Chapter 3. 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.

3.1. 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. Navigate to the Operations > Drift > Comparison page. The Comparison screen opens.

    img drift comparison screen

  2. 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

  3. Click Submit to add your systems or baselines for comparison.
Note
  • At any time, you can add more systems by clicking the Add to comparison button near the top of the Comparison screen.
  • Similarly, you can remove a particular system under comparison by clicking the X symbol on the upper-right corner of the individual system name.
  • You can remove all systems under comparison by clicking the options menu ( img drift options menu ) located at the top.
  • Click Clear all comparisons to start again.