Insight Analytics VMware Dynamic Flow Mapping (DFM)


Selecting Analytics → Insight Analytics VMware → VMware DFM displays the VMware DFM dashboard. The VMware DFM tab is highlighted.


UNUM provides access to specific feature help documentation via the Help Button  icon.



Usage Note: Before any analytics are collected, add a Fabric and install and activate a valid license.



Overall, the VMware DFM tab displays the following information:


  • Top Switches by Total # of Connection – displays the top switches by total number of connections by switch name.
  • Insight – Connections Timeline by State – displays connection timeline by State (FIN, RST, SYN, SYN-ACK, etc.).
  • Insight – Connections Count – displays total number of connections.
  • Total Client Endpoints – displays total number of client endpoints by unique count of srcIP.
  • Top Dependencies by VMware – srcIP to dstIP graphic.
  • Insight Details – tabular data of each connection.


The upper VMware DFM dashboard widgets include:


  • Top Switches by Total # of Connection – displays the top switches by total number of connections by switch name.
  • Insight – Connections Timeline by State – displays connection timeline by State (FIN, RST, SYN, SYN-ACK, etc.).
  • Insight – Connections Count – displays total number of connections.
  • Total Client Endpoints – displays total number of client endpoints by unique count of srcIP.



Insight Analytics Dynamic Flow Upper Dashboard


The middle VMware DFM dashboard widgets include:


  • Top Dependencies by VMware – srcIP to dstIP graphic.



Insight Analytics Dynamic Flow Middle Dashboard


The lower VMware DFM dashboard widgets include:


  • Insight Details – tabular data of each connection.



Insight Analytics Dynamic Flow Lower Dashboard


Selecting a Switch within the Fabric automatically updates the Insight Analytics VMware DFM dashboard with information from the selected switch.



Insight Analytics Dynamic Flow Switch Dashboard



You drilldown into the data by selecting any widget in the dashboard and clicking on an area of interest.


Top Dependencies by VMware Graphic


The Top Dependencies by VMware graphic provides extensive data drilldown functionality.


By clicking on a data flow the Insight Details table is updated with specific details concerning the connection.



Insight Analytics Flow Dynamic Mapping Source IP to Destination IP Mapping


Insight Analytics Flow General Features


Data drilldown, widget interaction, search and filtering functions work in a similar manner as described under the Insight Analytics Flow General Features section.


Insight Analytics Flow Filtering Functions

Filtering functions work in a similar manner as described under the Common Features - Search & Filtering section.