Set User Preferences

Each user can customize the NetQ application display, change his account password, and manage his workbenches.

Configure Display Settings

The Display card contains the options for setting the application theme, language, time zone, and date formats. There are two themes available: a Light theme and a Dark theme (default). The screen captures in this document are all displayed with the Dark theme. English is the only language available for this release. You can choose to view data in the time zone where you or your data center resides. You can also select the date and time format, choosing words or number format and a 12- or 24-hour clock. All changes take effect immediately.

To configure the display settings:

  1. Click in the application header to open the User Settings options.

  2. Click Profile & Preferences.

  3. Locate the Display card.

  4. In the Theme field, click to select your choice of theme. This figure shows the light theme. Switch back and forth as desired.

  5. In the Time Zone field, click to change the time zone from the default.
    By default, the time zone is set to the user’s local time zone. If a time zone has not been selected, NetQ defaults to the current local time zone where NetQ is installed. All time values are based on this setting. This is displayed in the application header, and is based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

    Tip: You can also change the time zone from the header display.

    If your deployment is not local to you (for example, you want to view the data from the perspective of a data center in another time zone) you can change the display to another time zone. The following table presents a sample of time zones:

    Time ZoneDescriptionAbbreviation
    GMT +12New Zealand Standard TimeNST
    GMT +11Solomon Standard TimeSST
    GMT +10Australian Eastern TimeAET
    GMT +9:30Australia Central TimeACT
    GMT +9Japan Standard TimeJST
    GMT +8China Taiwan TimeCTT
    GMT +7Vietnam Standard TimeVST
    GMT +6Bangladesh Standard TimeBST
    GMT +5:30India Standard TimeIST
    GMT+5Pakistan Lahore TimePLT
    GMT +4Near East TimeNET
    GMT +3:30Middle East TimeMET
    GMT +3Eastern African Time/Arab Standard TimeEAT/AST
    GMT +2Eastern European TimeEET
    GMT +1European Central TimeECT
    GMTGreenwich Mean TimeGMT
    GMT -1Central African TimeCAT
    GMT -2Uruguay Summer TimeUYST
    GMT -3Argentina Standard/Brazil Eastern TimeAGT/BET
    GMT -4Atlantic Standard Time/Puerto Rico TimeAST/PRT
    GMT -5Eastern Standard TimeEST
    GMT -6Central Standard TimeCST
    GMT -7Mountain Standard TimeMST
    GMT -8Pacific Standard TimePST
    GMT -9Alaskan Standard TimeAST
    GMT -10Hawaiian Standard TimeHST
    GMT -11Samoa Standard TimeSST
    GMT -12New Zealand Standard TimeNST
  6. In the Date Format field, select the date and time format you want displayed on the cards.

    The four options include the date displayed in words or abbreviated with numbers, and either a 12- or 24-hour time representation. The default is the third option.

  7. Return to your workbench by clicking and selecting a workbench from the NetQ list.

Change Your Password

You can change your account password at any time should you suspect someone has hacked your account or your administrator requests you to do so.

To change your password:

  1. Click in the application header to open the User Settings options.

  2. Click Profile & Preferences.

  3. Locate the Basic Account Info card.

  4. Click Change Password.

  5. Enter your current password.

  6. Enter and confirm a new password.

  7. Click Save to change to the new password, or click Cancel to discard your changes.

  8. Return to your workbench by clicking and selecting a workbench from the NetQ list.

Manage Your Workbenches

You can view all of your workbenches in a list form, making it possible to manage various aspects of them. There are public and private workbenches. Public workbenches are visible by all users. Private workbenches are visible only by the user who created the workbench. From the Workbenches card, you can:

  • Specify a home workbench: This tells NetQ to open with that workbench when you log in instead of the default Cumulus Workbench.
  • Search for a workbench: If you have a large number of workbenches, you can search for a particular workbench by name, or sort workbenches by their access type or cards that reside on them.
  • Delete a workbench: Perhaps there is one that you no longer use. You can remove workbenches that you have created (private workbenches). An administrative role is required to remove workbenches that are common to all users (public workbenches).

To manage your workbenches:

  1. Click in the application header to open the User Settings options.

  2. Click Profile & Preferences.

  3. Locate the Workbenches card.

  4. To specify a home workbench, click to the left of the desired workbench name. is placed there to indicate its status as your favorite workbench.

  5. To search the workbench list by name, access type, and cards present on the workbench, click the relevant header and begin typing your search criteria.

  6. To sort the workbench list, click the relevant header and click .

  7. To delete a workbench, hover over the workbench name to view the Delete button. As an administrator, you can delete both private and public workbenches.

  8. Return to your workbench by clicking and selecting a workbench from the NetQ list.