Dashboards & Widgets


Dashboards

Applications Manager comes with four Dashboards - Default Dashboard, Business View, Availability and QoS Worldwide (Quality Of Service Worldwide).

QoS Worldwide

This is done using 'embed webpage' widget . This dashboard helps you monitor your websites from outside your data center. Site24x7 is a website monitoring service that helps manage end user experience from a global point of presence. It helps monitor application and web service performance from a location closer to where your actual customers are.

Business Dashboards:

You can quickly configure your business metrics like customer wins, revenue, etc. It helps the Manager to allign IT with business needs.

Monitor Group Template Dashboards:

After configuring a dashboard, you can save the settings as monitor group template. This monitor group template can then be applied for other monitor groups, thereby it becomes easier to create dashboards for monitor groups.

Custom Dashboards

By using Custom Dashboards feature, you can create Dashboards of your choice - like Status View of all the Databases, Status view of all Web Applications deployed in Tomcat Server. By adding the different widgets given, custom dashboards can be created.

This is in addition to the already created four Dashboards - Default Dashboard, Business View, Availability and QoS Worldwide (Quality Of Service Worldwide).

Create a new Dashboard

  • Under home tab, click on New Dashboard link. It opens up the Create New Dashboard page.

  • Enter the Dashboard Name and Description

  • You can then configure the layout of the dashboard by selecting the number of columns and their size.

  • You can save the dashboard settings as template and apply it to monitor groups. You have the option of applying the template to specific monitor groups or apply it across all the monitor groups.

  • Then from the Widget list, you can choose the widgets you want to add.

  • Click on Create. The new dashboard would be created with your choice of widgets.

  • When you add a widget to the Dashboard, an empty widget will be added with an option to edit it. Click on edit widget icon and change the filter criteria for the widget until you get the desired data for the widget.

Widgets

Performance Widgets

Top N Monitors: This widget displays Top N monitors based on a performance metric.To view the data ,select a performance metric and select the monitors from which Top N should be listed.You have an option to view the graph for the selected time period.

Performance Metric Widget: This widget displays the Snapshot value of a specific Monitor's performance metric.You have an option to view the graph for the selected time period.

Threshold Breakers: This widget displays all the monitors which have exceeded the threshold for a performance metric.You have an option to view the graph for the selected performance metric.

Tabular Data: This widget displays values in a tabular format, packs more data in a smaller area.

Topology Map View: This widget displays the interconnection of different resources in your enterprise on a map and also associate links between them. You can use the Topology Map widget to view, say, a small number of your available devices and servers that are spread across the globe or across different locations. Know More about the Topology Map View and how to create one.

Availability and Health Widgets

Infrastructure Snapshot: This widget gives you a snapshot of availability and health of monitors grouped by Monitor Type.

Availability & Health Status: Multiple Monitors: This widget lets you view the snapshot of monitors of specific Type.

Last 24 Hours / 30 Days Availability History: This widget displays the Availability history for last 24 hours / 30 days for all monitors of selected Type.

Last 24 Hours / 30 Days Health History:This widget displays the Health history for last 24 hours / 30 days for all monitors of selected Type.

Availability, Health and Alarm Summary: This widget displays Availability and Health status and Alarm status for the selected Monitor category.

Alarms

Last N Alarms: This widget displays the last N alarms for all the monitors.

Monitor Group Widgets

Availability and Health Status: This widget displays all the Monitor Groups Availability and Health snapshot and Last 24 hours availability.

Last 24 Hours / 30 Days Availability History: This widget displays the Availability history for last 24 hours / 30 days for all Monitor Groups.

Last 24 Hours / 30 Days Health History: This widget displays the Health history for last 24 hours / 30 days for all Monitor Groups.

Business View Widget: This widget displays the Business View of the Monitor Groups.

Utility Widgets

Embed Web Page: This widget allows you to include a web page from another application into your dashboard.You can use this widget to integrate your custom dashboards.

Bookmarks: This widget allows you to add weblinks to important documents, KBase articles.

Custom HTML or Text: This widget allows you to add notes to your operator.

 

Widget and Dashboard Actions

Click on Actions tab to perform administrative operations for dashboards.

Add Widgets Adds new Widgets
Edit Dashboard Edits the custom created dashboards
Delete Dashboard Deletes the selected dashboard
New Dashboard Creates new dashboard

Publish Dashboard: The selected dashboard can be integrated with your Web Portal by using the Javascript Code Snippet given. So, those who can access your webportal can see the dashboard also.

Set as Default: The selected dashboard is set as the default dashboard. So, whenever you access the home tab, this dashboard would be displayed by default.

Limitations of Widgets:
If you install a Non-English Version, say Chinese version, of Applications Manager, and then change your language settings to English, the Widget and Dashboard names will not automatically be translated from Chinese to English characters.  You can, however, manually edit the Dashboard or Widget and change the name to English characters.
Note: By clicking on Tabs Edit icon you can choose the order in which the dashboard will be listed under the home tab

Topology Map View

A topology map is an effort to visualize the interconnection of different resources in an enterprise on a map. you can group a certain set of network devices and servers of your choice under a Map View and also associate links between them.

You can also create a sub map view within a map and display the same as a shortcut icon in a Map View. Background images [global maps, etc.] can be used for the Map View using the available default images or, you can also import your own background image.

Creating a Topology Map View Widget:

  • In the home tab, under click the actions button and choose the New Dashboard link. It opens up the Create New Dashboard page.
  • Enter the Dashboard Name and Description
  • You can then configure the layout of the dashboard by selecting the number of columns and their size. You can also save the dashboard settings as template and apply it to monitor groups. You have the option of applying the template to specific monitor groups or apply it across all the monitor groups.
  • Then from the Widget list, choose Topology Map View under the Monitor Group Widgets.
  • Click on Create. A new dashboard will be created with an empty Topology Map View widget.
  • Click on the Edit Widget button to add/associate a topology map. A new Edit Widget form pops up.
  • Add a widget name and description.
  • Either choose one of the existing Topology Maps from the drop down menu or click add to add a new map view.
  • Click Save Configuration. The Topology Map will be displayed in your widget.

Adding a new Topology Map

  • In the New Map View form, enter the Map View Name.
  • Select the Background map from the drop down list [or, click on the Browse button to import a map / image of your choice; you may even keep the background blank by not selecting any image].
  • Select the device Category from the drop-down list.
  • Select the required devices from the list of available devices. Select the device and click the >> symbol to add them to the map. [You may select all network devices or deselect all network devices using the appropriate check box provided]
  • Click Done. You now see the Map View with the selected network devices and background image. The Map View is now seen in the Editmode. The following actions are supported from the edit mode:
    • Add more devices / servers to the map
    • Add Links between 2 devices
    • Add Shortcut on this map to another map.
    • Delete the map
    • Modify the Map Properties, i.e. the background Map image.
  • After performing the desired actions, you can save the map by clicking on the Save button.