Role-Based Dashboards in vFabric Hyperic

Available only in vFabric Hyperic

Role-Based Dashboards

A role-based dashboard is a version of the HQ dashboard available to users assigned to the role. A role-based dashboard can be customized to match the needs and interests of users with that role. You can configure the contents of a role-based dashboard to meet the needs of users with that role. 

A role-based dashboard is available in addition to a user's personal dashboard. Every vFabric Hyperic user has a personal dashboard, and a role-based dashboard for each role to which he is assigned.  

Any modification to a role-based dashboard affects all users with the role; unlike a personal dashboard, a role-based dashboard cannot be customized on a per user basis.

Role-Based Dashboards are Automatically Available

Upon creation of a new role, a copy of the standard vFabric Hyperic dashboard is saved and available to members of the role.  Any HQ user with this role can navigate to it using the Select a Dashboard pull-down, and designate it as his default dashboard. 

The default dashboard for a new user is his personal dashboard. To set a role-based dashboard to be the default, a user must select select it and click Make Default.

Permissions for Modifying Role-Based Dashboards

A role-based dashboard can be modified by:

  • an HQ administrator with the Super User role

  • an HQ user assigned to the role, if the role grants the "Modify" permission for "Roles".

Tailor a Role-Based Dashboard

To tailor the layout and content of a role-based dashboard:

  1. Select the role-based dashboard from the Select a Dashboard pull-down on the currently displayed dashboard.

  2. Add, configure, remove, and rearrange the portlets in the dashboard, as desired. See the instructions on ui-Dashboard.

Modifications to a role-based dashboard are immediate, and will appear any time a user with that role accesses it.