Dashboard Options
Design / Dashboard Options

If you would like to customize the look and functionality of the main dashboard and associated navigational elements, you may do so by navigating to Dashboard Design > Dashboard Options.  The following options for customizing the dashboard are currently available:

Calendar Options

Dashboard Design > Dashboard Options > Options > Calendar Options

Option

Dashboard Type

Description

Dashboard Cells

Calendar


Show a green checkmark in every cell of the dashboard table where no events took place.  You may also enable the green checkmark indicator for dates that occur in the future (relative to the current, local time).

Calendar Navigation

Calendar

Enable or disable the ability for users to navigate to previous or future dates on the calendar. When this option is disabled, the navigation links above the calendar dashboard will not appear, and all navigation functionality will be disabled.



Dashboard Header

Dashboard Design > Dashboard Options > Options > Dashboard Header

Option

Dashboard Type

Description

Header Text

All

If you do not have a header logo uploaded, enter text here that will be shown in the header of every dashboard page.  If you do have a header logo uploaded, it will be shown in place of this text.

Header Links

All

Header links allow you to include up to two external Links/URLs in the dashboard header menu.  This is useful if you want to provide your users with additional information by linking to other internal/external resources or documentation.  Header links can be up to 20 characters long, however, if you are including other items in the desktop header menu (e.g. the notifications button), you may experience some alignment issues if your custom header links are too long.



Dashboard Style

Dashboard Design > Dashboard Options > Options > Dashboard Style

Option

Dashboard Type

Description

Dashboard Style

N/A

Select the dashboard style that works best for your organization.  The calendar view displays the current service status and includes 7 days of history with clickable event indicators for each day.  The standard view displays a simpler view with only the current status for each service.  Selecting either option only changes the display view, it does not change any of the underlying service or event data and you may switch between the views at any time.



Event Search

Dashboard Design > Dashboard Options > Options > Event Search

Option

Dashboard Type

Description

Dashboard Style

All

Enable or disable the ability for users to search event history. When this option is disabled, the search link will not appear in the dashboard header, and all search functionality and URLs will be disabled.



Global Status

Dashboard Design > Dashboard Options > Options > Global Status

Option

Dashboard Type

Description

Global Status Indicator

All

Display a global status indicator directly above the dashboard which changes based on global service status.  If one or more of your services is experiencing an incident or scheduled maintenance, the global status indicator will change accordingly.  If scheduled maintenance is occurring concurrently with an incident, the global status indicator will indicate that an incident is occurring.



Service Groups

Dashboard Design > Dashboard Options > Options > Service Groups

Option

Dashboard Type

Description

Enable/Disable Grouping

All

Group the services on your dashboard. For example, you may wish to have groups based on geography: North American, South America, Europe or function: Email Services, File Services.

Expand Groups

All

Expand groups automatically whenever the dashboard page is loaded.  Groups can load all collapsed, all expanded, or only the first group expanded.



Whitelabel

Dashboard Design > Dashboard Options > Options > Whitelabel

Option

Dashboard Type

Description

Whitelabel

All

Whitelabel the dashboard by removing the 'powered by StatusDashboard' branding in the dashboard footer.

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