Dashboard Builder

Creating a custom dashboard is super easy with the dashboard builder! Just specify your view parameters, and it generates a permalink that can be used anywhere:

  • Create a library of views that can be displayed in a company portal
  • Quickly create an ad-hoc view to share in a company meeting
  • Share a view with an application team simply be emailing them a hyperlink
  • Use the link as a browser bookmark

The group selector list retrieves what is currently stored in Operations Manager, and works with any type of group or instance. Simply create groups in the Operations console by adding as many objects as you need to complete your availability view.

Availability Views

The availability views are typically the most common type of view operations staff, application teams, and management like to look at. This is the staple of dashboard views.

Main view

Use the link generated by the dashboard builder to launch the availability main view. This view represents an availability rollup of each object contained in the selected group. Each object in the view is an active hyperlink and launches a detail view for that instance.

The "availability rollup" bar at the top represents combined (aggregate) availability of all objects. This may be configured in the dashboard builder to include/exclude specific states: unavailable, maintenance mode, health service outage, etc.

Notice in the following screenshot, there are several different types of objects represented. This demonstrates how easy it would be to create an availability view for an entire application, even those hosted on completely different technologies!

Each main view will contain a permalink at the bottom. This can be handy if you have a company portal that hides the URL of the view - you will always be able to access the permalink generated by the dashboard builder.

Detail Views

Clicking an instance in the availability main view launches a detail view for that instance. The detail view will open the appropriate aggregation, depending on the date range of the availability view.

For example, if the main view is configured to go back 90 days, the detail view will display a monthly drill-down. If the main view is configured to go back less than month, the detail view will display a daily drill-down.

Monthly View

Each bar in the detail view is an active link, which drills into the selected date-time range further until you've reached the hourly detail view.

Daily View

This view is launched by selecting a month in the monthly detail view. Select a day in this view to launch the hourly view for that instance.

You can navigate to the next month in the daily view by clicking next month.

Hourly View

The hourly view will reveal precisely the hour in which an application, server, or component was unavailable.

You can scroll to the next day by clicking the next day link.

Operations Manager Health View

This dashboard view is intended for operational teams to keep an eye on the overall SCOM environment. It includes essential management group health indicators for the SCOM server roles, key operational services, and lists unresponsive agents.

This view also gives the SCOM administrator a high-level overview of Top N:

  • Management pack data inflow trends
  • Raised alerts
  • Performance data collection
  • Discovery data changes
  • Event data collection
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