Dashboard

The Dashboard is an executive information interface that (similar to an automobile's dashboard) is designed to be easy to access and read. It supplies a variety of sharp looking circular, linear, and digital gauge controls to convey real time streaming data regarding workflow execution, CPU usage, number of connected agents, pending tasks and a variety of other process and system related data that can be of crucial importance. Multiple views and reporting data can be created so that each user accessing the system gets just the information they need. Each gauge control comes equipped with a wide range of options providing for countless possibilities. For instance, you can use circular and linear gauges for presenting values bound by a specific range and digital gauges for mimicking real-time displays.

As valuable as the dashboard on your vehicle, AutoMate BPA's dashboard gives you the information you need to know which way to drive your business at any given time in any given condition. To access the Dashboard component, from the SMC's Navigation Pane, select the Dashboard tab.

Creating Dashboard Items


The SMC is equipped with a default dashboard view that displays a variety of gadgets and list items for you to view or modify. In addition, an unlimited number of customizable views can be created. Numerous options are available to change the look of the gauge and the associated elements. Choose your favorite frame and colors to use in the background of your gauge, or render your own. The same goes for most of the other elements.

To create a new dashboard item:

  1. Click the New button. A new blank view is displayed with the default name of "New View" highlighted.

  2. Rename the view to your liking. Note that you cannot rename the dashboard after this instance.

  3. Click the Edit button. A new Gadgets panel appears with a list of counters and lists to select from (More on counters and Lists below).

  4. Drag the desired gadget to the main viewing area.

 

Customizing Dashboard Items


You can custom tailor a dashboard item once it is added to the viewing area by clicking the Edit button located on the panel above the main viewing area. This activates several interactive controls (as shown below).

To move a dashboard item:

  1. Click and hold down the left mouse button on any part of the counter name. The cursor will change to indicate that the item can be moved.

  2. Drag the item to the desired location.

  3. Release the mouse button to complete the move.

 

To re-size a dashboard item:

  1. Click and hold down the left mouse button on Resize control located on the bottom right corner. The cursor will change to indicate that the item can be re-sized.

  2. Drag the item to its desired size.

  3. Release the mouse button to complete the process.

 

To delete a dashboard item:

 

Dashboard Item Settings


Clicking the Settings icon displays a dialog box (shown below) that allows you to further customize your dashboard object. Settings differ between counter and list gadgets. Additionally, settings may differ depending on the type of counter. Here, you can select whether the gadget should management or execution server and define other gadget properties such as the color and style. Note that different settings Make sure to click Apply to save changes.

  1. Repeat the above steps to add a new gadget. Click Save to save the current view or Save As to save it to a new name.

Available Data


The type of data that you can monitor are divided into two categories; Counters and Lists. The tables below provide more details about each type.

Counters

Name

Description

Server CPU Usage

Displays the percentage of CPU usage by the management or execution server. CPU usage indicates how hard the CPU is running. The percentage refers to how much of the individual CPU’s capacity is in use.

Connected Agents

Displays the number of currently connected agents. This includes both execution agents and process agents.

Server Handles

Displays the number of handles being used by the execution or management server. A handle is a reference for the operating system.

Lifetime Workflows

Displays the total number of workflows executed ever since the start of the service (including Success and Failure).     

Peak Workflows

Displays the highest number of workflows that the server has ever executed at the same time.

Server Private Memory

Displays the private memory size in megabytes used by the execution or management server. The private working set is the amount of memory used by a process that cannot be shared among other processes.

Queued Workflows

Displays the total  number of workflows that are currently in a queued state. By default, an unlimited number of workflows can be executed simultaneously. However, you can limit the number of concurrently running workflows via the  Load Management settings of the server.

Server Threads

Displays the number of threads being used by the execution or management server.

Running Workflows

Displays the total  number workflows that are currently in a running state.

Server Workingset Memory

Displays the working set memory size used by the execution or management server. Working set is the amount of memory used by a process that may be shared among other processes.

Lists

Name

Description

Available Settings

Recent Tasks

Displays the total number of recent tasks that were executed according to the settings applied.

Scope - The time measurement to use. The available options are:

  • Last Hour - Include tasks that ran within the last hour.

  • Last Day -  Include tasks that ran within the last day.

  • Last Week -  Include tasks that ran within the last week.

  • Last Month -  Include tasks that ran within the last month.

Shown Tasks - The type of tasks to include in the list. The available options are:

  • All (Default) - All tasks will be included in the list (Success and Failure).

  • Success Only - Only tasks that ran successfully will be included in the list.

  • Failure Only - Only tasks that failed will be included in the list.

Recent Workflows

 

Displays the total number of recent workflows that were executed according to the settings applied.

Scope - The time measurement to use. The available options are:

    • Last Hour - Include workflows that ran within the last hour.

    • Last Day -  Include workflows that ran within the last day.

    • Last Week -  Include workflows that ran within the last week.

    • Last Month -  Include workflows that ran within the last month.

 

Shown Workflows - The type of workflows to include in the list. The available options are:

    • All (Default) - All workflows will be included in the list (Success and Failure).

    • Success Only - Only workflows that ran successfully will be included in the list.

    • Failure Only - Only workflows that failed will be included in the list.