Access Dashboards in the Dashboard Library

SteelCentral Aternity™ includes an extensive set of dashboards out of the box that provide its users with solutions for key use cases.

It also provides a set of data sources that allow users to create their own dashboards, improving solutions for existing use cases as well as providing solutions for new use cases. Many of these dashboards are extremely useful to everyone and non-intuitive to create.

The Dashboard Library allows the Aternity user community to share these dashboards between users allowing everyone to gain from great amount of time people invested in creating these dashboards.

Browse the library to view some new dashboards, add them to your dashboard collection or use them as inspiration and edit them to better suit your needs before saving them. Contribute to the community by suggesting your own dashboards to be part of the library allowing other Aternity customers benefit from this and use these dashboards for their own metrics.

You can suggest a new dashboard in one of the existing categories or even suggest adding a completely new category. Once Aternity SaaS Administration approves your suggestion and adds your dashboard to the library, others will benefit from your contribution. When other users open that dashboard in their account, it shows the relevant data of that account.

The Aternity dashboard Library presents a vast variety of new categories and dashboards accessible from the Main Menu.

Access the Library from the Main Menu
View all dashboards available in the library
There are endless ways you can use the shared dashboards to check almost anything you want to investigate. The library share data on the following things and more:
  • What device models you need to replace due to their bad performance

  • Who in the organization uses a forbidden software

  • A weekly performance pattern of applications

  • What user activities use the most of network resources

  • and so on

The library will always be updated with a new content. Here are several examples of categories in the library:
  • Compliance – These dashboards provide a robust compliance solution, allowing corporations to monitor and respond to various potential risks. Here are some examples of such risks: users who use unapproved software versions or even a forbidden by the company software, a suspiciously high activity during off-hours, user’s activities that use abnormally high network resources, and more.

  • Applications – These dashboards provide application owners and IT people with a wide variety of monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities to help them manage their apps.

  • Inventory – These dashboards provide tools for a proper inventory management of organizational assets, including the tools for better purchasing decisions, device transition tracking (for example, how many devices still have old Windows versions), and more.

  • Virtualization – These dashboards provide tools for better understanding and managing complex virtual environments of virtual desktops and virtual application servers. These tools provide an alternative look at Remote Display Latency, as well as an overview of the virtual application server.

  • Browse All – Here you can find all dashboards that exist in the Library, no matter to what category they belong. This view allows you to search for a specific dashboard out of all dashboards in the library, as well as to sort them by their Last Modified date. To see new dashboards added to the library since your last visit, use the Browse All page and sort dashboards by the Last Modified date, so that you locate all those dashboards that were added/modified after your last visit to the library.

Many people invest time and create a great amount of useful non-intuitive dashboards and solutions for better analyzing the organizational needs. Share these solutions with everybody by suggesting your dashboards to be part of the library. Other Aternity customers can benefit from this and use these dashboards for their own metrics. The library by default provides dashboards created by Aternity, but once Aternity SaaS Administration approves your suggestion and adds your dashboard to the library, others will benefit from your contribution.

To Do This: Do This:

To get to the library

Go to the Main Menu > Library. Select the required category or All to see all available in the library dashboards.

To open a dashboard from the Library

Find the right dashboard type to display your most important metrics. Once you open a dashboard from your account, it presents the actual data from your enterprise in the predefined format.

  1. Go to the Main Menu > Library and select the category; alternatively, select All to see all available in the library dashboards.
  2. Select the required dashboard by clicking Go to dashboard.

To save the dashboard to your menu

  1. Select the required dashboard.
  2. Select Save at the right upper corner of the window.
  3. Select in what category you want to save this dashboard.

Now it appears in the Main Menu. If you just saved it, without editing, then each time you open it, it will be immediately updated with all latest changes that were made to the original dashboard in the library. In other words, your saved dashboard is embedded in your menu and stays always updated according to its origin in the library.

This operation is similar to a subscription. The difference is that you subscribe to the whole category, but you save a certain single dashboard.

To subscribe for a specific category

Go to the Main Menu > Library > All, select one of the tabs to open the required category, and then select Subscribe to Category to add the category and all of its current and future dashboards to your menu.

Alternatively, go to the Main Menu > Library, select the required category, and then select Subscribe to Category.

Every change to this category in the library, will automatically apply to the category and its dashboards in your menu. The changes are performed by the library manager. You cannot delete or edit these dashboards from the Main Menu.

Subscribe to the category
See the category to which you have just subscribed in the Main Menu

To unsubscribe from the category

To delete the category from the menu, go to the Main Menu > Library, open the category you want to unsubscribe from and then select Unsubscribe from Category.

To quickly search for a specific dashboard name

Easily search for a specific dashboard by its name, using the Search field at the right upper corner of the window.

To sort dashboards

Easily sort by dashboard name or by the Last Modifieddate, using the Sort by drop-down at the right upper corner of the window.

To view newly added dashboards since your last visit

To see new dashboards added to the library since your last visit, use the Browse All page and sort dashboards by the Last Modified date, so that you locate all those dashboards that were added/modified after your last visit to the library.

To edit a dashboard from the library

  1. Go to the Main Menu > Library > All.
  2. Select one of the listed categories.
  3. Select the required dashboard by clicking Go to dashboard.
  4. Select Edit Dashboard at the right upper corner of the window.
Note

Editing a dashboard creates a local copy in the Main Menu that you can share with your organization. The edited copy is not linked and do not affect its origin in the library. Since it is not tied to the library anymore, you will not see the updates done to this dashboard in the library.

To edit the saved in your menu dashboard

If you saved the dashboard for later viewing and now you want to edit it, select the dashboard in the Main Menu under the category where you saved this dashboard, and then select the Edit icon next to its name.

Edit the saved in your menu dashboard
Note

Editing a dashboard creates a local copy in the Main Menu that you can share with your organization. The edited copy is not linked and do not affect its origin in the library. Since it is not tied to the library anymore, you will not see the updates done to this dashboard in the library.

To delete a dashboard from your menu

Select the dashboard you saved to your menu and then select the Delete icon next to its name.
Delete the dashboard from the Main Menu

To suggest your dashboard as a candidate for the library

Select the dashboard you edited, saved and shared. Only when the dashboard saved and shared with somebody, the icon appears on the top bar. Select to send the form to the Aternity SaaS Administration. In the dialog, enter the name for the dashboard and its description and click Suggest.

Once approved, the dashboard will appear in the library. When other users open that dashboard in their account, it shows the relevant data of that account.
Suggest your developed dashboard as a candidate to the Aternity library