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The dashlet library comprises dashlet templates that enable you to build custom dashboards. Some of the dashlet templates are specific to the data that they display, while others enable you to show more general content. When building your dashboards, you can select any combination of dashlet templates; however, if you select a dashlet template that shows specific data, that data must be available in TrueSight Operations Management at the time you configure the dashlet.

This topic provides the following information about the available dashlets:

Dashlet configuration

When you select a dashlet template from the Add Dashlet page, the properties for the selected dashlet appear in a drawer-like section that slides out from the bottom of the dashboard. You can create a unique, descriptive title for each dashlet.

Available dashlet templates

The following table lists the dashlet templates that comprise the dashlet library. The dashlet description includes the properties that you must configure for each dashlet. Title, which is the property common to all dashlets, is not included in the description of dashlet properties.

Dashlet templateDescriptionContent category
Application

Displays the applications that you select

Title: Enter a descriptive title for the Application dashlet.

Type: You can select two types of applications:

Static - Select applications from a list of applications

Rule Based - Select applications based the criteria you specify. Criteria include parameters such as severity and importance. You can choose applications based only on severity, only on importance, severity and importance, severity or importance.

For information about viewing applications, see Investigating application issues with the Application View. For information about configuring applications, see Setting up applications for monitoring.

Application Monitoring 
Application View

Monitors the health and performance of live traffic and synthetic executions of an application

Title: Enter a descriptive title for the Application View dashlet.

Application: Select an application to monitor in the dashlet.

For information about the Application View, see Investigating application issues with the Application View.

Application Monitoring
Impacted Users or Executions

Number of impacted real users compared to the total number of users, or the number of impacted synthetic executions compared to the total number of executions, over the last 24 hours

Type: Select the type of monitoring you want to do: real users or synthetic executions.

Application: Select an application for which you want to monitor the impacted users or impacted executions.

Application Monitoring

Monitors - Performance overview

Displays a graph of the performance overview

Title: Enter a descriptive title for the graph.

Focus: You can analyze a single metric or compare multiple metrics.

Type: Line graphs plot linear relationships.

Area graphs are specialized line graphs and plot only single instance and single attribute selections. Indicators are not applicable to area graphs.

Onload time period: The amount of time you want to show on the graph. You can choose from 1 hour up to 3 months.

Selected Monitors: You can filter by groups (optional) and select an available monitor type. For single metric analysis, you can select only one monitor type. For multi-metric comparison, you can select more than one monitor type.

Height: Height (1x, 2x, or 3X) of the dashlet in the row. The value of x is approximately 100 pixels.

Show in Legend: Displays either the device name or monitor name in the legend

Infrastructure Monitoring
Message

Displays a static message from plain text

Custom Message: Type any text.

Height: Height (1x, 2x, or 3X) of the dashlet in the row. The value of x is approximately 100 pixels.

General
Monitors - Top/Bottom Performers

Displays a graph that compares the top N or bottom N monitors

Title: Enter a descriptive title for the graph.

Type: Top N graph displays the top N resources; Bottom N graph displays the bottom N resources.

Number of Bars: The number of monitored instances to be displayed on the graph.

Onload time period: The amount of time you want to show on the graph. You can choose from 1 hour up to 3 months.

Monitor Type: Select the Infrastructure Management server, group, and monitor type.

Height: Height (1x, 2x, or 3X) of the dashlet in the row. The value of x is approximately 100 pixels.

Infrastructure Monitoring
Web Page

Displays the web page of a URL

URL: Full URL of the web page (Example: http://mywebpage.com)

If you provide HTTPS, you might need to authenticate the web page in the dashboard.

Height: Height (1x, 2x, 3x) of the dashlet in the row. The value of x is approximately 100 pixels.

Limitations:

  • Some websites do not allow insertion of their pages into pages of an external website.
  • If you specify an HTTPS address, you could trigger a trusted SSL certificate error.
General
YouTube

Displays the video with the specified video ID in the YouTube player

YouTube Video ID: Video identifier that appears at the end of a video URL. Do not specify the entire URL. For example, in the following URL, you would specify only the highlighted ID: http://youtu.be/IkgiA15aG6E

YouTube Video Height: Height (1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x) of the dashlet in the row. The value of x is approximately 100 pixels. The 3x option (300 pixels) looks best for videos when the dashlet column equals more than 30% of the row.

General

Related topics

Consolidating data views with dashboards

Getting started with dashboards

Dashboards