The NSX Manager interface provides numerous monitoring dashboards showing details regarding system status, networking and security, and compliance reporting. This information is displayed or accessible throughout the NSX Manager interface, but can be accessed together in the page.
- Log in as administrator to the NSX Manager interface.
- Click Home if you are not already on the Home page.
- Click Monitoring Dashboards and select the desired category of dashboards from the drop-down menu.
The page displays the dashboards in the selected categories. The dashboard graphics are color-coded, with color code key displayed directly above the dashboards.
- To access a deeper level of detail, click the title of the dashboard, or one of the elements of the dashboard, if activated.
The following tables describe the default dashboards and their sources.
Table 1. System Dashboards Dashboard Sources Description System Shows the status of the NSX Manager cluster and NSX Advanced Load Balancer resource (CPU, memory, disk) consumption. Fabric Shows the status of the NSX-T fabric, including host and edge transport nodes, transport zones, and compute managers. You can also view profiles and set global fabric settings for tunnel endpoint, remote tunnel endpoint, and global MTU consistency checks if you select the Fabric title to access these additional tasks. Backups Shows the status of NSX-T backups, if configured. It is strongly recommended that you configure scheduled backups that are stored remotely to an SFTP site. Endpoint Protection Shows the status of endpoint protection deployment. Table 2. Networking & Security Dashboards in Policy Mode Dashboard Sources Description Security Shows the status of groups and security policies. A group is a collection of workloads, segments, segment ports, IP addresses, MAC addresses, and so on where security policies, including East-West firewall rules, may be applied. Gateways Shows the status of Tier-0 and Tier-1 gateways. Segments Shows the status of network segments. Load Balancers Shows the status of the load balancer VMs. Virtual Services Shows the availability and scalability for virtual services applications by monitoring their health and distributing traffic. VPNs Shows the status of virtual private networks. Table 3. Networking & Security Dashboards in Manager Mode Dashboard Sources Description Load Balancers Shows the status of the load balancer services, load balancer virtual servers, and load balancer server pools. A load balancer can host one or more virtual servers. A virtual server is bound to a server pool that includes members hosting applications. Firewall
Indicates if the firewall is enabled, and shows the number of policies, rules, and exclusions list members.Note: Each detailed item displayed in this dashboard is sourced from a specific sub-tab in the source page cited. VPN Not applicable. Shows the status of virtual private networks and the number of IPSec and L2 VPN sessions open. Switching Shows the status of logical switches and logical ports, including both VM and container ports. Table 4. Compliance Report Dashboard Column Description Non-Compliance Code Displays the specific non-compliance code. Description Specific cause of non-compliance status. Resource Name The NSX-T resource (node, switch, and profile) in non-compliance. Resource Type Resource type of cause. Affected Resources Number of resources affected. Click the number value to view a list.
You can also add widget to configure custom monitoring dashboards using NSX-T REST APIs. See the latest version of the NSX-T Data Center REST API Guide at https://code.vmware.com for API details. See the Compliance Status Report Codes for more information about each compliance report code.