Dashboard types and what they are used for?

A dashboard is a named compilation of detailed information from one (or more) devices on a single web page. Information includes all types of graphs, statistical tables and device properties.

The main purpose of a dashboard is to provide an easily accessible way to monitor critical components or problem areas in your infrastructure.

There are two types of dashboard pages:

  1. The default Quantellium generated device dashboard page that shows detailed data from a single device.
  2. A custom built dashboard page built by the end user for a specific purpose. This can be a dashboard that shows the CPU load on your main servers or a dashboard that shows the free space that is left at your main storage nodes, etc.

Who can modify a dashboard?

Users with at least Operator level authorization can create as many dashboard as they like. There is no limitation on the length of the dashboard name but only characters from the limited set are allowed. A dashboard name should start with a letter.

Adding graphs or tables to an existing Dashboard

You can add graphs or tables to a dashboard by opening them and selecting a name from the Add to dashboard list box at the bottom left. The user that creates a new dashboard becomes the owner. An owner has full control rights on the dashboard he owns. System Administrators have all rights on all dashboards!

An example dashboard page

The screenshot below shows the dashboard page of the Factory servers. The Dashboard shows the output of three Graph and one Table data collector (s).

Removing an sDC from a Dashboard

Open the Dashboard page and click on the little red cross icon of the Graph or Table that you want to remove from the dashboard. See the screenshot below..