SCOM Dashboards (Examples)

There’s hardly a day go by that I don’t get asked about SCOM Dashboards, especially Topology Diagrams. So in this post I’m not going to talk much about Dashboards themselves but rather this will be a place where I’ll post a few examples of Dashboards that I’ve created or ones that you guys have shared (hopefully we’ll get to see some inspirational designs). So if you have any cool examples of a SCOM Dashboard you’ve seen or created feel free to share them and I’ll post them here. Just make sure that you remove any personal information from them first 🙂

 

Here’s a Topology Map I created for a client that highlights the Health of his Active Directory Environment.

AD Topology

 

Here’s a small one that captures the essential servers for their Printing Environment.

Printing

 

A more typical looking network map.

TT Map

 

 

Here’s another for the overall status of Website Monitoring.

Websites External

 

 

This one details some of the core network devices for a company.

Data Centre Network

 

Some Storage Devices

Storage Devices

 

 

A Storage Network Topology

Storage Netwk

 

Exchange Topology

Exchange Topology

 

 
Comments

Very nice.
and how did you create this pretty dashboards?

Hi Shai, thanks for stopping by…for these I created the images in Visio and display them using a Dashboard view with a grid layout and then add a topology widget…choosing the exported picture from Visio then simply adding in and overlaying the required objects. There are a few blog posts around that describe the process in detail, but hopefully I’ll find the time to put one together that explains it in case there are more people that would benefit from this information.

Thanks for replying.

Do you use SharePoint to publish the dashboards?

Hi Tim great dashboards, I would also like to know if you use Sharepoint to publish these Dashboards or how do you present them?

No these ones I just displayed in the console. But there are a few blogs out there showing how to publish to SharePoint.

Very informative and simple dashboards! Where did you get the stencils from? Would love to use them for my dashboards.

Hi Brad,

Those Visio icons can be downloaded from Microsoft. https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/download/details.aspx?id=35772

HI Tim,

Thanks for sharing wonderful dashboard, could please let us know how to achieve this dashboard in step by step.

Thanks in advance.

Hi Syed, I did answer this in a separate message but perhaps you missed it. I created the images in Visio and then display them using a Dashboard view with a grid layout and then add a topology widget. Then I locate the picture i just exported from Visio then simply locating, adding and overlaying the required objects so that you see the health state objects sitting on top of the pictures.

There are a few blog posts around that describe the process in detail, but hopefully I’ll find the time to put one together that explains it in case there are more people that would benefit from this information.

Can you please share those blog posts which you have mentioned above in your comments?
Thanks

Thank you for keep updating the article.

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