Overview of HTML5 Web console and dashboards

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.

Supported scenarios

You can take advantage of the following HTML5 dashboard capabilities:

  1. Create HTML 5 dashboards from multiple browsers without a dependency on Silverlight.

  2. Visualize monitoring data in HTML 5 dashboards with:

  3. Alert widget

  4. State widget

  5. Performance widget (also works like the Object by performance widget)

  6. Topology widget

  7. Tile widget

  8. Custom widget

  9. In version 1807, we introduce the PowerShell widget

  10. Perform create, edit and delete operations on the widgets

  11. Create or edit these widgets and scope by objects or groups

  12. Add custom image for topology widgets and place the health of object on top of the image

  13. Create any number of widgets in the dashboard without any predefined layout selection

  14. Easily move, reposition and resize the widgets in the dashboard

  15. View the dashboards in full screen without the monitoring tree view

  16. Define a custom refresh interval rate for each of the dashboard widgets

  17. Visualize the following dashboards:

  18. Web Application Status

  19. Management Group Health

  20. Management Group Health Trend

  21. UNIX/Linux Computer Summary

  22. Network Summary Dashboard

  23. In version 1807, you can view Network Node and Network Interface Dashboard for Network Node/interface from the Monitored Objects page

  24. In version 1807, you can visualize the effective configuration of rules and monitors for a monitored object from the Monitored objects drill down page

  25. You can sign out from your current web console session

  26. Dashboards can be saved in custom management packs and exported

  27. The following drill-down capabilities are available within the dashboards:

  28. Analyze the issue by visualizing the relevant data for a monitored object, individual alert, rule, monitor, and class.

  29. Navigate from one object to another

  30. View the tasks associated with selected object

  31. Explore the actions enabled in a widget:

  32. Actions with alert widget - Set resolution state on a single alert or select multiple alerts from within the widget. View alert details delivering the same experience provided in the Operations console when viewing an alert - modify the alert resolution state and drill down to the monitoring object details page by selecting the alert source.

  33. Export the data visible in the widget to Excel for further analysis

  34. Personalize by adding or removing columns to visualize and group alerts

  35. Explore actions with state widget:

  36. Export the data visible in the widget to Excel for further analysis

  37. Personalize by adding or removing columns to visualize and group objects

  38. Explore actions with Topology widget:

  39. Edit state indicator layout and place object health icons anywhere on image

  40. Explore actions with Performance widget:

  41. Set vertical axis and specify the minimum and maximum values of vertical axis

  42. Export to Excel the legend data to Excel for further analysis.

  43. Personalize by adding or removing columns for the legend, and enable or disable visualized objects by performance

  44. Explore actions with PowerShell widget:

  45. Export to Excel the legend data to Excel for further analysis.

  46. Delete HTML5 dashboards from the Web console and in version 1807, you can create dashboards or views to My workspace. In version 1801, you add dashboards or views to My Workspace from the monitoring tree.

  47. 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

  48. You can provide feedback on HTML5 dashboards from within the Web console.

Supported browsers

System Center Operations Manager version 1807 and later Web console supports Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Note

Internet Explorer compatibility mode is not supported.