The report template contains views and dashboards. Views present collected information for an object. Dashboards give a visual overview of the performance and state of objects in your virtual infrastructure. You can combine different views and dashboards and order them to suit your needs.

Where You Add Views and Dashboards

To create or edit report templates, in the menu, click Dashboards, and then in the left pane click Reports. From the Report Templates tab on the right pane, click Add to add a template. From the New Template dialog box, in the workspace, on the left, click Views and Dashboards. If you create a template, complete the required previous steps of the workspace.

How You Add Views and Dashboards

To add a view or a dashboard to your report template, select it from the list on the left pane and drag it to the main panel. You can drag the views and dashboards in the main panel to reorder them. You can select a portrait or landscape orientation for each view or dashboard from the drop-down menu next to its title.

Table 1. Views and Dashboards Options in the Report Template Workspace
Option Description
Data type Select Views or Dashboards to display a list of available views or dashboards that you can add to the template.
Create View Create a view directly from the template workspace. This option is available when you select Views from the Data type drop-down menu.
Edit View Edit a view directly from the template workspace. This option is available when you select Views from the Data type drop-down menu.
Create Dashboard Create a dashboard directly from the template workspace. This option is available when you select Dashboards from the Data type drop-down menu.
Edit Dashboard Edit a dashboard directly from the template workspace. This option is available when you select Dashboards from the Data type drop-down menu.
Quick Filter Search for views or dashboards by name. To see the complete list of views or dashboards, delete the search box contents and press Enter.
List of views List of the views that you can add to the template. This list is available when you select Views from the Data type drop-down menu.
List of dashboards List of the dashboards that you can add to the template. This list is available when you select Dashboards from the Data type drop-down menu.
Preview of views and dashboards

In the main panel, you see a preview of the views and dashboards that you add.

When you create a template in the context of an object from the environment, you see a live preview of the views and dashboards.

Colorization You can enable or disable a colorized PDF output for each list view. This option is available from the right panel when you select Views from the Data type drop-down menu.