In Foglight®, there are two types of dashboards: system and user. System dashboards are preconfigured and delivered with Foglight. User dashboards are created or modified by users. Depending on your permissions, System dashboards may or may not be displayed in the Dashboards page that you see.
Foglight comes with preconfigured views, queries, renderers, tasks, icons, files, types, and units. Users can view and copy these definitions, and with the proper permissions they can change them as well. Alternatively, you can create and modify your own User modules. Similar to System modules, you can view and copy modules created by another user but you cannot modify those definitions.
As mentioned previously, you can copy and make modifications to an existing view, or you can create an entirely new view. The choice depends upon how similar to an existing one the new page must be. These remarks apply to queries as well. It is better to copy and modify a complex query rather than recreating it if only a few changes are required.
See the Web Component Tutorial for instructions on creating new views.
You can select items in the views that refresh the page (drop-down menus or radio buttons) or click links to display pages with more detail. A list of links to previous pages (breadcrumbs) is located at the top of the page. The current page is highlighted in bold. At any time, you can move back using the breadcrumbs.
You navigate around Foglight® dashboards from summary dashboards down to detailed pages (drill-down) and back up the hierarchy. Navigation is controlled through menus, links, drop-down lists, and option buttons.
You can place views on the navigation panel. The contents of the view should be related in some way to navigation. For instance, you might provide a list of items, and each item would load a corresponding view in the console’s main view area. When a page adds a view to the navigation panel it is persisted. Clicking an item in the list reloads the parent page corresponding to the item.
The Data node is only visible to users with administrative privileges in Foglight®. On the left side of the page is a navigation tree. Each node represents a Root Query that has been configured to return a data object hierarchy. You can add nodes by configuring a new query and marking it as a UI Query.
The Data page displays some of the available data objects that have been instantiated on the currently running monitored system for which views have been created and for which root queries have been defined. See for more information about the query mechanism.
The Data Sources tab allows you to add or remove multiple data sources. Using the query mechanism, WCF components look for data in the data source to populate the views.
The Definitions pane is your workspace for creating, viewing, and editing items in the Web Component Framework.
Open Dashboards > Configuration >Definitions in the navigation panel.
You can use the Definitions pane to view or edit these components after you have selected them in the Module Contents pane. In the Definitions menu choice, the Module List pane displays the available modules, while the Module Contents pane displays the contents of the selected module. It contains a set of nine tabs, each listing a particular grouping, such as views, queries, or renderers.
In the Module Contents pane, open the item whose definition you want to view by selecting it. Alternatively you can create a new view or query. See for information about creating a new view or see for information about creating a new query.
Views are the Web Component Framework objects that display data. The components that are shown in the Module List pane are those that have been defined for the node you have selected in the Module Contents pane. See the Web Component Reference online help pages.
Type mappings associate entities such as renderers, icons and flows to a specific data type or data type property. At run-time, the Web Component Framework will look up the entities mapped to these types and properties to use as defaults if more specific entities have not been specified.
Tasks are applications external to the Web Component Framework that can be launched from within a view. See .