Customize Your User Settings

Each user account provides customization options for your default dashboard and personal settings:
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Each user account provides customization options for your default dashboard and personal settings:
 
 
Set a Dashboard as Your Home Page
To log in to your preferred dashboard, set that dashboard as your home page. By default, the first dashboard in your first menu is your home page.
 To return to your home page from any other page, click the logo in the upper left corner.
The following video shows how to set your default dashboard:
 

 
 
Follow these steps:
 
  1. Navigate to the dashboard that you want to set as your home page.
  2. (Optional) To set a specific context as your default, click the 
    [change]
     link and select the group context for the dashboard. The home page saves the context.
     If the selected group is removed from your permission set, your default permission group is used for the dashboard context.
  3. Click 
    More
    , and click 
    Set as Home Page
    . In the confirmation dialog, click 
    Yes
    .
    The selected dashboard is now your home page.
Customize User Account Settings
Each user account includes several configurable settings, such as preferred language and time zone. Your role rights determine the settings that you can access in the User Settings dialog. If your user account has the required role right, you can change your settings.
View suppression hides views when the required data source is not registered or when a required technology is not configured. Similar behavior applies to context tabs and custom menus. Menus and tabs that include only suppressed views are hidden. View suppression applies to the default views on out-of-the-box dashboards. View suppression does not hide views from administrators when they use the view categories to edit a dashboard.
When the data source that populates a view is registered, that view is no longer hidden.
The Suppress Views option is enabled by default. You can disable it for troubleshooting purposes, or to help you decide whether to deploy another data source.
The Item Display Name Option determines whether device and interface names appear as the display name or as the alias in dashboards and views. By default, all users see the display name.
 This option does 
not
 control how devices and interfaces appear in the device or interface inventory lists.
To modify this option, your user account requires the View Item Display Name or Name Alias role right.
 
Follow these steps:
 
  1. Click the name of your user account in the upper-right corner and click 
    User Settings
    .
  2. Modify your user account settings:
    •  
      Preferred Language
      Specify a language for the 
      CA Performance Center
       user interface. 
      CA Performance Center
       displays the selected language regardless of the language selected for the operating system or for the browser language.
       For a language to display appropriately, the relevant fonts must be installed.
    •  
      Email Address
       
    •  
      Time Zone
      The default time zone is UTC (Coordinated Universal Time).
      Changing the time zone after email schedules are set up in 
      CA Performance Center
       can cause incorrect times to appear in the Scheduled Emails UI.
    •  
      Time Display Format
      Select the default time format, either 12 hours or 24 hours.
    •  
      Default Group
      This group is the default context when you log in. The list only includes groups from your permission groups.
    • Select one of the following options from the 
      View Suppression
       drop-down:
      •  
        Suppress Views
        View suppression is enabled and views are hidden.
      •  
        Display All Views
        View suppression is disabled and all views appear.
    • Select one of the following options from the 
      Item Name Display Setting
       drop-down:
      •  
        Use Display Name
         
      •  
        Use Item Name Alias
         
  3. Click 
    Save
    .
Change User Password
You can change the password for your user account.
By default, user passwords must meet the following requirements:
  • Be different than the username
  • Minimum length of 8 characters
  • Maximum length of 30 characters
  • Contain at least 3 of the following types of characters:
    • Special characters
    • Uppercase letters (A-Z)
    • Lowercase letters (a-z)
    • Numbers (0-9)
If desired, you can disable these requirements.
 
Follow these steps:
 
  1. Click the name of your user account in the upper-right corner and click 
    Change Password
    .
  2. Enter the old password.
  3. Enter the new password.
  4. Confirm the new password.
  5. Click 
    Save
    .
Auto Refresh
You can turn auto refresh on and off using the option in the upper-right corner of the 
CA Performance Center
 user interface. Enabling auto refresh displays the most recent data. Auto refresh defaults to refresh every 60 seconds. However, this setting is adjustable. For example, if polling is set to 5 minutes, you can work with CA Support to set auto refresh to 5 minutes.
 Do not set auto refresh lower than the poll cycle.