Views

Dashboards and context pages render views. Views report collected data in a chart and/or a table format. Depending on the view, the data comes from the various registered data sources.
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Dashboards and context pages render views. Views report collected data in a chart and/or a table format. Depending on the view, the data comes from the various registered data sources.
Views that show data for a group contain collated and aggregated data from data sources. Views that show data for individual items provide a drilldown path to the context page for the item.
View Contexts
View contexts act as filters that determine the nature of the data that views display. The context of a view is either in "Fixed" or "Dynamic" mode:
  • A Dynamic context indicates that the context of the view changes with the context of the dashboard page.
  • A Fixed context indicates that the view uses a specified group, device, or component as a context for the data.
If the context of a view is Fixed, changing the dashboard context does not affect the Fixed view.
Views on a context page default to the context of an item. However, from a context page, you can dynamically change the filter to view the context of another item.
The context level of a view determines which data appears in the view:
  • Group
    Group context level views show data for devices and component items that belong to the selected group. Views that show a single value aggregate the results to the group level.
  • Device
    Device context level views show data for a specific device. Views that show a single value aggregate the results to the device level.
  • Component / Interface
    Component or interface context level views show data only for the individual selected device component or interface. Because this context shows only a single item, no aggregation occurs.
To add a view to a dashboard, see Manage Dashboards.
Out-of-the-box and Custom Views
Out-of-the-box views show data for a preselected metric or a limited set of metrics. These views include only limited customization options. Each registered data source includes an array of associated out-of-the-box views.
Custom views use the information from the Data Aggregator to provide flexible configuration options. These views let you select from many collected metric in multiple graphical and tabular formats. To add a custom view to a dashboard or page, expand the
Custom View - Infrastructure Management
in the
Views
pane, and drag the view to the
Layout
pane.
For more information, see Customize Views.