Using and customizing dashboards

Viewing other dashboards

You can view any of the dashboards configured on your appliance by clicking the Available Dashboards icon from the dynamic toolbox on the Home page and choosing a dashboard from the menu.

Channels

The content in the section shown on the home page is referred to as a channel. There are a variety of types of content available for use in channels. For example, you can configure video content, web feeds, RSS feeds, in addition to the standard BMC Atrium Discovery reports. For example:

  • Web feed channel
    This screen illustrates an example of a Web feed channel.
  • Video channel
    This screen illustrates an example of a video channel.

Creating or editing a dashboard

To add a new dashboard, select the Copy current Dashboard link from the Dashboard drop-down panel. A copy of the dashboard is saved, and it displays an Edit link enabling you to add or remove sections and rename it as required.

The new dashboard is available to all other users.

Channels on Reports Pages

You can include any of the other channels on the report page in a dashboard. For example, you could add a few favorite reports to your dashboard. See Reporting Basics for a list of reports that can be added.

Editing dashboards

To edit a dashboard, select the Copy current Dashboard link from the Dashboard drop-down panel or select an existing copy of the dashboard from the Dashboard drop-down panel. The copy of the dashboard displays an Edit link which enables you to add or remove sections and rename it as required.

Adding and removing channels

To add, remove, or rename channels to an editable dashboard:

  1. Click the Edit link in the main page title.
    This screen illustrates a selector panel where you can edit channels.
  2. On the channels selector panel, rename the dashboard using the Dashboard Title field.
    This renames the existing dashboard rather than saving a copy under a new name.
  3. Click Commit to change the name.
  4. Select or deselect a channel to add it to or remove it from the dashboard.
    The changes that you make are immediate and are available to all other users.

Moving a channel in a dashboard

You can move a channel in the default view of an editable dashboard by dragging and dropping it.

To move a channel:

  1. Move the cursor over the header of the channel.
    The cursor changes to a four pointed selector.
  2. Drag the channel to the new location and drop it in the correct place.
    The changes that you make are immediate and are available to all other users.

Creating channels

Channels are created in the reports.xml file. This is an administrative task that requires command line or ssh access to the appliance. It is described in Custom reporting.

Saving changes to dashboards

Changes you make to the layout or content of a dashboard are immediately available to all users. The dashboard that you are viewing is saved in your session and is displayed the next time you log on.

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