NOC Widget

Last updated on 12 January, 2023

The NOC (Network Operating Center) widget provides at-a-glance insight into the health of a set of groups, resources, applications, or websites. Using the NOC widget, you can:

  • Select specific alert statuses for display
  • Include device groups, devices, datasources, instances, datapoints, websites, and website groups
  • See entities that are functioning in the normal ranges represented with green
  • Include custom information in NOC widget items


To configure a NOC widget, you need set up alert statuses, sort by options, NOC item types and their datapoints, and widget display settings.

Configuring a NOC Widget

  1. Create a NOC widget. For more information, see Widget Creation.
  2. Complete the Basic Information fields. For more information, see Configuring Standard Widget Settings.
  3. (Optional) Select which Alert Statuses to Display:
    1. Critical (red)
    2. Error (orange)
    3. Warning (yellow)
    4. Acknowledged (black checkmark)
    5. Scheduled Down Time (SDT icon)

Note: The displayed statuses for items in the NOC widget only reflects the selected alert statuses. Items without an alert matching a selected alerts status display as green.

  1. (Optional) Select a Sort By option:
    • Alert Status: Displays items starting with any alerts in the top left corner, listing them in order of severity from most critical to least critical. The remaining items with no alerts are listed last.
    • Resource Name: displays the items in the widget in alphabetical order.
  1. Following NOC items, select + Add Record.
  2. Select a NOC item type to configure:
  • Resource type:
    1. Configure NOC Widget datapoints. For more information, see Complex Datapoints.
    2. In the Group By field, select an option to group this datapoint by.
    3. In the NOC Item Name field, enter a name to identify this NOC item by in the widget. Use the Insert Token function to add the appropriate context to the item.

      Recommendation: Keep this field in sync with the Group By field. Inserting the token associated with your Group By selection displays the associated names of the entity you chose to group by.

    4. Select Apply
  • Website type:
    1. In the Website Group Name field, select a group name for the website or use a glob expression * to select multiple groups at once.
    2. In the Website Name field, select a single website or use a glob expression * to select multiple group names at once.
    3. In the NOC Item Name field, enter a name to identify this NOC item by in the widget. Use the Insert Token function to add the appropriate context to the item.
    4. Recommendation: Keep this field in sync with the Group By field. Inserting the token associated with your Group By selection displays the associated names of the entity you chose to group by.

    5. Select Apply
  1. Select one of the two options for Display Settings:
    • Grid: You can show more items and get a heat map view. Heat maps are better at expressing patterns.
    • Table: Gives you more data about each individual item and a decision between if you want to see more detail about each individual item or you want to focus on the set status. In the Max Display Columns field, set the number of columns to be displayed in the widget.

Note: If there are more entities in your widget configuration than can fit in the number of columns you’ve selected, a horizontal scroll bar is provided in the widget display to enable viewing of all items.

  1. (Optional) Toggle on Show Item Type Icons to save space in the widget.
  2. Complete the standard widget configurations, and then Save the widget. For more information, see Configuring Standard Widget Settings.
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