Dashboard Improvements (v2)
Our v2 UI has several dashboard improvements in this release. If your cluster has v2 enabled, you can switch UI versions from the gear icon.
Create Dashboard from Template
You can now create a dashboard from a template. You'll be prompted to select an integration that has data flowing, then to select the dashboard and the charts on that dashboard.
Undo in Dashboard Edit Mode
With your dashboard in Edit mode, you can now undo and redo changes to the dashboard.
Global Filters in Dashboards
| Global filters allow any user to:
Drilldown Link Option for All Chart Types
|The drilldown link option is now available for all chart types.
You can optionally pass in a value from the origin chart during drilldown link creation.
Raw Value Option for Single Stat Charts
|Starting with this release, you can check a Display Raw Value option to show the raw value. The screenshot on the right shows an example.
For new Single Stat charts, the option is checked by default.
Topk and Node Map Charts (v2)
A topk chart shows the most critical time series (8 by default) as horizontal bars.
A node map shows colored 3-D cubes ordered from highest to lowest based on source values.
Query Language Changes
- We now allow lower case or all caps for the strings
NOTfor better legibility of long combinations of metrics.
timespan() event management functionnow supports adding tags with a time expression. Before, only Epoch time was supported.
New Tracing and Histogram Features
Several new features make working with tracing and histograms easier.
Java Tracing Agent
Drilldown from Service Metrics Dashboard to Tracing UI
From this release onwards, you can directly navigate to tracing information from the service metric dashboard. See Navigate to the Tracing UI from the Service Metrics Dashboard.
Spy for Histograms
You can now retrieve ingested histograms with Spy to examine your histogram data.
Documentation Changes and New Videos
Starting with this release, v2 dashboards and charts are becoming the default. For pages where the differences between the v1 UI and the v2 UI are significant, you can click v1 Doc to go to the corresponding v1 documentation.
Here’s an example screenshot.
Two new lightboard videos just became available: