Splunk® Content Packs for ITSI and IT Essentials Work

Splunk Content Packs for ITSI and IT Essentials Work

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Use the Home dashboard

The Home dashboard is the main dashboard of the Content Pack for Unix Dashboards and Reports. It displays performance statistics on two radial graphs that you can configure as well as an alert "ticker" that displays the most recent alerts that have triggered within the app.


Perform the following steps to open the Home dashboard:

  • In Splunk Web, open ITSI.
  • Go to Dashboards > Dashboards.
  • Open the Home - Unix dashboard (with the App name DA-ITSI-CP-unix-dashboards).

Performance radial graphs

On the left side of the screen are two performance radial graphs, which are half-circle shaped controls that display information about real-time performance for a category or group of hosts. Each radial graph operates independently of the other, and the graphs update once every 15 seconds by default.

Each radial graph divides into slices, depending on which category and groups you have selected for that radial graph. If you have configured more than one host in a group, the graph displays the metric averaged across all machines within the group.

As performance levels increase or decrease for a certain category or group of hosts, individual slices of the radial graph fill in with white, beginning at the center and extending out to their edges. The higher the performance metric, the more the slices fill up.

You can configure these radial graphs to display information on any single host or group of hosts that the Content Pack for Unix Dashboards and Reports has collected data for, based on categories and groups you have defined in the content pack's Settings page.

To learn how to define categories and groups of hosts, see Configure the Content Pack for Unix Dashboards and Reports.

Change radial graph display stats

To change which statistics that a radial graph displays, perform the following steps:

  1. Click the Category menu below the title for a radial graph. The radial graph refreshes to load groups and hosts contained by the chosen category.
  2. Click the Group menu. A window pops up that displays the groups in that category.
  3. Activate one or more groups by clicking the checkbox next to the desired group. The radial graph updates to show statistics for the selected host groups.
  4. Click the performance metric dropdown next to the Group dropdown. A window pops up and displays the available performance statistics.
  5. Choose the performance metric from the items in the pop-up window. The radial graph updates to display the desired performance metrics for the chosen category and group(s).

Change radial graph threshold colors

You can give your radial graphs color by editing the threshold bars placed next to each radial graph.

Each radial graph has a threshold bar next to it that divides into sections. Clicking the threshold bar adds a slider at the point where you clicked and brings up a color palette where you can choose a color for a specific level of performance metric.

Once you have added a slider, you can change what threshold that slider represents by moving it up or down on the threshold bar. The radial graph updates to show your changes immediately.

To remove a slider, drag it off of the threshold bar. The radial graph updates again to reflect the color changes.

Clear all customizations on radial graphs

On the home dashboard, click Clear to reset the radial graphs to their default settings. This removes all colors and sliders in the threshold bars.

View triggered alerts

The Recent Unix headlines window displays the most recent alerts triggered by the Content Pack for Unix Dashboards and Reports.

You can see the alerts that have triggered recently, as well as their severity, which is also configurable. See Configure the Content Pack for Unix Dashboards and Reports.

You can limit the alerts that the app displays by clicking on the green circle, yellow triangle, and a red circle on the right, above the list of triggered alerts.

You can find out more about an alert by clicking it in the list.

The Manage headlines button opens the Manage Headlines dialogue, where you can edit the headlines you see when an alert triggers. You can create headlines which you can then link to alerts. When the alerts trigger, the headlines show up in the Recent headlines pane.

Headlines are only configurable by Admin users.

Last modified on 25 June, 2021
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This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Content Packs for ITSI and IT Essentials Work: current

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