network. If you are experiencing connectivity problems relating to the physical network, you can troubleshoot them in this widget.

You can point to an object to view information relating to the performance and condition of your environment.

Note: Leaf and spine switches are displayed only if you have configured the Network Device Adapter.
Top Logical Networks By Traffic (KBps) Lists the five logical switches in the environment that are currently experiencing the most network traffic.
Top VMs by Traffic (KBps) Lists the five virtual machines in the environment that are currently responsible for the most network traffic.