A dashboard is an easy to read, often single page, real-time user interface, showing a graphical presentation of the current status (snapshot) and historical trends of an vendor’s log performance indicators to enable instantaneous and informed decisions to be made at a glance. Logsign provides 20 kinds of dashboard and optimize graphical presentation according to the content settings. Logsign dashboards will be categorized under the dashboard content in this article.
Basic Dashboard Content
Most of dashboard require some basic information. The list is as below.
- Title: The title presents the customized dashboard name
- Information Source: Information Source is a source where the information will be forwarded. In Logsign, there are 4 sources such as Reports, Alerts, Captive Portal, and Logsign Event. Obviously, Reports source is the source that send information of the reports class in Logsign. Alerts is the source that related with the alert class. Captive Portal is the source of hotspot class. Logsign Event is the source of the Logsign web interface events.
- Time Column: This is already specified as Time Generated. This is one of time attributes that log will be shown up on the dashboard.
- Grouped Column: Grouped Column is the fiducial value indexing the series of information on a dashboard.
- Grouped Column Oder Type: Grouped Column Order types is the way of order in chart presentation.
- Refresh Time: Refresh time is the number of times in seconds or minutes that a display dashboard updates its information.
- Query: By querying some conditions, you will be able to narrow down the result you want.
- Rows Per Page: The rows will be displayed in a dashboard
- Index Time: The time span from when dashboard receives new data to when the data is written to a dashboard.
On a high level, the two main categories are operational dashboards and analytical dashboards. Other types of dashboards exist depending upon the type of information required, but understanding the difference between an operational and an analytical dashboard is the first step.