Sysdig Documentation

Managing Dashboards

This section helps you effectively use dashboards and share with your team.

Organizing Dashboards

Dashboards are organized into three main groups:

  • My Dashboards: Dashboards created by the current user.

  • My Shared Dashboards: Dashboards created by the current user, and shared with other users.

  • Dashboards Shared With Me: Dashboards created by other users, and shared with the current user.

Set a Default Dashboard

A default dashboard can be configured by setting the default entry point for a team, unifying a team's Sysdig Monitor experience, and allowing users to focus their immediate attention on the most relevant information for them. For more information on configuring a default entry point, refer to the Configure an Entry Page or Dashboard for a Team section of the Sysdig Platform documentation.

Display Dashboard Specific Events

Sysdig Monitor allows users to configure dashboards to display infrastructure events relevant to a dashboard's panels within the panels themselves. This allows users an even more in-depth view of the status of their environment. To configure how events are displayed:

  1. On the Dashboard tab, select the relevant dashboard from the dashboard list.

  2. Click the Dashboard Settings (three dots) icon, and select Events:

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  3. Enable the Show Events slider to show events in the dashboard panels.

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  4. Configure the available parameters, and click the Close button.

Option

Description

Event or Tag Search Bar

Defines specific events, or a scope of events, to display.

Show max

Defines the maximum number of events to display in a panel.

Include events related to

Determines whether the range of events displayed includes those for all metrics/scopes or not.

Event Type

Display either custom events, alerts, or both.

State

Determines the state of events displayed.

Severity

Determines whether only high severity events or all events are displayed.

Resolution

Determines whether all events, or only resolved/unresolved ones are displayed.

Share a Dashboard

Dashboards can be shared internally among team members, within the wider organization, or publicly, by configuring a public URL for the dashboard. The table below outlines the different ways a dashboard can be shared, and the various permissions for users:

Who can share/copy

Dashboard Instance

Team/User who has access

Can Read

Can Edit

Share with current Team

Dashboard Creator

Same dashboard instance

Current team members only

All members of the team

Edit users of the team

Share publicly as URL

Any Edit User of the team

Same dashboard instance

Anyone with URL (does not have to by Sysdig user)

Anyone

Anyone with URL (does not have to by Sysdig user) with Scope variables

Copy to current Team

Any Edit User of the team

Duplicate Copy of the dashboard

Current team members only

All members of the team

Edit users of the team

Copy to another Team

Any Edit User of the team

Duplicate Copy of the dashboard

If the original dashboard is not shared, only the user who copied it has access

If the original dashboard is shared, all team members of the team have access

All members of the team (if the dashboard is shared and then copied)

Edit users of the team (if the dashboard is shared and then copied)

Share a Dashboard with the Current Team

Dashboards can be shared across a user's current team, allowing other team members to view the dashboard, as well as edit the panels if they have edit permissions within the team. To share a dashboard:

  1. Navigate to the Dashboards tab.

  2. Select the dashboard from the left-hand panel.

  3. Select the Settings (three dots) icon and click Share .

  4. Toggle the Share with Team slider to share the dashboard with the current team.

When enabled, the dashboard is visible with scope parameters to anyone with the link. If this setting is disabled, the link will no longer work, and the setting will need to be re-enabled and shared again in order for the dashboard to be accessed.

Copy a Dashboard to a Team

Unlike sharing a dashboard, copying a dashboard creates a duplicate, rather than making the original dashboard available for editing/viewing.

To copy a dashboard:

  1. Navigate to the Dashboards tab.

  2. Select the dashboard from the left-hand panel.

  3. Click the Settings icon, and select Copy Dashboard from the drop-down list.

  4. Select either Current Team or Other Team(s) to copy the dashboard to those teams.

    Note

    If copy the dashboard to a different team, open the drop-down menu and select the relevant checkbox. Multiple teams can be selected with this option.

  5. Rename the dashboard if desired.

  6. Click the Copy and Open / Send Copy button to save the changes.

Share a Dashboard via Public URL

Dashboards can be shared outside of the internal team by using public URLs. This allows external users to review the dashboard metrics while restricting access to changing panels and configurations.

The scope parameters, including scope variables, are included in the Dashboard URL. External users with a valid link can change the scope parameters without having to sign in. They can edit either on the UI or in the URL. The scope parameters are passed to the standard request header, consisting of a question mark, followed by the parameter name, an equal sign, and the parameter value. To edit a parameter in the URL, simply replace it with the desired one.

To share a dashboard:

  1. Navigate to the Dashboards tab.

  2. Select the dashboard from the left-hand panel.

  3. Select the Settings icon and click Share .

  4. Toggle the Share Public URL slider to reveal the custom public URL.

    Warning

    When enabled, the dashboard is visible with scope parameters to anyone with the link. If this setting is disabled, the link will no longer work, and the setting will need to be re-enabled and shared again in order for the dashboard to be accessed.

  5. Copy the public URL to share it.