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Contains three subsections presenting an overview of the environment, issues discovered and history trend.

Dashboard

The Runecast Analyzer Main Dashboard is the central page that provides a summary of your virtual environment and detected issues. Navigate to the Runecast Analyzer Web Interface URL https://<appliance IP> and login with valid credentials.

Tip

By default, the local user credentials are as follows:

  • Username: rcuser
  • Password: Runecast!

If you have configured Runecast Analyzer to use Active Directory then you can use an Active Directory account. Make sure to specify the username in one of the following formats:

  • <username>
  • <username@domain.com>

Based on a number of Systems configured (one or multiple), and the selection done on the Context, the Dashboard will provide slightly different views.

Components displayed when only one system type is connected or selected in Context:

  • Analyze now button
  • Configuration Issues by Severity
  • Configuration Issues by Layer
  • Log Issues
  • KBs Applicable
  • Security Compliance
  • Best Practice Adoption
  • Issues History
  • Hosts with Most Issues
  • Analysis Detail

  • Analyze now button
  • Configuration Issues by Severity
  • KBs Applicable
  • Best Practice Adoption
  • Issues History
  • Analysis Detail

  • Analyze now button
  • Badges showing the health status of the resources
  • History of issues for resources
  • Regions of affected resources

  • Analyze now button
  • Configuration Issues by Severity
  • KBs Applicable
  • Security Compliance
  • Best Practice Adoption
  • Issues History
  • Analysis Detail

  • Analyze now button
  • Configuration Issues by Severity
  • KBs Applicable
  • Best Practice Adoption
  • Issues History
  • Analysis Detail

  • Analyze now button
  • Configuration Issues by Severity
  • Best Practice Adoption
  • Security Compliance
  • Vulnerabilities Detected
  • Issues History
  • Analysis Detail

  • Analyze now button
  • Issues by Severity
  • Best Practice Adoption
  • History of Affected Objects
  • Network & Security
  • Storage & Databases
  • Compute & Containers
  • Identity & Subscriptions
  • Analyzed Knowledge Profiles

  • Analyze now button
  • Issues by Severity
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Configuration Issues by Layer
  • Analyzed Knowledge Profiles
  • History of Findings

Components displayed when multiple systems are connected and All Systems is selected in Context:

  • Analyze now button
  • Configuration Issues by Severity
  • Configuration Issues by Layer
  • Log Issues
  • KBs Applicable
  • Security Compliance
  • Best Practice Adoption
  • Issues History
  • Hosts with Most Issues
  • My Systems
  • Vulnerabilities Detected
  • HW Incompatible Hosts

Analyze now button

Click this button to initiate a scan and perform an analysis of all configuration data in your virtual infrastructure. It is recommended that you enable and configure automated scheduled scans – see Automatic scheduler. For more information about the Analyze now button, please check section Connect to a System and Analyze).

Configuration Issues by Severity

The widget located at the top-left corner of the dashboard provides a quick summary on the number of issues found in the environment, grouped by severity. In the All Systems view it provides the summary across all Systems connected.

Configuration Issues by Layer

The widget is located on the left side of the dashboard, below Configuration Issues by Severity. It provides a quick summary of the number of issues found in the environment, grouped by layer and severity. Each severity has a related icon:

  • Critical
  • Major
  • Medium
  • Low

In the All Systems view it provides the summary across all Systems connected.

Key-metric Badges

  • KBs Applicable: Number of Knowledge Base related issues discovered in the Systems configuration. The number of current issues found will be accompanied by an arrow representing the average of the last five scans. Its direction will indicate a trend factoring the current value and average historical values. The historical trending will also be displayed by a sparkline. In the All Systems view this is the number of Knowledge Base related issues discovered across all Systems connected.

  • Best Practice Adoption: The level of Best Practice adoption, based on all best practices enabled as part of the Best Practices view. The Best Practice percentage will be accompanied by an arrow representing the average of the last five scans. Its direction will indicate a trend factoring the current value and average historical values. The historical trending will also be displayed by a sparkline. In the All Systems view this is the level of Best Practice adoption across all Systems connected.

  • Security Compliance: The level of security compliance based on all security checks performed as part of the Security Hardening view. The compliance percentage will be accompanied by an arrow representing the average of the last five scans. Its direction will indicate a trend factoring the current value and average historical values. The historical trending will also be displayed by a sparkline. In the All Systems view this is the level of security compliance across all vCenters connected.

  • Vulnerabilities Detected: The number of Vulnerabilities related issues discovered, based on all vulnerabilities enabled as part of the Vulnerabilities view. The Vulnerabilities percentage will be accompanied by an arrow representing the average of the last five scans. Its direction will indicate a trend factoring the current value and average historical values. The historical trending will also be displayed by a sparkline. In the All Systems view this is the number of Vulnerabilities related issues discovered across all Systems connected.

  • HW Incompatible Hosts: The number of Incompatible Hosts from the hardware point of view (Server, I/O Devices, vSAN Controllers, vSAN Disks) against specific VMware software products in accordance with the references provided by VMware on the VMware Compatibility Guide site. In the All Systems view this is the number of HW Incompatible Hosts discovered across all Systems connected.

  • Log Issues: Number of Knowledge Base related issues discovered in logs. In the All Systems view this is the number of Knowledge Base related issues discovered across all Systems connected.

Issue history

The bar chart provides an overview of the issue count evolving over time.

If the Days view is selected, then each day will be represented by a bar along the x-axis. When hovering over a bar, it will display the number of issues (this is also shown for each severity, represented with the corresponding color) of the last scan during that day. Where no scans were performed during the day, the bar color will be less vivid and on hover the message No analysis on this day will be shown.

If the Weeks view is selected, then each week will be represented by a bar along the x-axis. When hovering over a bar, it will display the number of issues (this is also shown for each severity, represented with the corresponding color) calculated as an average for the entire week. Where no scans were performed during the entire week, the bar color will be less vivid and on hover the message No analysis on this week will be shown.

Hosts with Most Issues

A list displayed below the Issue History shows the hosts having the highest number of issues. The hosts included in the analysis will depend which vCenter(s) are selected in the Context. The issue count will be accompanied by corresponding severity icons.

My Systems / Analysis Detail

At the bottom of the Dashboard more detailed information concerning Systems scan results is available.

When All Systems is selected in the Context, a list of all Systems Runecast Analyzer is configured to scan will be shown. The number of issues found in Logs, KBs and also the percentage for Security Compliance and Best Practices Adoption are visible for each System row where applicable. Expanding any row will show further details about the checks performed and objects analyzed. The Analyze now button is also available in each row providing a quick way to trigger a scan for the selected System. If an AWS connection was established, you can reach its Dashboard by clicking on the Account ID.

When a single System is selected in the Context, a Dashboard widget is shown at the bottom entitled Analysis Detail. This will show further lower-level details for the System selected about the checks performed and objects analyzed.

Generate Report button

A PDF report will be generated reproducing the full dashboard overview (as displayed in the user interface). This provides a colorful and graphical management report that includes the standard badges and statistics showing the overall system health. Additionally, a list of the top 50 Issues is also included.

Inventory View

Browse through your virtual infrastructure objects hierarchically using the Inventory View feature located in the left side of the page. The number of detected issues is shown alongside inventory objects in the tree-view shown. Click on an object to open a detailed list of associated issues. The new list will display on top, apart from the object name, multiple filters to customize it but also a search box and an Export button. To see additional details, select any of the displayed issues by clicking on one of them. Another section will be revealed presenting information regarding findings, description, notes. Use the Ignore button if you want to filter out the current issue against the selected inventory object.

All Issues View

This view combines all types of detected issues into a single chart and table. By default, the list of current issues (at the last scan) is displayed. This view can be customized by using filters and/or selecting previous scans.

At the top of the view, seven dropdown buttons (Severity, Profile, Products, Affects, Layer, Remediable, Customizable) provide the possibility to filter the data displayed. The list of filters applied is displayed directly on the dropdown button label. Filters are applied to the history chart and to the list of results. Two other features are found at the top-right. The Search bar gives the possibility to search for text in Title. The Export button provides the option to export the Result table in different formats (PDF or CSV). If selected, the option Includes Affected Objects with Findings will output each affected object together with low-level results for their specific findings.

The history chart is provided to visualize issue levels or objects number over the last ten scans. Use one of the two view types (Objects or Issues) to switch to the desired view. Each scan is represented by a bar, which will display additional information (date and hour of the scan and the number of issues found) when the user hovers over it.