Cloudivize shows you all your account assets at intuitive visual icons and graphics at the called “Cloudivize Canvas”.
Within this Canvas, you can view, navigate, modify, and operate all your assets in one single holistic view, or you can choose to focus your canvas on specific group by drill in to that one.
First thing you will see at Cloudivize is the Top view of your Cloud account (AWS or Azure). Your Cloudivize Canvas is showing a full view of all Regions at your Cloud account, and some levels of each Region (See Visibility Depth configuration to control the depth of this view)
From this view, you can navigate your way to any Region and to any group you want, see Navigation to learn more.
Associated Accounts Panel
At the top of Cloudivize Canvas, you can see show/hide panel, it called Managed Accounts Panel, and present the Cloud accounts that you configured at Multiple Accounts Configuration
If you configured Cloudivize to manage multiple Cloud accounts (note: you need Team or Enterprise subscription), you will see Cloud accounts names (at AWS the name is the Account Alias if exist or the AWS account ID, at Azure is the the Subscription name), then you can switch between them by just clicking the relevant account.
If you wish to provide Alias to a specific AWS account, you can change is as any other asset property at Asset Properties.
Most of AWS assets, has individual states. Those states are presented at Cloudivize as small colored lights at the right side of the asset icon.
Hover over the colored circle with you mouse cursor to get details and value of the asset state.
At any Canvas view, hover over any asset, and check out its relationships with other assets. These links show you the relationship (links) between the assets (e.g. Volume of Instance, or Image of Volume).
There are two types of links at Cloudivize:
Metadata Links: such as dependencies between assists defined. E.g. Instance to Network Interface.
Traffic Links: relationship that data represent a traffic between Network Interfaces attached to the different AWS assets. See Traffic Links for configuration of this type.
When Metadata Links seen as black links, Traffic Links seen at Cloudivize Canvas as orange colored links between Network Interfaces
If you would like to keep the asset links shown, just click the asset and it will be pinned (See Pinning). This way you can show a full trace (network topology) of assets that are affecting each other.
Customize You Canvas
You can customize your Canvas, by hiding types, visual depth and more.
You can Zoom In or Out on your Canvas using the mouse’s middle button (wheel) or by using the slider on the right side of the Canvas. Any double click on Canvas will return to Zoom to Fit view and align the canvas to your screen size.
At some cases (e.g. highly overloaded Canvas), you’ll need to get focus on the nodes you want. Cloudivize provides you with the Blur Mode, where it blurs all other assets you are not interested in, and keeps the one you want in a matter of mouse move.
You can activate or exist the Blue Mode from the top-right bubble at your Cloudivize Canvas.
With Cloudivize, you can have multiple floating windows on the same Canvas. Therefore, you can open a particular Asset Information window, pin it (using the pin icon at the top right side of the window) to keep it open, and then open another asset window for comparison, or to copy values between assets.
There is no limit for concurrent pinned floating windows you can have.
Windows closed automatically if you click on any other asset on the Canvas, but you can pin the window to keep it open. Beside pinning Windows can be maximized to have full screen, or can be minimized for later reference.
When drilling into specific low-level group, it shows the group and its content highlighted, but it also could bring other assets that are linked to the internal assets, and show those External Assets as blur.
This is to help you keep track of the relationships even behind the selected groups. E.g. the Snapshot of a given Volume at some VPC.
Change Indication & Refresh
Your Canvas refreshes automatically every 60 seconds. It will reload any changes that took place at the background, such as newly added assets (e.g. by Autoscaling) or deleted assets.
When the Auto Refresh mechanism detects changes on your Canvas view, it highlights the relevant changed group with Dashed Lines, and a refresh icon appears on that group. Click this icon to reload the selected group and get the updated assets.
New assets might appear on your Canvas as a result of the Auto Refresh. Those new assets will get a NEW overlay that will hold on Canvas until you do another operation on the current Canvas