Monitoring Dashboards

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Your dashboard, your way. Create your own Custom Monitoring Dashboards tailored to your needs.

A Domotz Monitoring Dashboard is a customizable dashboard that you can create to monitor information about the devices you choose, from different Domotz Agents (Sites).

In addition, you can configure and display SNMP sensor values on multiple devices, across different sites in the Monitoring Dashboard.

You can create multiple Monitoring Dashboards and include different widgets (limited to Monitoring Tables at the moment) in each Dashboard. All this is shared across the entire account so that each Team Member (including Field Operators) can see the Monitoring Dashboards created by a colleague. Access to the devices may be limited based on a Team Member’s permissions.

Note: Field Operators will have the capability to view and access the data reported in the Monitoring Dashboards. However, it won’t be possible for them to edit or create new tables or new dashboards. They will only have access to the devices and information they are allowed to (based on the Domotz Agents they have been allowed to access).

Step 1: Add a Dashboard

Select the “Monitoring Dashboards” section from the Domotz main menu, and then click on “Add Dashboard”:

Insert a unique Monitoring Dashboard name and start creating your Monitoring Tables:

Note: Users can create up to 100 Monitoring Tables for one Monitoring Dashboard.

Each Monitoring Dashboard can contain multiple Monitoring Tables, allowing you to monitor all the relevant devices of multiple Sites/Customers in a single view:

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Step 1: Add a new Monitoring Table

Click on the “+” button, “Add Monitoring Table” on the top-right corner like shown in the screenshot above.

You will be able to choose between:

– “Devices” table (this is the most common one to five a broad visibility on devices)

– “Sensors” table (this is to monitor specific sensors on your devices) for more information about this please see here.

Here you can search and select which devices you want to include in your Monitoring Table. You’ll be able to find any device from any Site/Agent. In addition, you will find also advanced filters to refine your search:

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Once found, devices can be added to the Monitoring Table by clicking on the “+” icon. It is also possible to use the “Add all” button and add all the devices that are currently displayed based on your search criteria:

You will be able to add/remove devices from your Monitoring Table at any time:

Once you have selected all the devices that you would like to include in your Monitoring Table, click on the “Next” button to proceed and select which properties (columns) will be displayed for it. You can choose among 3 available property sections:

  • Inventory – General Information:
  • Inventory – Operating System Information (please see OS monitoring):
  • Network:
  • SNMP Sensors:

Here you can visualize the list of SNMP sensors already configured on the devices that you have included in your Monitoring Table. In addition, you will be able to configure new SNMP sensors on all the devices at once, selecting them from a list of supported ones:

Step 1: Add an SNMP Sensor

Click on “Add SNMP Sensor” to get a list of all the supported SNMP sensors for the selected Monitoring Table:

If at least one of the devices supports an SNMP sensor, it will appear in the list. The list is similar to the one that allows you to select SNMP sensors from device details.

Adding an SNMP sensor from here will automatically add it to the devices that the related MIB supports. It will then be displayed as an available property to add to the monitoring table that you’re creating.

It is also possible to add custom SNMP sensors (OID) from here, by selecting “Manually define an SNMP Sensor”. In this case, the sensors will be added to every device included in the table.

Note: The limit of SNMP sensors that can be configured on each Agent depends on the Subscription plan and on the SNMP monitoring frequency. If the configuration of some devices fails due to the limit being reached, you’ll get a message informing you that it was not possible to complete the configuration on all devices. In this case, consider upgrading your plan with the Booster Pack on the agents that have reached the SNMP sensor limit.

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Once all the properties have been selected, click “Apply” to finish the Monitoring Table setup and give the table you have just created a name (eg. Printers).

Your table will display all the selected devices and their relevant properties:

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The device details section is accessible by clicking on the device name cell.

When creating a Monitoring table you can choose the “Sensors” table:

You can then choose which table to create based on the sensors available on your devices.

The following, is a complete list of the available sensors:

Please note that the number of devices supported depends on the devices that you have on your agents.

For example, a sensors table with printer supplies:

Or, with a network switch interfaces:

Or, phisical disks status:

Or Logical Disk status:

Column Settings

By moving your mouse over a Monitoring Table, an “Edit” menu will appear, with the following available actions:

  • Edit Table Name
  • Manage Devices – add new devices or remove existing ones
  • Remove Devices – a multi-select option to remove devices from the table
  • Manage Columns – change the displayed table properties (columns) or add new SNMP sensors to the table devices
  • Delete Table
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When an SNMP sensor is selected as one table property (column), not all the devices in that table may have it configured. When the sensor is not configured a “+” icon will appear in the cell, allowing you to add it to the device immediately. Once added, within a few minutes, the value will be fetched and displayed on the table.

> If a device does not support an SNMP sensor (OID), it will not be possible to read any value for it. In this case a “-” char appears.

> The limit of SNMP sensors that can be configured on each agent depends on the Subscription plan and on the SNMP monitoring frequency. If you cannot add any more SNMP sensors, consider upgrading your Agent with a Booster Pack.

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All the table columns offer the following options for each of the different columns:

  • Filter
  • Sort – also available for multiple columns
  • Drag to change columns order
  • Resize
  • Rename
  • Pin to side
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You can select the edit option by moving the mouse over the column header.

You can put your monitoring tables in a grid view by resizing them and dragging them to the preferred area of your screen:

This view is very useful to monitor your devices on wide screens, and multiple monitors.

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