Widgets are charts with defined data sources, monitoring metrics, widget properties,
filters, and chart properties.
Dashboard Designer displays different types of widgets, such as default widget templates, custom widget templates,
and custom widgets. You can use the Widgets option in Dashboard Designer to create custom widgets or custom
widget templates. To create a custom widget or custom widget template, you select a chart type, set
data definitions, set filters, set a background image, and set toolbar and chart properties. You can
create multiple custom widgets and custom templates, and save them into various categories for later
use. You can publish custom widgets individually or in bulk.
Default and custom widget templates
Widget templates contain a chart with predefined connectors and monitoring parameters. The widget templates do not contain any predefined data sources or instances. You can assign data sources and select instances after you drag a widget template to a dashboard. Dashboard Designer displays default widget templates and custom widget templates.
Custom widgets are charts with user-defined connectors, data sources, monitoring elements, instances, widget properties, filters, background image, and chart properties.
Creating custom widgets
You can create custom widgets where you select a chart, set data definition to add one or more data sources, select monitoring parameters, and set widget-level filters. You can create such custom widgets and use them in different dashboards according to your requirement. You can also save the widgets that you create as custom widget templates. You can also create specialized widgets such as web widgets, multi-chart widgets, and a widget to list all the instances for a selected source and resource type.
You can create specialized widgets and save them independently. You can also create these widgets within a dashboard.
Managing custom widgets, custom templates, or specialized widgets
You can view, search, modify, copy, or delete custom widgets, custom templates, or specialized widgets. You can publish custom widgets and specialized widgets independently, except multi-chart widget. You can also view, modify, or delete data definitions, chart properties, widget-level filters, and chart types within a custom widget or a custom template.
Publishing custom widgets
You can publish a custom widget individually or collectively to an Engine instance and to one or more Engine User Groups. You can modify the published details of an already published custom widget to add or delete user groups. You can also unpublish the widgets.
Modifying published details or unpublishing widgets
You can modify the published details of an already published custom widget to add or delete user groups. You can also unpublish widgets.