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The browser-based BMC Application Management Console (Console) is the primary user interface for the product and provides access to most of its features and functions. The following sections describe the navigation options used to navigate the Console, pictured below.

BMC Application Management Console

Common elements

The following elements, which are displayed in the upper right corner of the UI, are present at all times.

  • User name of the current user that you can click to open the User Settings page. This page contains your account settings (user name, role, and authentication method). You can use this page to change your password or update your email address.
  • Logout link to end a session.
  • Help link that opens the Documentation portal in a secondary browser window.

Console tabs

Tabs display the main feature areas of the product and enable you to move among product features. Clicking a tab displays the features and options associated with the selected tab.

Console tabs

Tab nameDescription
HomeKey information, links, news about the product, and the launching points for other components
Application Monitoring

Interface for monitoring your web applications: dashboards, application Watchpoints, and Performance Analytics query controls

This tab is not available when logged on to the Console with Access Manager permission.

DiagnosticsInterface for setting up integration with BMC Application Diagnostics product. This tab is visible when BMC Application Diagnostics component product is integrated in the Console.
System DeploymentInterface for managing components, system updates, and integrations.

This tab is not available when logged on to the Console with Access Manager or Observer permission.
System Access

Interface for managing access to the Console, security policies, and system tenants.

This tab is not available when logged on to the Console with Application Owner or Observer permission.

SyntheticInterface for recording and playback of synthetic transactions that can monitor the performance and reliability of worldwide applications

Menus

On each tab, menus display the elements of the Console or plug-in. Menus, similar to the one in the following example, can cascade to provide additional commands related to the selected command.

Menu example

Buttons

Click the following buttons to navigate the interface, display commands on Action menus and shortcut menus, and access any page's Help file.

Element

Description


Scroll button

If all the panels within a carousel are not visible within your browser window, use the Scroll button to pan left and right.


Action menu button


Action menu button (expanded)

When you place the pointer over the Action menu button, it displays the action options available as menu commands on the current page. The example shows the options for the Administration page.


Shortcut menu button

Shortcut menus are associated to the list of accounts on the Accounts page or the list of components on the Configuration page.

Handles

Handles enable you to drag and drop elements to a new position.

Element

Description


Drag-and-drop handle

Click the drag-and-drop handle and drag its object to a new location:

  • Rows within a dashboard
  • Dashlets within a row
  • Dashlets from one row to another
  • Dashlets to the the dashboard

Switches

Depending on your role, you can use switches to enable or disable an element.

Switch state

Description


Enabled and available switch

Indicates that the element is enabled. You can click the switch to disable the element.


Disabled and available switch

Indicates that the element is disabled. You can click the switch to enable the element.


Enabled and unavailable switch

Indicates that the element is enabled; however, your user role does not permit you to click or change the switch setting.

Disabled and unavailable switch

Indicates that the element is disabled; however, your user role does not permit you to click or change the switch setting.

Panels and carousels

Carousels contain multiple panels that you scroll through horizontally, as shown in the following example: 

Example of panels in a carousel

Pagination control

This control appears on pages that contain lists. By default, each list contains 20 items.

Pagination control

Launch points

Launch points are available on the Home tab and enable you to quickly access an Analyzer.  

Launch point

Note

The Console does not provide launch points to Real User Collectors. To access a Collector from the Console, select System Deployment > Components. From the Components page, select Drill Down from the action menu for the Collector.

Related topics

Analyzer, Collector, and Monitor interfaces

Command-line interface