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The live dashboards are a powerful mechanism for displaying and visualizing the various streams of data that are being captured by the Panopta Monitoring Cloud. Configuring a dashboard is easy and uses our simple drag and drop builder for widgets in order to achieve the layout you require. In addition, each of the widgets has several options for controlling different elements ranging from formatting, data selection, filtering, and data aggregation.

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Create a dashboard

To add a new dashboard, select DashboardsAdd a Dashboard from the main navigation header. You can then set the basic properties for your new dashboard, like name, tags, access level, templates, and whether this dashboard should be made available with a public URL.


The Access Level options allow you to limit which of your users can see which dashboards.

  • Available to all - All users with a login and who has access to the dashboards menu can see these Dashboards
  • Limited by tag - Dashboard access will be limited by which tags are set on this dashboard and tags set on a user. The tag filter uses OR logic when matching dashboard tags and user tags
  • Only for me - These dashboards will only show under your login

Once you select Create Dashboard, a blank dashboard canvas will be created. Select Add Widget to start building your dashboard.

Configure dashboard widgets

We have provided extensive details on each widget and their options here.

Instance and metric tags

If you are not already using tags to further segment and categorize your infrastructure, dashboards are a great reason to start. Every widget provides options for dynamically displaying the appropriate infrastructure and metrics by tag, rather than hardcoded selections. This allows your infrastructure to expand and contract as needed without requiring constant changes on what is being shown in your live dashboards. For more information on tagging, read here.

Dashboard-level scoping

Dashboards can also be scoped by tags or by key attributes, providing additional ways to filter your dashboards. By using Dashboard-level scoping, you can set the scope for all your widgets in a single place. The scope can be further refined by using widget-level filtering.

To use Dashboard-level scoping, perform the following steps:
  1. Go to a Dashboard.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. Click the gear icon.
    The Dashboard configuration drawer will slide out.
  4. Under the Dashboard Scope section, enable the Enable Dashboard-level Scoping option. The following options will become available:
    • Scope dashboard by tags
    • Scope dashboard by key attributes
  5. Save the changes.

Scope by tag

Enter the tags that you want to use. As you type, tags will be auto-suggested based on the tags in your account.
Information Dashboard scoping uses the AND operator, meaning, the Dashboard will only include widgets that match all of the selected values.


Remove tags by clicking X on the tag that you want to remove.

Scope by key attributes

Selecting the Scope by key attributes option allows you to select up to four key attribute values from your account. The widgets in the Dashboard will be scoped based on the selected values.
Information Dashboard scoping uses the AND operator, meaning, the Dashboard will only include widgets that match all of the selected values.
Add attributes by clicking Add new value and selecting a Key attribute Value from the dropdown.

Dashboard scoping uses the AND operator, meaning, the Dashboard will only include widgets that match all of the selected values.


Favorites and search

Favoriting dashboards make them easier to access by prioritizing them at the top of the dashboard menu and within the dashboard selector dropdown (shown below).