Widget Dashboard User Interface Overview
Widget dashboards are best for viewing aggregated metrics based on historical search, which are generally presented in the form of a graph or chart. From the widget view of information, you can drill down to view and modify the underlying historical search. Examples of widget dashboards include Availability/Performance > Avail/Perf Widgets, the Security Dashboard, BizService Dashboard > Avail/Perf Widgets and Security Widgets, and all the dashboards listed under Dashboards by Function.
This screenshot shows an edited view of the Availability/Performance >Avail/Perf widgets dashboard. It contains all the standard user interface controls found in widget dashboards.
This screenshot shows the Event Info menu that you open by hovering your mouse cursor over an event within a widget until the menu icon appears.
Widget Dashboard UI Controls
|Resize||You can resize the widget by clicking on this control, and then indicating how many tile spaces you want that widget to use in the dashboard|
|Hover your mouse cursor over the right upper corner of the widget to access this control. Select a line displayed in the widget to drill down to the historical search associated with that metric. You can then run or modify the search. See Refining the Results from Historical Searchfor more information. This is also the same functionality as the Drill Down option in the Event Info menu.|
|Hover your mouse cursor over the right upper corner of the widget to access this control. Edit the settings associated with the widget. These include:
Title – the title of the report
Description – a summary description of the report
Condition – filters within the report. Look up the report in CMDB > CMDB Reports to view the filter conditions it uses. Display – select the type of chart you would like the widget to display
Time – the time interval to use in gathering data
Refresh Interval – how often the data should be refreshed
Result Limit – how many results should be included in the report
Run report for – for multi-tenant deployments, select the organization that the widget should report on
|Remove||Hover your mouse cursor over the right upper corner of the widget to access this control. Click this control to remove the widget from the dashboard|
|Hover your mouse cursor over a line in a report to view the Quick Info for the associated Event Type, or select Drill Down to view, edit, and run the associated historical search. See Refining the Results from Historical Search for more information.|
|At the bottom of each widget dashboard is a button to add more widgets to the dashboard.|
Refining the Results from Historical Search
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