An XpoLog Center Dashboard is a portal that contains gadgets. Multiple dashboards may be defined under an App context. Each gadget in the dashboard is used to display visual or textual information from the logs that exist in the XpoLog environment.
Each gadget displays the data that the user requested to view in the gadget's definition. For example, three gadgets can be displayed in a dashboard for displaying search results, filtered logs and Analytics summary. Gadgets simplify and expedite performing searches and operations on the log file. For example, instead of going each time to the XpoSearch search engine and running a search, you can define gadgets for viewing these search results in different visual manners.
XpoLog has an engine that enables customizing multiple dashboards, each for a different purpose. For example, you can define four dashboards – for application problems, performance problems, network issues, and security.
Each dashboard can contain multiple gadgets, with each gadget displayed in one of the available visualizations: Line Chart, Bar Chart, Column Chart, Pie Chart, Data Table, Events List, etc. The gadgets can be organized within the dashboard in any of several predefined layouts. Also, any gadget can be dragged and dropped to a preferred location on the dashboard page.
Each dashboard contains a header bar with the name of the dashboard and different actions on the dashboard (see Dashboard Options). Its gadgets are arranged in the main pane in the layout selected in the dashboard definition.
To view a dashboard:
- Click the relevant App under the XpoLog Apps console.
You can filter the list of available dashboards by typing the name of the dashboard in the search area or sort the displayed dashboards list by name, recently viewed or most viewed by simply clicking the desired option on the left menu.
The App opens, displaying its default dashboard. Switch between dashboards by clicking the desired dashboard on the left navigation panel list: