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Foglight 5.9.3 - 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

Add Text

You can use the Add Text feature to add a description of the dashboard, change the font type, or add a background image.

Click Add text from the Actions panel.
The Entering User Text dialog box appears.
Change the text Style (for example, Small)
Type the Text to appear in the dashboard.
Add a Background Image. For more information, see Adding a Background Image to a portal or its text component .

Delete This Page

Click Delete this page from the Actions panel.
Click Delete or Cancel.
If you click Delete, the dashboard is deleted immediately. There is no additional confirmation dialog.

Adding a Background Image to a portal or its text component

In conjunction with the fixed position layout, you can set on the portal a background image, such as a geographical map or a layout diagram of your server rack, and then position a state indicator view at a location on top of the image to represent the monitored state at that location.

By dragging a text component you can upload a background image, such as a map.

Click the Background Image icon to upload a background image.
For a portal, the choice is available on the General tab by choosing Properties > Edit basic properties. The Edit View Properties dialog box appears.
For the text component, the choice is available on the General tab by choosing Drag into portal to add text. The Entering User Text dialog box appears.
The Select an Image dialog box appears.
Figure 12. Select an Image
In the tree under Dashboard Development > Support > Maps, choose one of the mapped, themed images that are included with Foglight.

Using the Metrics Analyzer

For any visualization that you create dynamically, there are built-in, default drill-downs available so you can go to another view. You can use the metrics analyzer to view the data in different ways by experimenting with metrics available in that same parent.

Figure 13. Metric charts
Figure 14. Metric Analyzer
Select other metrics so you can view them in that same parent. For example, if you select receiveRate, the corresponding chart also appears in the Metric Analyzer view.
Select the Individual Charts tab to display each metric individually or click the Single Chart tab to view all selected metrics in a single chart.
NOTE: From any view you have created on your dashboard, you can click the Options icon (), (also known as the Edit or Customizer icon depending on its usage). A popup appears that displays a list of other options available.
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