Chapter 3. Create and apply comparisons

With Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, you can analyze and troubleshoot characteristics and performance of components in your Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux inventory by viewing and making comparisons between them.

3.1. Using system facts to compare systems in your Insights inventory

Use system facts to create useful information about your system, or to provide comparisons between systems. Analyzing the facts about components in your Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux inventory gives you a view of your system, or multiple systems, at a particular time. You can also create comparisons of your systems over time to learn about and analyze changes to systems.

Complete the following steps to create or add to comparisons in your Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux inventory.

3.1.1. Creating and adding to comparisons

Complete the following steps to create or add comparisons in your Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux inventory.

Prerequisites

  • Insights client must be installed and operational on the systems.
Note

For steps on how to install the Insights client and register your systems to Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, see Red Hat Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Get Started instructions.

Procedure

  1. Use the Red Hat Hybrid Cloud Console to access the drift service.
  2. Navigate to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux > Drift > Comparison page. The Comparison screen opens.

    img drift comparison screen

  3. Click Add to comparison. The Add to comparison screen opens.

    img drift add to comparison screen

    • On the Systems tab, you can add any systems you want to compare. This screen also lists any baselines that already exist in your Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux inventory.
    • On the Baselines tab, you can create baselines. This screen also lists any baselines that already exist in your Insights for Red Hat Enterprise Linux inventory.

      img drift baselines screen

  4. Click Submit to add your systems or baselines for comparison.