Customizing your Dashboard

Last updated: Sat Oct 20 14:35:25 GMT 2018

In ThousandEyes, you can configure your Dashboard page to meet your own individual needs.  If you have a role with the appropriate permissions, you can configure a Dashboard and make it available for other users in your own Account Group.  It's pretty simple to customize as needed - just check out the details below:

Dashboard configuration

To view or configure new or existing Dashboards, start at the top of your Dashboards page.

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  1. Use the Current selector to choose one of the Dashboards shared within your Account Group or private dashboards you've created for yourself.
  2. Click the Dashboard link and select New Blank Dashboard to configure a new blank Dashboard.
  3. Click the Dashboard link and select New from this Dashboard to configure a copy of the current Dashboard. The word "Copy" will be appended to the name.
  4. Click the Dashboard link and select Edit Settings to open the current Dashboard's settings (but not widgets) for editing.
  5. Click the Dashboard link and select Delete to delete the current Dashboard.
  6. Click the Add/Manage Widgets button to edit both the widgets of the current Dashboad as well as the Dashboard's settings.

Settings

Select Edit Settings from the Dashboard link to configure the current Dashboard's settings:

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  1. The Current box displays the name of the Dashboard whose settings are being viewed. Click in the box to edit the Dashboard name. The name of a Dashboard is shown when the Dashboard is used on the Dashboard page.  
  2. The Private checkbox indicates that this Dashboard will be viewable by only you. If this box is unchecked, the Dashboard is available to anyone from the Account Group in which the user created the Dashboard.
  3. The User Default checkbox indicates that this Dashboard will be your default Dashboard--the one that appears when the Dashboard page is opened (you can still select and view other Dashboards using the Current selector on the Dashboard page).  The user's default Dashboard is displayed as "Default (Dashboard name)" in the Current selector to indicate its status as the default.  If this box is unchecked, the Dashboard page displays Dashboard which is the Account Group Default.  
  4. The Account Group Default checkbox indicates that this Dashboard will be used as a default for all users in the current Account Group.  A User Default supersedes an Account Group default.   Only users with a role having the Set dashboard template as account group default permission can set an Account Group default.
  5. Click the Done Editing button when finished editing to return to the Dashboard page.

Be careful when editing a Dashboard's settings, since all changes are immediately applied for all users using the Dashboard.

Widgets

Click the Add/Manage Widgets button to open the current Dashboard's widgets for configuration (settings can also be configured).

At the top of the page, the available widget types will be shown in the Add New Widgets panel:

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Click the Dashboard Widgets to display just the widgets which are used for Dashboards:
 
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Click the Report Widgets to display just the widgets which are common to Reports and Dashboards:
 
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Widget configuration

Widgets can be added to the Dashboard by clicking and dragging the widget's icon from the Add New Widgets panel to the page below. Once a widget is dragged into the configuration, it can be configured. To reposition a widget within the Dashboard, drag it above or below another widget.

Click the Settings (gear icon) to expand or close a widget. Click the More Actions menu (three vertical dots icon) to rename, delete or duplicate the widget. Click the chevron (< or > icon, if present) to change the widget to full or half the page width.

Once your configuration is complete, click the Return to Dashboard button.

Configuration specific to each widget type follows.

Alert Grid

Alert Grid widgets display alerts from tests, broken down by Agent or BGP Monitor.
 
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Alert Type: Agents will display the Account Group's Agents across the top of the Alert Grid.  BGP will display BGP Monitors.

Filter all/any: Enter one or more filter criteria.  Filter criteria will be displayed when you place focus on the text field.  With "all" the filter displays matches of the criteria that meet all the criteria in the text field.  With "any" the filter displays matches if any of the criteria are met.  For example, two Test Name criteria of "ThousandEyes" and "Support" would match the tests "My ThousandEyes", "ThousandEyes Support site" and "Linux support website" if the selection were "any".  If the selection were "all", then the only match would be "ThousandEyes Support site".

Exclude all/any: Identical to Filter all/any above, except matches cause exclusion from display in the widget.

Enterprise Agent Status

Enterprise Agent Status widgets display Enterprise Agents on a world map, using the Agent IP address with the ThousandEyes geolocation database, or manually configured geographical information to place the Agent in the correct location on the map.
 
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Show: Owned Agents displays only those Enterprise Agents that belong to the user's current Account Group (i.e. Agents installed using the Account Group's token).  All Assigned Agents displays owned Agents plus any Enterprise Agents shared to your Account Group from another Account Group in your Organization.

Agents/Agent Groups: This selector allows the widget to display either by individual Agents or by Agent Groups. Agent Groups include both Custom Groups (user-defined) and built-in groups such as Cloud Agents or Proxied Agents.

Filter: Allows for selection of specific Agents or Agent Groups.

Tests

Tests widgets display a list of tests.  Each test lists the name the test type, the test's alert status and a 12-hour trend graph of key metrics relevant to that test type.
 
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Filter all/any: Enter one or more filter criteria.  Filter criteria will be displayed when you place focus on the text field.  With "all" the filter displays matches of the criteria that meet all the criteria in the text field.  With "any" the filter displays matches if any of the criteria are met.  For example, two Test Name criteria of "ThousandEyes" and "Support" would match the tests "My ThousandEyes", "ThousandEyes Support site" and "Linux support website" if the selection were "any".  If the selection were "all", then the match would only be "ThousandEyes Support site".

Exclude all/any: Identical to Filter all/any above, except matches cause exclusion from display in the widget.

Report

Report widgets display a report for the Dashboad in the same manner that reports widgets are configured using the Reports feature.  Every type of report widget that is available in the Reports feature can be used in a Dashboard. Consult the ThousandEyes Knowledge Base article Working with Reports for information on what each type of reports widget provides and how the widget is configured.