Dashboard Panel Editor

When you open the dashboard panel editor a “Getting Started” menu will pop up prompting you to either create a new Panel or open an existing panel.  Creating a new panel will prompt you to name the panel, give it a description, and set the panel width to fluid or a fixed width of your choice.

 

Setting Panel Width

Fluid Panels will size to the users current screen and Widgets will flow to fit the Panel size.

Fixed Panels have a pre-defined, constant width. Fixed Panels are useful if you plan to display them in a multiple monitor environment that spans more than the width of a single screen. For example, if you plan to display a panel on two 1024×768 screens, the fixed width should be set to 2048.

Once you have created the panel you will see the empty panel with a menu bar across the top of the page.  Click the Add Widget button at the top middle of the page to add a widget to this panel.

DashboardPanelEditor

Here you can select the type of widget you wish to add.

RESPONSE TIME CHART

Displays a line graph plotting the data points for each selected device over a specified period of time.  You can zoom in to view more granular details and scroll to see specific points along the graph.  There is a limit of 1,000 devices visible in all Response Time Charts on a given panel.

When you add a response time chart you will have to select information on three tabs across the top: Devices/Tasks to display in the widget, Period of time to include in the report and widget layout.

Devices/Tasks:  The devices tab displays a list of all devices/tasks available in your account.  You can use the search bar at the top to filter the list by entering in keywords to limit the resulting list based upon the device or task name.  You can also check the box below the search to only show those devices that you have already selected.  This may be helpful if you have a long list of devices.

You will also want to give the widget a unique name and supply a description to easily understand what the purpose of this widget is.

Period:  Select a time period to determine which data points will be displayed.  The options include the past 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes, 3 hours, 6 hours, and 9 hours.  The period will continue to roll forward to show the most recent data points within the selected time frame.

Layout: The layout allows you to select which color bars will represent each device/task on the final chart.

EVENT FEED

Monitor events from one or more devices including configuration changes, alerts, state changes and status reports.  The Event Feed displays the most recent events in descending order for the specified period of time.

Device/Task:  The devices tab displays a list of all devices/tasks available in your account.  You can use the search bar at the top to filter the list by entering in keywords to limit the resulting list based upon the device or task name.  You can also check the box below the search to only show those devices that you have already selected.  This may be helpful if you have a long list of devices.

You will also want to give the widget a unique name and supply a description to easily understand what the purpose of this widget is.

Period:  Select a time period to determine which data points will be displayed.  The options include the past 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes, 3 hours, 6 hours, and 9 hours.  The period will continue to roll forward to show the most recent data points within the selected time frame.

PIXEL STATS

Display the most recent status of devices in a single widget.  The color coding allows you to quickly determine overall health of your systems at a glance.  Green means online, red means down and yellow means postponed. Click on a specific device status to drill down into the details of the most recent status.

Device/Task:  The devices tab displays a list of all devices/tasks available in your account.  You can use the search bar at the top to filter the list by entering in keywords to limit the resulting list based upon the device or task name.  You can also check the box below the search to only show those devices that you have already selected.  This may be helpful if you have a long list of devices.

 

Other menu choices on the Dashboard Panel Editor are

New:  Opens a new Panel

Open:  Opens an existing panel

Save: Saves the current panel and makes the content live to external users.

Properties:  Allows you to view and change the properties of the panel including the Name, Description, Widgets attached, panel width and the Panel URL.

Preview: Opens the preview of the panel in a new browser window.