Sysdig Documentation

Configure Dashboards

There are two parts to creating a dashboard - creating the dashboard itself, and creating the panels that display the information.

Pre-Built Dashboards

Sysdig provides a number of pre-built dashboards, designed around various supported applications, network topologies, infrastructure layouts, and services. These can be used to jumpstart the dashboard building process, as templates for further configuration.

Pre-built dashboards come with a series of panels already configured, based on the information most relevant users. The example below uses the Network Overview dashboard template:

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The default dashboard includes number panels for total, in the network, and out of network bytes, and line graphs comparing in the network and out of network bytes, as well as byte usage by application/port, process, and by the host.

Create a New Dashboard

From the Explore Tab

To create a dashboard from the Explore tab:

  1. Click the Settings (three dots) icon for either the current dashboard or for a panel within the dashboard:

  2. Select either Copy to Dashboard, or Copy Panel, depending on the icon selected in step one.

    Option 1:

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    Option 2:

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  3. Define the name of the new dashboard, and click the Copy and Open button to save the new dashboard.

With the Wizard

To create a dashboard with the Dashboard Wizard.

  1. On the Dashboards tab, click the Add Dashboard button.

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  2. Select either a pre-built dashboard, or select Blank Dashboard to create one from scratch.

  3. Define the name of the dashboard, and click the Create Dashboard button.

The new dashboard will now be added to the side panel under My Dashboards, and is ready for configuration.

Configure Dashboard Layout

Configure Fullscreen

To view the current dashboard in fullscreen mode:

  • Click the Settings (three dots) icon for the dashboard, and select the Fullscreen option:

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    Note

    Dashboards cannot be configured in fullscreen mode - they are read-only, until fullscreen mode is exited.

    To exit fullscreen mode, either press the ESC keyboard key, or click the Exit (cross) icon.

Configure Panel Size

Configure Individual Panels

The size of individual panels can be altered by moving the mouse cursor over the bottom right corner of a panel, until the diagonal resize cursor appears, pressing and holding the left mouse button, and increasing or decreasing the size of the panel by moving the cursor while pressed. The changes can be saved by clicking the Save Layout link, or reverted by clicking the Revert Changes link.

Configure All Panels

To configure the size of every panel in the dashboard:

  1. On the Dashboards tab, select the relevant dashboard from the left-hand panel.

  2. Click the Settings (three dots) icon for the dashboard.

  3. Select Layout to open the drop-down menu.

  4. Select the desired panel size.

  5. If the new size is correct, click the Save Layout link. Otherwise, select Revert Changes.

Note

Configuring this setting overrides all custom panel sizes.

Move Panels

To move a panel to a new position in the dashboard, move the mouse cursor over the top of the panel, until the hand cursor appears. Press and hold the left mouse button, and move the panel by moving the cursor while pressing the button. The changes can be saved by clicking the Save Layout link, or reverted by clicking the Revert Changes link.

Delete a Dashboard

To delete an existing dashboard:

  1. On the Dashboards tab, select the relevant dashboard from the left-hand panel.

  2. Click the Settings (three dots) icon for the dashboard.

  3. Select Delete Dashboard.

  4. Click the Yes, Delete Dashboard button to confirm the change.