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Overview

Health dashboards provide a facility to show the status of alarms across multiple locations, with user customisable aggregation and grouping.

Each health dashboard contains multiple health groups, each of which contains multiple groups of alarms, called indications.

When viewing all the alarms in an indication, you can see their current state (defined below) and click on any alarm to go directly to that alarm's page.

Each dashboard view (health group, indication and alarms) maximises the space available and has a full screen option to replace the Centrix header with a large summary title.




Viewing a dashboard

The list of available health dashboards is available from the Centrix main menu; Alarms > Health Dashboards.

Click on the name of the dashboard you want to display.

Health groups

A health dashboard consists of multiple health groups that hold a collection of red, amber, green ("RAG") indicators. Health groups are an entirely generic concept, providing the ability to hold indications across as many locations as desired.

In the following priority order, the background of a health group is shown as red if a single indication is red (contains active critical alarms) and orange if a single indication is orange (contains active alarms).

Indications

Indications provide a red, amber, green ("RAG") indicator along with a user defined label. They show a live health status of an item based on the configured alarms.

The status of the indication is calculated from the aggregated alarms that are attached to the indicator. If any of the alarm associations are marked with the critical flag, the indicator will be red, otherwise it will be amber. If an indication has been added with no attached alarms, the indication will be white.

Indication drill-down

Indications can be drilled down to their underlying alarms. This will replace the internal panel for the group with the aggregated alarms and their current status.

The status of an alarm is determined as follows;

  • Open green circle - alarm is not currently active
  • Filled circle - alarm is current active, but has reverted back to a normal state
  • Flashing bell - alarm is active and has not reverted to a normal state
  • Clock - alarm has expired

The colour of the alarm status indication represents the severity configured on that alarm (Info < Warning < Average < High < Critical).

Alarm drill-down

Alarms can be drilled down to their corresponding alarm raises. Currently, this will open the list of alarm raises for the selected alarm in a new browser tab.

In future, we plan to provide more options for this drill down action.

Indication Key


By pressing the "book" icon at the top right of the health dashboard a menu will appear with a link to this documentation as well as a helpful key which explains the various different states.

Configuring health dashboards

As of Centrix R73, health dashboards can be user configured.

Creating a new health dashboard

To create a new health dashboard, open the Health Dashboards listing page, and click Create New in the top right corner of the page.

Only users with Site Admin privileges can create and amend health dashboards.

You will need to provide a title for your health dashboard, and select at least one User Group that should be permitted to view your health dashboard.

You can also customise the dashboard by changing the default background colour and the default title colour.

Full screen a dashboard

Dashboards can be displayed in full screen with a large title describing the current dashboard. 

Full screen can be exited by pressing the cross in the top right corner.

Editing a health dashboard

To start editing a health dashboard, first open it from the Health Dashboards listing, then click Edit in the top right corner of the page.

Only users with Site Admin privileges can edit health dashboards.

Rename the dashboard

To rename the dashboard, click the  button next to the dashboard name at the top of the page.


A dialog will be shown where you can change the title, and adjust the User Groups that are assigned to the dashboard.

You can also customise the dashboard by changing the default background colour and the default title colour.

Click Save to save the changes.

Amend user groups that can access the dashboard

See Rename the dashboard above.

Add a new health group

Health groups are the main items on the health dashboard that provide groupings for the health indications.

Click the Add Group button to create a new empty group.

Enter a title for the group, and click Save.

Rename or remove an existing health group

You can rename ane existing health group by clicking the edit button in the group heading.

Enter the new title for the group, and click Save.

You can delete an existing group, and all associated indications by clicking the delete button in the group heading.

Click OK to confirm removal, or Cancel if you change your mind.

Re-order health groups

You can change the order that the health groups appear by clicking and dragging on the group's header, and releasing in the desired location.

The changes will save immediately and the dashboard will reload.

Re-order health indications within a group

You can change the order that the indications appear by clicking and dragging them. Release the mouse button in the desired location.

The changes will save immediately and the dashboard will reload.

Move a health indication between groups

In addition to re-ordering indications within a group, you can also move them to another group. This is done in the same way as re-ordering (see above), except you should release the indication into the desired group.

Assigning alarms to health indications

Firstly, open the indication by clicking the  button next to the indication you want to assign alarms to.

Click the button to associate a new alarm to the indication.

Select the Alarm you want to associate to the indication.

If you want the indication to show red when the alarm triggers, check the Critical box, othewise it will show yellow.

Self clear mode will automatically clear the alarm status if the underlying alarm enters a reverted to normal state - this is only available on certain alarm types.

Click Save to create the alarm association.

Copy an Indication Health Group

To quickly create a new health group based on an existing health group, press the duplicate button.

This brings up a dialog that allows you to set the title for the new health group, and select which indication names to copy across to the new health group.

Copy indication names to existing groups

To quickly copy existing indication names to one or many existing groups, press the copy button.

This brings up a dialog that allows to copy multiple existing indication names across to multiple existing health groups.


Sharing health groups between dashboards

A health group can be used across multiple health dashboards. They share the health group.

Any changes to a health group on one dashboard will be shown on every other dashboard it appears on.

A new button has been added to the health dashboard edit screen: 'Add existing group'

This button allows you to add a health group from an existing dashboard to the current dashboard. 

The health dashboard being edited has user groups associated with it.

You can only add a health group from a dashboard which has a user group which is also associated with the current dashboard being edited.

The health group is added with all of the health indications and alarms associated with the health group as it is on the dashboard it has been copied from.

The dashboards share the health group. If a change happens to the health group on one dashboard, this change will be reflected everywhere else the health group appears.

If you delete a health group from a dashboard it will be removed from the dashboard but remain on all other dashboards it exists on.

If it exists on no other dashboards and it is deleted, then it will be fully deleted.


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