10.2 Accessing the Active Views Tab

When you launch the Sentinel Control Center, the Active Views tab is the first tab that is displayed. If the Active Views tab is not displayed, you can access it by:

  1. Log in to the Sentinel Web interface, then click Applications in the toolbar.

  2. Click Launch Control Center.

  3. Log in to the Sentinel Control Center as a user with Create and use Active Views permission.

    The Active Views tab is displayed.

Active Views provides two types of views, which display the events in tables and graphs.

Table format displays the variables of the events as columns in a table. You can sort the information in the grid by clicking the column name.

Graphical format displays events as graphs. You can change the chart types by right-clicking anywhere in the chart and by selecting the desired chart type. You can also view the events that match the filter criteria by right-clicking anywhere in the chart and by selecting the Drill-down option from the menu. The events are displayed in the Sentinel Web interface.

The event table and the snapshot are the two types of Active Views.

Near Real Time Event Table: Displays the events in graphs with the following features:

Snapshot: Time-stamped view of a Real Event View table.

Several features make an Active View unique.

You can change event names to user-friendly names and the new names are populated throughout the system. For more information, see Renaming Event Fields in the NetIQ Sentinel 7.0.1 Administration Guide.