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Other Entity Types Inventory View

All entities have inventory pages, which are similar across entity types other than Application and Tier entities.

The Properties section displays the entity's system and custom properties. Below the Properties section is a list of all sub-entities related to this entity. Some entities also have a Conversations section below this.


Beginning in IPM 6.7, a limit has been placed on the number of conversation entities that IPM stores for ProbeFC, ProbeNAS, and NetFlow.

If the system limit of the number of conversations is reached, the least-recently-seen conversations are automatically deleted.

Deletion of these entities is intended to increase performance and reliability for long-running deployments. If you wish to modify or disable this feature, contact IPM Support.

System properties are populated automatically with entity discovery and cannot be changed. Custom properties can be added or changed by selecting the Add Property button and entering your custom property.


Entity Overview

The Overview tab displays a report that provides a summary of the entity (metadata), metric data, the list of open cases and the related entities. The data displayed focuses on health, utilization, capacity and performance data. You can use the page to view the current state of the entity


Related entities are users, components or containers of a given entity as shown below. For each of these, the case criticality is also displayed.


The data shown differs based on the entity type. Entity overviews are available on the following entity types:


Topology Tabs

Each entity type now has a topology tab which displays the default topology of that entity


Linked Report Tabs

New in IPM 7.1.5 is the ability to create tabs in the Entity Overview page that each link to separate Reports. Refer to the Adding a Report as tab in Inventory View chapter for more information. An example for ESX Hosts is shown below.