Using and customizing dashboards
The following sections provide information about using and customizing dashboards:
To view 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.
The content in the section shown on the Home page is referred to as a channel. A variety of content types is available for use in channels. For example, in addition to standard BMC Discovery reports, you can also configure RSS feeds, web feeds, and video content, as shown in the following illustrations:
- Web feed channel
- Video channel
Channels are created using Administration > Channels.
To create a dashboard
Select the Copy current Dashboard link from the Dashboard drop-down panel.
A copy of the dashboard is saved. The new dashboard contains an Edit link that enables you to add or remove sections and rename the dashboard, if needed.
Channels on Reports Pages
You can include any of the other channels on the report page in a dashboard; for example, you can add a few favorite reports to your dashboard. See Reporting basics for a list of reports that you can add.
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 that enables you to add or remove sections and rename the dashboard, if needed.
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.
To add, rename, or remove a channel to an editable dashboard
- Click the Edit link in the main page title.
- On the channels selector panel, rename the dashboard by using the Dashboard Title field.
The existing dashboard is renamed rather than being saved as a copy under a new name.
- Click Commit to change the name.
- Select or deselect a channel to add it to (or remove it from) the dashboard.
Changes that you make are immediate and are available to all other users.
To move a channel
You can move a channel in the default view of an editable dashboard by dragging it to the new location.
- Move the cursor over the header of the channel.
The cursor changes to a four-pointed selector.
- Drag the channel to a new location and drop it in the correct place.
The changes that you make are immediate and are available to all other users.