Calling all Qlik Sense user, admins, and experts -
As the developer of the Monitoring apps (Operations Monitor and License Monitor), I am continually seeking insightful feedback and input from the field. I want the apps to provide the most value possible, so I ask your help.
For all who have installed and used Qlik Sense - specifically the QMC - what is your impression of the Monitoring (aka Governance) apps? Do you use them? If so, why? What is valuable to you?
What is missing?
What is unclear?
Anything unhelpful that could be cleaned up?
If you do not use them, why not?
I appreciate your time and thought!
Thanks! Gracias! Obrigado! Tack!
I think it is great that you are looking for feedback from the community . We recently installed QS (1.1 then 2.0), and as with any QS app, there is a learning curve to understand what data it is showing. Here is some feedback, which you can take or leave:
Questions I'd have, but can't seem to answer:
If our users continue to log in at the same rate...will we run out of licenses?
For each token, can I see who used each hour block?
For quarantined tokens, when will they be released for use again?
Maybe they should be split up a little more, i.e. the License Monitor has "API Call" and "Log" sheets, which as a user conceptually belong somewhere else. I wouldn't necessarily know to open up License Monitor if I wanted to review the Logs. Or API calls should be in Operations Monitor.
Other Monitoring Ideas:
(Other than email alerts when tasks fail)
Who is online currently? Can I reboot the server now?
Thanks for your comments and questions.
Your last comment on "Who is online currently? Can I reboot the server now?" is a popular one - something that I occasionally ask myself about my test environments. I'm looking forward to getting answers to those questions straight from the QMC someday!
I Agree one very useful info is:
For quarantined tokens, when will they be released for use again? Qlikview by default show this info after removing a CAL in the QMC.
I recently ran into a problem where we ran out of licenses and I've spent some time creating some community sheets in the License Monitor App. Now I have a greater appreciation for the base sheets and what they display.
Check out what I created...
Login Pass History
License Usage by Person
User Activity Log
Thanks Dag for the input and specific examples!
Some follow-up from your post:
As always, I can't say when (or if) any improvements will be implemented (legal stuff) but this is excellent input for our team as we plan the next development phase for the License Monitor (and Operations Monitor). Thanks!
If recently notice big difference between qvw size on the Governance dashboard vs actual size
Dashboard 17,191 MB (approx 17Gb) and actual is 1.2GB which is more then 10 smaller.
Can you give a little more info on what you are seeing? It seems as though you are having issues in Governance Dashboard relating to the size of the GovDB app, is this correct? Can you please let me know which version you are running with and perhaps provide a screen capture of the conflicting size totals you are seeing.
Thx for the prompt response.
I am using Governance Dashboard 2.0.
Here is the screenshot from the folder:
Screenshot from the dashboard
Please let me know if you any additional information.
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reply from Evan Willette in Qlik Sense - Installation, Deployment & Management - View the full discussionHi Leonard, Can you give a little more info on what you are seeing? It seems as though you are having issues in Governance Dashboard relating to the size of the GovDB app, is this correct? Can you please let me know which version you are running with and perhaps provide a screen capture of the conflicting size totals you are seeing. thanks, Evan
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I suspected this might be your issue. There was a bug found very recently around the logic in the complexity table. It has been fixed and there should be an updated app available to download soon. For now I would ignore the data you see in that particular table until you can run with the new fix.