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proNX Service Manager Dashboard Navigation

 

The proNX Service Manager Dashboard presents content in graphical and tabular forms. Graphs allow you to see general trends and spot anomalies quickly, while tables provide you the ability to list and search for specific information. The proNX Service Manager Dashboard also presents content in pop-up windows, mouseovers, and detailed information panels.

In general, access to graphs is accomplished through the proNX Service Manager Dashboard summary view, and access to tables is accomplished through the sidebar. Links are provided in various places to allow you to navigate between different tables and graphs.

You can use the back button in the browser at any time to return to the previous page. This is particularly useful when navigating from one table back to a previous table.

proNX Service Manager Dashboard Summary View Navigation

The proNX Service Manager Dashboard summary view is the view you see when you first log in to the proNX Service Manager Dashboard. It can be reached at any time by selecting Dashboard from the sidebar.

It is made up of the following sections:

  • an Alarms panel that provides a graphical view of the alarms in the network

  • an Events panel that provides a graphical view of the events in the network

  • a Network Elements panel that provides a graphical view of network element information

  • a System Configuration panel that provides information on the PSM server

Figure 1: proNX Service Manager Dashboard Summary View
proNX Service Manager Dashboard Summary View

Additionally, alarm pop-ups may appear in the lower right corner of the proNX Service Manager Dashboard summary view. These pop-ups appear briefly when new alarms are raised.

Note

Alarm pop-ups may appear in other views as a configurable option.

To navigate the summary view, simply select the desired tab within a panel, and click on data in the graphs for more detail.

proNX Service Manager Dashboard Sidebar Navigation

The proNX Service Manager Dashboard sidebar provides direct links to the following:

  • the proNX Service Manager Dashboard summary view

  • the topology Map view

  • network element tables

  • active and historical alarms tables

  • historical events tables

  • current and historical inventory tables

  • services tables

  • utilization tables

  • administration tasks

Figure 2: proNX Service Manager Dashboard Sidebar
proNX Service Manager Dashboard Sidebar

When you select an entry in the sidebar, the main content window changes to display the selected information.

Working with Tables and Graphs

The proNX Service Manager Dashboard presents tables and graphs with a consistent look and feel regardless of the data set. Once you master working with the tables and graphs for one data set, you can use the same techniques to work with other data sets.

Working with Tables

The proNX Service Manager Dashboard provides all tables with a common set of functions regardless of the data set being presented.

Here is an example of an Events table:

  1. To sort the table entries based a particular attribute, click on the column heading for that attribute.

    To reverse the order, click on the column heading again.

  2. To filter the table for any text string, type the text string into the Filter box.

    The table shows the filtered entries as you type. For example:

  3. To see more detailed information for a particular row, click on that row.

    An information panel appears. Here is an example of an Event Details panel:

    Panel elements with a faint underscore contain explanations. Hover over the element to see the explanation.

    Panel elements with a dark underscore are links that take you to related information. Click on the link to see the related information. To return to this page after clicking on a link, use the browser back button.

  4. For some data sets, additional information can be obtained by clicking on the icon in the lower right corner of the pane.

    A modal panel with additional information appears. Here is an example of the Event Details modal panel.

    Click anywhere outside the modal panel to close the modal panel.

  5. To copy (to clipboard), print, or save the table to a CSV, Excel, or PDF file, click on the Copy, Print, or Save buttons respectively.

    This action applies to entries currently displayed in the table, after filtering has been applied.

    Note

    The Print button puts the page into a printer-friendly view. Use the standard browser print function to print the page. Use the standard browser back button to exit the printer-friendly view.

Changing the Scale in Line and Bar Graphs

The proNX Service Manager Dashboard uses line and bar graphs to display data for some data sets. The scale of these graphs can be changed.

  1. To change the scale of a line graph to focus on a specific area, click and drag to form a box around the area.

    For example:

    The horizontal and vertical scales of the graph are changed:

  2. To change the vertical scale of a bar graph, click and drag to form the vertical delineation around the area.

    For example:

    The vertical scale of the graph is changed:

  3. To change back to the original scale, double-click anywhere within the graph.