Built-in dashboards contain a standard set of graphs, while custom dashboards can display additional data that is important to your organization.
Both types of dashboards provide many of the same display options.
You can display the data points collected for the last given period of time (such as the last 5 or 30 minutes) or over a given date and time range. Depending on your subscription, you might also be able to auto-refresh the displayed data.
You can use the drop-down in the calendar icon shown above to select the time period to display in a graph.
This configuration is for displaying data from the last given period of time in a graph:
Your setting applies across all graphs in the dashboard. A graph in the dashboard might look something like this:
Custom settings are useful for isolating data over a given date and time range:
You can display an earlier or later time period in your chart, and you can zoom in or out to cover a shorter or longer period of time.
To display earlier or later data, you can use the less-than (<) and greater-than (>) icons.
To zoom out and display data over a longer time period, you use the magnifying glass icon located between the less-than and greater-than icons
When you need to zoom in on activity that takes place at a specific time period, you use your mouse to narrow the time periods.
For example, if you are currently looking at a graph that shows data for the last 30 minutes, you can narrow the range to expose more detailed data points for the time period that concerns you.
If your subscription permits, you can refresh data automatically.
Base subscription: The option for Auto Refresh is disabled for this subscription. You can manually refresh data in the graph by clicking the circular (cycle) icon to the right.
Titanium (premium) subscription: You can turn on Auto Refresh, then set an interval at which to refresh data in the graphs (such as 1m, 5m, 15m, and so on). The refresh setting applies to all graphs in the dashboard.
You can click aliases for data (such as
Average:worker-0) in your graphs display or hide it. For an example of an alias, see the worker-0 alias above the color picker example.
To select or deselect two or more alias, you can use
Click the color bar in a legend (for example, the yellow bar by
Total worker-0 in image below) to open a color picker to select a different color for the lines that connect your data points.
Click the star at the top of the custom dashboard to mark it as a favorite.
You will then see the star in the custom dashboard list, for example:
You can also configure tags for custom dashboards. See Configuring Custom Dashboards.