Create dashboards, add charts, and customize dashboard layout.
Wavefront dashboards allow you organize and customize the information about your environment. For example:
  • Organize charts into sections
  • Perform global operations such as setting the dashboard time window.
  • Use dashboard variables.
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Examine Data with Dashboards and Charts explains how to set dashboard preferences, set the dashboard time window, isolate sources and series, and more.

Create a Dashboard

To create a dashboard:
  1. Select Dashboards > Create Dashboard from the task bar.
  2. Drag the metrics or chart type widget onto the canvas, and select metrics, filters, and functions now or later.
  3. In the top right, click Save and specify a name and URL for the dashboard. The URL field supports letters, numbers, underscores, and dashes. The Name field supports letters, numbers, characters, and spaces.
create dashboard

You can also create a dashboard from the Dashboard browser (Dashboards > All Dashboards) or the Metrics browser (Browse > Metrics).

Edit or Clone a Dashboard

The dashboard menu allows you to create a dashboard, edit a dashboard, clone a dashboard, and look at the dashboard version history.

  • When you clone a dashboard you copy the dashboard. If you want to customize one of the Wavefront read-only dashboards, such as integration dashboards, just clone the dashboard and edit the clone.
  • The dashboard version history tracks each saved version and includes the user who saved the version. The result is an audit trail for the dashboard.
To edit a dashboard:
  1. Select the ellipsis icon in the top right of the dashboard.
  2. Select Edit and make changes to the dashboard in edit mode.
  3. Save the dashboard.
edit a dashboard
To clone a dashboard:
  1. Select the ellipsis icon in the top right of the dashboard and select Clone.
  2. Accept the suggested URL and dashboard name we suggest, or specify them. For the URL, do not include https://. Specify only the URL string.
  3. Save the cloned dashboard.
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Examine Metrics in Dashboard View Mode

You can examine metrics and make several temporary changes to your dashboard in View Mode.

You can make temporary changes to dashboards while in View mode. Even users who don’t have dashboard permissions can make those changes, for example, set the time window, change variables, or clone or edit the dashboard.

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Use the Jump To Menu to Find a Section

Most dashboards have several sections. They’re easy to access from the Jump To menu.

Use the Jump To menu to go to a section jump to a section

Select Variables

Unless your administrator has removed variables from view, you can select variables to examine exactly what you need (for example select the environment).

Scroll up to the Variables bar and select one or more variables. select variables

Hide the Variables Bar

With the dashboard in View mode, you can temporarily hide the variables bar.

Scroll up to the Variables bar and select the up or down double ^. hide variables

Make Changes to a Dashboard in Edit Mode

When you create a dashboard or when you edit a dashboard, the dashboard is in Edit mode. In Edit mode, you can make several changes at a time, then save all changes to dashboard layout or to charts.

dashboard in edit mode

Add a Chart Using Drag and Drop

  1. Drag and drop widgets onto the dashboard canvas
  2. (Optional) Select metrics, filters, and functions.
  3. Scroll up and select Save
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Clone, Delete, or Edit a Chart

Editing a chart is different in View mode and in Edit mode:

  • With a dashboard in View mode, click the chart title to edit a chart.
  • With a dashboard in Edit mode, use the icons on any chart.
  1. Place the cursor inside a chart.
  2. Select one of the icons and follow the prompts.
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Add or Edit Dashboard Variables

With the dashboard in Edit mode:
  1. Scroll up to the Variables bar.
  2. Click the Edit icon to edit a variable.
  3. Click the Add button to add a variable.
select variables

Change Dashboard Layout

With the dashboard in Edit mode:
  • Rearrange charts within section or across sections (12 charts per row maximum). The grid determines what's possible.
  • Click the canvas to add a section.
  • Delete or move a section using the icons on the right of the section bar.
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Add a New or Cloned Chart

When you create a chart using Dashboards > Create Chart, you’re prompted to save to a dashboard. When you edit a chart, you can save to the current dashboard, or save a clone to a different dashboard.

  1. With the dashboard in View mode, create or edit a chart.
  2. Scroll up, select Save and start typing to add to an existing dashboard, or save to a new dashboard.
  3. When the target dashboard opens in Edit mode, click and drag to the location of your choice and click Save at the top.
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Set Dashboard Display Preferences

For each dashboard, you can customize display preferences.

To set the dashboard display preferences:
  1. Display a dashboard and select Edit.
  2. Click Settings
  3. Make selections in the dialog, click Accept, and click Save
set dashboard prefs

Note To use the dark theme with your dashboard and all other Wavefront UI components, set your personal preferences from the gear icon.