The VMware Smart Assurance Business Dashboard (Business Dashboard) displays views normally available from the Global Console as a collection of VMware Smart Assurance viewlets within your organization’s web page or a third-party web portal. VMware Smart Assurance viewlets can display a variety of information including a Notification Log, Status Table, Map, Summary, Notification Properties, or Containment view. Viewlets can also be customized to suit your needs. For example, a map viewlet can be set up to show a specific topology instance as the focus of the map display.

Furthermore, the viewlets can function as sources for broadcasting context information to other, listener viewlets. For example, a Status Table viewlet and a Notification Log viewlet can be displayed such that selections in the Status Table result in the Notification Log showing notifications related to those Status Table selections.