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Creating Dashboards

Dashboards provide a platform for data visualization. You could create your own dashboard using existing widget templates that we provide, customize existing widgets or create your own widgets to suit your need.

Creating Dashboards Using Template

We provide with ready to use templates for dashboards that you could quickly add to your list of dashboards and start monitoring your assets.

1. On the Dashboard page, click the Tools The Toold menu on the dashboard page thatdisplays the various actions that you can carry out on a dashboard. menu and select Create New Dashboard from the menu.

Provide name, description and other information for your new dashboard.

2. Provide a name and description for the dashboard. The description field for dashboards supports rich text format. You can also include hyperlinks to other blogs, policies, posts or internet articles.

3. Select the Show description on dashboard option if you want the dashboard description to be visible on the dashboard.

4. Select Set as default dashboard for this module option to configure your default dashboard. When you view Unified Dashboard module, the default dashboard is displayed.

5. Click Use a Template button.

Readyn to use dashboard templates provided by Qualys.

Unified Dashboard provides you with three different dashboard templates. Amongst the templates, choose the one that suits your need of data population for your assets and click Create Dashboard.

Your dashboard is ready to use. You could add more widgets to dashboard, edit existing widgets, change the layout of widgets and many more things in your dashboard. To know more about the various actions on widgets, see Managing Widgets

Creating Dashboards From Scratch

1. On the Dashboard page, click the Tools The Toold menu on the dashboard page thatdisplays the various actions that you can carry out on a dashboard. menu and select Create New Dashboard from the menu.

Provide name, description and other information for your new dashboard.

2. Provide a name and description for the dashboard.

3. Select the Show description on dashboard option if you want the dashboard description to be visible on the dashboard.

4. Select Set as default dashboard for this module option to configure your default dashboard. When you view Unified Dashboard module, the default dashboard is displayed.

5. Click the Build from scratch button.

Select the module and then the widget from the Widget library.

The Add Widget to Dashboard page is displayed.

Select the application from the left pane from where you want to fetch the data. Then pick the widget from the widget library. You could customize the widget templates that we provide or create a widget from scratch. For information on different widget types we provide, widget templates and other widget related information, see Knowing Widgets.

6. Once your widget is ready, click Add to Dashboard.

To add more widgets to the dashboard, click the Add Widget button and perform the widget creation steps.

Know More

Managing Your Dashboards

Importing and Exporting Dashboards

Dashboard FAQ