Configuring the Summary table template

Use the Summary table template to display summary data in a tabular format in a custom view in the TrueSight console. It provides a summary of elements based on the selected data and filters. For example, you can use it to provide an executive summary for the number of clusters, hosts, and virtual machines managed by a selected server. 

To configure a view using the Summary table template

The following video (3:44) illustrates the process of creating a summary table in a custom view by using the Summary table template.

  1. Open the view page with the Summary table template:

    1. For a new view, add a view and select Summary table as the template. For detailed steps, see Adding and managing views.
    2. For a new page in an existing view, add a page and select Summary table as the template. For detailed steps, see To add a page to an existing custom view.
  2. In the view page, specify the following information:
    • Title: Type a title for the page.
    • Datamart: Select an existing data mart from the list to show data on the page. In addition you can add a new data mart according to your requirements. For more details, see Creating a SQL-based data mart for a custom view in the TrueSight console.
    • Datamart filters: Select from the predefined datamart filters that are based on the datamart columns. This helps to further refine the scope of your analysis and makes it easier to work on a subset of data.

      Three filters, Filter 1, Filter 2 and Filter 3 are available. What you select in the first filter determines what will be available for selection in the consecutive filters. For example, if you select ClusterABC from Filter 1, Filter 2 lists the hosts that are contained in ClusterABC that you can choose from. Similarly, if you select HostABC from Filter 2, then Filter 3 lists the parameters of HostABC to choose from.

      Filters are stored when you navigate back to the previous page, and you can also bookmark them in your browser.

    • Create quick filter for Filter 1: Select the check box to display Filter 1 as a quick filter on the custom view page. All distinct values of Filter 1 are available as clickable buttons. The following figure shows an example of how the quick filter appears on the custom view page:


      The quick filter is available only for the first filter - Filter1.

  3. (Optional) To add custom text when you configure a new template or add a new page, click Add custom text.
    To update existing custom text, clickEdit the page, and then in the custom text panel, click Change
    For more information, see Managing custom text on a view page..
  4. To configure the columns of the View table, click in the table section and complete the following steps:

    1. From the Columns list, select the columns of the datamart to display. The columns list is filtered by the datamart you select. 

      By default, four columns are displayed. You can also click +Addcolumn to add more columns, or delete a column by clicking X at the top-right of that column.

    2. After you select a column, click the Edit parameters link to configure it further. 

    3. In the Edit <columnName> parameters screen that opens, select the Renderer and configure it.

      The renderer is automatically selected based on the datamart column you select in the previous step. For example, if you select datacenter (dc_name) as one of the columns, the corresponding default renderer for that column is Text

      Depending on the renderer selected, the parameters to configure differ. For more information on how to use the available renderers, see Renderer options in custom views.

      The column value is displayed in the form of the select renderer, with the values you specify.

      After you complete editing parameters for one column, click Done to return to the previous edit screen. 

      You can continue to edit parameters for other columns.

  1. Click Apply. The changes are updated dynamically in the view and you continue to be in the edit mode. 


    Clicking Apply displays a live preview of your configuration, without saving the changes. This live update helps you to quickly review your changes, and if required, quickly make further changes as you continue to be in the edit mod

  2. If you are satisfied with your changes, and do not want to edit the view further, click Save
    The custom view page is displayed with the new configuration.

Example of a view page with the Summary table template

Related topics

View page templates

Managing capacity views

Using filtering options in views in the TrueSight console

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