The ControlUp Real-Time Console provides a live look at over 900 metrics and data points across a host of endpoints, including hypervisors, Citrix and VMware EUC platforms, machines, IGEL devices, Citrix Networking appliances—and more—in your environment. Many of these are also available as historical and trending data through our dashboards and reports in ControlUp Insights.
We continuously evaluate new, relevant metrics to include in our solution to help our customers improve their monitoring, troubleshooting, and reporting. Some recent examples include a wide range of VMware Horizon metrics, as well as Windows User Input Delay.
Accessible from the Session View, the information we provide for these are:
To meet regulatory requirements, as well as privacy rules or laws in certain industries and countries, it is possible to restrict what information ControlUp can monitor. You can either enable or disable monitoring altogether for both the Active Application Title and URL metrics or you can configure rules that will limit which Application Titles and URLs are visible in the Console.
To configure filtering for Active Application Title, head over to the ControlUp Settings tab and select Active Application. Once there, you can enable or disable the feature (1) or, if enabled, can add rules to ignore or display based on keywords in the Active Application Title (2).
Similarly for the Browser URL Settings, the feature can be disabled altogether (3) or, if enabled, restricted through rules. In this case, the rules can be configured to evaluate the domain pattern (* wildcards are supported) and will allow you to set what part of the URL is logged and made visible in the Console (4).
For both configurations, in the case of multiple rules, they are evaluated from top to bottom until the first match is found.
Besides the ability to look at specific information pertaining to the Active Application, Title and URL metrics in real time (using the “grid” in the Real-Time Console), the availability of these metrics also enables you to use them in combination with one of the most powerful features of ControlUp: Automated Actions.
To create an Automated Action, you define a Trigger (a set of conditions that are true and/or not true) and tie it together with an action, such as sending an email notification or launching a script through our Script-based Actions feature. You can use almost any of the 900+ metrics available in the Console to create a condition, including the ones that are described here.
Some use cases worth exploring include:
To illustrate the first use case, check out this short video highlighting the configuration and user experience.
If you have a good idea for new metrics, let us know! You can reach out to your Sales Rep or Sales Engineer, hit us up on social media, or make a request right in the Console from the Help menu.