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, select Content > Reports in the left pane. On the Report Templates toolbar, click the plus sign to add a template or the pencil icon to edit the selected template. In the workspace, on the left, click Views and Dashboards. If you create a new 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 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.

Search

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.