Custom Dashboards and Widgets

You can now create your own dashboards in Solve!

If you have Solve Admin permissions in the Security Policy Pane, these dashboards can be published so other users in your organization can access them. If you are not an admin, you can create dashboards for your own use.

Solve already includes the following default dashboard options to which you can add your own:

  • All: Displays metrics for both User Experience and Resources. This is the default display unless you change the default.
  • User Experience: Displays all the metrics relevant to the end-user computing experience. These can include logon duration, user sessions, etc. You can view the metrics that affect how your users are experiencing your IT environment.
  • Resources: Displays all the metrics relevant to the infrastructure of your IT environment. These can include CPU usage, memory, network, machines, disk space, etc.DefaultDashboards.png

Custom Dashboards

You select from the different available dashboards and create new dashboards from this menu at the top of the Solve Dashboard view:

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To create a new dashboard:

  1. Click the caret in the dashboard box to open the list of all dashboards.
  2. Click the plus sign Plus.png.
  3. Type a name into the field that opens at the bottom of the list. Use a name that reflects the data added to this dashboard. Click Enter and you can start adding widgets.
    Note: If you don't type a name within several seconds, an automatic name such as New Dashboard 1 is automatically assigned to the dashboard you just created.

To add widgets to a dashboard: 

In the Start Building Your Dashboard page, click Add Widget. The Add Widget dialog opens.
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  1. In Widget Type, click Custom if you want to create a widget with your own visualization and metrics.
    You can click from the other widget options to add a widget with the following out-of-the-box widget visualizations and metrics:
    - Resources Health. A double gauge that displays the health of your Hosts and Machines.
    - Sessions Stress Level. A single gauge displaying stress levels set in the system on sessions currently logging in.
    - Processes Stress Level. A single gauge displaying stress levels set in the system on the processes running in the context selected.
    - Top 5 Processes by CPU. Displays a bar graph of the 5 processes that are using the most CPU.
    - Top 5 Processes by Memory Utilization. Displays a bar graph of the 5 processes that are using the most memory.
    - Top 5 Processes by Disk Usage. Displays a bar graph of the 5 processes that are using the most disk usage.
    - Top 5 User Sessions by CPU Consumption. Displays a bar graph of the 5 sessions that are consuming the most CPUs.
    - Top 5 Slowest Logons. Displays a bar graph of the 5 connected users who have the slowest logon times.
    If you select one of these out-of-the-box widget options, you can change only the Scope or Widget Name.
    Note: You cannot change the Visualization and Metrics options when you select any of the out-of-the-box widgets. 
  2. If you selected Custom for your widget type, select how your widget looks with these Visualization options:
    - Gauge. Single counter that displays one percentage metric. The gauge displays the relativity of the metric value out of 100%.
    - Line Chart. Multi-counter that displays the change of the different values of metrics over time, displayed as a connected line.
    - Area Chart. Multi-counter that displays the change of the different values of metrics over time, displayed as a colored area.
    - Bar Chart. Multi-counter that displays different bars to indicate the value of every metric. The current value of each metric is displayed at the top of the bar.
    - Single Stat. Single counter that displays an aggregated count of metrics as a single number.
  3. If you selected Custom for your widget type, select which Metrics to display in the widget. Only those metrics that match the Visualization you selected in step 3 are available. 
  4. For both custom and out-of-the-box widgets, select the default Scope of the data to display in your widget from the dropdown representing your organization tree. This is the default selection for this widget. If you highlight a different folder in your organization tree while viewing the dashboard, the scope of the data for this widget changes to the highlighted folder but defaults back to this selected scope if nothing is selected in the tree.
  5. For both custom and out-of-the-box widgets, enter a useful Widget Name that others users can recognize.

In the bottom right-hand corner of the Add Widget dialog, you can see a preview of the widget you just created.

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In this example, we created a Custom widget using the Area Chart to display the metrics for Datastores Free Space and Total Datastores Capacity. In this case the Scope is the full "controlup demo" organization.

 

 

 

 

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