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User Guide

Logging in to vFoglight

vFoglight runs in Internet Explorer 6 and 7 and Mozilla Firefox 2.0x and 3.0x. Your administrator will provide you with a link to the login page, where you enter your user name and password.

Figure 1

Introducing the Browser Interface

The following sections describe the main pages that you will see in a default installation.

Note Your administrator may have configured vFoglight so that the actual displays are different from those in this section. The following information is intended only as a general guide.

Welcome Page

The first time that you log in to vFoglight, the Welcome page is displayed.

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Figure 2

The Welcome page contains helpful links to vFoglight Getting Started documentation and tips, vFoglight demonstrations, online help, and support links.

The Welcome to vFoglight page will remain your default home page unless you set a different home page. For instructions on changing your home page to a dashboard of

your choice, see “ Home Page ” on page 39. The instructions are also on the Welcome to

vFoglight page.

Screen Elements

This section describes the screen elements in vFoglight that you will see, regardless of which cartridges have been installed.

In addition to the display area and the two panels, a typical screen in vFoglight includes other elements, which are indicated in the graphic below.

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Figure 3

Figure 4

Navigation Panel

The navigation panel contains all the dashboards that are available for viewing by the current user. You can expand a module and select a dashboard to view it in the display area. This panel also provides access to the administration and configuration pages.

Note If you do not see any dashboards in the navigation panel, the user you signed in as may not

have been assigned to a group. For details, see “ Understanding Roles in vFoglight ” on page 46.

Action Panel

The action panel contains the various actions that you can perform on the current dashboard. It also contains views and data that you can add to a dashboard or report that you are creating and provides access to the online help files.

Subsequent logins display either:

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Introducing the Browser Interface


A home page that you have selected (for details, see “ Screen Elements ” on page 31).

• The first bookmark listed under Bookmarks; the default bookmark is the

Welcome page (for details about creating bookmarks, see “ Creating a Bookmark ” on page 43).

Filter Icon

Select the Filter icon to filter by role to control which group role can access different parts of vFoglight. By using the Filter by role feature you can enable users to access a particular dashboard or homepage through role assignments.

To control user access according to role:



Click the Filter icon for the Homes or Dashboards.

In the Filter dialog, select the checkbox next to each role you want to assign access to the particular Dashboard or Home page.

3 Click Apply .

Note For more information on managing roles, see the vFoglight Administration and

Configuration Guide.

Close Arrow

The Close arrow is used to conserve space on the display area. Click the arrows to: expand the display area and collapse the navigation and action panels.

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The header contains the following icons:

Function Description

Click the product name to take you back to the Home page.

The user name of the current user.


Sign Out

Logs out the current user and reclaims all resources that it used in the current session. This is the recommended way to exit vFoglight, rather than just closing the browser.


The following tabs are available in the action panel:

• General tab—contains a number of actions that you can perform on the current dashboard or report.

• Help tab—provides access to the online help files and a search field for the help.

• Design tab—available on any non-portal page to properly-authenticated users such as those with the dashboard designer role. The Design tab shows a hierarchical list of all views of a dashboard, definition details, and a context editor that is useful for debugging.

When you select a particular view you can:

• See the definition of the current view

• Click Inspect to analyze the view in the definitions editor.

• View the current run-time values that are available in the context for that view.

Note Inspecting existing object types is accessible from the WCF designer. For more details on the dashboard definitions, see the Web Component Guide.

Figure 5

When you select Create Dashboard or Create Report, two more tabs appear:

• Views tab—contains a list of views that can be added to a dashboard or report that you are creating.

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• Data tab—contains a list of data objects that can be displayed in chart or table format by dragging them into the display area.

Display Area

In the display area you can view current dashboards and reports, as well as create new or

custom dashboards and reports. See “ Creating a Custom Dashboard ” on page 76 and

“ Creating a Custom Report Template ” on page 213 for more information.

Note You can maximize the size of the display area by closing the navigation and action panels.

The example below shows two views and two metrics charts, which were dragged into the display from the Views and Data tabs in the action panel.

Figure 6


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Links to the copyright page on the Vizioncore web site.


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