OP5 Monitor ["OP5 Monitor"]
["User Guide"]

User interface

Quick tour

After you log in to OP5 Monitor, your default OP5 Monitor dashboard is displayed on your landing page:

Number Component Description More information
Main navigation menus

Dashboards: for creating and viewing dashboards

Monitor: for accessing the main monitoring functions

Report: for creating and viewing reports

Manage: for configuring and managing monitoring data


Introduction to monitoring hosts, services, and groups

Introduction to reporting

Introduction to configuration

Quick links

For adding shortcuts to frequently used reports and views to the menu bar

Quick links
User menu

For customising your user profile and logging out

Get started with OP5 Monitor
Search bar For searching for hosts and services and related information Search field
Dashboard options menu For configuring your dashboard(s) Customise your dashboard

Key features

Some of the key features of the OP5 Monitor user interface are summarised below.


Dashboards display an overview of monitoring information on your OP5 Monitor landing page. Dashboards have the following characteristics:

  • You can configure one or more dashboards for access from the Dashboards menu.
  • Each dashboard can display different information based on widgets.
  • Your landing page after login displays the dashboard you set as default.
  • You can create dashboards for external use, such as on big screen displays.

For more information on basic and advanced dashboard configuration, see:

List views

List views are the basic component OP5 Monitor uses to display a list of objects with their status data. You can add them to dashboards using widgets, filter them, and customise them to display only the information you want to see.

For more information, see Configure list view columns.


You can filter any OP5 Monitor list views and create new views to add to the Monitor menu which display only the items that correspond to specific criteria, such as lists of hosts in a particular status or particular types of log messages.

For more information, see Manage list view filters.

Quick links

Quick links are shortcuts you create in a custom navigation bar to access your most frequently used views and reports.

For more information, see Customise your quick links bar in Customise your user interface.

Quick access menu

You can quickly access the most important functions for hosts and services by opening the quick access menu in a list view.

For more information, see Quick access in Introduction to monitoring hosts, services, and groups.

Multiple action menu

You can use the multiple action menu to perform an action on multiple items in a list view.

For more information, see Multiple actions in Introduction to monitoring hosts, services, and groups.

Search field

OP5 Monitor comes with a search facility, for searching for hosts and services and related information. You can perform a simple search, using just a string, or an advanced search, using parameters and combined criteria.

For more information, see Search facility in Introduction to monitoring hosts, services, and groups.

Mouse over pop-ups

You can hover your mouse pointer over various icons to view more information in a pop-up. For example:

  • A host name in a list view to see its address:
  • A graph icon in a list view to see a pop-up performance graph for the host: