Configure the Dashboard

If you use role-based administration, you must have the System configuration right to configure the Dashboard. For more information, see Managing roles and sub-estates.

The Dashboard displays warning or critical status indicators based on the percentage of managed computers that have outstanding alerts or errors, or on the time since the last update from Sophos.

You can set up the warning and critical levels you want to use.

  1. On the Tools menu, click Configure Dashboard.
  2. In the Configure Dashboard dialog box, change the threshold values in the Warning level and Critical level text boxes as described below.
    1. Under Computers with outstanding alerts, Computers with Sophos product errors, and Policy and protection, enter a percentage of managed computers affected by a particular problem, that will trigger the change of the respective indicator to “warning” or “critical.”
    2. Under Computers with events, enter the number of events occurred within a seven-day period that will trigger an alert displayed on the Dashboard.
    3. Under Latest protection from Sophos, enter the time since last successful update from Sophos in hours, that will trigger the change of the “Updates” indicator to “warning” or “critical.” Click OK.

    If you set a level to zero, warnings are triggered as soon as the first alert is received.

You can also set up email alerts to be sent to your chosen recipients when a warning or critical threshold has been exceeded. For instructions, see Setting up alerts and messages.