Service Map interaction overview
The Service Map is the default mode of the Dashboard. It accumulates and visualizes data for all interactions. The interactions are represented by Source and Destination Endpoints, clicking on any of them opens a summary showing which instances are connected to the chosen one, how they interact, and how much data has been sent. It allows users to monitor and apply policies to interactions, and also can be saved for future use by creating a View.
Sources and Destinations can be identified by color (blue and green respectively) and by the direction of arrows connecting them. Gray color dots identify endpoints that can be both Source and Destination.
Source Endpoints send requests to Destination Endpoints. On the Service Map, Sources are marked with blue dots, the arrows heading from Sources show where the data is sent.
The Source column on the right of the Dashboard shows Sources belonging to existing Views. If any Views are created, the sources are listed by the amount of data sent.
Destination Endpoints receive data from Source Endpoints. On the Service Map, one could be recognized by a green dot. The arrows leading to the Destination Endpoint show where the data comes from.
The Destination column on the right of the Dashboard shows Destinations belonging to existing Views. If any Views are created, the sources are listed by the amount of data received.
How to read the Service Map
The color of the arrows shows the interaction intensity. Gray arrows show normal interactions, while red and yellow arrows indicate hotspots. By hotspots, we mean that the value for the selected metric falls in the range of 85%-95% (yellow) or 95%-100% (red). The purple arrow indicates that the value of the interaction is close to the minimum value for the selected metric. The blue arrow says that interaction is denied.
For better understanding of the interactions intencity, please use the Quantity classifier tool which describes the color legend of the Service Map.