Customise your user interface

Overview

OP5 Monitor is designed to be highly customisable to suit your individual preferences and business needs. This topic summarises the initial setup steps and some basic customisation to get you started with OP5 Monitor.

For detailed OP5 Monitor configuration information, see the Configure section.

Customise your user account settings

The My Account page groups the main settings for customising your OP5 Monitor user experience.

To update your settings:

  1. Hover your mouse over the user menu at the top right of the page and choose My Account.
  2. Change any of the settings in the Customisation tables and click Save when you are done.

Customisation tables

Customise pagination

Pagination setting Description
Pagination limit Maximum number of items to display per page.
Pagination step Default value of the pagination drop-down menu.

Customise appearance

Appearance setting Description
Current skin The skin used for user interface appearance, such as images and colours.

Customise list views

List view setting Description
List view refresh rate Time in seconds between each list view data refresh.
Columns in list view

Column specifications for list views, with each Table item corresponding to one type of OP5 Monitor list view. Values are comma-separated.

For details of the syntax and column names, see Configure list view columns.

Customise keyboard commands

Keyboard setting Description
Key commands Select On to switch on all of the following keyboard shortcuts.
Search Shortcut to be directed to the Search field.
Pause Shortcut to pause page refresh.
Paging forward Shortcut to page forward in a paginated list.
Paging back Shortcut to page backward in a paginated list.

Customise URL targets

URL setting Description
Notes URL target How the new page for the notes URL specified in the host or service configuration opens. For example, in a new tab or on the same page.
Action URL target How the new page for the action URL specified in the host or service configuration opens. For example, in a new tab or on the same page.

Customise command defaults

You can specify values to override the following command defaults every time you perform a new command.

URL setting Description
Sticky

Whether acknowledgement comments are Sticky by default.

Persistent Whether acknowledgement comments are Persistent by default.
Force action Whether to force acknowledgement notifications during server downtime by default.
Perform action for services too Whether to also extend the current action for services by default.
Fixed Whether downtime has a fixed duration by default.
Duration (hours) Default number of hours of downtime from first problem state if downtime is flexible.
Comment Default comment value for downtime.

Customise your user menus

To add or remove items from your user menus:

  1. Hover your mouse over the user menu at the top right of the page and choose My Account.
  2. Click Edit user menu.
  3. Choose the user group from the Group drop-down menu.
  4. Click Save new settings.

Customise your quick links bar

To add a new quick link:

  1. Click the quick link icon in the navigation bar.
  2. Enter the URI of the report or view, starting after your server address. For example, you enter the URI of the alert history report as follows: monitor/index.php/alert_history/generate
  3. Enter a Title for the link. The title does not appear in the user interface, but helps you identify it later, if you want to delete it, for example.
  4. In the Open in drop-down list, select whether clicking the quick link opens the destination page in the same or a new window.
  5. Select the icon to display in the quick links bar.
  6. Click Save. The new quick link appears in the quick links bar:

To delete a quick link:

  1. Click the quick link icon.
  2. Next to Remove selected quicklinks, select the checkbox next to the quick link you want to remove.
  3. Click Save.

Customise your dashboard

You can find the dashboard customisation functions in the Dashboard options menu. Some basic customisation is described below. For more advanced dashboard configuration, see Manage dashboards and widgets.

Change your dashboard layout

To change the global layout of your dashboard:

  1. Click Dashboard options > Select layout.
  2. Click the layout you require. There are two possible layouts, defining the position of small, medium, and large widgets.

To change the position of individual widgets:

  1. Place the pointer over the title bar of the widget, until the cursor changes shape.
  2. Click to select the widget and drag it to the required location.

Add and remove widgets

To add a new widget to your dashboard:

  1. Click Dashboard options > Add widget.
  2. Select the widget type from the list.

To remove a widget from your dashboard:

  • To permanently remove a widget, click the cross icon at the top right of the widget.
  • To hide a widget, click the collapse icon at the top right of the widget. You can click the expand icon in the same location to show it again.