The VitalSigns suite of programs is simple to install and upgrade; guides to do so can be found at New Installations and Upgrade Installations. Configuring VitalSigns is also simple to do, and the guide to setting that up can be found at Getting Started With VitalSigns.
The VitalSigns website offers the ability to monitor a great number of different devices and server types simultaneously. This monitoring happens in the background, so a VitalSigns page does not explicitly have to be open for the service to operate. The VitalSigns site exists as a portal to view the status of all connected servers for a snapshot of their current status.
The main page of VitalSigns (the homepage if you will) is the Overall Dashboard page. On the Dashboard page the user can quickly see the overall state of all connected servers and devices, and quickly ascertain if there are any problems in the entire environment.
This page dynamically fills up as different types of applications, servers, and devices are added to the VitalSigns Environment. These new items populate both the list on the right hand side of the page as well as the widgets on the main part of the page.
In addition to this page, VitalSigns also has 3 other Dashboard pages, the Financial, Issues and Executive Summary dashboards.