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 Zone Description Abbreviation
    GMT +12 New Zealand Standard Time NST
    GMT +11 Solomon Standard Time SST
    GMT +10 Australian Eastern Time AET
    GMT +9:30 Australia Central Time ACT
    GMT +9 Japan Standard Time JST
    GMT +8 China Taiwan Time CTT
    GMT +7 Vietnam Standard Time VST
    GMT +6 Bangladesh Standard Time BST
    GMT +5:30 India Standard Time IST
    GMT+5 Pakistan Lahore Time PLT
    GMT +4 Near East Time NET
    GMT +3:30 Middle East Time MET
    GMT +3 Eastern African Time/Arab Standard Time EAT/AST
    GMT +2 Eastern European Time EET
    GMT +1 European Central Time ECT
    GMT Greenwich Mean Time GMT
    GMT -1 Central African Time CAT
    GMT -2 Uruguay Summer Time UYST
    GMT -3 Argentina Standard/Brazil Eastern Time AGT/BET
    GMT -4 Atlantic Standard Time/Puerto Rico Time AST/PRT
    GMT -5 Eastern Standard Time EST
    GMT -6 Central Standard Time CST
    GMT -7 Mountain Standard Time MST
    GMT -8 Pacific Standard Time PST
    GMT -9 Alaskan Standard Time AST
    GMT -10 Hawaiian Standard Time HST
    GMT -11 Samoa Standard Time SST
    GMT -12 New Zealand Standard Time NST
  6. In the Date Format field, select the data 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 favorite 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 favorite 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.