Dashboards

Dashboards contain sets of views that let you see the polled data as meaningful information. You can also generate reports from dashboards. In addition to custom dashboards that the administrator has created, several out-of-the-box dashboards are available. When you log in, all dashboards that are assigned to your user account are accessible.
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Dashboards contain sets of views that let you see the polled data as meaningful information. You can also generate reports from dashboards. In addition to custom dashboards that the administrator has created, several out-of-the-box dashboards are available. When you log in, all dashboards that are assigned to your user account are accessible.
When you register a new data source, you can use the out-of-the-box dashboards and views that are associated with it. With the required role rights, you can edit dashboards, and can save the changes to your own user account.
CA Performance Management
includes two categories of pages:
  • Dashboard Pages
    Provide high-level information, such as average performance of monitored items in a group. Dashboards often provide a drill-down path to more detailed, related pages from a selected context.
  • Context
    Pages
    Provide focused performance and status data that is scoped to a specific item, such as a single router or server. These pages are available as drill-down links or tabs from dashboard pages.
    For more information, see Context Pages.
To drill down to a context page from a dashboard, take one of the following steps:
  • Right-click a hyperlink on an item and select a context page tab
  • Click a hyperlink on an item to open the default context page tab.
The drill-down feature requires the Drill into Views role right.
Custom Dashboards
All dashboards can be customized with different set of views, context, and layouts. Custom dashboards can be used to troubleshoot issues or long term to monitor categories of items.
Examples:
  • A regional manager uses a dashboard that pins views to each site group in that region.
  • A systems administrator uses a dashboard to monitor all servers.
  • A network engineer uses a dashboard with views pinned to problematic routers or critical interfaces.
Change the Context
The dashboard context filters the data appears in views on the dashboard. When you select a group for a standard dashboard, you apply a filter to all views on the page. When you select a group context, items from all subgroups that are available to you appear in views on the dashboard. However, the same subgroups might not appear on the Items tab in Group administration. For more information on administering groups, see Groups.
You can also view dashboards in multiple windows, and apply a different data context to each dashboard.
Follow these steps:
  1. Click the [change] link under the title of the dashboard.
  2. Select a group from the group hierarchy.
  3. Click OK.
    All views on the page with dynamic context are refreshed to reflect the new data context. The change applies until you log out.
Change the Time Range
To filter data based on specific time periods, specify time ranges for dashboards. Changing the time range is useful for troubleshooting performance issues. For example, you can change the time range to show data from the last seven days. In this case, the time range helps you to determine whether an issue is occurring regularly.
You can select a precise time range for the performance data shown in the current dashboard. Use the time period selectors to select the day, the start time, and the end time. When you change the time range for a dashboard, the change applies to all dashboards in that window. To compare content in different time ranges, open the dashboard in multiple browser windows or modify specific views to show a fixed custom time range. 
Follow these steps:
  1. Click
    Change
     in the upper-right corner of the dashboard page. 
  2. Select a default time period from the list or specify a custom time range.
    The selected time range is applied to the dashboard.
Apply Business Hours to a Dashboard (3.6.1 and Higher Only)
This option is available with
CA Performance Management
3.6.1 and higher only.
Business hours filtering is supported for some views on a dashboard. Business hours filtering is not supported for trend charts where the option to enable events is selected. For more information, see Configure Business Hours Filtering.
You can specify business hours in multiple locations within the
Performance Center
user interface.
Business hours override other business hour settings in the following priority order:
  1. Business hours configured and associated with a site group. For more information, see Configure Business Hours Filtering.
  2. Business hour filters assigned to a view. For more information, see Customize Views.
  3. Business hours applied to a dashboard.
Follow these steps:
  1. Click 
    Apply Business Hours
    .
  2. Apply the business hours to a site listed in the 
    Site to apply
     drop-down.
  3. Click 
    Apply
    .
    The business hours for the specified site are applied to the dashboard. The business hours remain applied when you switch between tabs, change time ranges, and so on. If you go to a top-level dashboard or you change the context, the business hours filtering is removed.