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          Configure Dashboards

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

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          Create a New Dashboard

          To create a dashboard with the following:

          • Using the Get Started Wizard.

          • Using a dashboard template.

            Dashboard templates are essentially immutable dashboards that can’t be edited, and the scope is fixed. You can copy them and customize as desired. See Dashboard Templates.

          • Using directly the Dashboard tab. This section helps you navigate to the default Panel editor screen.

          Get Started Wizard

          Clicking the Create Dashboard takes you to the default panel editor screen.

          Dashboard Tab

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

          2. Select one of the following:

            • From Dashboard Template: Copy from a dashboard template.

            • Blank Dashboard: When you create a new dashboard, you are dropped into the panel editor. It is the default dashboard for the avg(avg(cpu.used.percent)) metrics.

          3. Specify a name for the dashboard, build a query, and save.

            For information on running queries, see the following:

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

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          Dashboard Templates

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

          Templates come with a series of panels already configured, based on the information most relevant users. The example below uses the Container dashboard template:

          The default dashboard includes number panels for CPU and Memory usage, 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.

          To learn more, see Dashboard Templates.

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          Configure Dashboard Layout

          Configure Full Screen

          To view the current dashboard in full-screen mode:

          Click the Settings (three dots) icon for the dashboard, and select the Full Screen option:

          Dashboards cannot be configured in full-screen mode. They are read-only until the full-screen mode is exited.

          To exit full-screen 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.

            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.

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          Delete a Dashboard

          The owner or the administrator of a shared dashboard can delete it. If users duplicate that dashboard, they become the owner of the new one and are allowed to freely delete it.

          For information on access rights, see Access Levels in Dashboard.

          To delete an existing dashboard:

          1. On the Dashboard 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 the Dashboard button to confirm the change.