Create a New Custom Dashboard View

UIM 20.3.3 lets you create new custom dashboard views using CA Business Intelligence (CABI) and add them to the OC Dashboards page. This ability helps you address situations where you want to create customized views of your dashboards depending on your needs. Therefore, in UIM 20.3.3, you can create these views in two ways: by using CABI or by using the already existing Dashboard Designer functionality.
The custom dashboard views that users create are specific only to those users. They are not account-specific.
Follow these steps:
  1. Access the OC UI.
  2. Click the Dashboard link in the left pane.
  3. Click the
    New Custom Dashboard
    tile. The
    Add Dashboard
    dialog opens:
  4. Enter the required information:
    • Dashboard Path:
      Lets you choose the specific dashboard that you want to use to create the custom dashboard view. Select the required dashboard from the drop-down list, which displays the dashboard name along with its path.
      The default alarm state, default time range, default minimum alarm, and default top N filters are applicable only for the out-of-the-box dashboards.
    • Default Alarm State:
      Lets you specify the alarm state that you want to use as the default value in the view. Select Open Alarms, Closed Alarms, or All Alarms from the drop-down list.
    • Default Time Range:
      Lets you specify the time range that you want to use as the default range in the view. Select the required duration from the drop-down list.
    • Default Minimum Alarm:
      Lets you specify the type of alarm that you want to use as the default value in the view. Select Information, Warning, Minor, Major, or Critical from the drop-down list.
    • Default Top N:
      Lets you specify the top N entities in your dashboard that you want to use as the default value in the view. Select the required value from the drop-down list.
    • Static Filters:
      A fixed dashboard filter defines the initial input parameters for the dashboard. The format is the filter name and then the array of the filter values. For example:
      • To collect data from the aws and vmware probes in a dashboard, enter {'prid':['aws','vmware']}.
      • To collect data in a dashlet for a specific device, enter {'cs_id':['6']}.
    • Dashcard Name:
      Lets you specify the name that you want to use for the custom dashboard view.
    • Description:
      Lets you specify a meaningful description for the dashboard view.
  5. Click
    Create
    .
The new custom dashboard tile is created and is displayed in the UI.
Example
This section contains an end-to-end example that explains the complete process of creating a custom CABI dashboard in the CABI UI. The example also shows how you can then access that CABI dashboard in the OC as a custom dashboard view.
Follow these steps:
  1. Log in to the OC. Click the
    Dashboards
    icon in the left pane and access any CABI dashboard (for example, IM Overview tile). This will create a session on the CABI server and will enable the single sign-on. Now, click the
    Reports
    icon in the left pane of the OC and then
    New Custom Report
    . This will automatically open the CABI server UI in a new tab.
    Alternatively, you can also directly access the CABI server by using its URL. Log in to the CABI server by using its URL with credentials as superuser/superuser.
  2. In the CABI UI, click the
    Dashboard
    option under the
    Create
    menu.
    All the existing reports in the repository are listed in the left pane.
  3. Identify the report that you want to see on your dashboard. This example uses the Alarms report to create the dashboard.
  4. From the
    Existing Content
    section, select the
    Alarms
    report and move it to the right pane. The report content is displayed in the right pane.
  5. Click the
    Save
    icon, then select
    Save Dashboard
    .
  6. Save the dashboard under the /public/ca/uim/dashboards/common/ location. Enter the name as
    Demo1
    .
  7. Click
    View, Repository
    .
  8. Navigate to the /public/ca/uim/dashboards/common/ location. You can find the Demo1 dashboard saved in this location.
  9. Log in to the OC.
  10. Click the
    Dashboards
    option in the left pane.
  11. In the
    Dashboards
    page, click the
    New Custom Dashboard
    tile. The
    Add Dashboard
    dialog opens.
  12. Select
    Demo1
    from the
    Dashboard Path
    drop-down list.
  13. Enter
    demo1dash
    in the
    Dashcard name
    field, and click
    Create
    . The created dashboard appears in the
    Dashboards
    page as follows (See the demo1dash tile):
  14. Click
    demo1dash
    to open the dashboard. It will display the alarms graph as follows: