Dashboard

The dashboard provides you with a quick overview of the most important information about scans, computers, and software assets in your infrastructure.

9.2.139.2.14 New Dashboard and Reporting

Starting from application update 9.2.139.2.14, the BigFix Inventory development team is working on improving the dashboard experience. To view the new dashboard, click Go to New Dashboard & Reporting on the home page. To provide feedback about the dashboard, write an email to talk2sam@hcl.com.
The screen shows the new dashboard.

The screen shows the new dashboard.
The view on the dashboard differs depending on whether you have permissions to view reports on which the dashboard widgets and search are based. Each widget summaries the number of rows on the respective report or report view. For descriptions and more information about the predefined reports that are a base for widgets and the quick search, see: Available reports.
9.2.14 The new dashboard contains a quick search in the upper right corner. It allows you to search your inventory and view the information limited to the defined entity on the appropriate report. You can search your inventory by the following values.
  • Search the file data by the file hash.
  • Search the file data by the file name.
  • Search the vulnerable software by the CVE name.
  • Search the software inventory by the component name.

9.2.14 The new dashboard contains a quick search in the upper right corner. It allows you to search your software inventory by the component name.

Dashboard

If you use BigFix InventoryLicense Metric Tool 9.2.129.2.13 or earlier, your dashboard contains the following widgets.

Deployment Health

The widget shows whether BigFix clients that are installed in your infrastructure are connecting to the BigFix server. It also reports the most common issues that might occur while clients are operating such as problems with disk space or missing scanner prerequisites.
Tip: Read the Deployment Health, Scan Health, and IBM Capacity Data Completeness widgets from left to right and fix issues in this order.

Deployment Health widget
Elements of the widget
One The total number of computers to which the user has access. The number is determined by the computer group to which the user is assigned.

Mac The total number of computers includes Mac computers. However, information about deployment health is not collected from these systems. Thus, they are not included in the counts for particular statuses.

Two Links to the report with results narrowed down to computers with the particular status.
Three The number of computers with a particular status.
Four Link to information about actions that you can take to resolve the reported problems.

Scan Health

The widget shows the health of scans that are running in your infrastructure. When software scans are not working correctly, the installed software might not be discovered.

Important: The Software Scan Status analysis must be activated for the widget to show valid data. If the analysis is not activated, all computers are reported with the Failed Scan, Missing Software Scan, and Outdated Catalog statuses.

Scan health widget

Scan Health widget
Elements of the widget
One The total number of computers to which the user has access. The number is determined by the computer group to which the user is assigned.

Mac The total number of computers includes Mac computers. However, only information about the status of the package data scan is collected from these systems. Therefore, Mac computers are included in the count for the Failed Scan status. They are not included in the counts for the remaining statuses.

Two Links to the report with results narrowed down to computers with the particular status.
Three The number of computers with a particular status.
Four Link to information about scan problems.
Five Link to information about activating analyses required to collect data that is displayed on the widget.

IBM Capacity Data Completeness

The widget shows whether capacity data is correctly gathered from the computers in your infrastructure. The lack of capacity data might impact calculation of PVU consumption.

IBM Capacity Data Completeness widget
Elements of the widget
One The total number of computers to which the user has access. The number is determined by the computer group to which the user is assigned.

Mac The total number of computers includes Mac computers. However, information about capacity data is not collected from these systems. Thus, they are not included in the counts for particular statuses.

Two Links to the report with results narrowed down to computers with the particular status. For more information about each status, see: Computer statuses.
Three The number of computers with a particular status.
Four A link to the VM Managers panel.
Five A link to information about the flow of capacity data between virtual machines, VM Manager Tool, and the BigFix InventoryLicense Metric Tool server.

Inventory Exploration

The widget shows top five publishers with the largest number of defined contracts. The publishers are ordered according to the number of computers on which their software is installed, regardless of the number of contracts.

Inventory Exploration widget
Elements of the widget
One The number of products from a particular publisher.
Two A link to the Inventory Exploration report.
Three A link to the Contracts panel.

Inventory Data

The widget shows a summary of the installed BigFix software as well as computers, and computer groups in your infrastructure.

Inventory Data widget
Elements of the widget
One A link to the Software Installations report.
Two A link to the Computer Groups report.
Three A link to the Computers report.

Software Catalog

The widget shows information about the content and version of the current software catalog.

Software Catalog widget
Elements of the widget
One Links to lists of publishers, software products, versions, releases, components, and signatures that are available in the current catalog.
Two Name of the catalog provider.
Three Version of the software catalog. If a warning sign is displayed, it indicates that BigFix that is not in the current catalog was discovered. To view a list of such products filter the Software Classification report by Product name, equal to, <not set>. For more information, see: Catalog Problems: The <not set> value appears under the Product Name on Software Classification panel.
Four 9.2.11 Link to the report with information when software reaches end of support.
Five Catalog search field.

IBM PVU Subcapacity

The widget shows products with the highest PVU consumption rate. It shows how many PVUs a product consumes but does not relate this information to your license entitlements. By default, the maximum of five products is displayed.

The accuracy of the displayed data depends on when the scan data was imported, whether the PVU table is up-to-date, and whether software assignment was modified. If any of these factors was changed, an appropriate message is displayed on the widget.

If the widget shows No data, the data is not available. It might occur when scan data was not uploaded, the upload of the data has not finished yet, or inventory scans do not work properly. The message is no longer displayed if data from at least one BigFix client is successfully updated.

IBM PVU Subcapacity widget
Elements of the widget
One The PVU consumption rate for a product.
Two A link to the entire IBM PVU Subcapacity report.
Three The current version of the PVU table.
Four A link to the website on which you can check whether a new version of the PVU table is available.
Five A link to the Metric Table Upload panel on which you can upload a new version of the PVU table.

BigFix

The widget shows the number of completed and pending classifications of the software that is installed in your infrastructure.

The accuracy of the displayed data depends on when the scan data was imported and whether the part numbers file is up-to-date. If any of these factors was changed, an appropriate message is displayed on the widget.

If the widget shows No data, the data is not available. It might occur when scan data was not uploaded, the upload of the data has not finished yet, or inventory scans do not work properly. The message is no longer displayed if scan data from at least one BigFix client is successfully updated.

BigFix widget

Elements of the widget
One A link to the Software Classification panel with results narrowed down to software installations with complete classification.
Two A link to the Software Classification panel with results narrowed down to software installations that are still pending classification completion. Go through these items and either confirm their default assignment or reassign them to different products so that all installations in your infrastructure are confirmed.
Three A link to the Software Classification panel.
Four The date when the last part numbers file was imported.
Five A link to the Part Numbers Upload panel on which you can upload the part numbers file.