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

If you saved this dashboard for later viewing, it opens the main sheet (only) in view mode. To further customize (if you have permission), select Edit.

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 It is possible to create multiple sheets (widgets) in the advanced custom dashboards.
    Instead of having many custom dashboards with a single section each, you can 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.

    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
  6. Step 6 It is possible to create multiple tabs within a single dashboard where each tab presents a separate dashboard.

    Tell your story visually by using a sequence of tabs. For example: (a) a list of devices on which antivirus scan was successfully completed, (b) a list of devices on which it failed, (c) a list of viruses found across organization, (d) a trend of all scanning operations, etc.

    1. a Open an advanced dashboard.
    2. b Using the buttons in the bottom, create as many sheets as you want to display on the first dashboard.
      Add a worksheet or dashboard
    3. c Create the first dashboard and rename it.
      Add a new dashboard within an advanced one to create a multi-tabs dashboard
    4. d Using the buttons in the bottom, create as many sheets as you want to display on the second dashboard.
    5. e Create the second dashboard and rename it.
    6. f Repeat steps d & e as many times as you need.
    7. g Highlight a new dashboard to save it.
      Focus on a new dashboard to save it

      Once created and saved, Aternity will display it for you as a dashboard with multiple tabs next time you access it.

      Move from tab to tab within advanced dashboard to tell your story

      For more information on how to open multiple dashboard sheets in Tableau, see the Tableau tutorial.