Timestamp of last data aggregation on Overview page
Similar to Server Manager's Dashboard, add a timestamp of the last refresh of data aggregation for each tile on the Overview page and add ability to refresh data aggregation for existing data in Advisor.
‘Capacity’ Inteligence Pack and the new CSS Assessments (SQL Assessment, AD Assessment) are the only ones using pre-aggegated/processed data – refreshed every few hours.
In these new IPs (SQL Assessment) we have taken the suggestion and we actually display the last scan time (data can be as old as one week as the actual assessment runs once a week on agents, but as soon as data is sent, the portal should reflect the new data’s time for that scenario within 1 to 4 hours.
The rest of the scenarios use pretty much ‘raw’ data straight our of search engine so are more real time. So, if there is data, that data should be ‘current’ (or an hour old at most) at all times.
Some tiles (i.e. Log Management, Change Tracking) are clear about what time window the query refers to – some of the other older IP’s are not, we are trying to incorporate this requirement in all new tile’s design – hence I am closing this as ‘completed’ – but it cannot be done ‘globally’ as each intelligence pack/solution works slightly differently and are owned by different teams. So we should really be tracking one of these ideas for each of the IP’s.
In your own tiles in ‘my dashboard’ you control the time and the query name so that also helps in this sense once you have defined your own visualization and KPI’s, not just relying on defaults.
As per ‘data freshness’ by agent, for now we use drill-down queries into search showing the last indexed timestamp.
There are other ideas with regards to improving visibility into and ‘managing’ the direct agents and show a form of heartbeat