An XpoLog Center Dashboard is a portal that contains gadgets. Multiple dashboards may be defined under an App context. The gadgets in the dashboards are 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, transactions list, and Analytics summary. Gadgets simplify and expedite performing searches and operations on the log file. For example, instead of going each time to the 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.
The following icons which may be presented below a dashboard, indicate an important configuration of this dashboard:
- The icon system home page indicates that the dashboard is set as the
- The icon scheduled to be exported indicates that the dashboard is
- The icon App Settings. indicates that the dashboard is scheduled to be exported as part its parent App's configuration. See
- The icon offline mode. indicates that the dashboard is running in an
XpoLog enables management of a dashboard from menu entry of each dashboard. Mouse over a dashboard and click the icon to display the menu options, as follows:
- View – For opening the dashboard.
- Close (optional) – For closing a dashboard if it is open (I.E. currently being displayed).
- Edit – For defining the general settings of a dashboard - name, description, generation interval, time frame, export settings, etc. (See Dashboard Settings)
- Duplicate – For duplicating an existing dashboard and defining a new one on its basis.
- Copy To – For copying an existing dashboard to another App and defining a new one on its basis.
- Move To – For copying an existing dashboard to another App, without leaving the dashboard in the current App, and defining a new one on its basis.
- Export Conf. – For exporting a dashboard's configuration (all settings) and allow an import of its definition in another XpoLog (See Export / Import a Dashboard).
- Delete – For removing an existing dashboard.
Click a dashboard to enter its view and gadgets administration options.