Overview of HTML5 Web console and dashboards

This topic applies only to System Center Operations Manager version 1801.

System Center Operations Manager now delivers HTML5 based dashboards, which enhance the authoring and visualization experiences for Web console users. With these improvements you are able to visualize operational data with richer data visualizations, faster performance, and drill-down. You can access these dashboards from multiple browsers (such as Chrome) and are no longer dependent on Silverlight.

In this release, there are six dashboard widgets available to use.

Supported scenarios

You can take advantage of the following HTML5 dashboard capabilities:

  1. You can create HTML 5 dashboards from multiple browsers without a dependency on Silverlight.
  2. User can visualize their environment data in HTML 5 dashboards with
    1. Alert widget
    2. State widget
    3. Performance widget (also works like the Object by performance widget)
    4. Topology widget
    5. Tile widget
    6. Custom widget
  3. Perform create, edit and delete operations on the widgets
  4. Create or edit these widgets and scope by objects or groups
  5. Add custom image for topology widgets and place the health of object on top of the image
  6. Create any number of widgets in the dashboard without any predefined layout selection
  7. Easily move, reposition and resize the widgets in the dashboard
  8. View the dashboards in full screen without the monitoring tree view
  9. Define a custom refresh interval rate for each of the dashboard widgets
  10. Visualize the following dashboards:
    1. Web Application Status
    2. Management Group Health
    3. Management Group Health Trend
    4. UNIX/Linux Computer Summary
    5. Network Summary Dashboard
  11. You can sign out from your current web console session
  12. Dashboards can be saved in custom management packs and exported
  13. The following drill-down capabilities are available within the dashboards:
    1. Analyze the issue by visualizing the relevant data for a monitoring object, individual alert, rule, monitor, and class.
    2. Navigate from one object to another
    3. View the tasks associated with selected object
  14. Explore the actions enabled in a widget:
    1. Actions with alert widget - Set resolution state on a single alert or select multiple alerts from within the widget
    2. Export the data visible in the widget to Excel for further analysis
    3. Personalize by adding or removing columns to visualize and group alerts
  15. Explore actions with state widget:
    1. Export the data visible in the widget to Excel for further analysis
    2. Personalize by adding or removing columns to visualize and group objects
  16. Explore actions with Topology widget:
    1. Edit state indicator layout and place object health icons anywhere on image
  17. Explore actions with Performance widget:
    1. Set vertical axis and specify the minimum and maximum values of vertical axis
    2. Export to Excel the legend data to Excel for further analysis.
    3. Personalize by adding or removing columns for the legend, and enable or disable visualized objects by performance
  18. You can delete HTML5 dashboards from the Web console and add dashboards or views to My workspace from the monitoring tree.
  19. The IIS web server hosting the Web console role can be setup with network authentication mode and users can access the Web console using network authentication
  20. You can provide feedback on HTML5 dashboards from within the Web console.

Supported browsers

System Center Operations Manager version 1801 Web console supports Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.