Sysdig Documentation

Explore Table

This section helps you navigate the Explore Table in Sysdig Monitor UI.

Data Sources

Switch Data Sources

To switch between available data sources:

  1. On the Explore tab, click the Data Source (two rectangles) drop-down menu:

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  2. Select the desired data source from the drop-down list.

Groupings

Groupings are hierarchical organizations of tags, allowing users to organize their infrastructure views on the Explore tab in a logical hierarchy. For more information on groupings, refer to Grouping, Scoping, and Segmenting Metrics.

Table Search

The Explore table search bar allows users to search the current grouping for infrastructure objects, based on partial or full name strings.

For example, the search below shows all results that include gke-:

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Each result above starts with the search parameters; however, the example below shows that exact name knowledge is not required.

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The results above include all instances that contain 1- in the name, regardless of where within the name it is present.

Table Columns

The Explore table columns each display a different metric. These columns can be configured to display the exact information required for the infrastructure.

Note

Changes to the order of existing columns is persistent across groupings, but not across logins, unless columns are added/removed.

Reorder Table Columns

To reorder table columns:

  1. On the Explore tab, move the mouse cursor over the relevant column header, and press and hold the left button. A thick left wall border will appear:

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  2. Drag the column until the border marker is in the desired location, then release the left button to confirm the change.

Configure Table Columns

Columns can be added/removed with the table configuration checklist.

Note

Changes made to the checklist are persistent across logins.

To configure the metric table columns:

  1. On the Explore tab, click the Settings (gear) icon to open the table configuration panel.

  2. Open the metric drop-down menus to add or change metrics, and the aggregation drop-down menus to configure the relevant time and group aggregation:

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  3. Click the Save button to save the changes.

Configure Color-Coding

Table columns can be configured to use colors to highlight values and improve readability of the Explore table.

To configure color-coding for a column:

  1. From the Explore module, click the Edit (pencil) icon for the desired column:

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  2. Toggle the Enable switch.

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  3. Configure the color values as necessary. The changes are made automatically.

Restore Table Column Defaults

To restore the default metric table columns:

  1. On the Explore module, click the Settings (gear) icon to open the table configuration panel.

  2. Click the Restore Defaults button.

  3. Click the Save button to save the changes.

The Drill-Down Menu

Sysdig Monitor users can drill down into the infrastructure by using the numerous dashboards and metrics available for display in the Explore table. These displays can be found by selecting an infrastructure object, and opening the drill-down menu.

Note

Sysdig Monitor only displays the metrics and dashboards that are relevant to the selected infrastructure object.

Pin/Unpin the Drill-Down Menu

To pin the drill-down menu to the Explore tab:

  1. On the Explore tab, select an infrastructure object:

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  2. Open the drill-down menu:

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  3. Click the Pin Menu link to pin the menu to the Explore tab.

To unpin the menu, click the Unpin Menu link at the bottom of the menu:

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Dashboards

The drill-down menu displays all the available dashboards relevant to the selected infrastructure object. These dashboards are broken into two sections:

  • Default Dashboards are those pre-defined by Sysdig Monitor.

  • My Dashboards are dashboards either created by, or shared with, the current user.

To view a dashboard:

  1. On the Explore tab, select an infrastructure object.

  2. Open the drill-down menu.

  3. Navigate through either the Default Dashboards or My Dashboards drop-down menus to find the desired dashboard, and select it.

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The dashboard will now be presented in place of the Explore table, until the user navigates away from it.

Note

The scope of the dashboard, when viewed via the drill-down menu, is set to the infrastructure object selected from the Explore table.

Metrics

Sysdig Monitor users can view specific metrics for an infrastructure object by navigating the drill-down menu:

  1. On the Explore tab, select an infrastructure object.

  2. Open the drill-down menu.

  3. Navigate through the Metrics drop-down menu, and select the desired metric:

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The metric will now be presented in place of the Explore table, until the user navigates away from it:

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Note

The scope of the metric, when viewed via the drill-down menu, is set to the infrastructure object selected from the Explore table.