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Chapter 2. My Settings

The options under the My Settings menu allow you to configure options specific to the user account with which you log in to the Red Hat CloudForms user interface, such as the default view displayed on login, and personal tags. You can also configure the color scheme, button options, and external RSS feeds on the main dashboard.

2.1. Visual Settings

The options under the Visual menu allow you to configure how user interface elements are displayed in the web user interface. For all options, click Save to update the settings, or click Reset to undo any unsaved changes that have been made on the current screen.

2.1.1. Grid and Tile Icons

This group of settings is used to control the view of your virtual thumbnails. Each thumbnail can be viewed as a single icon or as an icon with four quadrants. Use the quadrant view to see a component’s properties at a glance.

Use the following procedure to change grid and tile icons:

  1. From the settings menu, navigate to My Settings, then click on the Visual tab.
  2. In Grid/Tile Icons, set items to ON to display all four quadrants for the item, or OFF to display only one icon.
  3. Click Save.

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  • Set Show Infrastructure Provider Quadrants to ON to see the four icons in your provider under ComputeInfrastructureProviders.
  • Set Show Cloud Provider Quadrants to ON to see the four icons in your hosts under CloudProviders.
  • Set Show Host Quadrants to ON to see the four icons in your hosts under ComputeInfrastructureHosts.
  • Set Show Datastores Quadrants to ON to see the four icons in your datastores under ComputeInfrastructureDatastores.
  • Set Show VM Quadrants to ON to see the four icons in your virtual machines under ComputeInfrastructureVirtual Machines.
  • Set Show Template Quadrants to ON to see the four icons in your templates under ComputeInfrastructureVirtual MachinesTemplates.

Set any of the above options to OFF to see only one icon instead of four quadrants.

  • Use the Truncate Long Text list to specify how the names of items are displayed if they are too long to show in full. Select the option based on the pattern shown.

2.1.2. Setting Default Items Per Page

Use the following procedure to set the default number of items to display on each resource page.

  1. From the settings menu, navigate to My Settings, then click on the Visual tab.
  2. In the Default Items Per Page area, select the default number of items to display for each view from the corresponding drop down list. 2017
  3. Click Save.

2.1.3. Setting the Start Page

Use the following procedure to set the default start page after logging in. For example, instead of going to the Red Hat CloudForms dashboard, you can set the default start page to see a list of your virtual machines.

  1. From the settings menu, navigate to My Settings, then click on the Visual tab.
  2. In the Start Page area, select the page to display at login. 2018
  3. Click Save.

2.1.4. Setting Display Settings

Use the following procedure to set your own themes, colors, and time zone for the console. These settings are specific to the logged-on user.

  1. From the settings menu, navigate to My Settings, then click on the Visual tab.
  2. Make selections from Display Settings for the following items: 2141

    1. Use Chart Theme to select a group of colors and font sizes specifically for charts.
    2. Use Time Zone to select the time zone in which to display the console.

      Note

      In time zones where clocks are set forward for daylight savings time, the time zone correctly displays as EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) in the console. When the clocks are set back, it correctly displays as EST (Eastern Standard Time).

    3. Use Locale to select the language in which to display the console.
  3. Click Save.

2.2. Default Views

The options under the Default View menu allow you to configure the default layout used to display individual screens in the Red Hat CloudForms user interface. The options you select under this menu specify the default options for each screen, but you can also change the layout for each screen using the layout buttons on each screen.

2.2.1. Setting Default Views for the User Interface

Use the following procedure to set general view options:

  1. From the settings menu, navigate to My Settings, then click on the Default Views tab.
  2. In the General area, click the appropriate button for the way you want to view each type of screen listed. The selected view shows as a blue icon.

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  3. Click 2020 (Grid View) to view virtual thumbnails or icons.
  4. Click 2021 (Tile View) for a view that combines the virtual thumbnail with some text properties that describe the items.
  5. Click 2022 (List View) to view a detailed text listing.
  6. Click 2023 (Expanded View) for an expanded view.
  7. Click 2024 (Compressed View) for a compressed view.
  8. Click 2025 (Exists Mode) to view only whether an attribute exists or not.
  9. Click Save.

2.2.2. Setting Default Views for Services

Use the following procedure to set default views for services in the ComputeServices tab.

  1. From the settings menu, navigate to My Settings, then click on the Default Views tab.
  2. In the Services area, click the appropriate button for the way you want to view each item. 7115

    • Click 2020 (Grid View) to view virtual thumbnails or icons.
    • Click 2021 (Tile View) for a view that combines the virtual thumbnail with some text properties that describe the items.
    • Click 2022 (List View) to view a text listing.
  3. Click Save.

2.2.3. Setting Default Views for Clouds

Use the following procedure to set default views for clouds in the ComputeClouds tab.

  1. From the settings menu, navigate to My Settings, then click on the Default Views tab.
  2. In the Clouds area, click the appropriate button for the way you want to view each item. Clouds

    • Click 2020 (Grid View) to view virtual thumbnails or icons.
    • Click 2021 (Tile View) for a view that combines the virtual thumbnail with some text properties that describe the items.
    • Click 2022 (List View) to view a detailed text listing.
  3. Click Save.

2.2.4. Setting Default Views for Infrastructure Components

Use the following procedure to set default views for infrastructure components in the ComputeInfrastructure tab.

  1. From the settings menu, navigate to My Settings, then click on the Default Views tab.
  2. In the Infrastructure area, click the appropriate button for the way you want to view each item. 2032

    • Click 2020 (Grid View) to view virtual thumbnails or icons.
    • Click 2021 (Tile View) for a view that combines the virtual thumbnail with some text properties that describe the items.
    • Click 2022 (List View) to view a detailed text listing.
  3. Click Save.

2.2.5. Setting Default Views for Containers

Use the following procedure to set default views for containers in the ComputeContainers tab.

  1. From the settings menu, navigate to My Settings, then click on the Default Views tab.
  2. In the Containers area, click the appropriate button for the way you want to view each item. Containers

    • Click 2020 (Grid View) to view virtual thumbnails or icons.
    • Click 2021 (Tile View) for a view that combines the virtual thumbnail with some text properties that describe the items.
    • Click 2022 (List View) to view a text listing.
  3. Click Save.

2.3. Default Filters

The options the Default Filters menu allow you to configure the default filters displayed for your hosts, virtual machines, and templates. These settings are available to all users.

2.3.1. Setting Default Filters for Cloud

To set default filters for cloud components:

  1. From the settings menu, navigate to My Settings, then click on the Default Filters tab.
  2. From the Cloud folder, check the boxes for the default filters that you want available. Items that have changed show in blue text.
  3. Click Save.

2.3.2. Setting Default Filters for Containers

To set default filters for containers:

  1. From the settings menu, navigate to My Settings, then click on the Default Filters tab.
  2. From the Containers folder, check the boxes for the default filters that you want available. Items that have changed show in blue text.
  3. Click Save.

2.3.3. Setting Default Filters for Infrastructure

To set default filters for infrastructure components:

  1. From the settings menu, navigate to My Settings, then click on the Default Filters tab.
  2. In the Infrastructure folder, select the default filters that you want available. Items that have changed show in blue text.
  3. Click Save.

2.3.4. Setting Default Filters for Services

To Set Default Filters for Services:

  1. From the settings menu, navigate to My Settings, then click on the Default Filters tab.
  2. In the Services folder, select the default filters that you want available. Items that have changed show in blue text.
  3. Click Save.

2.4. Time Profiles

The options under the Time profiles menu allow you to specify the hours for which data is displayed when viewing capacity and utilization screens. Time profiles are also used to configure performance and trend reports, and for Optimize pages.

2.4.1. Creating a Time Profile

To create a time profile:

  1. From the settings menu, navigate to My Settings, then click on the Time Profiles tab.
  2. Click 1847 (Configuration), and plus green (Add a new Time Profile). 2039
  3. Type a meaningful name in the Description field.
  4. Select the users who can access the time profile from the Scope list:

    • Select All Users to create a time profile that is available to all users. Only the super administration and administration roles can create, edit, and delete a global profile.
    • Select Current User if this time profile should only be available to the user creating it.
  5. Check the Days and Hours for the time profile.
  6. For Timezone, you can select a specific time zone or, you can let the user select a time zone when displaying data.
  7. If you select a specific time zone, you also have the option to Roll Up Daily Performance data. This option is only available to users with the administration or super administration role. Enabling the Roll Up Daily Performance option reduces the time required to process daily capacity and utilization reports and to display daily capacity and utilization charts.
  8. Click Add.
Note

The following relationships exist between time zones and performance reports:

  • The configured time zone in a performance report is used to select rolled up performance data, regardless of the user’s selected time zone.
  • If the configured time zone is null, it defaults to UTC time for performance reports.
  • If there is no time profile with the report’s configured time zone that is also set to roll up capacity and utilization data, the report does not find any records.

For non-performance reports, the user’s time zone is used when displaying dates and times in report rows.

2.4.2. Editing a Time Profile

To edit a time profile:

  1. From the settings menu, navigate to My Settings, then click on the Time Profiles tab.
  2. Check the time profile you want to edit.
  3. Click 1847 (Configuration), and 1851 (Edit selected Time Profile).
  4. Make the required changes.
  5. Click Save.

2.4.3. Copying a Time Profile

To copy a time profile:

  1. From the settings menu, navigate to My Settings, then click on the Time Profiles tab.
  2. Check the time profile you want to copy.
  3. Click 1847 (Configuration), and 1859 (Copy selected Time Profile).
  4. Make the required changes.
  5. Click Save.

2.4.4. Deleting a Time Profile

To delete a time profile:

  1. From the settings menu, navigate to My Settings, then click on the Time Profiles tab.
  2. Check the time profile you want to delete.
  3. Click 1847 (Configuration), and gui delete (Delete selected Time Profiles).
  4. Click Save.