You can select dashboards individually or as a group and perform several actions.

To manage your dashboards, from the left menu, click Visualize > Dashboards. From the Dashboards panel, click Manage. Use the options from the horizontal ellipsis next to the Add option.

All the dashboards are listed on this page. You can filter the dashboards based on the name of the dashboard, the dashboard folder, activated dashboards, shared dashboards, or the dashboard owner. You can click Add to create a dashboard. For information about creating a dashboard, see Create and Configure Dashboards.

You can select a dashboard from the list, click the vertical ellipsis against each dashboard, and select the various options such as edit, delete, clone, and deactivate a dashboard. You can also change ownership of dashboards and export the dashboard. By default, the list of dashboards is sorted by name and all the columns can be sorted.

Note: A wrench icon appears when the data in an imported dashboard depends on the existence of one or more adapters that are currently not present. The wrench icon disappears if the required data in an imported dashboard appears in VMware Aria Operations after configuration.

Imported dashboards regardless of used data, remain stuck and include a wrench icon if the dashboard that is stuck (with the wrench icon), already exists.

Datagrid Options
Column Names Description
Name Displays the name of the dashboard.
Folder Lists the folder to which each dashboard belongs.
Description Displays the description of the dashboard.
Activated Displays whether the dashboard is activated or not. You can also activate and deactivate the dashboard.
URL Displays whether the dashboard is shared externally. For dashboards that have been shared, click to view the shared links.
Shared Displays whether the dashboard is shared internally. Click the icon to view and edit the groups to which the dashboard has been shared from the Group Sharing dialog box.
From the Group Sharing dialog box, to share dashboard edit privileges with the group, you can click the Allow Editing check box or click the pencil icon if a dashboard is shared with a group.
Note: Users who are part of the user group to whom the dashboard has been shared, will see an unlocked or locked icon in the Shared column. The icon is unlocked when the user with whom the dashboard is shared can edit it, and the icon is locked when the dashboard cannot be edited.
Editable Displays if the dashboard is editable.
Owner Displays the owner of the dashboard.
Report Usage Displays the number of reports where the dashboard is used. Click the number in the column to view the name of the report/s.
Last Modified Displays the date the dashboard was last modified.
Modified By Displays the user who last modified the dashboard.

You can select more than one dashboard and perform a set of options by clicking the horizontal ellipsis next to the Add option.

Table 1. Dashboards Options
Option Description Usage
Delete Deletes a dashboard.
Activate Activates a dashboard that was previously deactivated.
Deactivate Deactivates a dashboard.
Change Ownership Assigns a new owner to the dashboard. After you assign a dashboard to a new owner, the dashboard is no longer displayed as one of your dashboards.

When you transfer a dashboard that was previously shared with user groups, information about the shared user groups and group hierarchy is retained.

Export When you export a dashboard, VMware Aria Operations creates a dashboard file in JSON format. You can export a dashboard from one VMware Aria Operations instance and import it to another.

To export a dashboard, select the dashboard that you want to export, and click Export from the horizontal ellipsis.

Import A PAK or JSON file that contains dashboard information from VMware Aria Operations. You can import a dashboard that was exported from another VMware Aria Operations instance.
To import a dashboard:
  1. Click the Import option from horizontal ellipsis.
  2. Click Browse and select a Dashboard ZIP, PAK, or JSON file to import.
  3. Select if you want to Overwrite or Rename the file in case of a conflict.
  4. Click Import to import the dashboard, and click Done.
Auto-rotate Dashboards Changes the order of the dashboard tabs on VMware Aria Operations home page. You can configure VMware Aria Operations to switch from one dashboard to another. For more information, see Auto-Rotate Dashboards.
Manage Summary Dashboards Provides you with an overview of the state of the selected object, group, or application. You can change the Summary tab with a dashboard to get information specific to your needs. For more information, see Manage Summary Dashboards
Manage Dashboard Folders Groups dashboards in folders. You can create dashboard folders to group the dashboards in a way that is meaningful to you. For more information, see Manage Dashboard Folders.
Manage Dashboard Sharing Makes a dashboard available to other users or user groups. You can share a dashboard or dashboard template with one or more user groups. For more information, see Share Dashboards with Users.

The dashboard list depends on your access rights.