Key Task: Create a Custom Dashboard to Analyze Discovered Applications (Analyze Applications (Advanced))

Use Analyze Applications (Advanced) to customize the dashboard to display any data you need to investigate your own theories on any application's performance (including discovered applications with no activities defined). Add your own columns, design your own fields with custom calculations, and apply them to any of the attributes in the system which you want to examine.

Tip

For advanced analysis data for managed applications which includes activities and their response times, use the Analyze Business Activities (Advanced) dashboard.

If the data you need for your investigation is not provided in the set of columns displayed in any other Analyze dashboard, use this screen to customize and tailor the dashboard to display the fields you need to check the data you need.

The Analyze Applications (Advanced) dashboard

There are endless ways you can use the data from this dashboard to check almost anything you want to investigate.

For example, you can check any laptops whose configurations are more than three years old, with an old disk image, whether they have performance problems running two specific discovered applications at the same time, when located in the Minneapolis office. As part of implementing this, identify a property which is common with all those devices (RAM, disk, hostname prefix or CPU configuration), then you can create a custom calculated field which isolates only these devices.

Procedure

  1. Step 1 Open a browser and log in to Aternity.
  2. Step 2 Select Main Menu > Analyze > Applications (Advanced).
    Accessing the Analyze Applications (Advanced) dashboard
  3. Step 3 To customize the dashboard further, to add your own fields with custom calculations, and to add columns, select Edit in the top bar of the window.

    For example, you can add a column showing the UXI to this dashboard by dragging UXI from the Measures section of the side bar to the Columns row at the top of the screen.

    Adding a column to the dashboard

    As another example, you can create your own custom data item called Is a lab Laptop which returns True only if the device's hostname starts with the characters LAB_, as in LAB_Lenovo1. After you create this data type, you can create a filter to limit this dashboard's view to laptops for the lab only.

    Creating a data item for filtering

    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

  4. Step 4 You can change the timeframe of this dashboard in the Timeframe menu in the top right corner of the dashboard.

    Choose the start time of the data displayed in this dashboard.

    You can access data in this dashboard (retention) going back up to 21 days. This dashboard's data refreshes every hour.