Dashboards provide consolidated and customized views of your environment. You create a dashboard by selecting dashlet templates from the dashlet library and configuring them for your specific requirements. Each configured dashlet provides access to a specific type of data and presents it in a graphical format. When a dashlet in the dashboard identifies a problem, the dashlet also acts as an access point to investigate and troubleshoot the root cause.
Any user can create, share, and view dashboards. However, unless you want to create a very basic dashboard, you must first configure data sources.
As shown in the following illustration, dashboards contains rows of dashlets. Each row can contain 1–4 columns and each column in a row can contain one or more dashlets.
Consolidating data views with dashboards