Simplifying dashboards with background images

Sometimes it can be helpful to have an image to represent your environment (1 image tell you more than 1000 words ;) )

In this example I have used a map over Nordics to represent a customer with 3 vCenters (Sweden, Norway, Denmark).
It´s possible to use alarm state for any object from the environment. I picked vCenter level but it´s possible to choose Cluster, Datacenter or something else.

You can click on the staus icon and drill down into the environment.

How is this done?

You need to make sure you have vFoglight 6.1 installed and to get an image you want to use (Google Maps and Google images is a good start).





That´s all for today! Happy dashboard designing :)