The key design goal of Hyperglance is a unified, real-time view and control interface across different integrations. You should be able to navigate a VMware integration generally the same as an AWS integration. Even though the target platform is different the views and controls remain the same (apart from unique icons to represent different integration-unique entities).
Test #1: Basic Features
We have created small test activities for you to try, each takes a few minutes. We recommend you try out these activities to get used to the product:
1. Navigating nodes with click, double-click and icons (for all users)
a. Moving and centering the view.
b. Expanding and collapsing nodes.
c. Isolating and Un-isolating the view
i. Show me one group (Isolate by Group)
ii. Show me one-hop connections to this node (Isolate by Node)
iii. Show me multi-hop connections to this node (Isolate by Links)
2. Searching for entities and attributes
a. Show me all virtual machines (for the cloud/virtualization admin/ops)
b. Show me all alarms (for operations)
c. Show me all networks (for the network engineers)
d. Show me all AWS entities (for AWS admins)
e. Show me all gateways (for the network engineers)
3. Exploring service layers in 3D
a. Rotating the view.
b. Show me the DynamoDB instances run on which region (AWS)
c. Show me *this* DynamoDB instance (wherever it is in AWS)
d. Show me which VMs run on which hosts and networks (VMware)
e. Show me which private cloud runs on which infrastructure (OpenStack)
By using the Search feature you can look across the whole topology to find alarms, then navigate to see what other entities could be impacted as well as digging deeper into the alarm itself.
a. Clear any Isolations at the bottom-right (if any are selected, a little white ‘x’ will let you do this).b. Collapse any opened groupings using the groupings box icon in the top-right.c. Click the Home icon bottom-left to reset the node layout.
In the above screenshot we’ve use the Rotate icon (bottom left) to visualize from the bottom-up, as if you were lying under the infrastructure. Closest nodes are the bottom-most storage and networks, then next (deeper) is the VMware Host, then behind (deeper) are the Docker containers running on VMware.
You can see that Docker containers also run on OpenStack and Amazon, and exploration of the Docker node will reveal which containers run where.
In our example we have integrations with Docker, AWS, OpenStack and VMware, but you can do a similar test with just VMware or OpenStack.
1. Reset the interface by:
a. Clear any Isolations at the bottom-right (if any are selected, a little white ‘x’ will let you do this).
b. Collapse any opened groupings using the groupings box icon in the top-right.
c. Click the Home icon bottom-left to reset the node layout.
2. Double-click the VMware icon to explode it into Storage, VM & Network and Host sub-groups.
3. Click the Rotate icon on the bottom-left.
4. Use mouse click-and-drag to rotate the interface and see the layers.
5. Double-click the VMs and Networks group and rotate to see the layers.