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2.2 Customizing the Dashboard

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Created on: Feb 19, 2010 9:40 AM by Zenoss API - Last Modified:  Feb 19, 2010 9:55 AM by Zenoss API

 2. Customizing the Dashboard

You can customize the Dashboard by:

  • Selecting the portlets you want to monitor

  • Arranging portlets

  • Changing the Dashboard column layout



Figure 2.11. Customize Dashboard

Customize Dashboard

 2.1. Selecting Portlets

To add a portlet to the Dashboard:

  1. Click Add portlet (located at the top right of the Dashboard main area).

    The Add Portlet dialog appears.

  2. Select a portlet.

    The portlet appears at the top right of the Dashboard main area.

To remove a portlet from the Dashboard:

  1. Click * (asterisk) that appears at the top right corner of the portlet you want to remove.

    The portlet expands to show its Settings area.

  2. Click Remove Portlet.

 2.2. Arranging Portlets

To arrange portlets on the Dashboard, click the portlet header and drag the portlet to any location on the Dashboard. Other portlets rearrange depending on the location you drop it.

 2.3. Changing the Dashboard Column Layout

You can change the layout of the Dashboard to one, two, or three-column displays. For two-column display, you can additionally choose a layout that offers columns of equal or varying widths.


Figure 2.12. Column Layout Dialog

Column Layout Dialog

To change the Dashboard column layout:

  1. Click Configure layout... (located at the top right of the Dashboard main area).

    The Column Layout dialog appears.

  2. Click to select your preferred column layout.


After selecting a new layout, you likely will need to rearrange the portlets on the Dashboard.

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