Early preview of Configurable Management Dashboard

dgalecki
Flexera Alumni
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As we engaged with several customers and partners in discussions around FlexNet Manager Analytics, we have identified a desire to replace the existing “static” Management Dashboard in FlexNet Manager (the typical landing page) with a fully configurable dashboard.

At this time, we have an early version available in our Cloud environment and as part of 2020 R1 on-premises release.  In both cases, the dashboard is still very much under development, but we decided to release a preview of this feature in order to collect feedback, with a goal of finalizing and fully supporting it before the end of this year.

You can access this configurable dashboard by adding /Management/Dashboard to your FlexNet Manager Suite URL (if you are on premises, you must install 2020 R1 version first).

Since we have the ability to make frequent updates to the Cloud environment, the version of the configurable dashboard is a bit more advanced than the one included in the 2020 R1 on premises version.

When you first load the configurable dashboard, it will be blank (as shown below).

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You can use the “Add Widgets” function to add widgets you feel are useful in your role and then you can use “Manage Dashboard Templates” to save your dashboard.

If you are using the Cloud version, you will also be able to “Manage Custom Widgets”.  This will allow you to create an Analytics based widget and have it display in the management dashboard.

And ultimately, this is the goal of the configurable management dashboard feature: To allow you to create your dashboard, or dashboards, share them with other users and add custom Analytics-based widgets to tailor your experience, so YOUR DASHBOARD can look like this:

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Or like this:

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Or any other way YOU decide is right for YOU.

So, please take a look at this feature and share your feedback in comments to this blog.  We are ALWAYS looking for your feedback.

8 Comments
winvarma
Analyst

Hi,

Is this feature available for Multi tenant setup as well as unable to see the feature even if we browse the suggested url.

 

regards

dswann_flexe
Flexera Alumni

Hi,

Not at this stage. The multi-tenant  edition of FlexNet Manager Suite uses the on-premises build, while this early release of the configurable dashboard is only available in the cloud edition.

Tooling42
Intrepid explorer

Hi,

are 'Customizable Management Dashboards' available on a
on premise, multi-tenant FNMS 2020 R2 system

a) with FlexNet Manager Analytics?

b) without FlexNet Manager Analytics?

JohnSorensenDK
Moderator Moderator
Moderator

@Tooling42 

Flexera Analytics is not included with the multi-tenanted FlexNet Manager on-premise implementation, and hence the configurable management dashboard functionality isn't available.

Thanks,

stefange
Active participant

hi,

I have multiple 2020 R1 environments with Analytics but I'm not able to access the new dashboard via https://WEBSITE/Suite/Management/Dashboard. The error I get is "unexpected error". Also we tried upgrading a system to 2020 R2 but now the entire dashboard is not working. (it is being redirected to https://WEBSITE/Suite/Management/Dashboard

Are there any requirements for the use of this new feature in 2020 R1?

Is there any documentation about this new feature?

Stefan

JohnSorensenDK
Moderator Moderator
Moderator

@stefange 

Documentation wise I would recommend starting at Customizable Management Dashboard 

The symptoms you're describing sounds like you're having problems with Analytics in general, does the Analytics launch correctly if you go to https://WEBSITE/ibmcognos/bi ?

You may want to create a support case if you need assistance troubleshooting the issues...

Thanks,

John Sorensen

stefange
Active participant

Hi John, we ran some more tests and Analytics must run on the latest version, otherwise it will not work.

We raised a ticket with the question what happens if Analytics is not installed at all. Will the old dashboard still work or not.

Stefan

JohnSorensenDK
Moderator Moderator
Moderator

Hi Stefan,

The customizable management dashboard is only available when Analytics is installed, so it will continue to work as before, i.e. https://WEBSITE/Suite will be the landing page without Analytics installed.

Thanks,

John Sorensen