Chapter 1. Cloud Intelligence Dashboard

Cloud Intelligence shows your virtual environment’s events, reports, and configurable alerts. This information supports better information technology decision making and predictions for future virtual machine management.

When you log in to the console, it brings you directly to the Cloud Intelligence Dashboard page by default. The console uses widgets to organize this page, providing you with a default set of commonly used widgets. The configuration items on these widgets are clickable, allowing you to drill down directly to a referenced item.

Customize this page to include the charts, reports, and RSS feeds you specifically want to see as soon as you log in to the console. You can add, remove, move, minimize, zoom into, and maximize widgets. Only users with the proper access can create widgets.

1.1. Adding a Widget

You can add widgets to the dashboard to accommodate the information you want to see upon login.

  1. Navigate to Cloud IntelligenceDashboard.
  2. Click 2259 (Add a Widget).
  3. Select the widget you want to add from the list.
Note

Only widgets that are not currently showing on the dashboard will appear in this list.

1.2. Resetting to the Default Set of Widgets

You can reset to default set of widgets according to your needs with the following steps:

  1. Navigate to Cloud IntelligenceDashboard.
  2. Click 1900 (Reset Dashboard Widgets to the defaults).

1.3. Removing a Widget

You can remove a widget when you no longer need the widget to be displayed in the dashboard.

  1. Navigate to Cloud IntelligenceDashboard.
  2. From the widget that you want to remove, click 2260 (Remove from Dashboard) in the upper right corner of the widget.
  3. Click OK.

The widget is removed from the dashboard, but it is not deleted. It can be added again if needed.

1.4. Zooming in to a Chart Widget

  1. Navigate to Cloud IntelligenceDashboard.
  2. From the chart widget that you want to enlarge, click 2261 (Zoom in) in the upper right corner of the widget.

The enlarged chart is opened in its own pop-up window. To close this window, click 226X (Close) in the upper right corner.

1.5. Opening a Chart or Report Widget in Its Own Window

  1. Navigate to Cloud IntelligenceDashboard.
  2. From the chart or report widget that you want to enlarge, click 2262 (Open the chart and full report in new window) in the upper right corner of the widget.
  3. Click OK.

1.6. Minimizing or Maximizing a Widget

  1. Navigate to Cloud IntelligenceDashboard.
  2. From the chart or report widget that you want to maximize, click 2263 (Minimize) or 2264 (Full Screen) in the upper right corner of the widget.

1.7. Downloading a Report Widget as a File

  1. Navigate to Cloud IntelligenceDashboard.
  2. From the chart or report widget that you want to download as a PDF, click 2134 [(Download PDF) in the upper right corner of the widget.
  3. Click OK.