Icons and format strings
This guide includes other supplemental information that you need to know about Active Console.
Active Console uses icons and colour to convey information about the state of the system to the user in a simple and effective manner. The following icons are used throughout the application to represent the data items:
|Data item||Example icons|
The colour of icons that represent directory components changes depending on the component’s severity, snooze status, and any rules which are currently active.
The following colours are used throughout the application:
No rules are triggered on this component or its children, but a rule can still exist. The severity is Undefined.
A rule is currently triggered that tells the system that the directory component and its children are OK.
This colour overrides Grey.
A rule is triggered that tells the system that the directory component or one of its children is in a Warning state.
This colour overrides Green.
A rule is triggered that tells the system that the directory component or one of its children is in a Critical state.
This colour overrides Amber.
|Blue||This colour is only applicable to data items as mentioned in Data item icons.||A rule is triggered that sets the cell to inactive or outside active time.|
NoteOn Windows, the Active Console icon does not reflect the worst case severity in taskbar if you create a desktop icon or shortcut for Active Console, or pin the Active Console application to the taskbar. This limitation occurs when the Windows setting in Taskbar > Combine taskbar buttons is set to Always, hide labels. As a workaround, you can set the Combine taskbar buttons setting to either When taskbar is full or Never.
The data items shows the following error icons:
|Data item where this is published from is disconnected.|
|Item has a general error. More information is available through its Properties dialog.|
Geneoscomponents (Gateway or Netprobe) on which the data item sits (or is published from) is unreachable. Usually, this means that the host on which the component runs is unreachable.
|Component's licence is expired.|
|Connection to this item is rejected.|
|Connection to this item is temporarily suspended.|
|Waiting for a response from the data item.|
Icons are used in Active Console to represent both the function and the state of data items:
|Data item itself is snoozed.|
|Connected managed entity has no samplers.|
|Data item is inactive.|
|Item has one or more knowledge base entries.|
|Item contains one or more children that are inactive.|
|Item is assigned to a user.|
|Data item has one or more descendants that are snoozed.|
|Data item has one or more ancestors that are snoozed.|
|Snoozed ancestors and descendants||
|Data item has snoozed ancestors and descendants.|
|No Logging||Data item is logged to the database, but the Gateway is not connected to the database.|
|Geneos component error||
One or more Geneos components (Gateway or Netprobe) under the data item have an error, which means it is not connected.
Error icons related to disconnection, suspension, and licence expired.
|Probe is suspended.|
|Log to database||
|Data item is logging to database.|
|Identifies which Gateway feature is using the most processing time in the gathered statistical sample.|
Indicates that the Gateway is utilising Gateway Hub.
If your Gateway is configured to publish data to Gateway Hub, the icon is displayed on the Gateway level and the dataview level (only on the views that are published).
If your Gateway is using centralised configuration, the icon is displayed at the Gateway level.
For more information, see Gateway Hub.
Indicates that the Gateway is utilising Obcerv.
If your Gateway is configured to publish data to Obcerv, the icon is displayed on the Gateway level and the dataview level (only on the views that are published).
|Indicates that the metric tables are inactive. Therefore, the dataview stops showing any data items.|
This section shows you the text and format parameters for the date and number strings that can be used when configuring the Active Console.
Some data items and fields use formatted strings to specify dates. You can use these tokens:
|Short named month||MMM||Jan|
|Long named month||MMMM||January|
|Short named day||E||Wed|
|Full named day||EEEE||Wednesday|
Examples of token patterns and the display on the X-Axis, based on the 1 January 2002, at 12.34 and 23 seconds.
|EEEE HH.mm||Wednesday 12.34|
|MM yyyy||01 2002|
|HH:mm ss (MMMM yyyy)||12:34 23 (January 2002)|
Some data items and fields allow you to format numbers. When you specify a pattern string, which takes the form used in the Java class DecimalFormat, these pattern strings give a huge amount of flexibility in the number format that can be produced, but are not immediately understandable if you are not familiar with the DecimalFormat class. You can use these number format strings:
|Pattern||Unformatted Number||Formatted Number||Comments|
|000000||-1234.567||-001235||The 0 symbol shows a digit, or 0 if no digit is present; notice that the number was rounded up.|
There are even more pattern symbols and options available than those demonstrated in the examples above. If you want to find further options, you may look for documentation on the Java class DecimalFormat.