Geocortex Analytics dashboards allow you to monitor a collection of GIS resources all in one, easy-to-consume view. Dashboards can be personalized to contain whichever resources and infrastructure you want to monitor.
Perhaps you want to monitor the most-used resources for a set of your users? With Geocortex Analytics, you can build a dashboard that displays all the resources that are critical to the productivity of those users.
In this Geocortex Tech Tip, Derek Pettigrew (Geocortex Analytics Product Manager) shows you how to create a dashboard and populate it with the different resources you want to monitor.
Hi, my name is Derek. I’m the Geocortex Analytics Product Manager, and today we’re going to take a look at configuring dashboards [in Geocortex Analytics], so you present all the panels you’re looking for in one place.
Let’s add a dashboard by going to the top right-hand corner, where we see “my dashboards”. We select this, add a new dashboard and name it based on the theme. I’m going look at a theme for LA County services, so I’ll call it that: “LA services”. By creating the dashboard, I now have one available, but I have not yet added any content to it.
To add content, I need to go and find the panels I want to add to my dashboard. We’re looking at services performance overall, so we’ll probably want to see things that impact it, such as [the physical] server, the ArcGIS server, and maybe Geocortex Essentials as well.
Now looking through [Geocortex Analytics], I have a panel in front of me with a lot of service information on it, but it’s not just for the LA County area that I’m looking for. What I can do is apply a filter to it and type in only things for “Los Angeles”. When I apply this filer, now I can see all my services for “Los Angeles”, and this filter will be retained when I apply it to my dashboard.
I go over here, to this dashboard icon, and I can add [this panel] to the dashboard I just created for LA Services Performance. Now I have that added; I can also go through and take a look at my server that [the LA County service] resides on to see how it’s performing so I can correlate that information. I’m going down to my actual memory usage – I think this is very useful to understand how my service is performing to ensure the actual hardware can handle the demands. So, I’ll also add that to my dashboard for LA Services Performance.
Finally, I’m going to go and filter this whole menu, and take a look for my LA county application that I want to monitor. Selecting this, what I’m looking for is to see the overall traffic that’s coming in, to see how that actual service is performing under the demand of end-users. And I’ll also add that one in to my new dashboard.
Now that I’ve gone through and added numerous items to my dashboard, let’s take a look at it. This is what I’m seeing in my dashboard. I’m able to go through and have this wonderful panel just with my filtered results for “Los Angeles”. I’m able to see the server it resides on, and I’m able to go down and see the actual visitor types coming through to my applications, all in one place. And these dashboards are also exportable to PDF for sharing.
That’s how to create a [Geocortex Analytics] dashboard. Thank you for your time.