How to use SHAREPOINT to show information about your virtualized environment
The VMMSSP Dashboard is designed to work with an existing self-service portal installation. The Dashboard queries the VMMSSP database and uses the resulting data set to present key infrastructure, resource, virtual machine, and charge-back metrics in a graphical format.
The VMMSSP Dashboard uses SharePoint Web Parts to manage and display data sets:
· Microsoft Dashboard Configuration Web Part. Use this Web Part to create and modify the SQL queries that produce the data sets and the other properties that govern how the Dashboard displays the data sets.
· Microsoft Dashboard Viewer Web Part. Use this Web Part to display the data sets. A Dashboard Viewer Web Part displays one data set at a time. The VMMSSP Dashboard can contain multiple copies of the Dashboard Viewer Web Part at once, each copy displaying a different data set. Be aware that as you add more copies of the Web Part to the site, and as you increase the amount of data displayed, the performance of the site may degrade.
The following figure shows how users can interact with the Web Parts to retrieve and display data.