Types of dashboards

The following sections lists the types of dashboard that are available in the product for displaying status and quick-review information:

Default

The Default dashboard provides a concise summary of the BMC Discovery view of your IT infrastructure:

  • Discovery Status
  • Automatic Grouping
  • Community Update
  • Quick View

Baseline

The Baseline Dashboard provides the following information and reports to help you in baselining a data center:

  • Infrastructure summary
  • Software Products By Publisher
  • Host count by OS Class
  • Average number of Network Connections
  • Automatic Grouping
  • Baseline Support
  • Host OS distribution
  • Virtual vs. Physical

CMDB Sync Status

The CMDB Sync Status dashboard provides information about the CMDB Synchronization process. For each connection (CMDB target) the following information is displayed:

  • Connection name
  • Status
    • OK
    • Error
    • Paused (blackout window)
    • Paused (manually)
    • Disabled
  • Continuous sync
    • On
    • Off
  • Devices in queue

Click any row to see the CMDB Connection Status page for that connection.

Discovery

The Discovery dashboard provides the following information about the current status of the results of discovery:

  • Discovery Radar
  • Current UNIX Access
  • Current Windows Access
  • Discovery Overview Reports

Hardware Reference Data

The Hardware Reference Data dashboard provides the following information about the physical and thermal characteristics of the hosts in your IT Infrastructure:

  • Host Compute Power
  • Host BTU/h per U size
  • Host Compute Power and Watts
  • Hardware Analysis Reports
  • Host Watts per U size

Host Network Summary

The Host Network Summary dashboard provides the following information about the network connectivity of hosts in your IT Infrastructure:

  • Average number of Network Connections
  • Average number of Listening Ports
  • Hosts By Network Interface Count
  • Host Resiliency - Services
  • Network Policies

Host Overview

The Host Overview dashboard provides the following information about the numbers of hosts, the distribution of host types, and the memory and compute power of hosts in your IT infrastructure. (Compute power is a rough guide to the power of a host and is determined by multiplying the the clock speed by the number of logical CPUs.)

  • Host count
  • Hosts by Type
  • Host Compute Power and RAM
  • Host RAM distribution on GB

OS Product Lifecycle Analysis

The OS Product Lifecycle Analysis Dashboard provides the following information about the OS breakdown on the hosts in your IT Infrastructure. It also provides information about the proximity to those operating systems' end of life.

  • Product Lifecycle Risk - OS
  • UNIX Operating Systems
  • Common Reports
  • Product Lifecycle Analysis
  • Hosts By OS End of Life Date
  • Windows Operating Systems

Operating Systems

The Operating Systems dashboard provides the OS types and versions as well as links to detailed reports about patches and kernels:

  • Microsoft Windows Operating Systems
  • UNIX Operating Systems
  • Operating Systems
  • Host Resiliency - Kernel

Server Consolidation

The Server Consolidation dashboard highlights hosts in your environment that are candidates for consolidation. This is particularly useful when you are planning a data center consolidation project, because it highlights the areas in which you can make the greatest gains.

This dashboard provides charts that show the following information:

  • Host CPU speed and count
  • Host Compute Power
  • Hosts By Vendor
  • Host Type by RAM in GB

Software products - Apache Webserver

The Apache Webserver dashboard provides charts that show the following information about all of the Apache webservers in your IT infrastructure:

  • Apache Webserver Versions
  • Servers running Apache: By Operating System
  • Servers running Apache: Virtual vs. Physical
  • Servers running Apache: Compute Power and RAM

Software products - Oracle

The Oracle dashboard provides the following information about all of the Oracle databases in your IT infrastructure:

  • Oracle Versions
  • Servers running Oracle: By Operating System
  • Servers running Oracle: Virtual vs. Physical
  • Servers running Oracle: Compute Power and RAM

Software Products Lifecycle Analysis

The Software Product Lifecycle Analysis Dashboard provides information about the software products in your IT Infrastructure. It also provides information about proximity to those software products' end of life.

This dashboard provides the following information:

  • Product Lifecycle Risk - Software
  • Software Products By Category
  • Common Reports
  • Product Lifecycle Analysis
  • Software By End of Life Date
  • Software Products By Publisher

Software Products Summary

The Software Products Summary dashboard provides information about software products identified on your network, the categories of software products identified, and database versions. It also has links to detailed reports about Data Centre Standardization Software, Software Inventory, and Database Reports.

  • Software Products By Publisher
  • Software Products By Category
  • Database versions
  • Data Centre Standardization Software
  • Software Reports
  • Database Reports

Virtualization

The Virtualization dashboard provides an overview of software running on virtual machines, and the physical hosts on which the virtual machines are hosted. The following illustration shows an example of a Virtualization dashboard:

This dashboard provides charts that show the following information:

  • Windows OS Virtualization
  • UNIX OS Virtualization
  • Virtualization Reports
  • Virtualization Technologies
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