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Visualize the health state of your Metrist monitors.
How to add a Metrist data source
In SquaredUp browse to Data Sources > Add data source and search for the data source. Alternatively, browse to Settings > Data Sources > Add data source.
Enter a name for your data source. This helps you to identify this data source in the list of your data sources.
Enter an API key for your Metrist account.
Optionally, select whether you would like to restrict access to this data source instance. By default, restricted access is set to off.Restrict access to this workspace?
The term data source here really means data source instance. For example, a user may configure two instances of the AWS data source, one for their development environment and one for production. In that case, each data source instance has its own access control settings.
By default, Restrict access to this data source? is set to off. The data source can be viewed, edited and administered by anyone. If you would like to control who has access to this data source, switch Restrict access to this data source? to on.
Use the Restrict access to this data source? dropdown to control who has access to the workspace:
Data source access levels
By default, the user setting the permissions for the data source will be given Full Control and the Everyone group will be given Link to workspace permissions.
Tailor access to the data source, as required, by selecting individual users or user groups from the dropdown and giving them Link to workspace or Full Control permissions.
If the user is not available from the dropdown, you are able to invite them to the data source by typing in their email address and then clicking Add. The new user will then receive an email inviting them to create an account on SquaredUp. Once the account has been created, they will gain access to the tenant.
At least one user or group must be given Full Control.
Admin users can edit the configuration, modify the Access Control List (ACL) and delete the data source, regardless of the ACL chosen.
Link to workspace
- User can link the data source to any workspace they have at least Editor permissions for.
- Data from the data source can then be viewed by anyone with any access to the workspace.
User can share the data source data with anyone they want.
User cannot configure the data source in any way, or delete it.
- User can change the data source configuration, ACL, and delete the data source.
See Access control for more information.
Click Test and add to validate the data source configuration.Testing outcomes
Testing passed – a success message will be displayed and then the configuration will be saved.
Testing passed with warnings – warnings will be listed and potential fixes suggested. You can still use the data source with warnings. Select Save with warnings if you believe that you can still use the data source as required with the warnings listed. Alternatively, address the issues listed and then select Rerun tests to validate the data source configuration again. If the validation now passes, click Save.
Testing Failed – errors will be listed and potential fixes suggested. You cannot use the data source with errors. You are able to select Save with errors if you believe that a system outside of SquaredUp is causing the error that you need to fix. Alternatively, address the issues listed and then select Rerun tests to validate the data source configuration again. If the validation now passes, click Save.
You can edit any data source configurations at any time from Settings > Data Sources.
Using the Metrist data streams
Data streams standardize data from all the different shapes and formats your tools use into a straightforward tabular format. While creating a tile you can tweak data streams by grouping or aggregating specific columns. Depending on the kind of data, SquaredUp will automatically suggest how to visualize the result, for example as a table or line graph.
Data streams can be either global or scoped:
Global data streams are unscoped and return information of a general nature (e.g. "Get the current number of unused hosts").
A scoped data stream gets information relevant to the specific set objects supplied in the tile scope (e.g. "Get the current session count for these hosts").
This data stream allows you to visualize the health state of your Metrist monitors. In the tile editor, filter by the Metrist data source, select the Health data stream and then click Next. Select an object, or select Dynamic selection, and then configure the settings as you wish.
You can visualize the data as health state blocks. SquaredUp will then visualize the health state block as red/green based on the reported problems from Metrist. If the health state block displays as green, there are no problems with the health of your monitors. If the health state block displays as red, there are problems associated with the health of your monitors. Alternatively, you can visualize the data as a table in SquaredUp.
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