The VMware Smart Assurance Business Dashboard displays the results of VMware Smart Assurance analysis in a flexible, web-based user interface. The VMware Smart Assurance Business Dashboard provides the views from the Global Console as individual components called dashboard viewlets. A dashboard viewlet is implemented as a Java applet.
You can configure the display and contents of dashboard viewlets to customize the presentation of VMware Smart Assurance analysis, enabling you to deliver role-based views of the managed topology across all layers of your IT environment, including:
Business managers can view status summaries for systems and business processes
Operations staff can view real-time operational status of monitored elements and services
Users can drill down to see the health and status of related infrastructure, applications, and business services
Installing the VMware Smart Assurance Business Dashboard provides all of the components necessary to create, configure, and display dashboard viewlets. Chapter 3, “Examples of Dashboard viewlets,” includes a set of ready-to-use viewlets.
In addition, an installation of the VMware Smart Assurance Business Dashboard includes the web console, which displays the Global Console within a web browser. The web console provides the same functions and features as the Global Console.