The Bar Chart allows you to visually represent metric levels across multiple instances. Like most widgets, you can scope the results to specific instances and metrics using a variety of filtering options. Select whether to show live metric values or aggregates over a certain period. Also, you have options for controlling the X-axis legend and the orientation of the chart.
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The Bar Chart widget is useful when:
- Comparing non-time series metrics across multiple instances
Available disk space
In this example, the available disk space for selected Linux servers is represented by the blue bars in the graph.
When creating or editing a widget, a drawer that shows the widget's configuration options slides out from the right. Each configurable option is described in the following table.
|Widget name |
Name of the widget as it appears on the dashboard.
This field shows the default name of the widget. Select the pen icon to rename the widget.
|Metrics||Add the metrics that you want to be visualized in the bar chart.|
You can also use the filters to fine-tune your search results.
- No filter
- By tags
- By option string
|Filter instance by|
Filter instances by the following:
The metrics of the selected instances will be visualized in the bar chart.
Shows the metric levels of selected instances based on the selected time range.
- Live (default)
- Last hour
- Last 15 minutes
- Last 6 hours
- Last 12 hours
- Last 24 hours
- Last week
- Last month
- Last year
Select which detail you want to hide from the chart.
- Hide Server Name
- Hide Server FQDN
- Hide Metric Type
- Hide Option Name
Select the orientation of the bar graph.
|Set Item Limit and Item Limit||Selecting Set Item Limit displays the Item Limit field. This allows you to set a limit to the number of rows or columns displayed in the bar chart.|
- Highest to lowest
- Lowest to highest
|Aggregate metrics and Metric calculation|
Select if you want to display the metric data aggregated over the selected time range. Aggregated data can be calculated based on the following values:
- Average (default)
Note: The Metric calculation option only appears if the Aggregate metric checkbox is selected.