Frameflow Personal Dashboards Feature for Server Monitoring

What’s that Feature? Personal Dashboards

One of the many great new features in FrameFlow v2017.1 is something called, “Personal Dashboards.” Let’s dig in and learn more about what they are and how they work.

Personal Dashboards For IT Systems Monitoring

One of FrameFlow’s major strengths is how it lets you build beautiful dashboards showing network and system status. Over the last while, we’ve focused a lot on unified monitoring and by that we mean making FrameFlow the best tool to monitor not only your servers, but also your networking gear, power systems, cooling systems and much more. This means that at many sites an increasingly diverse set of administrators are now using FrameFlow and they can have different priorities and areas of interest.

For example, staff members who maintain servers want to see metrics like CPU usage, drive space and memory usage. The networking staff is concerned more about bandwidth, routing and topology. Datacenter techs want to know about cooling and power system status.

Now with Personal Dashboards, you can build a view that matches exactly what you need to see and it will be available only for your account.

Taking Ownership of Your Personal Dashboards

To create a personal dashboard, first create a new blank dashboard like you normally would. Then, right-click on the dashboard in the tree and choose: “Take Ownership.”

Now this dashboard belongs to you. It will be visible in your account, but it will not be available for any other FrameFlow user. To show that a dashboard belongs to you, it has a slightly different icon in the tree.

No Limits for Personal Dashboards

Everything else works exactly like it used to. You can edit your dashboard and customize your dashboard using any or all of the available panel types. You can have as many personal dashboards as you choose. If you want to share a dashboard with another user, just right-click on it and select: “Release Ownership.” Now other users can clone it and take ownership of the clones after you take back ownership of the original.