The View Contents dashlet displays the contents of a selected View or Subview.
The View Contents dashlet is only applicable to Views and Subviews. It is not applicable to any other data source (e.g. devices, services, components etc).
To add a View Contents dashlet to a custom dashboard:
- When adding a dashlet to a new custom dashboard or editing an existing custom dashboard, follow the instructions for adding a dashlet, select View Contents in the Select Dashlet Type, and click Next.
- The Create Dashlet form will slide in on the right. Enter a name for your dashlet in the Name field.
- You can then choose the source of the data to be displayed in the dashlet.
The View Contents dashlet can only display data where the source is a View/Subview.
- If you want this dashlet to source its data from the context of its parent dashboard, select Dashboard. You can see the context of the parent dashboard in the Dashboard Context field at the top of the form.
- If you want this dashlet to source its data from another dashlet in this current dashboard, select Dashlet.
- If you want this dashlet to source its data from a specific View/Subview on your network, select Fixed Object. You can then click Browse to an object to search for the View/Subview in Explorer, or drag into the box your desired View/Subview in from another browser window.
- In the Show View Hierarchy field, choose whether you want the dashlet to display the Subviews within the selected View, or if you want the dashlet to instead display all of the devices and services within the selected View and its Subviews. This option can also be turned on and off in the dashlet itself.
- Click the AdvancedSettings field to open the Advanced Settings form.
- Choose whether you want to hide the title of the dashlet in the Hide Title Bar field. If selected, the dashlet's Overflow Menu will also be hidden, but in the Promote Menu Options field you can then choose if you want to display the options in the dashlet's Overflow Menu in the overall dashboard's Overflow Menu.
- Choose whether you want the dashlet to automatically refresh in the Auto Refresh field. By default this is set to On.
- Click Done in the top right of the form to save and return to the Create Dashlet form, otherwise click Cancel.
- Click Done in the top right of the form, otherwise click Cancel.
To configure or export the table in the dashlet:
Please see the article on configuring tables in ENA. When sorting by type, contents are always arranged in the order:
- network paths.
- all other objects.
|Column Name||Column Description|
|Status||the status of the managed object.|
|Name||the object name.|
|Type||the object type.|
|Entuity Server||which server the object is on.|
|Worst Incident Severity||the most severe incident status current on the managed object. When a device/service/VM platform is displayed in the table, you can access the Incidents dashboard for that object by clicking on the Worst Incident Severity symbol.|
|Service Tag||if the object is part of a service, what service tag it is assigned (Standard, Branch, CIO).|
|Parent||parent device if you have dragged in a specific object without its parent device, e.g. a port.|
|Managed From||time and date when the object came under management.|
|Active Event Suppressions||any active event suppressions that are enabled.|
|Scheduled Event Suppressions||any event suppressions that are scheduled.|
|The below columns are available in ENA v17.0 P08 upwards|
|Polled Name||object name or IP address that ENA uses to poll the device. This must be resolvable on the Entuity server.|
|Description||description of the object.|
|Location||description of the object location.|
|Capabilities||capabilities of the object, being one of the following: None, Unknown, Routing, Routing & Switching.|
|Device Type||device type, if applicable.|
indicates the level of management on the device, whih will be one of the following:
|SNMP Type||either v1, v2c or v3.|
|Certified||when set to Yes, indicates the device is fully certified by ENA. When set to Unknown, the device dataset is derived by ENA.|
To view further details about an object in the dashlet:
- Click the name of the Subview, device, service or VM platform in the dashlet table to open the selected object's Summary dashboard.
- Click the object's Worst Incident Severity symbol to open that object's Incidents dashboard.
- You can also right click the object's name in the dashlet table to access its context menu.
To create a new View:
- When you have selected My Network, click Create View in the top right of the dashlet or via the dashlet's Overflow Menu. The New View form will slide in on the right.
- Enter a name for your new View/Subview in the View Name field.
- Select which server the View will be visible on in the Visible servers field.
- Specify how the View/Subview's contents are populated in the Contents field. There are three options available:
- Manually Populated - choose which objects to include in the new View/Subview in the Contents Filters field below. To create a new content filter, click the Contents Filters field and then + Create Content Filter. The New Content Filter form will open, where you can specify your content filter rules.
- Based on the Union of the Views - the contents of the new View/Subview will consist of all objects within the selected Views/Subviews specified in the Base Views field below. You can also apply contents filters to this selection in the Contents Filters field below.
- Based on the Intersection of the Views - the contents of the new View/Subview will consist only of objects common to each of the selected Views/Subviews specified in the Base Views field below. You can also apply contents filters to this selection in the Contents Filters field below.
- Specify the owner of the View/Subview in the Owner field, and determine the viewing and editing rights of user groups in the User Groups field below.
- Specify the event filters and incident filters you want to apply to the View/Subview in the Event Filters and Incident Filters fields.
- Click Create in the top right of the form, otherwise click Cancel.
To edit a View:
- Select the View/Subview you want to edit in the dashlet table and click Edit View via right clicking the View/Subview's name or via the dashlet Overflow Menu. The Edit View form will slide in on the right.
- Specify the changes you want to make and click Save in the top right, otherwise click Cancel.
To delete a View:
- Select the View/Subview you want to delete in the dashlet table and click Edit View via right clicking the View/Subview's name or via the dashlet Overflow Menu.
- A deletion confirmation window will appear. Click Delete to confirm, otherwise click Cancel.
To add objects to or remove objects from a View:
Please see the article How do I add a device or managed object to a View? for further help and information on populating Views.