Add Aternity's Dashboard Layouts

The Aternity dashboard layouts contain the names, calculations and layouts of the system's dashboards for this Aternity version. Customers of Aternity on-premise run this setup from the Aternity Management Server to plant them in the Dashboard Server via the Dashboard Gateway.

Important

(Large deployments only) Download the separate dashboard package for large deployments, containing settings and dashboard layouts which are specially performance tuned for large enterprises.

Add the dashboard layouts ONLY from the Management Server.

Add the layouts from the Management Server into the Dashboard Server via Dashboard Gateway

The Configuration Tool already has the dashboard layouts built in as part of the tool, but if Aternity releases a patch update, download the updated layouts separately and browse to them during the setup.

Before you begin

Before adding the Aternity dashboard layouts, you must:

Procedure

  1. Step 1 Access the Aternity Management Server.
  2. Step 2 Log in to the computer as a local administrator.

    To verify you are a local administrator on this computer, not a domain administrator, open the System control panel, select Advanced system settings > Computer Name, and confirm the Change button is active.

  3. Step 3 On that computer, launch the Configuration Tool from the Start menu, by right-clicking it and selecting Run as administrator to start.

    When you create any Aternity server it adds the Configuration Tool.

  4. Step 4 Select Tableau Dashboard Loader.
    Select to add dashboard layouts
  5. Step 5 Enter the details to connect to the Dashboard Gateway on the Aternity Dashboard Server.
    Connect to the Dashboard Gateway on the Aternity Dashboard Server
    Field Description
    Hostname / IP Address

    Enter the hostname or IP address of the Dashboard Gateway (which is the same as the Aternity Dashboard Server).

    Port

    Enter the port of the Dashboard Gateway, which you entered when creating the Dashboard Gateway.

    This is NOT the port for direct user access to the dashboards. This is the Dashboard Gateway port.

    Username / Password

    Enter the username and password of the Dashboard Gateway, which you entered when creating the Dashboard Gateway.

    Select Next to test the connection details to the Dashboard Gateway, which may take longer than expected.

  6. Step 6 Create and name a site on the Dashboard Server, by selecting Create a new site.

    You can only publish dashboard layouts into a named site. Enter a name of the site like production.

    Create a new site as the place to save the dashboard layouts
    Tip

    This allows you to have two sets of dashboards, one site for test and one site for production on the same computer.

    Select Next and wait until the site is set up successfully on the Dashboard Server.

  7. Step 7 Specify the dashboard layouts either built-in to the setup, or specify the file if you downloaded a separate dashboard update.

    (Large deployments only) Download the separate dashboard package for large deployments, containing settings and dashboard layouts which are specially performance tuned for large enterprises.

    Add the layouts built-in to the setup or a separate patch update
    Field Description
    Install Dashboards Shipped with Installer

    Select to add the dashboard layouts which are built-in to this Configuration Tool, if you did not download a separate dashboard layout package.

    Install Custom Dashboard Content

    Select to browse to a separate downloaded dashboards package.

  8. Step 8 Select Next > Finish to complete the process.
  9. Step 9 Restart the computer of the Dashboard Server.

    On the Dashboard Server, after the restart, access the Windows Services to verify that both the Dashboard Server service (tabsvc) and the Dashboard Gateway service (AternityPlatformGateway) are running.

  10. Step 10 Open a browser and sign in to Aternity.
  11. Step 11 Verify that you can see the full set of Aternity dashboards in your system.

    The dashboards would not display performance data at this stage, as you have not yet started gathering data from devices.