The Forensics widget shows how often a metric has a particular value as a percentage of all values, within a given time period. It can also compare percentages for two time periods.

How the Forensics Widget and Configuration Options Work

You can add the Forensics widget to one or more custom dashboards and configure it to display data that is important to different dashboard users. The data that appears in the widget is based on the configured options for each widget instance.

You edit the Forensics widget after you add it to a dashboard. The changes you make to the options create a custom widget to meet the needs of the dashboard users.

Where You Find the Forensics and Configuration Options Widget

The widget might be included on any of your custom dashboards. In the left pane, click Home to see your configured dashboards.

To customize the data that appears in the dashboard widget, click Content in the left pane, and click Dashboards. On the Dashboards toolbar, click the plus sign to add a dashboard or the pencil to edit the selected dashboard. In the Dashboard workspace, on the left, click Widget List, and drag a widget to the right pane of the dashboard. On the title bar of the selected widget, click the pencil to access the configuration options.

Table 1. Forensics Widget Configuration Options

Option

Description

Title

Enter a custom title that identifies this widget from other instances that are based on the same widget template.

Refresh Content

Enable or disable the automatic refreshing of the data in this widget.

Refresh Interval

If you enable the Refresh Content option, specify how often to refresh the data in this widget .

Percentile

Indicates how much data is above or below the specific value. For example, it indicates that 90% of the data is more than 4 when a vertical line occurs on the value 4.

Self Provider

Indicates whether the objects for which data appears in the widget are defined in the widget or provided by another widget.

  • On. You define the objects for which data appears in the widget.

  • Off. You configure other widgets to provide the objects to the widget using the dashboard widget interactions options.

Tag Tree

Filters the list of objects in the object list. You can select one or more object types and all objects from this type are displayed in the object list.

Object List

List of objects in your environment that you can search or sort by column so that you can locate the object on which you are basing the data that appears in the widget.

The objects show based on the selected tag. If no tag is selected, the list shows all objects in the system.

Metric Picker

Double-click the metrics to show in the widget.

Selected Object

Object that is the basis for the widget data.