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Viewing Home/Dashboard

Overview#

The Home page is the first page of the Sensei Cloud Management Portal. This page contains a dashboard that allows you to view the most critical network activity at a glance. You may also view system-level information and manage your Sensei packet engine and database.

Sensei Dashboard/Home

Figure 1. Sensei Node Home/Dashboard

During Sensei's development, simple, self-explanatory terminology was used on the user interface. If you are familiar with your home router's management user interface, you may feel comfortable using the Cloud Management Portal.

Viewing the Dashboard on Cloud Management Portal#

If you have more than one firewall registered to the Centralized Cloud Management Portal, they are listed under the Projects menu on the left sidebar in ascending alphabetical order. When you sign in to the Cloud Management Portal, only your first firewall dashboard is displayed on the Home page.

To view the dashboard of a firewall, click Home on the left-hand sidebar after selecting the firewall node that you wish to see.

Viewing Home/Dashboard of a Registered Node on Cloud Portal

Figure 2. Viewing the Home/Dashboard of a Registered Node

Sensei Node Dashboard/Home on Cloud Portal

Figure 3. Sensei Node Dashboard/Home of a selected node

If your node is healthy, a solid green circle is displayed in the bottom right corner of the node's icon on the registered firewall list. If it is not healthy, you will see a solid red circle instead of green. When you click on the unhealthy node, you will see a Node not connected message on the dashboard (see figure 4).

Dashboard of an unhealthy node on Cloud Management Portal

Figure 4. Dashboard of an unhealthy node

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To maximize the view of the dashboard, you may collapse the Projects list bar by clicking on the hamburger menu icon at the top left corner of the page.

Dashboard Components on Cloud Management Portal#

The dashboard consists of the following areas:

1. Node Information Bar#

Th Node Information Bar is displayed at the top of the Cloud Management Portal. You can view the following information about the selected node:

  • Name (provided during the initial configuration of the node)
  • Status

There are 4 status icon colors:

Green: Connected

Red: Error (not connected, backend error etc)

Orange: Engine bypass mode

Gray: Engine stopped

  • Domain Name (retrieved from the system automatically)
  • Operating System and version (OPNsense, Ubuntu, Centos, FreeBSD, AlmaLinux, Debian, etc)
  • Subscription (Free, HOME, SOHO, Business)
  • Sharing Status (Shared means that you are managing the node with a team. If the node is not shared with anyone, the sharing status is not displayed on the node information bar)

Node Information Bar

Figure 5. Node Information Bar

Engine Start/Stop#

You can also stop/start the packet engine on your node by clicking on the toggle button on the node information bar.

Changing Node Name#

You can change your node name by clicking on the node name.

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Maximum of 30 characters is allowed). Special characters like (*-/?) will be removed automatically from the node name.

Changing Node Name

Figure 6 . Changing Node Name

2. Notifications Bar#

When the application database is updated automatically or an update is available for the engine, notifications are displayed on the bar.

Notifications Bar

Figure 7. Notifications Bar

Update the Engine#

When a new engine version is available, you will see a notification on the bar. You can view the Release Notes for the latest version by clicking on the Release Notes link.

To update your engine just click on the Update to link on the notification bar.

3. Threat Summary Pane#

You can view the total number of detected and blocked network security threats on your network on the present day according to your policies.

Threat Summary Pane

Figure 8. Threat Summary Pane

4. Traffic Throughput Graph#

The Home page provides you with an easy to read and interactive network usage graph. You can monitor network traffic throughput of protected interfaces in real-time. Throughput is displayed for both incoming and outgoing traffic. The last 20 throughput values retrieved from the node are displayed.

Traffic Throughput Graph

Figure 9. Traffic Throughput Graph

Viewing Network Throughput at a Specific Point in Time#

To view the network throughput at any point of time, hover your mouse over the line on the graph as shown in figure 10.

Viewing Traffic Throughput Graph Instantly

Figure 10. Viewing traffic throughput at a specific point in time

Interface Filtering on the Traffic Throughput Graph#

If you have more than one protected interface on your node, you will see the network throughputs of multiple interfaces simultaneously.

However, you may want to focus on the throughput of one/some of the interfaces.

To view the throughput of a single interface, hover your mouse over the interface name at the bottom of the graph. This will display the selected interface�s throughput for several seconds on the graph.

Filtering an Interface (igb1_vlan100 interface filtered on OUT)

Figure 11. Filtering an Interface (igb1_vlan100 interface filtered on OUT)

You may also exclude one or more of the interfaces by clicking on the interface name(s) at the bottom of the graph. This will remove the selected interface line from the graph.

Figure 12. Excluding Interface (igb1_vlan100 and lagg0_vlan20 interface are excluded)

5. Top Pie Charts#

You can view the following 3 Top Pie Charts:

  • Top Threats: Top (Top 5 and others) blocked security threats on your network for the current day. You can view the details of these threats by hovering your mouse over the pie chart.

Top Threats Chart

Figure 13. Top Threats Chart (8 Parked Domains sessions are blocked, for example)

  • Top Hosts: Top (Top 5 and others) hosts which have the highest network bandwidth usage for the current day. You can view the details of these hosts(hostname/IP and its total bandwidth usage) by hovering your mouse over the pie chart.

Top Hosts Chart

Figure 14. Top Hosts Chart

  • Top Apps: Top (Top 5 and others) applications that have the highest network bandwidth usage for the current day. You can view the details of these applications(Application Category and its total bandwidth usage) by hovering your mouse over the pie chart.

Figure 15. Top Apps Chart

6. Services Status#

You can view the status of the Sensei-related services on the dashboard. It provides all critical system-level information you need to manage your node. The following services are listed here:

  • Engine
  • Reporting Database
  • Cloud Agent
  • Cloud Nodes

Services Status(Engine, Reporting DB, Cloud Agent)

Figure 16. Services Status(Engine, Reporting DB, Cloud Agent)

Figure 17. Services Status(Cloud Node Status)

You can check whether one of the services is running or not by viewing the related pane on the dashboard.

Also, you can start, stop and restart the Sensei-related services by clicking the management buttons on these panes.

For more information, please refer to Status.

7. System Utilization#

You can view the following system (node) level information on the dashboard:

  • CPU Utilization: The real-time CPU usage is displayed on this pane. You can view CPU usage percentage and CPU load.

  • Disk Space Utilization: Disk space usage is displayed. You can view the following information:

    • Total disk usage of the system

    • Total size of system disk

    • Usage percentage of the disk

  • Memory Utilization: Real-time memory usage is displayed. You can view the following information:

    • Total memory of the system

    • Amount of Used memory

    • Usage percentage of the memory

System Utilization

Figure 18. System Utilization

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