Create an Alert Tile

  1. From Dashboard > Dashboard 2.0, create a new dashboard or select from an existing dashboard collection.

    See Create Dashboards to learn about creating dashboards.

  2. Click CREATE TILE or + from the toolbar.

  3. In the ADD TILE screen that appears, select ALERT.
    The following screen is displayed:

Add Alert Tile Screen
  1. Click the + QUERY and select the attributes from the drop-down list as you build the query. Click the + button to add additional attributes.

    Notes:

    • Time fields, like createdTime and updatedTime, can only be used in the first GROUP BY.
    • You can combine multiple filters together to view only the required alerts.
      The query is completed and the results are displayed in the preview graph.
  2. Alternatively, click </> to use the advanced query builder.
    Click </> again to close the advanced query field and switch back to the basic query builder format.

  3. Enter a query or click inside the box to see a list of OpsQL attributes.

  4. Click the optional Legend icon and enter {{ in the EDIT LEGEND field to see a list of options.

  5. Select the visualization from the following options:

Chart TypeDescription
PieDisplays a pie chart.
Single ValueDisplays a single value.
ListDisplays values in a list format.
BarDisplays the bar representation of the values
GeoDisplays the geographical location of the resource.
  1. From the GROUP BY option, select an attribute. You can select up to two attributes.
    In the List visualization, the second attribute values are displayed in a multi-column colored list.
    The following is a sample illustration of a multi-column list:
    Multi Column List View of Alert Tile
  2. Enable the Split subgroups toggle to view each grouping as a separate row.
    Notes:
    • The multi-column list and split subgroup options are available for List chart only.
    • The colors are displayed based on the default color categorization of alerts.
    • Click the count or any column in the multi-column list to drill down and see the contextual list of alerts in the alerts browser.
  3. Select the time range from the Apply dashboard time range to option to view the alerts graphs based on:
    • All Alerts: All the alerts are displayed.
    • Alert created time: Alerts are filtered based on the alert created time and the graph is displayed.
    • Alert updated time: Alerts are filtered based on the alert updated time and the graph is displayed.
Alert Tiles
  1. You can also customize the visualization.
  2. Click the Last Hour to select the duration for which the data needs to be retrieved. The duration can be selected for Last Hour, Last 4 Hours, Last 8 Hours, Last 24 Hours, Last 7 Days, Last 30 Days, and Month to Date.
  3. Click Create.
    The Alert tile is created and displayed on the main dashboard page.

Examples

The following are example illustrations for each visualization:

PIE visualization

The following is the PIE chart visualization with the inputs:

  • Attribute - currentState = OK
  • Group By
    • Attribute 1 = status
    • Attribute 2 = resource.name
  • Legend - {{make}}
  • Dashboard time range = All Alerts
Pie Chart View of Alert Tile

PIE dashboard view

The following is the PIE chart dashboard view:

Dashboard View of Alert Tile Pie Chart

SINGLE VALUE visualization

The following is the SINGLE VALUE visualization with the inputs:

  • Attribute - currentState = OK
  • Dashboard time range = Alert created time
  • Duration = Last 8 Hours
    Single Value View of Alert Tile

SINGLE VALUE dashboard view

The following is the SINGLE VALUE dashboard view:

Single Value of Alert Tile Dashboard View

LIST visualization

The following is the LIST visualization with the inputs:

  • Attribute - currentState = OK

  • Group By

    • Attribute 1 = type
    • Attribute 2 = aliasName
  • CUSTOMIZE COLUMNS:

    • Current State
    • alertType

Note: It is not possible to uncheck all the ‘Group By’ options. Only the client has the ability to do so.

List View of Alert Tile

The Split subgroups option displays results with the attribute name. The following is a sample illustration:

Alert Tile List View with Split subgroups

LIST dashboard view

The following is the LIST dashboard view:

List Value of Alert Tile Dashboard View

BAR visualization

The following is the BAR visualization with the inputs:

  • Attribute - status = Open
  • Group By
    • Attribute 1 = currentState
    • Attribute 2 = dnsName
  • Duration = Last 24 Hours
  • Alert created time is selected.
List Value of Alert Tile Dashboard View

BAR dashboard view

The following is the BAR dashboard view when Alert created time is selected:

List Value of Alert Tile Dashboard View

The following is the BAR dashboard view when Alert updated time is selected:

List Value of Alert Tile Dashboard View

Notes:

  • The Alert created Time option displays results when the alert was created.
  • The Alert updated Time option displays the results when the alert was updated.
  • Select Horizontal or Vertical representation of the data from the Orientation dropdown list box in the Visualization tab.
    Notes: By default the Horizontal axis is enabled.

Horizontal Axis view

List Value of Alert Tile Dashboard View

Vertical Axis View

List Value of Alert Tile Dashboard View

Notes:

  • If the updatedTime or createdTime attribute is selected in the Group BY field and the time range is less than or equal to 24 hours, time and date is displayed below the bar visualization.

    List Value of Alert Tile Dashboard View
  • If the time range is more than 24 hours, only the date is displayed below the bar visualization.

List Value of Alert Tile Dashboard View
  • Click the stacked bar to display the multiple group information.
  • Per query, Time Series tile displays up to 30 series which are mapped to the order of this color chart. You may click a swatch to edit color or click + drag to reorder.
  • You may enable and disable a legend by clicking the name/color of the specific legend.
  • Click Go Back to return to the view all the legends.

Sites

Use the resource.location attribute to query sites in the Alert tile.

Below are the views you can create using the OpsQL query:

  • Site wise open alerts view
  • Site wise ticketed alerts view

Site wise open alerts view

Query: status = OPEN
Group By: resource.location

Alert-tile-open-alerts-view

It shows all the location wise open alerts. You can use another Group By attribute to filter.

Site wise ticketed alerts view

Query: status = TICKETED
Group By: resource.location

Alert-tile-ticketed-alerts-view

It shows all the location wise ticketed alerts. You can use another Group By attribute to filter.

Geomap Visualization View

The Geomap visualization feature enables users to efficiently analyze and understand location-specific data with a quick glance. By integrating a Geomap into Dashboard 2.0, users can visually depict the distribution of resources based on site location.

For users interested in viewing resources scattered across locations, it is recommended to associate the resource with a site. Refer to the Group Resources by Location documentation to learn more about creating a site and effectively managing resource grouping based on their geographical locations.

The following is the visualization with the inputs:

  • Group By: resource.location
Resource Geofunctionality

Notes:

  • You can zoom in on the map, by clicking the + icon and zoom out by clicking the - icon on the bottom right corner.
  • Click the location to VIEW ALERTS of that location.
Resource Geofunctionality
  • To understand more about the availability of a particular resource in a particular site, let us consider the following example:

    • Group By: resource.availabilityState
Resource Geofunctionality

The status is displayed as both label (text) and numeric value. The following are the values:

  • Unmonitored
  • Up
  • Down
  • Unknown
  • Undefined
Resource Geofunctionality