Key Task: Customize a Dashboard to Analyze Process Resources (Advanced)

Use Analyze Process Resources (Advanced) to customize the dashboard to display any data you need to investigate your own theories on any managed application's resource usage (PRC), which would slow down devices. Add your own columns, design your own fields with custom calculations, and apply them to any of the attributes which you want to examine.

For example, you can build a trend graph showing the recent process resource consumption of an application in a department over the past week, or the PRC trend for all those using a certain type of device at different times of the day.

Customize your own Analyze Process Resources dashboard
Tip

You can also view and analyze this data using the APPLICATION_RESOURCES_HOURLY REST API. (Learn more).

Procedure

  1. Step 1 Open a browser and sign in to Aternity.
  2. Step 2 Select Main Menu > Analyze > Process Resources (Advanced).
  3. Step 3 Add columns and rows as required to correlate the data you need with the application events you are tracking.

    For more information on the full editing capabilities of this dashboard, see http://www.tableau.com/learn/training. View the following training sections:

    • Visual Analytics

    • Calculations

    • Tableau Server

    • How To

    Tip

    If you receive a communication error 504, ensure that your dashboard does not list too many rows (like all your device names or usernames). You can narrow the scope of the data displayed by selecting Show Filter for that attribute and selecting the values to display. To further improve dashboard performance, select Aggregation Type > Hourly or Daily, and do not include Tableau's level of detail expressions.

  4. Step 4 You can change the start time of the data displayed in the dashboard in the Timeframe menu in the top right corner of the dashboard.

    You can change the start time of the data displayed in the dashboard in the Timeframe menu in the top right corner of the dashboard.

    You can access data in this dashboard (retention) going back up to 14 days. This dashboard's data refreshes every hour.

    Note

    If you save this dashboard for later viewing, it opens in view mode, and if you have permission, you can select Edit to further customize its view.

  5. Step 5 You can create multiple sheets (widgets) in the advanced custom dashboards.
    Instead of having many custom dashboards with a single section each, you can now create a single dashboard with all sections you need. This allows more information to be provided within one dashboard displaying much more holistic view, as well as much stronger analytics by cross filtering between the sheets.
    Create multiple sheets in the same dashboard.
    For more information on how to open multiple dashboard sheets in Tableau, see the Tableau tutorial.
    Timeframe drop-down menu in the top right corner of the screen serves all widgets. Use it to set the required timeframe for each widget if necessary.
    Set timeframe in the top right corner of the screen

    Once you have created several widgets and then a dashboard that uses these widgets, save a new dashboard. Make sure to click Save while focusing on the dashboard (in the bottom of the screen there is a list of all open tabs). Note that if, by mistake, the focus is on a widget, the saved view will display this widget instead of dashboard. Click Edit to make changes.

    Focus on a new dashboard to save it