The Dashboard is a Web-based application that provides Operations Center users with a personalized and portable view into the Operations Center server. It allows for single sign‑on, personalization, and integration of data from both Operations Center and other sources.
The Dashboard utilizes portlets to provide functionality and selected content from various sources. Dashboard portlets are JSR‑168 compliant and any portlet that uses this standard could be deployed in the Dashboard. Portlets from third-party sources including Liferay v.5.2 are leveraged by the Dashboard.
A portlet is a Web-based application built for integration into a portal; it serves as a frame or container for content. Content, including content alarms from the Operations Center server, can be updated in real time.
For users, the Dashboard provides a personal Web desktop. They can personalize the Dashboard display, customize the content, and save changes between sessions. Not only can private, personal pages be created, but users can join communities that have shared pages. Content can be distributed among communities and the responsibility of moderating content can be delegated to various users.