The CloudSphere Insight Console is the landing page for CloudSphere's interactive consoles. The interactive consoles have been designed to provide actionable insights into your IT estate.
You can navigate between the different main consoles using the navigation pane at the top of each main console home page.
Currently supported consoles are:
- Insights Console
- Migration Console
- IT Optimization Console
Note: Security and Compliance Consoles coming soon...
Insights Console Summary:
Before CloudSphere can provide actionable insights on our IT estate, we need to ensure that we have a fairly complete discovery and mapping of your inventory. The Insights Console provides the necessary information to help you through this process.
Top Row Widgets:
The top row widgets provide a quick visual to see how you are progressing on your discovery and business service mapping process, both critical initial steps to ensure you are getting the most out of your CloudSphere platform.
- Cyber Asset Discovery Progress: Provides up-to-date progress on the discovery process. Asset discovery is broken down into the following states:
- Fully Discovered: Complete, no action needed
- Partially Discovered: Asset has been identified, but still needs OS level scanning.
- To Be Discovered: Either discovery has not been started or has failed/aborted.
- Application Identification Progress: Provides up-to-date progress on the identification and mapping of discovered applications.
- Supported Apps: Full support, no action needed.
- Suggested Apps: CloudSphere suggested apps based on discovered data and dependencies. Needs review before being promoted to a supported app.
- Unrecognized Apps: Additional apps that were not automatically identified and need to be reviewed further.
- Services Enrichment Progress:
- Fully Enriched: Complete, no action needed
- Needs Enrichment: Services that require additional enrichment
- Cyber Asset Type Breakdown: High-level breakdown of virtual (on-premise) assets and cloud assets.
- Virtual: On-premise assets
- CloudInstance: Cloud assets
- VIHost: Virtualization hosts
- Physical: Physical Servers
Notes / Take Action Section:
Below the top visuals, there are actionable links to additional steps that you can take to improve/remediate your current discovered data. It is recommended that you follow the 4 step process laid out in the console. Each link opens up a new dashboard that will contain detailed descriptions and actions that should be taken.
1) Enhance Discovery Scope
Discovery Remediation: Discovery remediation will help identify areas where you can improve the completeness of your discovery process. Select the link provided in the console for additional info on each category.
- Servers that are partially discovered - Partially Scanned servers are servers that have been scanned via VCenter or Cloud APIs and still require an OS-level scan.
- Servers that need credential remediation
- Servers that need scan remediation - Scan remediation may be needed if an error is hit during the scanning process or if the scan was aborted.
- Servers with missing data points - Servers that have been identified as missing important attributes
Discovery Recommendations: Scope Recommendations provide indications about IP Addresses that analysis has identified as potentially improving Service Mapping.
- Scan Remediation should be performed on In Scope addresses, so as to fully discover the corresponding endpoints
- Out of Scope IP addresses should be considered as potential extensions to the current discovery scope
2) Build Business Context
Once the cyber assets have been discovered, the next step is to identify all of the applications that are running on the assets and associate those with the business services they provide.
Application Remediation: The first step is to ensure all applications are confidently identified. CloudSphere is able to identify many applications using our fingerprinting technology. But often they may be other apps that may need further attention and will be classified as "suggested apps" and "unrecognized apps".
- Suggested Apps: Suggested apps that should be reviewed before being promoted to a supported app
- Unrecognized Apps: Need additional attention
3) Enrich Services Data
Once we have identified our applications and mapped them into business services, we then need to provide additional data enrichment to ensure CloudSphere can make the ideal recommendations for those services. The widget will show services that require additional enrichment. Click on the Services Enrichment Summary link for further details for the following conditions:
- Number of services still needing additional review
- Number of services needing environment data
- Number of services needing criticality assigned to it
- Number of services needing data a sensitivity rating
A separate link has been provided for services requiring a completeness review.
A third link has been provided for any servers that are part of these services that are also requiring additional data enrichment - Server Enrichment Summary.
4) Explore Cyber Asset Inventory
The Cyber Asset Inventory list is provided to provide additional details on the following cyber assets:
- Management Agents
- "Shared" Servers