Objective: With all the different types of Dashboards one can create using Live Maps, this article will give a brief explanation of the various types. Also provide some information about where they are created as well as other property values that make them unique. 


Common Dashboards

 

List Dashboard – listing of Objects in scom displaying their associated health. The list Dashboard a group in SCOM

 

  • Example – List of Computers, logical disks, Databases, etc.
  • Built using the Live Maps Authoring Console
  • Can be displayed in the Live Maps Unity Portal and in the SCOM console using the Live Maps Operations Manager extensions.
  • Member objects can be defined Explicitly or through Membership rules.
  • Members can also be Sub-dashboards including other lists or Diagrams.
  • List has an associated health state. Health state follows the health rollup for the objects in SCOM.
  • Can display performance data of the associated objects as a drop down graph
  • Displays all alerts for any of the objects or sub dashboards in the List
  • Can be converted to a Diagram


 

Diagram Dashboard – Objects are placed in a Viso like view.

 

  • Diagrams are typically used to display objects in Geographic, Infrastructure (like Data center or rack), network topologies, or workflow form. Also used as a top level dashboard such as in a NOC.
  • Built Using the Live Maps Authoring Console
  • Can be displayed in the Live Maps Unity Portal and in the SCOM console using the Live Maps Operations Manager extensions.
  • Member objects can be defined Explicitly or through membership rules
  • Members can also be Sub-dashboards including other lists or Diagrams
  • Diagrams as an associated health state. Health state follows the health rollup for the objects in SCOM.
  • Can display performance data of the associated objects as a drop down graph
  • Can display Performance shapes (single value, radial, linear, spark lines) for any object in SCOM
  • Displays all alerts for any of the objects or sub dashboards in the List Can be converted to a List


 

Summary Dashboards- Widget based dashboards

 

  • Created directly in the Live Maps Unity Portal.
  • Only view-able within the Live Maps Unity Portal.
  • Presented in a 4X3 grid allowing users to place different widgets to customize the data.
  • Widgets include (will be limited by licensing) Alerts Summary, Alerts Details, Top N Computer, Top N Advanced, Affected Services, Events, Heat Map, Live Maps views (Lists and Diagrams), Object properties, Performance Graphs, SLA Status(Live Maps Services), SQL Query, Webpage
  • Can show and display the health state of objects, however the summary dashboard has no associated health state of its own.


System Dashboards

  • Pre-Canned dashboards on commonly used Systems as seen by SCOM and current MPs loaded
  • Ability to scope based on the dashboard
  • System dashboards included
    • Active Directory - Status of your AD environment, ability to scope to different Forest, Domain, or DC
    • Computer Health - Status of all computer, with the ability to scope to a group of computers
    • Computer Health with Details - Displays current computer health as well as certain key monitors, with ability to scope to a group
    • Exchange 2013
    • IIS - any IIS object seen by IIS MPs
    • SharePoint 2013
    • SQL Server - 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016. 



Interactive Map

 

  • Used to display objects on a Bing Map
  • Objects are grouped together when zoomed out.
  • Can use KML/KMZ files to include overlays like Weather Radar
  • Great when objects are more Geographically dispersed.
  • Has a Health state of its own based on the health roll-up of the objects within the map
  • Created by using the Live Maps Authoring Console

 



Sites & Subnets

 

This function actually isn’t really a separate dashboard, but a wizard that allows a user to create a List dashboard with Membership rules that will display all objects within a certain subnet.

 

  • Ability to connect to AD to import Sites
  • Ability to use a CSV file or manually add a subnet.
  • User can select the property value that contains the IP address.
  • Any object in SCOM can be added
  • Example all Windows computers within the 10.1.1.0/24 subnet.
  • Creates a membership rule based on Regular expression
  • Created by using the Live Maps Authoring Console

 

Services Overview or All Service Dashboard

 

  • Automatically created. Displays any service created using the Live Maps Authoring Console.
  • Shows the Different perspectives (End-User, Application and Infrastructure) for the listed services to show Business Impact of an outage
  • Allows user to see SLA Monitor, as well as status of any related services.
  • From this Dashboard user can drill into the Service Map or any of the perspectives.
  • Health of different services roll-up to the top of the Dashboard. This allows your services that are in the worse state to be shown at the top.

 



Service Map – The service Map is a Dashboard for a service that is automatically created during the service creation process. Services are created using the Live Maps Authoring Console

 

  • Show health state of the 3 different perspectives for the service.
  • Displays all alerts for any of the perspectives, objects, or sub dashboards contained in the service.
  • Displays SLAs for the current service, and the different perspectives. Able to look at previous SLA periods’ data.
  • Displays the health state of any related services
  • Displays Service Properties.
  • Able to create a service note that will be displayed on the Services Overview dashboard (Live Maps Unity Portal Only)