What are dashboards?

Dashboards are a way of presenting and accessing information quickly and efficiently.

User dashboards

User dashboards are a collection of widgets that allow specific items to be displayed in a customised way. User dashboards are specific to a user and personalised to show the data as required.

The widgets that are available to be added to the dashboard are:

  • Rotating graphs: Shows Iris graphs from a specific search
    and rotates them at a specific interval.
  • Rev counters: Shows rev counters for specified graph data sources.
  • Top alarms: Shows top alarms for a particular group or customer.
  • Health bar chart: Shows the health in bar chart for a particular group or customer.
  • Suppressed alarms: Shows suppressed alarms for a particular group or view.

Each widget has a parameter to set the refresh rate for the specific widget. The Device Health and Customer Health dashboards will refresh every 60 seconds.

To edit and existing dashboard, open the User Dashboards page. Select the dashboard that you would like to view by clicking EDIT in the actions column.

Create a dashboard

Complete the following steps to create a new dashboard.

The User Dashboards page will be displayed. Click Add Dashboard on the right of the page.

Dashboard name: Choose a unique name for the dashboard.

Description: Provide a description for the dashboard.

As you start typing in the View Code field, a list will appear and you can select the correct View Code from the list.

The Layout will determine the size of the dashboard display screen. This will open in a new browser window.

When you Lock the dashboard, users with user access level aren’t able to edit the dashboard or its widgets.

Click Save.

Add a widget

Once a dashboard has been created, you will need to add widgets. Go back to the list of dashboards and find the dashboard that you
have already created. Click EDIT in the actions column.

Scroll down to the bottom of each column of the dashboard you will be able to click to add a widget.

Type in a title for the widget. Select a widget via the radio box and click Add.

The initial widget will be blank. So now you need to select the properties icon to configure the widget. We have selected interfaces for this example.

Widget Title: Type a name for the widget.

Select a refresh interval from the drop-down.

Click Add item to add another mnemonic to the page.

Click Save configuration.

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