Cisco Unified Intelligence Center User Guide, Release 10.0(1)
Dashboards
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Dashboards

Dashboards

Dashboard is a unique feature of Cisco Unified Intelligence Center, which lets you display multiple objects like a web page, some widgets, and some reports in a consolidated view. Dashboards are contained in categories and sub-categories.


Note


You can view or create a dashboard only if have permissions to that category or sub-category.


Create Dashboard

Follow these steps to create a dashboard.

Procedure
    Step 1   Click the Dashboard tab.
    Step 2   On the Dashboard tab, right-click the folder where you want to place the dashboard, and select Create Dashboard.
    Step 3   Name the dashboard in the Create Dashboard window.
    Step 4   Assign permissions to users, and click OK.

    View a Dashboard

    To view a dashboard, click a dashboard or right-click a dashboard and select View.


    Note


    If you have Execute permissions, you can view a dashboard, based on your permission for the dashboard's category. Also, if you cannot view the category then you cannot locate the dashboard, even if you have Execute or Write permission for the dashboard.


    Procedure
      Step 1   Click Add to add items to the dashboard. By default, the new dashboard is empty.
      Note   

      A Dashboard Designer user without Write permissions can add items to a dashboard but cannot save the added items.

      Step 2   Click Auto Refresh to refresh data in real time. By default, Auto Refresh is checked.
      Step 3   Click Refresh to refresh the data in the system window. This refresh does not change the state of the Auto Refresh check box.
      Step 4   Select Slideshow to view the dashboard items as a slideshow. This is disabled until you have added items to the dashboard.
      Step 5   Click Pop Out to Open the dashboard permalink in a new browser.
      Step 6   Click Help to open the help page for dashboard.
      Step 7   Click Save.

      Add Item to Dashboard

      You can add the following items to a dashboard:

      • Report: Display an existing report on the dashboard.

      • Schedule: Display a scheduled report on the dashboard.

      • URL: Display a web page on the dashboard.

      • Sticky Note: Add sticky notes to the dashboard.

      • Custom Widgets: Add custom widgets to the dashboard.

      Figure 1. Widgets on the Dashboard



      Follow these steps to add items to the Dashboard.

      Procedure
        Step 1   Click Dashboards drawer.
        Step 2   Click the dashboard that you want to add items to.
        Note   

        You can also create a dashboard and add items to it. See Create Dashboard.

        Step 3   On the dashboard, click Add.
        Step 4   In the Title box, enter the name of the item.
        Step 5   From the Type drop-down list, select the type of item that you want to add.
        Step 6   In the Size section, define the width and height of the item in pixels.
        Step 7   In the Position section, define how far the item will be placed from the left side and from the top of the dashboard.
        Step 8   In the Dashboard Item Content section, define the dashboard item that you selected in Step 5.

        To display a report:

        1. Click the arrows to navigate through the folders to the report that you want to display on the dashboard.
        2. Select the report.
        3. Click OK.

        To display a scheduled report:

        1. Select the schedule from the Schedule box.
          Note   

          You can search for the schedule using the Search schedule box.

        2. Click OK.

        To display a URL:

        1. In the URL box, enter the address of the web page that you want to display on the dashboard.
        2. Click OK.

        To display a custom widget:

        1. In the Content box, enter Java code of the widget that you want to show on the dashboard.
        2. Click OK.

        To display a Sticky Note:

        1. In the Content box, enter content for the sticky note.
        2. Click OK.

        Run a Slideshow

        Use the Slideshow feature to view the dashboard items that you added in a new window.

        Follow these steps to use the slideshow feature:

        Procedure
          Step 1   Click Slideshow in the toolbar. This launches the slideshow in a new window.
          Note   

          If a dashboard has only one item, you can run a slideshow, but you will not notice a change.

          Step 2   Perform the following actions to start, stop, pause, and set interval for the slideshow.
          • Play—Starts the slideshow.
          • Pause—Temporarily pauses the slideshow.
          • Stop—Stops the slideshow and returns to the dashboard.
          • Set Interval—Opens a dialog box where you can set the interval for the slideshow.
            Note   

            The minimum interval is 1 and the maximum is 900 seconds.