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18 Personalizing Cloud Control

You can personalize the page layout and data displayed in certain Cloud Control pages, including target home pages such as the Oracle WebLogic Server target home page. The changes you make are persisted for the currently logged in user, enabling you to create customized consoles for monitoring various target types.

Personalization support provided in the current release allows you to:

Note that not all pages in Cloud Control can be personalized. The page edit mode will only be enabled for those pages or page regions that can be modified.

This chapter contains the following sections:

18.1 Personalizing a Cloud Control Page

Pages in Cloud Control are laid out in a columnar format. Each column contains one or more regions, each of which contains data rendered as a bar chart, graph or other visual component.

You can modify the layout of columns within a page, as well as select the regions to display within each column, enabling you to personalize how the data on a page is arranged and displayed.

To personalize a page:

  1. Navigate to the page you want to personalize.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Select Personalize Page from the menu item that displays the username of the currently logged-in user, just to the left of the Log Out menu item. In Figure 18-1, the menu item displays the SYSMAN user name.

      Figure 18-1 Personalize Page Menu

      Personalize page menu.
    • Or, click the ”Personalize Page” icon on the right-hand side of the page, shown just above the ”Page Refreshed” time stamp, as shown in Figure 18-2.

      Figure 18-2 Personalize Page Icon

      Personalize page icon screenshot.

    Note that the menu item or icon will only be enabled if the page you are currently on can be personalized.

  3. You are now in page edit mode. Click the Change Layout button. A graphical menu of column layout options opens.

  4. Select the column layout you want to use.

  5. Next, add a region to each column. Click the Add Content button for a specific column. The Resource Catalog, which contains available components used to display data, opens.

  6. Select a region, then click Add to add it to the column. Note that you can ”stack” regions on top of one another.

  7. Once a region has been added to a column, you can:

    • Customize the region. See Section 18.2, "Customizing a Region" for details.

    • Click the View Actions menu in the upper right corner of the region to move the region up or down within the column.

    • Drag the region from one column to another.

  8. Click Close to save your changes.

18.2 Customizing a Region

A region contains business data rendered as a bar chart, graph or other visual component. You can select the component to display within a specific region.

To customize a region within a page column:

  1. Navigate to the page containing the region you want to customize and enable the page editing mode as described in Section 18.1, "Personalizing a Cloud Control Page".

  2. Click the ”ratchet” icon next to the ”X” icon within a region, as shown in Figure 18-3. Note that the icon will only be enabled if the region can be customized.

    Figure 18-3 Customize Region Icon

    Customize region icon screenshot.

    For most resources, you will specify the target host from which to collect data.

    Other configurable parameters and customization options vary between regions. When you click the icon, a dialog opens to enable you to specify parameters, such as target type, target name and metric name.

  3. If at a later time you want to remove the region from the page, click the ”X” icon in the region.

  4. Click Close to save your changes.

18.3 Setting Your Homepage

Cloud Control allows you to choose the page that will serve as your homepage - the first page you see after logging in to Cloud Control. You can either:

  • Choose your own page, such as a target homepage that you view frequently or have customized to suit your specific needs

  • Select from a pre-designed homepage templates created for specific types of Cloud Control users

Choosing Your Own Homepage

  1. Navigate to the page you want to set as your homepage.

  2. Select Set Current Page As My Home from the menu item that displays the username of the currently logged-in user, just to the left of the Log Out menu item, as shown in Figure 18-1.

Selecting a Pre-Designed Homepage

  1. Select Select My Home from the menu item that displays the username of the currently logged-in user, just to the left of the Log Out menu item, as shown in Figure 18-1.

  2. Click the Preview button to preview a page design template you are interested in.

  3. Click the Select As My Home button to select a template as your homepage. Once you have selected a page, you can customize it to suit your needs.

De-selecting Your Homepage

Your homepage is saved as a ”favorite” page. To de-select your current homepage:

  1. From the Favorites menu, select Manage Favorites.

  2. Select your homepage from the list, then click the Remove Selected button.

  3. Click OK when finished.