Cool! I like this Just needs the instructions to be a little more detailed.
Okay, take Andrew's Tableau_status.css file and save it in a directory. For our example we'll use C:\temp.
Now open a web browser and to go your Server Admin panel
Replace the word "status" with "systeminfo", hit the Enter key, and you'll see something similar to this:
Save the file to your directory (for our example remember that we're using C:\temp):
So in our C:\temp directory we have the .css file AND the .xml file:
Using a text editor (I recommend Notepad++) open your systeminfo.xml file and insert
<?xml version=...> tag:
Save the .xml file and you're done!
Now open the .xml file in a web browser to view the results:
The one big issue with this is that what we did is a manual process and is only accurate at the time the .xml file was generated So to make this more helpful you, dear reader, will need to create a process to get the .xml file, and add the style sheet xml tag (the .css bit).
I created a process to email the Server admin the status of their Server if it is anything other than OK:
This may be helpful to someone wanting to make the above less of a manual process.
I'm not a web developer but could you not just replace everything after the <?xml-stylesheet line with an embedded link to the server status URL? Then it would mean you could open your custom URL with one click to a link and no page saving.