The main content of the Dashboard contains portlets, which provide information about the system and your infrastructure. Portlets can display:

  • Device Issues- Displays a list of devices, associated with color-coded events of critical, error, or warning severity levels. Click a device name to view details, or click an event to go to the event console for the device.

    Figure 7. Device Issues Portlet Device Issues Portlet
  • Google Maps (device locations) - Shows configured locations and configured network connections.

    Figure 8. Google Maps Portlet Google Maps Portlet
  • Daemon Processes Down- Contains system self-monitoring information.

  • Production States- Shows devices assigned to a particular production state. If needed, you can define multiple production states to display.

  • Site Window- Initially provides links to resources such as product guides, forums, and training events.

    You can customize the Site Window portlet to display content from any URL; however Zenoss recommends that you keep a portlet with the default URL so that you can stay up-to-date with Zenoss training and product updates. You can have multiple Site Window portlets defined on your Dashboard.

  • Device Chart- Allows the display of a graph of multiple data points for a selected device class.

  • Event View- Displays the list of events similar to the view on the Event console.

  • HTML Portlet- Displays HTML content. You must use HTML markup in this portlet. If you want to populate a portlet with content from a given URL, use the Site Window portlet instead.

  • Network Map- Displays a network map for a defined network being monitored. You can define the refresh interval and level of depth of your map.

  • Open Events Chart- Displays a chart of the number of open events grouped by severity. You can define the event class to use as well as the number of past days for which to show events.

  • Watch List- Allows the display of high-level status device classes, groups, systems, event classes, and locations that you select.