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Visualizations with PowerShell - tips and tricks


Tips and tricks for building insightful visualizations with PowerShell

PowerShell opens up near-infinite data sources for your dashboards. Here are tips and tricks on how to use PowerShell with SquaredUp

VMware Status Dashboard in SquaredUp

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VMware Status Dashboard

Challenge Virtualization Administrators generally interact with ESX via vCenter or the command line. With either option, sharing information can be troublesome because the data is not timely or is visually unappealing. We wanted to build a VMware status dashboard to surface information from a VMware virtualization stack in real-time, make it visually appealing, and make...

Jira Health Dashboard built in SquaredUp

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Jira Health Dashboard

Challenge While the querying and visualizations in Jira are decent, it is not possible to combine them with data from any other sources. It is also a known limitation that when accessing the Jira Web API, you are often limited to 100 results per query. Moreover, any dashboard you build can only be shared with...

PagerDuty alerting dashboard - alerting from PagerDuty and external sources

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PagerDuty Alerting Dashboard

See a slick PagerDuty alerting dashboard built in SquaredUp. It lets you see alerts sent to PagerDuty from any source, like Pingdom.

Symantec Endpoint Protection Dashboard

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Symantec Endpoint Protection Dashboard

Challenge Endpoint protection is one of the key components in the overall security posture of any company. An easy way to retrieve real time information for a broad audience without giving direct permission on the Endpoint Management Systems was required. Solution Through the use of the native PowerShell tile in SquaredUp, it is possible to...

Solarwinds orion nodes dashboard

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SolarWinds Orion Nodes Dashboard

Challenge SolarWinds requires an account and some level of training for a user to consume and observe the node’s status, especially as the dashboard experience in SolarWinds is overwhelming. In addition, the NOC team needs unified SolarWinds dashboards with the same experience to observe the status of various monitoring systems all-in-one place. Solution Using the...

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Release Webinar: SquaredUp v5.3

SquaredUp v5.3 continues our mission in helping companies reduce tool sprawl and increase observability. Join our live webinar with Q&A to see the latest product enhancements in action.


Our latest SquaredUp Community initiatives

SquaredUp's latest Community initiatives include: free dashboard samples, a beautiful dashboard gallery and amazing Star Wars LEGO prizes!

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Description This dashboard gives an overview of Pingdom checks using PowerShell scripts against the Pingdom API Monitor Health – Status block tile showcasing health and last response timeMonitor Status – Donut tile summarizing checks by statusMonitor by Type – Donut tile summarizing checks by check typeMonitor Last Response Time – Scalar tile values for single...

7 ways to visualize SQL script in SquaredUp dashboards

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SQL Samples Dashboard

Challenge The challenge was to use one basic SQL query and demonstrate different ways to visualize that query using SquaredUp’s native visualizations. Solution When working with a customer, the SQL visualization requirement kept changing because the target audience kept changing. In order to demonstrate how flexible SquaredUp is, we needed to build a dashboard that displayed...

Uptime Robot dashboard

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UptimeRobot Dashboard

See an example Uptime Robot dashboard built in SquaredUp using Uptime Robot’s website monitoring features. Download for free.

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Azure Virtual Machine Health Dashboard

Challenge The Azure Management Services team at Catapult required a quick way to visualize the key health pieces for their customers, using a visually intuitive dashboard. Solution At Catapult, we ported our existing Azure workbook dashboards to SquaredUp through migrating the existing Log Analytics queries that they were built on. SquaredUp provided us with a...

SquaredUp Azure DevOps Dashboard

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Azure DevOps Dashboard

Challenge While Azure DevOps does offer a dashboard, it is limited in the options users are allowed to query – e.g. each tile on the native dashboard must be set for a specific pipeline. Our DevOps Team needed a solution that would easily display data on our builds, release pipelines and agent usage. Because we...

Business KPIs Dashboard SquaredUp

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Excel Business KPIs Dashboard

Challenge Each department has their own KPIs and their own way of tracking them. They also have their own tools, so it was difficult to present the data to the management and the data correlation was manual and hence prone to errors. Collating reports from multiple tools took too much time and data visualization was...


How to screen capture dashboards on a schedule with PowerShell

How to use a PowerShell script to screen capture your dashboard on a schedule so you can look back at your data from a single point in time.


Announcing SquaredUp 5.2

SquaredUp 5.2 brings PowerShell tile enhancements, a Dashboard Gallery full of real-life dashboards, plus a brand new GitHub Samples Repository!

SquaredUp case study - South Staffordshire college

Case Study

South Staffordshire College

See how this higher education institution got the 100% visibility they always wanted.


Community Round-Up: June 2021

Catch up on the latest SCOM, Azure Monitor and SquaredUp news.


The Future of IT Ops Monitoring and How to Prepare

Get top insights into the future of IT Ops monitoring from the presentation by Josh Chessman, Senior Analyst at Gartner


Community Edition: Image and Web Content tiles

See what you can do with Dashboard Server's Image tile and the Web Content tile! Find out in the Dashboard Server Learning Path