Netmap 4.0

Here we are with SAYMON Netmap 4.0!

The SAYMON platform enables system integrators and digital companies to create solutions for specific business requirements.

At the south end, it can be IP network, VoIP infrastructure, SAN, metals or virtualized resources and services. In the north – Web 2.0 or Mobile Apps of certain logic.

SAYMON supports many options for object hierarchies. You can have hundreds of thousands of objects in your infrastructure. Objects can be linked by links. Links can be of the nature of media or represent logical information exchange. Links and objects can have an associated health-check method. Authorized users can define good/bad condition criteria as well as provide additional information such as address or person in charge. Both human-centered web interface and automation APIs are available to manage all of this.

Netmap is one of the web applications for the northern part of SAYMON.

Netmap 4.0 supports visualization of hierarchical boundaries and network graphics. Hierarchical Edge is a new version 4 killer feature. Netmap is useful for duty teams, network and service operations centers, as well as system architects and team leaders.

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SAYMON Search

SAYMON Search start page

Looks like the easiest way to find an object in SAYMON.

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Description

This extension allows you to search objects and users by name, id, properties and operations in a simple Google’s Search manner.

Demo version

The one and only limit of the demo version – it searches through the first 1000 objects. So if your SAYMON instance stores less you are in the saddle. If there is more it’s ok, but keep in mind that search results can be incomplete. To obtain full version of SAYMON Search extension please contact us.

Install

Ssh to your SAYMON instance and navigate to the extensions folder. By default it is:

cd /opt/saymon-extensions/

Download demo version package:

wget https://saymon.tech/...

Unpack it with a command:

tar ...

Set permissions for the files and folders:

chown / chmod ...

Check installation by navigating your browser to the extensions’ list:

https://your_saymon_address/extensions

or to the SAYMON Search directly:

https://your_saymon_address/extensions/saymon-search

Uninstall

To uninstall extension ssh to your SAYMON instance and navigate to the extensions folder. By default it is:

cd /opt/saymon-extensions/

Remove extension’s files and folders:

rm -rf saymon-search

Check extensions’ list by navigating your browser to:

https://your_saymon_address/extensions

How to use

Load extension, type in a word or two and hit Enter.

Narrow down search results for complex searches by using Operators and Keys. For example, you can find objects of the specific class in a given state. See below.

Operators

It is possible to use and combine several operators in a search request.

AND

By default when you enter a single word to the search field you get all objects, that have got this string in name, properties or operations.

If you enter several words – they are separated by logical AND and SAYMON Search looks for objects with:

  • all of these strings in name;
  • all of these strings in properties;
  • all of these strings in operations.

E.g. when you enter:

back linode
back AND linode

you get the following results:

  • Linode Hosting Backups
  • Linode Daily Backups

OR

Use the following syntax for logical OR:

back | linode
back OR linode

SAYMON Search looks for objects with any of the strings in object name, properties or operations:

  • Linode Hosting Backups
  • Linode hosting
  • Object Backups

EXACT MATCH

Use quotes for the exact match.

Request:

"linode hosting backups"

Result:

Linode Hosting Backups

Combine them all

Use brackets to combine several operators, but please don’t forget to separate them with spaces.

Right syntax:

$class:"Host" AND ( $state:"Alarm" OR $state:"No data" )

Wrong one:

$class:"Host" AND ($state:"Alarm" OR $state:"No data")

Keys

By the way! You can tell SAYMON Search where to search…

SAYMON Search Developer

There are key words you can use to specify where to find strings you enter. Just type $ sign to the search field and see the complete list:

  • $all: – search everywhere;
  • $class: – search objects of the specified class;
  • $document: – search in documents’ names;
  • $id: – search by id;
  • $monitoring: – search in monitoring settings;
  • $name: – search in objects’ names;
  • $operation: – search in operations’ names;
  • $property: – search in properties’ names and values;
  • $parent_id: – search objects by id of their parent object;
  • $state: – search objects in the specified state;
  • $tag: – search objects by tags;
  • $url: – search in external links;
  • $user: – search user by login, email or id.

These keys work really great with operators:

$class:"Host" AND $state:"Warning" AND ( $name:linode OR $name:DO ) AND $operation:delete

Release notes

v.1 – 2021/01/01

Initial release.

SAYMON IPMI

The IPMI module is an extension to the SAYMON platform.

The term IPMI stands for Intelligent Platform Management Interface.
IPMI interfaces are implemented on the majority of professional server-class equipment, data storage systems, switching and routing systems (network equipment). A distinctive feature of IPMI is that it is an interface to the device that lies below the operating system. IPMI is supported by a special controller independent of the operating system and the motherboard of the device, which, in particular, allows you to work with a computer machine even when it is turned off.

The SAYMON IPMI software module allows you to organise and maintain:

  • Continuous automatic discovery of new devices in the control network
  • Automatically collect device configuration, including information about hardware components, software microcode versions and device serial numbers
  • Automatically collect information about the state and changing parameters of the components
  • Manage the power supply of the device through the user and software interfaces of the SAYMON

The module provides functions:

  • Equipment inventory (technical accounting)
  • Placement of equipment in the database of configuration items (BDKE or CMDB) built into the complex
  • Fault management
  • As part of the SAYMON monitoring platform, the IPMI module provides the ability to implement all processes of operational support and operation of equipment and systems supported by equipment.

The IPMI module finds devices (computers, storage and switching systems) in the range of IP addresses specified in the settings, polls them and creates the corresponding logical objects in the SAYMON platform. The module has the ability to re-detect at a specified frequency. The module takes readings of the devices operation and writes them to the information arrays of the SAYMON platform. The measurement frequency is adjustable and differs from the auto-detection frequency.

Contact for approbation and orders

Please mail to welcome@saymon.tech if you would like to try this on your infrastructure.

SAYMON Netmap

Product description

SAYMON Netmap is a software extension for SAYMON platform. That allows customers to visualise infrastructure map as a graph. In a wide meaning this works for any kind of infrastructure. In our days it is right to say for digital infrastructures.

To be more specific, we would be loved to see applince in:

  • network visualisation, including dynamic routing protocols and sla-control
  • voip service infrastructure visualisation
  • storage area network visualisation
  • virtalisation infrastructure visualisation
  • data-centers and data-channels infrastructures
  • energy network visualisation

This list is not finished for sure. The Netmap of SAYMON is also great for people, companies, countries and economics relations visualisation.

Based on SAYMON, SAYMON Netmap and you own data-sources you can build up almost any kind of system viualisation. Even if you want to viualisate and understand humanbody parts relationship and inter-affect.

Current version: 4.0

  • Add Hierarchical Edge visualisation

Version 3.0

  • Keep tree open through page reload functionality
  • Selected object highlight in the objects tree
  • Real-time information update – COMET connectivity transport
  • Tree and graph real-time status update with COMET information arrival
  • Add more properties visualisation in an object/link card
  • Periodic session refresh, 60 sec by default

Version 2.0

  • Auth is added to SPA engine, so login screen and exit button in user interface
  • Link card is added, so you can click both graph node object and link on graph now
  • Multi-link visualisation on graph is added
  • Links are listed in the tree to represent state escalation clearly
  • Single objects click in tree is disabled to avoid false visualisation
  • Graph visualisation enhanced to use whole space of the screen available
  • Graph nodes drag-n-drop removed

Initial version is 1.0

  • Objects tree
  • Network graph visualisation
  • Object details card – last three states, ip address property and remote access initiation
  • Graph node click support to show the card

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Contact for approbation

Please mail to welcome@saymon.tech if you would like to try this on your infrastructure.

We also publish short videos and description in Instagram https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/saymonnetmap .
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