If your configuration assigns values to the Geo Location object tag, the geo widget shows where your objects are located on a world map. The geo widget is similar to the Geo tab on the Inventory Explorer page.

How the Geo Widget and Configuration Options Work

You can move the map and zoom in or out by using the controls on the map. The icons at each location show the health of each object that has the Geo Location tag value. You can add the geo 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 a Geo widget after you add it to a dashboard. The changes you make to the options help create a custom widget to meet the needs of the dashboard users.

Where You Find the Geo Widget and Configuration Options

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 > Dashboards. On the Dashboards toolbar, click the Add icon to add a dashboard or the Edit icon 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 Edit icon to access the configuration options.

Geo Widget Toolbar Options

Option

Description

Zoom in

Zooms in on the map.

Zoom out

Zooms out on the map.

Geo Widget Configuration Options

To configure a widget, click the Edit icon on the widget title bar.

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.

If not enabled, the widget is updated only when the dashboard is opened or when you click the Refresh button on the widget in the dashboard.

Refresh Interval

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

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.

Select which tags to filter

You can select between different types of objects to observe.

Click the Collapse All toolbar option to close all expanded tags and tag values.

Click the Deselect All toolbar option to remove all filtering and view all objects in the widget.