5.3.2 Programmable Alerts
7.3 Data Management and Data Model Handling
7.3.4 Working with Data Model
7.4 Control Center
7.4.1 License Entitlements
7.5 Platform Settings
Dashboards and Visualization >
Dashboards are powerful tools that provide visual representations of data, making it easier to analyze and understand complex information. Dashboard is a collection of panels organized in rows. Each panel is a visualization unit with its own data query editor. This editor is tailored to the panel’s chosen data source, helping you create the right visualizations.
Dashboards make it easy to build the perfect view. You can create queries, adjust visuals, and craft the ideal dashboard. Every panel can pull data from any configured source. However, dashboard snapshots are fixed. Changes to queries won’t update snapshot data since snapshots can’t re-run queries. For instance, if you wish to gain insights into your business journey, you can create a dashboard that incorporates various panels to offer comprehensive observability into the business journey.
Dashboards serve as powerful tools for visualizing data and uncovering patterns or irregularities that contribute to faults or low performance. When faced with a system failure, simply examining the raw numbers may not provide a clear understanding of the root cause. This is where the charts, graphs, and visuals on the dashboard play a crucial role in helping us identify and address the underlying issues more effectively.
Here are the main advantages of a Dashboard in vuSmartMaps™.
Apart from that, Dashboards also offer multiple applications such as:
The vuSmartMaps home screen looks like this after you log in.
To create a new Dashboard follow these steps
When creating a new dashboard, you’ll encounter three key sections:
Query Selection: Before diving into visualization options, it’s crucial to select an appropriate query as your data source. Your choice defines the data you’ll be working with and how you visualize it. You can also opt for multiple queries to enhance your dashboard’s insights.
Metric and Grouping:
Multiple Metrics and Buckets: You have the flexibility to add multiple metrics and buckets, allowing for a more comprehensive data representation. For instance, you can track CPU usage at various time intervals simultaneously.
Multiple Queries and Configurations: To gain deeper insights, you can add multiple queries with distinct “Group By” options, enabling comparisons across different aspects of your data. Custom labels can be applied to metrics and groups for clarity.
You can configure the various panels and visualizations within vuSmartMaps. Below is a list of all available options, click on any of them to access the detailed guide.
Dashboard Settings: The dashboard settings section provides control over various parameters, including:
Managing and configuring dashboards involves various options, as outlined below:
When it comes to grouping dashboards, you have two options: you can group them by folders for organized management or group them individually. Additionally, you can choose to sort your dashboards alphabetically, either in ascending order (A-Z) or descending order (Z-A).
Moreover, you can easily manage your dashboards by deleting any unwanted ones – simply select a dashboard and click “Delete.” To make modifications and add notes for future reference, click on a dashboard to edit it further.
When it comes to editing dashboards, you have several options at your disposal. You can enhance your dashboard by adding more panels, saving any modifications you make, accessing dashboard-specific settings, defining the time range, manually refreshing the dashboard, and switching between various dashboard views, including full-screen mode. With the auto-refresh option, you can manually refresh your dashboard at any time or set a refresh interval for regular updates.
Dashboard Filters help you refine data in your dashboards based on specific criteria, making it easy to focus on particular data subsets, compare information, and tailor views to your needs. For example, you can use them to analyze the performance of a specific application or network device.
Variables in dashboards are dynamic tools that act as placeholders for values in queries and titles. They allow you to create dynamic filters, adjusting data based on the chosen variable value. For instance, you can filter CPU usage data for a specific server using a variable like “$server_name.”
Creating Dashboard Filters is user-friendly:
With vuSmartMaps, getting comprehensive data statistics is a breeze. Sometimes, you need detailed data and stats in a tabular format alongside your graphs. Here’s how to do it:
To save your dashboard, simply click “Save” in the top right corner, give it a name, and optionally choose a folder – your saved dashboard will then be ready to use.
Dashboard offers comprehensive insights into IT infrastructure health and performance. Any abnormalities or potential bottlenecks are immediately flagged, enabling you to proactively identify issues before they impact our operations.
In summary, this powerful dashboard revolutionizes the way you manage your IT infrastructure, providing real-time insights, proactive alerts, historical data analysis, and efficient troubleshooting capabilities. It ensures uninterrupted operations and empowers your IT team to optimize system performance, contributing to the success of your organization.
You can select various panel types within the same dashboard and arrange them side by side to assess the impact of server health from different components and vice versa. This allows for a comprehensive understanding of the overall server health status.
In summary, our infrastructure observing dashboard empowers us with real-time visibility, proactive alerts, historical analysis, and troubleshooting capabilities. By leveraging this solution, we can ensure a robust and optimized infrastructure, delivering uninterrupted services to our customers and gaining a competitive edge in the market.
You can export Dashboards from vuSmartMaps for multiple purposes and this feature comes in handy when you need it for external usage. Exporting dashboards to external media formats like images and PDFs in vuSmartMaps offers several useful applications:
By providing the option to export dashboards to external media formats, vuSmartMaps empowers users to share, utilize, and integrate their dashboards in a variety of contexts, ensuring flexibility and accessibility in data visualization and analysis.
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