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Understanding the AppStack content

Updated: 3-9-2017

The AppStack uses specific colors and icons, hover overs, and navigation options to help identify object status as you monitor:

Object status and colors

Objects in the AppStack display with colors based on their current status, providing a quick summary of your environment. Objects will be in one of the following states according to the icon color and shape:

Status Color Example
Down Red File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/SAM_Admin_Guide_Reuse/SAM-Admin-MT/0F0/050/appex1.png File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/SAM_Admin_Guide_Reuse/SAM-Admin-MT/0F0/050/AppRed.png
Critical Pink File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/SAM_Admin_Guide_Reuse/SAM-Admin-MT/0F0/050/excritical.png File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/SAM_Admin_Guide_Reuse/SAM-Admin-MT/0F0/050/AppPink.png
Warning Yellow File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/SAM_Admin_Guide_Reuse/SAM-Admin-MT/0F0/050/exwarn.png File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/SAM_Admin_Guide_Reuse/SAM-Admin-MT/0F0/050/AppYellow.png
Unknown Gray File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/SAM_Admin_Guide_Reuse/SAM-Admin-MT/0F0/050/exgray.png File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/SAM_Admin_Guide_Reuse/SAM-Admin-MT/0F0/050/appgrey.png
Unreachable Black File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/SAM_Admin_Guide_Reuse/SAM-Admin-MT/0F0/050/exblk.png File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/SAM_Admin_Guide_Reuse/SAM-Admin-MT/0F0/050/appblack.png
Up Green File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/SAM_Admin_Guide_Reuse/SAM-Admin-MT/0F0/050/exup.png File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/SAM_Admin_Guide_Reuse/SAM-Admin-MT/0F0/050/appgreen.png
Other Blue - File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/SAM_Admin_Guide_Reuse/SAM-Admin-MT/0F0/050/appblue.png
External Purple File:Success_Center/Reusable_content_-_InfoDev/SAM_Admin_Guide_Reuse/SAM-Admin-MT/0F0/050/expurp.png -

You can only filter against statuses actively monitored in the AppStack. For example, if no objects have a status of Down, the Down status is not available for filtering.

Servers can only provide an Up or Down status. To check CPU, memory, or hardware health status, hover over the server icon to view the detailed tooltip. The reported status for applications and LUNs is based on performance thresholds.


The AppStack Environment view offers a parent/child relationship. (Parents can be either servers or hosts.) This relationship is represented as a mixed icon. The parent is the larger of the two icons that is hosting the child. For example, the following illustration graphically shows that an application (child) is Down on a node (parent) that is Up.


The Quick Links bar allows you to quickly open and close all visible object categories. Additionally, you can toggle whether or not to show the names of objects that have a distressed status.


Expand All

Opens all categories, revealing the visible objects within each category. Each category can be individually expanded and collapsed by clicking [+] and [-] next to the category name.


Collapse All

Closes all categories, hiding the objects within each category. Each category can be individually expanded and collapsed by clicking [+] and [-] next to the category name.


Show/Hide Names

Allows you to toggle between showing and hiding the names for each object that is in a distressed state. If more objects exist than are allowed to be displayed on the screen, the category name will display the number of displayed objects followed by the total number of objects. For example, (87 of 111), meaning only 87 objects of 111 total objects in this category are being displayed. This provides a numerical summary of your environment. Clicking More (located after the last visible object in the category) will display, by default, an additional 50 objects that are hidden from view. Related objects may be found by clicking More. The default number of 50 can be changed in the Settings page.


Using the overview bar

The Overview Bar summarizes your environment in a compact space. If your view is currently filtered, the filtered objects will be displayed above the Overview Bar, as shown. Individual filtered objects


The doughnut chart in the Overview section graphically displays the ratio of objects to one another in all possible states using indicative colored slices. The total number of objects in your environment is also displayed.

Objects under the Issues header are parsed and enumerated according to status. Objects shown here will be in one of the following distressed states: Down, Critical, Warning, Unknown and Unreachable. An icon and count will only appear if at least one object is currently in that state.


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