Entuity uses dashboards to display information about each part of your network. Every managed object in your network - Views, Subviews, devices, services, VM platforms, components etc - has its data displayed in dashboards.
Static dashboards vs Dynamic dashboards:
Static dashboards and Dynamic dashboards refer to the way in which information is displayed.
Static dashboards - These dashboards do not have a specific context. The types of information that they display will always stay the same. This means that the content will always stay the same, regardless of the context. Static dashboards are only displayed in the My Network view.
Dynamic dashboards - these dashboards are context-specific, meaning that they have a context in which they are accessed. For example, when you create a dynamic dashboard with a router context, then this dashboard will only be displayed when navigating to a router on your network. This means that you can create a single dynamic dashboard that will be displayed whenever you navigate to a particular context.
Multiple dashboards can share the same name. ENA chooses which dashboard to display depending on the context. For example, there is a different Summary dashboard for a View, for a device and for a service (and other objects), each containing different dashlets. In this case, when you click on the Summary dashboard for a View, ENA will display the Summary dashboard specific to the View context. The data in the dashlets in the Summary dashboard will change dynamically, depending on which context they are displayed.
System dashboards vs Custom dashboards:
System dashboards and Custom dashboards refer to the editing that you can make to the dashboards.
System dashboards - these are out-of-the-box dashboards. These dashboards are usually dynamic. These cannot be edited, but can be duplicated and that duplicate can then be edited.
Custom dashboards - these are dashboards created by users, and can be edited at any time by users with the appropriate permissions.
To access Dashboard Configuration:
Dashboard Configuration is where you can manage your dashboards. There are two ways to access Dashboard Configuration:
- via Main Menu > Administration > Dashboard Configuration.
- via All Dashboards > Dashboard Configuration.
Please see the Dashboards section for further information on how to manage, create, edit and delete dashboards and dashlets.
The Dashboard Configuration page displays a table of all system and custom dashboards. In the Showing Dashboards Applicable To dropdown field at the top of the browser, you can filter the system and custom dashboards that are displayed in the table according to the dashboards' context. These contexts are as follows:
You can configure the columns in the table by clicking Configure Columns via the Overflow Menu. This will open the Configure Columns form. Select which columns you want to display, and drag them into the order you want. Click Save in the top right of the form, otherwise click Cancel.
You can order the columns into ascending or descending order by clicking on the column headings.
|Column Name||Column Description|
|Applicable To||context to which the dashboard is applicable, e.g. View, device, specific managed object.|
|Description||description of the dashboard.|
|Enabled||if the dashboard is enabled or disabled.|
|Group Access||groups that have access to the dashboard.|
|Created||time and date the dashboard was created.|
|Created By||user who created the dashboard.|
|Last Updated||time and date the dashboard was last updated.|
|Last Updated By||user who last updated the dashboard.|
|Favourites||user groups for whom the dashboard is a favourite.|