How to Create Static Dashboards in Entuity Network Analytics (ENA)

How to Create Static Dashboards i Entuity Network Analytics (ENA)

This video shows you the basic concepts of Static Dashboards on and how you can simply create them on ENA Entuity Network Analytics.

An Introduction

This article provides the basic concepts of Static Dashboards and how to simply create them in Entuity Network Analytics to have better control of network management.

What you’ll Learn

  • Static dashboards
  • Create Dashboards
  • Create Dashlets
  • Entuity Network Analytics
  • Network Management



Dynamic VS Static Dashboards

Both Dynamic and Static Dashboards refer to the way in which information has displayed. The setting for these are shown in the Dashboard Types menu and is available when you’re creating a new or editing an existing dashboard.

Dynamic Dashboards take their contents from the context that you’ve selected in the Explorer. So if you change the context in the Explorer, the dashboard will update accordingly.  

However, Static Dashboards don’t have a context, they’re only visible from my network view so they’re only visible in the List of Dashboards under All Dashboards menu. If you look at your list, you’ll only see the Static Dashboards when you’re on My Network View.

Let’s create a Static Dashboard now. Just a quick reminder: Static and Dynamic Dashboards are totally different on ENA Entuity Network Analytics. Learn how you can easily distinguish them during the network management process from our latest post.

How to Create a Static Dashboard?

Now let’s create a dashboard that is focused on Devices and the Issues I’ve got in New York. Let’s go down to the Dashboard Configuration under the All Dashboards menu and click on Create Dashboard button.


Dashboard Setting

Because I’m focused on New York location, let’s rename this “New York”. You can call it anything that you want. You can put a Description or change the Icon Type. In this example, I’ll just leave these as defaults for now. The key to focus on is the Dashboard Types and I’m gonna change this to Static.

Remember to set your Access Control, I’m just going to give Administrators access to this dashboard.

Let’s select Done and now you have got a new open canvas that you can add dashlets into. The name of the dashboard should be “New York” or any name you used in the setting.


Incident List Dashlet

I am going to add the first dashlet which is going to be a list of open incidents. So I will click on the Add Dashlet button and select the Incident List Dashlet. Remember there are many dashlets that are available out of the box.

I’ll keep the standard name but the key is the Dashlets Source. Because I want to focus on New York, so I should change the focus of this dashboard to a Fixed Object.

Now I’ve got the ability to browse and actually focus on specific incidents. The way to do that is by selecting the View – the New York Headquarters View.

Keep the parameters as the default. If you want some help on selecting some of these additional parameters, just select the Help Icon on the upper right and this will take you into the Help Center giving you an explanation of what each one of these parameters can do. So I’m going to select Done and resize the dashlet because I need to add some more dashlets into this dashboard.


Map Dashlet

Let’s add another dashlet. Again, click on the Creat Dashlet button and this time select the Map Dashlet.


Browse or Drag?

There are two ways to set the Fixed Object for the dashlet. I’m going to change the dashboard source to a Fixed Object that I could browse to the New York Headquarters View similar to the Incident List.

Another method is actually to drag the View from the browser window and which is the New York Headquarters View into this as our selection. You have to set up another browser window side by side in order to populate. This is actually a drag-and-drop functionality. Go into the Explorer and go down to My Network View, select it and hold the mouse button to drag New York Headquarters View into this definition box for the dashlet. You can eventually get a New York Headquarters View as a Fixed Object.

Select Done after using either one of these methods- you can browse it or you can drag it from another browser window. Let’s go to the next step and add another dashlet.


Device Status Dashlet

The last dashlet is going to be the Device Status Dashlet which shows a summary of all the devices in their current states for the New York View.

Again, I’m going to pick the source and go down to the Fixed Object. I’m going to use the browse functionality to the My Office View then the New York Headquarters Subview.



You’ll see from here that New York is a brand new dashboard and it’s accessible to just the administrators.

And now if you go back to the My Network View and look at the Summary Dashboard as the context, you can actually see a brand new New York dashboard.

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