How to interpret the Dashboard charts

Dashboard chart colors help you to quickly interpret the reported data.

Table 55: Dashboard chart colors




A healthy status


An event has occurred that might require your attention


A critical condition requires your immediate attention


For a status graph, the resource instances that match the data being measured (a solid blue chart indicates 100%)

For custom graphs, there may be different shades of blue, each representing a different value for an attribute.

Light gray

The resource instances that do not match the data being measured (used in combination with blue to total 100%)

Dark gray

Resource instances reporting status other than OK, Warning, or Critical, that is, they are Disabled or Unknown

Specialized display

Hover your pointer over a chart slice to view the count of resource instances being represented by that slice. If you hover over a different slice in the same chart, the text and count displayed in the center of the chart changes. Click on a slice to be taken to the resource page filtered by the status or value associated with the slice.

If you view the Dashboard on a narrow screen, the charts are arranged vertically for resources with multiple charts, and you can use the scroll bar to navigate to each chart.

Chart type



The number displayed next to the resource name indicates the total number of resource instances known to the appliance. Click the resource name to display the resource's main screen and view detailed health and status information.

On a Status chart, you can also see the number of resources that are not reporting information because they are either disabled or are not being managed by the appliance.

Servers with profiles

If the chart is not a solid color, hover your pointer over the chart to see the count of servers without server profile assignments.

Blade bays

The Blade bays chart reports the count of server hardware instances in all managed enclosure bays.

If the chart is not a solid color, hover your pointer over the chart to see the count of empty enclosure bays.

An example display

To learn how to interpret the data displayed on the charts, see the numbered descriptions that appear after the figure.

Figure 4: Dashboard sample
Callout Description

Click a resource name to view the resource’s main screen for more information. The adjacent number identifies how many instances of that resource are being managed by the appliance. In this example, only one server profile is added to the appliance.

When you hover your pointer over a dashboard panel, additional icons appear as shown on the Server Profiles panel.

The sample chart for the Active Alerts resource shows a total of five activities of which four are in a Critical state and one is reporting a warning status.

Click on the resource name to view all the resources. To specifically view problems, click the yellow or red part of the donut to begin investigating the cause.


Theicon enables you to customize your dashboard by adding custom or pre-defined panels. See icon enables you to customize your dashboard by adding custom or pre-defined panels.


The Appliance Alerts area summarizes important appliance-related alerts, typically about back up and licensing issues. Alerts related to other resources are not included here.

If one appliance alert is detected, the alert text appears here. For multiple alerts, the number of alerts are shown, and you can click Appliance to go directly to the Activity screen for a filtered view of all appliance-related alerts.


The sample chart for the Storage Pools resource shows a total of 11 instances of storage pool resources, one being critical. Hover your pointer over the dark-gray chart slice displayed as Other to see a count of the resource instances with a Disabled and Unknown status.


The Ethernet Networks chart illustrates a customized panel where a user has defined the number of Ethernet networks assigned to that user.

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