This documentation supports the 11.1 version of BMC Discovery.

To view an earlier version of the product, select the version from the Product version menu.

Viewing the Home page

The BMC Discovery Home page displays predefined dashboards that provide a consolidated overview of certain aspects of your modeled IT infrastructure. Dashboards are particularly useful for highlighting standards and exceptions. For example, you can highlight underused servers or a breakdown of the operating systems on which Apache web servers are running.

When you initially log on to BMC Discovery, the default dashboard is displayed.

The default dashboard contains a Welcome section that describes new features in the release. When you finish reading about the new features and you are sure you will not need to access the information again, click Dismiss. Dismiss is a per-user setting, so dismissing the channel will not prevent other users from reading about new features. However, you cannot restore your own Welcome section after you dismiss it.

On subsequent logins, the most recently used dashboard is displayed. On any user-defined dashboards, you can select each section by clicking and holding the heading bar. You can then move the section around on the page. When you move a section to a new position, its outline is moved and the other sections are rearranged to accommodate the new position.

You can also remove a section by clicking the Close icon in the top right corner of the section. You can refresh the section with the refresh icon to the left of the Close icon. Changes that you make are immediately available to all other users.

You can configure the dashboards to provide your own custom Home page. For more information, see Using and customizing dashboards.

You cannot edit the standard installed dashboards, although you can copy them, and edit the copy.

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