Client dashboards

This topic describes the common tasks you can perform using dashboards and dashlets.

Create a dashboard

To create a dashboard press Ctrl+N. You can also use the following options:

  • AppMon 2017 May Just click the New Dashboard icon.
  • AppMon 2018 February In the sidebar, click Dashboards > New, or click New in the dashboard selector.

Open a dashboard

To open an existing dashboard press Ctrl+O. You can also use the following options:

  • AppMon 2017 May Click the Open Dashboard icon.
  • AppMon 2018 February In the sidebar, click Dashboards > Open, or click Open in the dashboard selector.

Select the storage place — an AppMon Server or a local machine — and then select the dashboard.

Pre-configured dashboards

The Start Center contains a bunch of pre-configured dashboards. Open it by clicking the Start Center Start icon.

Save a dashboard

To save a dashboard, press Ctrl+S. On close of unsaved dashboard, a dialog prompts to save changes.

You can save a dashboard:

  • On your local PC by selecting My Computer or Offline in the Save Dashboard As dialog box.
  • On a specific AppMon Server by selecting the Dynatrace Server icon in the Save Dashboard As dialog box.

Adding dashlets

AppMon 2017 May This description applies to AppMon 2017 May. See the 2018 February description in the expandable section below.

Double click a dashlet in the Cockpit to add it to the current dashboard.

If Add cockpit dashlets and drill down to new dashboard option is selected in the properties of the active dashboard, the dashlet opens in a new dashboard.

You can also click the Add dashlet icon and select the dashlet in the Add dashlet dialog box.

AppMon 2018 February

Dashlet specific data source

While adding a new dashlet via the Add dashlet dialog box, you can configure dashlet specific data source. To do so, after selecting the dashlet type click Next, and select the Server and session for the dashlet.

The header of the dashlet with custom data source displays the icon.

You can also configure dashlet specific data source later. See Dashboard data scope for more information.

Drill down from dashboards

You can use the Drill Down context menu to navigate from a selected entry to a new dashlet with more detailed information. By default, the target dashlet is added to the same dashboard.

If Add cockpit dashlets and drill down to new dashboard option is selected in the properties of the active dashboard, the dashlet opens in a new dashboard. It also opens in a new dashboard, if you press the Shift key while selecting the drilldown target in the context menu the dashlet is added to a new dashboard.

Customize dashboard names and descriptions

In the dashlet and dashboard properties, you can change the names and add custom descriptions to single dashlets or complete dashboards. Custom dashlet names are displayed in the header of the dashlet. Descriptions are available as tooltips or in the custom dashlet header. To change the dashlet name and description, press F2 while the mouse pointer is inside the dashlet.

To document common navigation paths, single dashlets can be linked with specific dashboards. The links are configured in the Dashboard Links tab of the Dashlet Properties dialog box. Linked dashboards can be opened through the context menu of the dashlet under Show in Dashboard.

Dashboard toolbar

AppMon 2018 February only

Dashboard toolbar differs for custom and built-in dashboards.

Custom dashboards

For custom dashboards the toolbar shows the name of the dashboard and timeframe of the displayed data. It also contains control icons to refresh data, add a new dashlet, and filter options.

Dashboard toolbar no filter

You can set automatic refresh. Expand the refresh drop-down, and select the required interval.

If dashboard uses a custom data source, the source is also shown in the toolbar.

Dashboard toolbar filter

Click the source name to open the Source tab of the Dashboard properties dialog box.

Built-in

For built-in dashboards the toolbar contains Configuration menu and breadcrumb navigation.

Configuration menu

On each of the built-in dashboards of the default Monitoring overview, a gear icon gear appears on the top right of the window. Click this icon to open a configuration menu that contains options that are specific to each view. For example, the configuration menu of the Application Details dashboard provides options for editing baselines, configuring business transactions, and email notifications.

Configuration menu

The default menu options, available in all dashboards are:

If a built-in dashboard has a dashlet of the same functionality, you can open it as a dashlet on a new or an existing dashboard. To do so, click the Pin to Dashboard Open in new DB icon. Here you can apply filters, unavailable in the built-in dashboard.

Breadcrumb

Use the blue breadcrumbs to quickly navigate to the built-in dashboards of selected System Profile/stored session. Breadcrumb items reflect the drill down order from the Monitoring dashboard to the current one.

Dashboard selector

AppMon 2018 February only

The dashboard selector contains the list of all currently opened dashboards. You search the list of dashboards, to quickly find the required one.
Click New to create a new empty dashboard.
Click Open to open an existing dashboard, stored on the currently selected Server or locally.
Click Close all to close all dashboards. The confirmation dialog will prompt you to save changes.
To close a single dashboard, hover over it and click Close.

Dashboard selector

You can't open Monitoring or other buil-in dashboards from here. Click either Home Home icon to open the last active built-in dashboard, or Session overview item of the Server section in the sidebar to open the Monitoring dashboard.

Timeframe selector

Use the Timeframe Selector on the toolbar to choose the timeframes affecting all displayed data and charts.

System Profile session shows live data for the selected timeframe. Stored session timeframe is automatically adjusted to cover the whole session.