Firepower System dashboards provide you with at-a-glance views of current system status, including data about the events collected and generated by the system. You can also use dashboards to see information about the status and overall health of the appliances in your deployment. Keep in mind that the information the dashboard provides depends on how you license, configure, and deploy the system.
The dashboard is a complex, highly customizable monitoring feature that provides exhaustive data. For a broad, brief, and colorful picture of your monitored network, use the Context Explorer.Dashboards are available on the Firepower Management Center and 7000 & 8000 Series devices.
A dashboard uses tabs to display widgets: small, self-contained components that provide insight into different aspects of the system. For example, the predefined Appliance Information widget tells you the appliance name, model, and currently running version of the Firepower System software. The system constrains widgets by the dashboard time range, which you can change to reflect a period as short as the last hour or as long as the last year.
The system is delivered with several predefined dashboards, which you can use and modify. If your user role has access to dashboards (Administrator, Maintenance User, Security Analyst, Security Analyst [Read Only], and custom roles with the Dashboards permission), by default your home page is the predefined Summary Dashboard. However, you can configure a different default home page, including non-dashboards. You can also change the default dashboard. Note that if your user role cannot access dashboards, your default home page is relevant to the role; for example, a Discovery Admin sees the Network Discovery page.
You can also use predefined dashboards as the base for custom dashboards, which you can either share or restrict as private. Unless you have Administrator access, you cannot view or modify private dashboards created by other users.
Some drill-down pages and table views of events include a Dashboard toolbar link that you can click to view a relevant predefined dashboard. If you delete a predefined dashboard or tab, the associated toolbar links do not function.
In a multidomain deployment, you cannot view dashboards from ancestor domains; however, you can create new dashboards that are copies of the higher-level dashboards.