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Create custom views

Plan what should be on a view before you create it.

Option Action
Identify objects to see on the view. Select the appropriate object type, such as nodes, interfaces, groups, applications, and so on.
View information for all objects of the selected object type. Select a Summary view.
View details for a selected object. Select a Details view.
Select information about the objects you want to see. Select resources.
Divide the information into several tabs. Enable Left Navigation.
Optimize the view for large screens or mobile devices. Create a Network Operations Center (NOC) view.
Limit what devices should be displayed on the view. Add a limitation.
Access the view from the Menu Bar. Add the view into the menu bar.

Create views

  1. Log in to the Orion Web Console, and click Settings > All Settings.
  2. Click Add New View in the Views grouping.
  3. Name the view, and select the view type.

  4. Click Submit.

You have now created an empty view. The Customize view page opens automatically. Add resources that contain the information you want to see or immediately add the view to a dashboard.

Add resources to the view

  1. On the Customize page, click + next to the column that you want to add the resources, also known as widgets.

    To open the Customize view page, click Settings > All Settings > Manage Views. Select the view, and click Edit.

  2. Select resources in the middle pane, and click Add Selected Resources.

    You can limit offered resources by criteria in the Group by list, or search for a resource, or widget, in the Search box.

  3. Use the arrow icons next to the columns to move resources between columns.
  4. Click Done.

The view is now be populated with the widgets you selected.

Divide content into subviews

  1. On the view, click the Customize Page icon.
  2. Click Add tab.

  3. Enter the tab name, and click Update.
  4. Select an icon, add resources, and click Done.

    To drag and drop widgets, click Preview, and then add the widgets.

You can access the subview with the resources from the view menu.

Add subviews using Enable Navigation

  1. On the Customize view, select Enable Left Navigation.

    To open the Customize view page, click Settings > All Settings > Manage Views. Select the view, and click Edit.You can also click Customize Page > Page Settings on the view.

  2. Click Add Tab.
  3. Type a name for the new tab, and click Update.
  4. Select an icon, and add resources.
  5. Click Done.

You can access the subview with the resources from the view menu.

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Optimize views for large screens or mobile devices

A Network Operations Center (NOC) view provides a single page view of critical statistics that can fit on a TV screen or a mobile device. Subviews rotate automatically on the screen so each subview is available as a separate slide.

Headers and footers are compressed in NOC views, increasing the available space to display resources.

The example below shows how to configure a NOC view for the New York IT Summary view.

  1. Click Settings > All Settings.
  2. In the View group, click Manage Views.
  3. Select the view you want to configure as a NOC view, and click Edit.
  4. On the Customize view page, select Enable NOC View.
  5. If the view consists of multiple tabs, specify the rotation interval.

  6. Click Done & Go to NOC.
  7. When you open the view, you can switch to the NOC mode by clicking the Show in NOC mode button in the top right corner of the view.

Limit objects on the view

You can limit the monitored elements that are included in a view, which limits the contents of all the resources on the view. You can also limit some resources by using a SWQL query on the resource.

The example belows shows how to limit a view to display only monitored elements owned by the NY IT Department.

  1. On the Customize view, click Edit in the View Limitation area.

  2. Select a type of limitation, and click Continue.

  3. Configure the limitation as instructed.

  4. Click Submit.
  5. The view now only displays objects defined by the limitation.

Sort objects in resources

The following example shows you how to sort a tree resource according to properties.

  1. Click Edit in the resource.
  2. Select a property in the Level 1, 2, and 3 lists.

  3. Define how you want to display objects that do not have the selected property.

  4. When completed, nodes in the resource are grouped according to the selected properties.

Customize tooltips for the Map resource

When you add a map into the Orion Web Console, you can define statistics that display when you hover over objects in the map.

  1. In the Orion Web Console, navigate to the Map resource and click Edit.
  2. Click Customize Map Tooltips.
  3. Go to an object type and enter what information you want to see for the selected object type. You can use variables in brackets, introduced by a dollar sign.
  4. Click Submit.
  5. The defined properties will then be included in the tooltip.

Create a custom table resource

  1. Locate the blank custom table resource on the New York IT Summary view added in Create a view and add resources, or widgets.
  2. Click Configure this resource.

  3. Enter a title, and click Select Data Source.

  4. Select the object you want to report on, for example, Node.
  5. Define a condition that specifies the type of nodes to include, for example, all nodes owned by the New York IT Department.

  6. Click Add column, select properties, and click Add Column. This example includes the Device_Owner and Email_Address custom properties.

  7. The custom table resource populates with the node status, the owner, and a contact email address.

Filter objects displayed in a resource

You can use custom SWQL filters to define what objects a resource should display, hiding any irrelevant objects.

In this example, the Top Interfaces by Traffic resource will be customized not to show WAN and Core links.

  1. Click Edit in the resource.
  2. Enter a SWQL query.

  3. Click Show Filter Examples to display examples of SWQL queries, and node and interface properties that can be used in the query.

  4. Click Submit.