Widgets User Guide

Customize your dashboard with widgets to better visualize and communicate data.

This guide includes a list of all widget types available, their options, and the actions you can take. To take full advantage of widgets, you should strategize how to tag, group, and visualize the data in your environment. General knowledge on elements and the behavior of your metrics is strongly encouraged before making a custom dashboard.

Widget Types


Table Widget


Single Metric Widget

Options for this widget type include: chart, gauge, value, and time series.


Multiple Metric Widget

Options for this widget type include: line, area, and stacked.


Range Widget

Options for this widget type include: table, graph, bar.


Events Widget

Options for this widget type include: heatmap and ticker.


Alerts Widget

Options for this widget type include: map, heat map, and ticker.

The map option is currently limited to AWS integrations. Map alerts can be grouped via element or policies. See the Alerts User Guide for a full explanation of events and alerts, and their relationship to policies.


Cost Explorer Widget

Options for this widget type include: period comparison, service total, and doughnut.

The Period Comparison option enables you to select a current timeframe (day, month, 6 months, etc) and compare its previous timeframe interval. For example, the below screenshot shows a current 6 month period comparison of May 16, 2018 – November 15, 2018 and a previous 6 month interval of November 16, 2017 – May 15, 2018.

Actions


Create
  1. Navigate to a custom or copied dashboard.
  2. Click + Add a Widget.
  3. Click Add on the widget type you want to use.
  4. Determine its scope, attributes, displayed metrics, and widget name. These settings vary for each widget type.
  5. Click Save.

Edit
  1. Click the green Ellipsis on a widget.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Edit the values to your liking.
  4. Click Save.

Copy
  1. Click the green Ellipsis on a widget.
  2. Click Copy.
  3. Update the values if necessary.
  4. Rename the widget.
  5. Click Save.

 


Delete
  1. Click the green Ellipsis on a widget.
  2. Click Delete Widget.
  3. Confirm by clicking Yes, Delete.

Notify

Receive daily or weekly emails that snapshot widget data (limited to the table widget).

  1. Create or edit a table widget.
  2. In step 4 of widget creation, for Email, select a desired frequency.
  3. Save your widget.
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