Accessing the dashboards

This topic explains how to run the Health and Value Dashboards. 

Before you begin

  • Ensure that cookies are enabled in your browser. They must be enabled to log into the dashboard.
  • Users with access set up in a BMC authentication service are able to access the dashboard.
    Administrators can access the Health Dashboard. Administrators and non-admin users can access the Value Dashboard. Administrators can create Value reports and add reports to the Value Dashboard page.

To access the dashboard

  1. Enter the URL in a Web browser: 
    Provide the FQDN and port used to install the dashboard
  2. On the login screen, provide the required information and log in.

The dashboard authenticates the login credentials through the configuration distribution peer (CDP). 

Authentication is configured using a BMC authentication service. For more details, see Authentication and authorization and Managing users, roles, and permissions

When authentication is complete the specified dashboard opens.

You can access one grid per browser window. To access another grid, open a new browser window and repeat the previous steps, choosing a different grid in the Grid Server list. 

To change the port number 

This section provides an overview of how to change the Apache Tomcat server port number and requires some knowledge of working with the Apache Tomcat product. For more information, consult the Apache documentation.

  1. Ensure that the Tomcat server is not running. If it is running, stop it.
  2. Navigate to the tomcat/conf directory, locate the server.xml file and open it for editing.
  3. Search for the following line:
    Server port="18080" shutdown="18050"
    and change the port number 18080 to the new port number.
  4. Search for the following lines:
    <Connector port="18080" protocol="HTTP/1.1"
         redirectPort=8443" />

    and change 18080 to the new port number that you used in the previous step.
  5. Save your changes.

Dashboard session timeout

Once you have logged into the dashboard, the session remains active for 30 minutes with no activity. After 30 minutes the dashboard session times out and you need to log back into the dashboard.

Related topics

Health Dashboard

Value Dashboard

Setting up the Value Dashboard and reports

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