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1506 - Using NIOS Status Dashboard


Your team would like to be able to put up a near real-time display of the DHCP service status on a screen. You know that both Grid Members ibns1 and ibns2 are running DHCP. Please create a Status Dashboard in NIOS that displays DHCP service and system information for both members.

Estimate Completion Time

  • 10 to 15 minutes






Grid Manager UI




  • Read-only access to Grid

  • Read-write access to Dashboard

Course References

  • 1002: Using the NIOS Grid Manager UI

  • 1008: NIOS IPAM and Global Search

Lab Initiation

Access jump-desktop

Once the lab is deployed, you can access the virtual machines required to complete this lab activity. To initiate the lab, click on the jump-desktop tile and login to the Linux UI:

Username: training

Password: infoblox

Initiate lab

To initiate the lab, double-click the Launch Lab icon on the Desktop.

Launch Lab

Launch Lab

Choose the lab number from the list and click OK.

After clicking OK, you will see a pop-up message with a brief description of the lab task. If the description looks correct, click Yes to continue lab initiation.

Lab initiation will take a couple of minutes to finish.

Once complete, you will see another pop-up message with the login credentials and the URL for the Grid Manager’s User Interface. Note that the credentials may differ from those from prior labs.

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Task 1: Creating a Status Dashboard and adding contents

Login to the GM web interface. Create a new Status Dashboard named DHCP Watcher. In the new dashboard, add the content DHCP Statistics and Member Status for both members ibns1 and ibns2. To receive near real-time updates be sure to enable auto-refresh. The result should have four (4) widgets displayed on the screen, clearly showing the DHCP service statistics (such as number of requests) and System Status (such as CPU and memory usage).


Task 1 Solution: Creating a Status Dashboard and adding contents

Login to the GM web interface and examine the service status of the member visually.

  1. Login to NIOS GM web interface

  2. Navigate to DashboardStatus

  3. Click on the dropdown next to the gear icon and select Add Dashboard

  4. Name the Dashboard DHCP Watcher and click Save and Close

  5. A new blank Dashboard is created

  6. Click on the dropdown button next to the Dashboard name and choose Add Content

  7. From the content list, add Member Status and DHCP Statistics by dragging them into the Dashboard or by clicking the +

  8. The Widget will default to displaying GM information. Change the member by clicking on Select Member

  9. Choose from the list

  10. If the configure option is not available, click on the gear icon at the top right of the widget

  11. Set Auto Refresh Period to 60 seconds and check the box

  12. Repeat the steps for DHCP Statistics 

  13. Add the same widgets again for

  14. The resulting Dashboard should look like the below image (numbers will vary)

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