Common Tab Structure

The details and actions for an object appears in a structure of five tabs, ordered from left to right: Getting Started, Summary, Monitor, Manage, and Related Objects. It is important that your solution preserves this level of integration. 

Getting Started Tab:  A learning tool

Required for every object type in the inventory, this tab introduces users to the objects important to your solution. This tab also provides access to actions and help topics to help users get started.  This tab is a good way to provide users beginning information, and they can close it when it is no longer needed.

See Getting Started Tab.

Summary Tab:  The object's identity

This tab does what its name implies--shows an object's high-level characteristics and rolls up information from the Manage and Monitor tabs. You can increase your solution's usability by linking directly from here to details and actions. 

See Summary Tab.

Monitor Tab:  The state of the object

This tab includes the monitoring use cases that require the display of information over time. This is where users look for an object's health, status, history, performance, and so on. Data is often presented in charts and graphs because such visuals can quickly communicate large amounts of data.

See Monitor Tab.

Manage Tab:  Object editing

The primary goal of this tab is to allow users to edit an object's settings.

See Manage Tab.

Related Objects Tab:  Navigation between objects

This is the inventory of peer and children objects that influence the state of an object. From this tab, users can navigate to these related objects and add and remove relationships.

See Related Objects Tab.

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