vScope by InfraSight Labs
Past, Present & Future of your IT
vScope is an IT analytics framework. A self updating and time-revisioned database with configuration- and performance metrics. A database that you can actually use! See what the IT looks like right now. Sort, measure, filter on any vertical. Browse back in time. Compare changes. See trends. And a whole lot more!
The Table view
The central point in vScope is the Table view. This is where you may browse your IT from virtually any perspective.
The Table view is a no-nonsense “spreadsheet-like” table displaying fact about your IT from any angle you like. Build a view with a few clicks and see the results directly on the screen!
Relevant and accurate data. No-nonsense. Easy-to-use. Condensed hard facts in one place.
The information is taken from the self-updating vScope database, which is like a flight recorder recording everything that goes on the the datacenter.
You may look at the table view as a self updating spreadsheet, where you just choose what to display, and how to sort and filter the information to best suit your needs. Use cases vary, but whatever summary, aggregation, change, metric or configuration you may be looking for – vScope has it!
vScope automatically records what happens in the datacenter. This bring possibilities to display changes over time, making it easy to track when configuration changes occurred, browse back in time or compare states.
The features also provides an automated change management log for your resources, with a possibility to time-revisioned notes.
vScope comes with excellent reporting capabilities. A large number of useful reports are available out-of-the box. Some are also provided as templates where users may customize them as they like.
The Table view, can also be used to generate report templates from the live data displayed on the screen. This way users can see directly on the screen the data that will end up in the report.
Some reports include trending of data, and using the delta view, users can easily create reports where two time states are compared in the same report. Another useful feature is to slide back in time using the timebar, to create reports from any historical state. This way, there is no need to print and keep reports as a historical record – they are always available directly in vScope!
Users who normally do not have access to vScope may also benefit from reports. This is done by using vScope’s self-service web portal for reports. Here, users can surf into vScope via a regular web-browser, and get the reports directly.
Visualization and views
There are times when a picture can tell the story faster than words. Especially when it comes to express relationships and dependencies in the IT-environment. The vScope Graph View gives a graphical representation of the vScope database, with several predefined views, eliminating the need for manually drawn diagrams. The graph is searchable, and it is possible to move around elements. Graphs are easy to print, and it is easy to slide back the time bar to see historical states.
Automatic testing with Compliance View
The Compliance view offers automated testing of the IT Infrastructure to help IT functions become more proactive and more efficient in their work. Test cases include monitoring parameters, highlighting of optimization possibilities, configuration inconsistencies and more best practice tests.
Naturally, users can slide back in time to test states in previous states as well i.g to verify progress, or to find out when a certain state occurred for the first time.
Automatic classification with tags
Every datacenter has some logic and structure. Documented or not. It may be a naming convention, a directive to place certain machines in certain subnets or vlans, or something else. No matter what the structure is, or what combinations of structures that has been used, vScope can be set up to transform this logic into useful tags.
With vScope tags, resources can be automatically classified. Set a rule once, and tags are given to the right resources!
With tags, it is much easier to sort resources by their owners, customers, services etc, and chargeback, billing and other types of breakdowns become are done fast and correct.
Search and Navigate
Export vScope data
Export vScope data in html, pdf or xls formats to continue crunching on your own or add value to other applications like your finance reporting, invoicing, documentation wiki etc
vScope integrates with other systems using an REST API for xml, json and HTML, and it is possible to automatically populate Sharepoint with vScope data.
Safe, easy, fast!
vScope is built upon the patent pending cross-platform Coren-technology, a technology that bring together data from different platforms into one unified vScope model. The technology is Read-only and uses no agents.