How fast are you at troubleshooting?
Quick. If Storage Array X goes into a Warning state, what applications are affected? Oh great, now applications are going critical. Here come the phone calls. Where do these critical applications live?! You need answers now! Time’s up. Sorry, you lose. Thanks for playing.
Ho, ho. What’s this?
The Environment view you say? What’s that? Please explain.
Sure. But first, let’s imagine you work for a company called, SolarBronx. Here at SolarBronx, software is being developed at break-neck speed. We employ many people who work in various departments. Where do you fit in? You’re smart. You work in Engineering!
Now let’s imagine you get sick and end up in the hospital for two weeks. Who will that affect at SolarBronx? Let’s have a look:
As you can see, certain employees in various departments will be affected, one way or another. Some may need to pick up the slack in your absence. Let’s remove the clutter and just focus on who is affected.
And there it is. Look at all the people your illness affected. This is unacceptable. SolarBronx determines you, the problem that’s costing the company time and money, must be removed. Sorry buddy, you’re fired. Hit the bricks! Now SolarBronx is running smoothly once again without you mucking up the works by costing the company a fortune after only three days on the job.
The Environment View
The Environment View is Orion’s way of telling the same story about your IT environment, only without the twisted humor. Take a look below at Orion’s interpretation:
Here in this environment, Storage Array CX3-10c is in a Warning state. Clicking this Storage Array will show me everything that it’s related to and affecting in my environment, like so:
Objects not affected or related to the object selected are shown as faded. To get a cleaner view of the related objects, click Spotlight to remove all unrelated objects. Voila!
Pretty slick troubleshooting tool, wouldn't you agree? And it will be coming soon to a web console near you!