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Foglight Evolve 9.2 - User Guide

Online-Only Topics

You customize Quest Foglight by setting a variety of user preferences that include language, the default time range you want Quest Foglight to use, home pages, and themes.

For more information, see the following topics:

The User Preferences dashboard is under Configuration in the navigation panel. The options in this page enable you to change a number of settings in Quest Foglight. The choices you make here are saved with your user profile.


This setting controls the language used in the Quest Foglight browser interface. The default is the language set in the browser.

Refresh Interval

To ensure that the views display current data, Quest Foglight automatically refreshes the pages. This setting enables you to choose the length of the interval. The default is 300 seconds.

Time Zone

Choose one of:

Server Time: the time zone used in a Quest Foglight session is determined when you log in and is the local time zone for your server.

User Time: select the User Time setting to choose another time zone.

Time Range

This setting controls the default time range for the views. For more information, see Time Range. You can choose another interval to override the default setting of Last 4 Hours.

Working Module

Quest Foglight automatically assigns a different working module to each user. By default, the Working Module option is set to the module for your user account. If you have an Operator role, you cannot change your working module. Consult your organization’s Quest Foglight dashboard developer if you want to change working modules.

Disable Pulse on Fatal

By default, some components pulse if their state is fatal. To disable this behavior, select the Disable Pulse on Fatal check box.

Disable More option on tree nodes

By default, tree nodes with long lists of children will be shortened to show a subset of the entries, with an option to select “More”. This behavior can be disabled for all trees by selecting the “Disable More” option on tree nodes (requires sign out).


Themes are format settings that affect the look (formatted output) of dashboards and reports. The themes in the User Preferences settings are used to separately control print and remote access.You can override this setting for individual dashboard and reports using the Themes options in the action panel. For details, see Setting Themes . Specify the theme to use according to:

Print: refers to the default theme for the user. Use for printed views, whether through the browser (IE only) or PDF.
Remote: use when viewing Quest Foglight views remotely in another portal mechanism, such as SharePoint or WebLogic.

You can only change the look of your PDF reports (Create PDF) in User Preferences.
To change the theme used in generating (printing) reports to color, choose Report (Color) for the Print theme.

PDF Defaults

By default, the page size (A4 or Letter) is inferred from your locale. Use PDF Defaults to override the default setting and set the page size (such as letter, legal, or A4) and orientation (landscape or portrait) of PDFs.

Unit Defaults

By default, the temperature scale is inferred from your locale but it can be specified here.

Choose units for temperature (Celsius or Fahrenheit).


Page Flow Overrides: These settings override the pre-defined links between views. For more information, see Understanding Page Flow Overrides.
Data Sources: These settings determine the data source that Quest Foglight uses for data and schemas.
Validation Exceptions: The following is an list of validation exceptions you can set:
Disable user interaction persistence: If selected, the changes made in the Quest Foglight browser interface are not kept with your user profile.
Keep all visited dashboards in cache: (requires sign out): Selected by default.
Show legacy configuration properties: Select this option if you have imported modules from a previous version of Quest Foglight and you want to see the legacy configuration properties for view components. This option is useful to dashboard developers only.
Show deprecated definitions: Deprecated definitions are not shown in the list of definitions in the Definitions Editor (including when a search is applied). Check this user preference to show deprecated definitions.
Enable preview functionality: If selected, turns on preview functionality, including making available preliminary versions of view components when creating a new view. Views based on theses components are not guaranteed to work in future releases.
Include individual scripts: To increase performance gains, many of the supporting files sent to the browser enabling the advanced functionality of the Foglight browser interface are combined and compressed before they are sent to the browser, making it difficult to debug and identify problems. Selecting this option and reloading the browser interface enables the slower, discrete files and provides more useful information in case of failure.

System views are linked to each other through pre-defined configurations. In some cases, you may want to link a System view to a User view instead. The Page Flow Override option enables you to make this change. Every link on the page or view indicated in the Map field that points to a target view will be redirected instead to the view indicated in the To field.

The Themes options allow you to control the appearance that includes the background color for Quest Foglight dashboards and reports.

Changing the Themes under Dashboards > Configuration > User Preferences has no effect on the views or dashboards displayed in the browser. The only way to change the themes for the views in the browser is to use the Action panel > General > Themes and choose a theme from the list.


White background in all dashboards and views


Dark blue background in all dashboards and views

Report (Monochrome)

Reports are printed in black and white

Report (Color)

Reports are printed in color

NOTE: To print PDF reports in color, the theme must be changed in the User Preferences dashboard. Go to Configuration > User Preferences and choose Report (Color) for the Print theme. See Setting Your User Preferences.

You can choose any dashboard to be your personal home page. Other dashboards can also be designated as home pages by a dashboard developer. These are listed under Homes in the navigation panel.

Click Make this my home page in the action panel.
The dashboard is listed under Homes in the navigation panel and is the first page displayed when logging in to Quest Foglight.

If you later choose another dashboard as your home page, it replaces the previous one.


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