Building Live Dashboards

The live dashboards are a powerful mechanism for displaying and visualizing the various streams of data which are being captured by the Panopta Monitoring Cloud. Configuring a dashboard is easy and uses our simple drag and drop builder for widgets in order to achieve the layout you require. In addition, each of the widgets have several options for controlling different elements ranging from formatting, data selection, filtering and data aggregation.

Creating a Dashboard

To add a new dashboard, select +Add v2 Dashboard from under the Dashboards menu. You can then set the basic properties for your new dashboard, like name, tags, access level and whether this dashboard should be made available with a public URL.

The Access Level options allow you to limit which of your users can see which dashboards.

  • Available to all - All users with a login and who have access to the dashboards menu can see these dashboards
  • Limited by tag - Dashboard access will be limited by which tags are set on this dashboard and tags set on a user. The tag filter uses OR logic when matching dashboard tags and user tags
  • Only for me - These dashboards will only show under your login

Once you press submit, you'll be placed into a blank dashboard canvas with the widget tray opened so you can immediately start building.

Configuring Widgets in Dashboards

We've provided extensive details on each widget and their options here

Using Instance and Metric Tags

If you are not already using tags to further segment and categorize your infrastructure, dashboards are a great reason to start. Every widget provides options for dynamically displaying the appropriate infrastructure and metrics by tag, rather than hard coded selections. This allows your infrastructure to expand and contract as needed without requiring constant changes on what is being shown in your live dashboards. For more information on tagging, read here

Marking Dashboards as Favorites and Searching

Favoriting dashboards makes them easier to access by prioritizing them at the top of dashboard menu and within the Dashboard selector drop down (shown below).