Dashboards

Overview

Dashboards allow you to configure a custom set of visualisations using metrics from one, or many entities.

Dashboards home

The Dashboards home page shows a list of all available Dashboards and their status. You can create and delete Dashboards from this page.

The Dashboards list shows the following properties:

Column name Description
Dashboard description Description of the Dashboard.
Created by User that created the Dashboard.
Created Date and time the Dashboard was created.
Last edited Date and time the Dashboard was last edited.
   

Manage Dashboards

You can manage each Dashboard from the manage menu on each list entry.

Option Description
Duplicate

Create a copy of the Dashboard.

Edit

Open the Edit Dashboard menu.

This menu allows you to set the Dashboard name and description.

Delete Delete the Dashboard.

Permissions

When Single Sign On (SSO) is enabled, users with Operator roles can only edit dashboards they created.

Users with Administrator roles can edit any Dashboard.

Create a Dashboard

To create a new Dashboard:

  1. Click New Dashboard. This opens the New Dashboard menu.
  2. Specify a Dashboard name.
  3. Specify a Dashboard description.
  4. Click Create Dashboard.

Dashboard view

The Dashboard view contains user configurable Widgets. Each Panel visualises data from one metric in a user configurable way.

Configure a Dashboard

Date range

To set the date range:

  1. Click Date and Time
  2. Specify a time range. You can specify a custom range or select from the available presets.

Note: Setting the date range affects all Panels in a Dashboard.

Global parameter

To set the Global parameter, create a Basic or Advanced filter.

For more information about filters, see Filters in Monitoring.

Panels

To create a new Panel:

  1. Click Add Panel. This opens the Panel configuration tool.
  2. Configure the Panel.
  3. Click Create Panel.

You can move Panels around the Dashboard by clicking and dragging the title bar.

You can resize Panels by clicking and dragging the caret at the bottom right of each Panel.

Configure a Panel

The Panel configuration tool consists of three tabs:

  • Data sources
  • Visualisation
  • General

A preview of the Panel is shown on the right hand side of the page.

Data sources

This tab allows you to select the metric to be visualised. By default this tab shows the metrics of all available entities.

Click to select a metric.

Global parameter

You can specify if the target entity is determined by a filter set on the Panel or by the Global parameter.

The Global parameter is determined by the filter specified in the Dashboard view.

Filter

You can filter the entities shown using either Basic or Advanced queries to quickly find those of interest.

The number of selected entities is shown below the filter. If a query returns multiple entities, identical metrics from each entity are combined into a single metric. Aggregations are performed on these combined metrics.

Search

You can search the metrics of the selected entities. The metrics list will update automatically.

If Global parameter is enabled, then the available metrics are not constrained by entity.

Rowname selector

The metrics list aggregates metrics by rowname within their source dataview. To specify a particular metric you must select a rowname from the drop down list.

For headline metrics, no rowname is required.

Visualisation

This tab allows you to select which aggregations will be applied to the data, and how the data will be visualised.

For more information on aggregations, see Aggregations in Retrieve Data from .

Visualisation Description
Line Chart

Plots the selected metric aggregation against time.

You can select multiple aggregations, these are displayed together.

Bar Chart

Plots the value of the selected metric aggregation at bucketed time intervals.

Table

Displays the value of the selected metric aggregation at bucketed time intervals.

You can select multiple aggregations, these are displayed in columns.

KPI

Displays a performance indicator with the most recent value of the selected metric aggregation.

You can specify the colour and icon that are displayed with the KPI at different thresholds of the metric aggregation value. The default display properties are set as BASE.

Text Displays specified text. No data is visualised when this option is selected.

 

General

This tab allows you to specify information about the Panel.

Option Description
Title Title of the Panel. Shown in the Dashboard view.
Description Description of the Panel.