Dashboard 2.0 provides an at-a-glance view of the performance and health of your infrastructure and services. Powered by the UI-based or the advanced Prometheus Query Language (PromQL) and OpsQL queries, you can query metrics for most use cases to quickly identify issues.

Dashboard 2.0 permits you to:

  • Visualize any data collected using flexible queries.
  • Customize charts for personalized data visualization.
  • Leverage out-of-the-box content to get metrics from commonly used services.
  • Create new dashboards and reuse existing dashboards for easy portability.
  • Create data-rich charts using PromQL and OpsQL.

The following steps let you create a Dashboard 2.0 visualization from a PromQL or OpsQL basic or advanced query building options:

  1. Create the dashboard.
  2. Create a metric, text & image, resource, and alert tiles.
  3. Specify a PromQL or OpsQL query to populate your visualization.
  4. Select from Line/Bar, Value, List, Gauge, Honeycomb, or Pie chart type.
  5. Customize the visualization.
  6. View the dashboard on the main dashboard page.

For example, choosing a value chart populated by a sum(usage_cloud_provider_aws) PromQL query gives you the following visualization:

Supported Resources

Or, choosing a combo chart to graph the inbound and outbound traffic on an ec2 instance using a usage_cloud_provider_aws{instance="ec2.instances"} PromQL query displays:

Supported Resources

Or, choosing a pie chart populated by a $alertType = "Monitoring" OpsQL query displays:

Dashboard View of Alert Tile Pie Chart

In all, you can choose from six charts, described in more detail in Charts, choosing the one that best represents your data and use case:

  • Line/Bar displays values in a line or bar graphic.
  • Value displays a single value.
  • List displays values in a list format.
  • Gauge displays multiple time series using a gauge graphic.
  • Honeycomb displays multiple time series in a hexbin or hexagonal graphic.
  • Pie displays values in a pie chart format.

Learn more about individual chart types in the Chart Library.

Dashboard 2.0 constraints

  • There is no public dashboard API.
  • Dashboard names within a tenant must be unique.
  • Curated dashboards can be viewed only for installed integrations.