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Foglight for OpenStack 5.7.4 - User Guide

Using Foglight for OpenStack Interacting with Foglight for OpenStack dashboards Reference

Action panel

The action panel operates like a drawer. Its default state is closed. To open the action panel, click the arrow at the far right of the Foglight for OpenStack browser interface. Click that arrow again to close the action panel.

The action panel contains the various actions and tasks you can perform with the current dashboard. It also contains views and data that you can add to a dashboard or report you are creating and provides access to the online help files.


If you drill down into various levels across dashboards, a trail of breadcrumbs is left at the top of the current dashboard. This trail provides you with context. It also provides you with the name of the level you are currently viewing and with a simple mechanism for returning to any of its related parent levels.

The following breadcrumb trail was created while drilling down from the OpenStack Environment dashboard into the OpenStack Explorer dashboard. Each item within a breadcrumb trail is a hyperlink to a previously viewed parent level.

Figure 3. Breadcrumbs

For more information about using Foglight for OpenStack dashboards, see Interacting with Foglight for OpenStack dashboards .

Time range

The default behavior of Foglight for OpenStack is to display metrics, alerts, and messages that have occurred within the last four hours. This time range, however, is configurable.

To configure the Time Range, use the Time Range pop-up, which you can access from the upper right corner of the Foglight for OpenStack browser interface.

Figure 4. Time range

Using the Time Range pop-up, you can select from predefined time ranges or you can specify a custom range using calendar precision controls to specify dates and times. When you modify the time range for a dashboard or view, it adjusts the range for all the views contained within and drill-downs accessed from that dashboard or view. It does not adjust the time range for any parent views.

For more information about modifying the time range, see the Foglight User Guide.

Sortable lists

In certain Foglight for OpenStack dashboards, some levels of views contain sortable lists. Clicking a column heading once sorts the list in ascending order. Clicking the column heading again re-sorts the list in descending order.

Sorting is handy when you want to have an organized view of virtual machines or host objects sorted by name, status, or some other criterion.

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