The XCS Dashboard for interface management is an optional application
component that monitors the performance of the Enterprise Integration
Platform (XCS eiPlatform). The Dashboard enables users to view, trace,
analyze and report on transactional interfaces traversing the XCS
eiPlatform. Transactional errors can be captured, diagnosed, and
restarted without requiring changes to the Source or Target systems
participating in the interface.
In addition to IT operations and performance management capabilities,
the Dashboard provides a wealth of Business Intelligence data to
business users. That is because any of the data content traversing the
XCS eiPlatform can be tagged and reported or graphically presented in
real-time. For example, the head of marketing could easily report on the
volume of business received in the last hour. Or, the head of compliance
could report any financial transactions in excess of $10,000. Historical
data is also available for comparisons or trend analysis.
The Header Display provides a series of gauges to provide real-time
reporting of the XCS eiPlatform performance. These gauges include Memory
Usage, Memory Usage History, errors in the Past Hour, Load History and
The body of the Dashboard organizes information by tabs. These tabs
include: Transaction History, Routes, Errors, Logging, Settings and
The Transaction History Tab — Allows users to view transactions that are
running or have run through the XCS eiPlatform. Transactional data is
presented in both charts and tabular views. The user can view
information in aggregate or drill down to a granular level of detail.
Time spans, transaction types and transaction content can be used to
The Routes Tab — Allows users to view the Routes (or Interfaces)
deployed to the XCS eiPlatform. Users may navigate to individual Routes
/ Interfaces and view how they are configured. Advanced features of the
Dashboard, including the ability to identify and extract Business
Intelligence data are configured using this tab.
The Errors Tab — Allows users to view errors and warnings in the system
from both analytical / statistical and tabular perspectives. Users may
view time-base aggregations of errors in the system, as well as
cancelling and restarting transactions that have previously failed.
Individual errors may be retrieved and analyzed on a per stage basis
(i.e. Listener, Source Transform, Router, Target Transform, Transport)
for an entire Route or Interface.
The Logging Tab — Allows users to view and configure logging settings
for the XCS eiPlatform. Users with the proper security credentials may
download the entire XCS eiPlatform log file.
The Settings Tab — Allows users to configure information about the XCS
eiPlatform and the Dashboard itself. Technical users may see the file
system locations of libraries currently loaded into and utilized by the
XCS eiPlatform. Advanced users may configure the underlying mechanisms
of the Dashboard from its respective settings page, including the SQL
queries used to poll the XCS eiPlatform database. This allows users to
dynamically change content generation to their preferences.
The Administration Tab — Allows authorized users to create, delete and
change the roles of other or new users.