Dashboards and Widgets

Which widget should I use?

The type of widget you choose for a dashboard is determined by the type of information you are looking to display. In this support article, we've classified widgets according to several common objectives.

I want to display status information

The recommended widgets for displaying status information are:

  • Alert List widget: Fully customizable based on multiple filters, column selection, and sort order, display active alerts based on group or customer context. A miniature view of the Alerts page that allows you to have an easy to access pre filtered display.
  • JobMonitor widget: Displays the status of batchjobs, including start and finish times.
  • Google Map widget: Get the 30,000 foot view of location status. Display groups or devices based on location, including alert status.
  • NOC widget: For a higher level view of status, or to get an at a glance view of multiple components. The NOC widget displays color coded items for groups, devices, DataSources, instances, or websites for an at-a-glance view of a location, application, or other meaningful combination.
  • SLA widget: See the percent uptime for one or more devices or websites.

I want to display status information

I want to display a single value

Displaying a single value, whether it is an individual metric or aggregate, can be best accomplished with the following widgets:

  • Big Number widget: Displays one to four specific values. Values can be individual, aggregate, or based on calculations. Labels are configurable.
  • Gauge widget: Best used when a number represented in a big number widget is better served by having a relative min/max value for context.
I want to display a single value

I want to see how one or many values are trending

There are two primary ways to see how a datapoint is trending over time, the Device instance or overivew graph and the Custom Graph widget. Both support line, area, and stack graph types.

  • Device instance or overview graph: Graphs are defined as part of the DataSource and display datapoints specific to the DataSource. Graphs can be added to a dashboard from the Device view.
  • Custom Graph widget: Enables any combination of datapoints to be displayed on a single graph. Values can be distinct or aggregate and can be limited to top ten.
I want to see how one or many values are trending

I want to embed external content

Videos, wikis, internal web pages, or other secure websites can be embedded in your dashboard using.

I want to embed external content