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Foglight for Virtualization Enterprise Edition 8.9 - Web Component Tutorial

Using the Web Component Tutorial Tutorial 1: Drag and Drop Tutorial 2: Creating a Dashboard Tutorial 3: Adding a Drilldown Page Tutorial 4: Adding Views Tutorial 5: Using a Grid Tutorial 6: Reports Tutorial 7: Creating a Form Tutorial 8: Renderers Tutorial 9: Adding Questions and Answers Tutorial 10: Sending Messages to Other Users

Simple Dashboard Creation

It is possible to create dashboards from existing data and views by dragging them from the action panel. This tutorial shows you how to build views from scratch by using the Web Component Framework.

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From the action panel, on the General tab, click Create dashboard.
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Complete the Create Dashboard wizard. For complete information, see Tutorial 1: Drag and Drop .
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From the Views or Data tab appearing on the action panel, drag any of the objects to the display area.

How to Use this Tutorial

This tutorial will help you to learn how to use the Configuration dashboard to create custom views that present collected data in a way that makes the most sense to you. It is aimed at users who want to provide their clients with a specially tailored set of views to augment the default views.

The default views are organized around the concept of services and can be modified easily to suit any organization’s perception of its data interrelationships. There may be situations that require special views—ones that demand more than the types of reorganization afforded by the Foglight® top-level edit mechanism. In this case, it becomes necessary to work with the Web Component Framework, which was used to build the UI for Foglight. This tutorial serves as a starting place for learning how to use the Web Component Reference, which describes all the components, renderers, and other elements in the Web Component Framework.

You begin by creating a very simple view, called a dashboard, that contains a table whose rows are all the hosts in your monitored space. From there, other examples illustrate how most common services in your monitored space can be reconfigured to suit your special circumstances.

The first part of the tutorial contains a discussion of the basic operations, such as creating a view that presents some static data. Further examples illustrate more complex objectives, such as creating a page that updates itself on the basis of a selection made in a drop-down list on the page itself.

New users—those unfamiliar with Foglight —should complete the first exercise to familiarize themselves with the browser interface. When you are familiar with the various editing pages and dialog boxes, you can tackle the more complex examples.

Printing the tutorial

To print topics in this tutorial, click the print icon on the browser’s menu bar or print from the PDF version.

Getting more help

While this tutorial shows you how to use some of Foglight® Web Component features, you may have questions about additional components and features. You can find information about using all of the components in the Quest Web Component Reference. To access the Web Component Reference, expand the View Components folder in the Web Component Reference help. Use the table of contents in the left pane to navigate to the information you need.

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