Dashboards

Dashboards provide a powerful tool for preparing diagnostic data for different kinds of use cases in the lifecycle of a software application. In the dashboards, you can filter, aggregate, and annotate PurePath-related information for experts in different fields.

AppMon currently support two types of Dashboards:

Dashboards - AppMon Client vs Web

Many concepts are common to both AppMon Client and AppMon Web dashboards. For example, you can select the System Profile and timeframe to display, filter criteria, and customize both Client and Web dashboards. Although looks are quite distinct, tiles are for web dashboards what dashlets are for dashboards in the AppMon Client.

AppMon client dashboards

  • The traditional way to serve information / insights are the dashboards in the AppMon Client.
  • For AppMon 6.5 and later, many dashboards are only available in the Client and are more configurable, so it is often worth the seconds to:
    • Start a webstart client.
    • Have a portable client available on portable media and connect it to the AppMon Server.
    • Install the client for continued use and the whole lot of configuration tasks.
  • You can share dashboards by storing them on the AppMon Server.

Web dashboards

  • Available instantly on any conceivable device.
  • Fire them up in the browser at the blink of an eye without any installation necessary. (https://<DynatraceServer>:9911)
  • They adapt well to now ubiquitous mobile devices.
  • Pivotal dashboards like the transaction flow one are available.
  • You can share them across the web with a URL (and an account and permissions on that AppMon Server).

Getting data for a dashboard

AppMon Client

A dashboard and its dashlets display either data of a System Profile live session, or of a stored session. Dashboard header shows data source and the timeframe.

Dashboard header shows the data source and time scope
Dashboard header shows the data source and time scope

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

  • Dashlet, opened from the Cockpit, has the parent System Profile/stored session node as the data source.
  • Dashlet, opened from the Add dashlet dialog box, inherits data source from the dashboard.
  • Newly created dashboard has the same data source as the last active dashboard.

A dashlet can use a custom data source, different from the dashboard's one. The header of the dashlet with custom data source displays the icon. Priority of data sources is the following:

  1. Dashlet specific data source. Change of dashboard data source won't affect custom dashlet data source.
  2. Dashboard specific data source.

To change the data source for a dashboard:

  1. Open the Source tab of the Dashboard Properties dialog box. Do one of the following:
    • Click the name of the source in the dashboard header, and select Change Source from the menu.
    • Right-click the dashboard tab, select Properties from the context menu, and then click the Source tab.
  2. If needed, select the AppMon server from the Server list.
  3. From the Session list, select a System Profile, or a stored session.

To change data source for a dashlet:

  1. Open the Source tab of the Dashlet Properties dialog box. Do one of the following:
    • Press Alt+Enter, to open the Dashlet Properties dialog box and then click the Source tab.
    • Right-click the dashlet tab, select Dashlet Properties from the context menu, and then click the Source tab.
  2. Select the Enable dashlet specific data source check box.
  3. If needed, select the AppMon server from the Server list.
  4. From the Session list, select a System Profile, or a stored session.

AppMon 2018 February

AppMon Web

Dashboards and web views are always tied to a specific server, and are only able to display data from it. You can select a System Profile or a stored session, and a logical application defined in it.

Web header shows the data source
Web header shows the data source

You can set data source for web dashboard, or tile separately. The header of the tile with custom data source displays the icon. The tile specific data source has priority over the dashboard-specific data source, and change of dashboard data source won't affect such a dashlet.

To change the data source for a dashboard, just select a System Profile or a stored session, and an application from the drop-down lists at the toolbar.

To change data source for a tile:

  1. In the upper-right corner of the web dashboard, click Edit.
  2. Select the required tile, and click Edit tile.
  3. In the tile configurator, expand the Advanced settings section.
  4. Select a System Profile/stored session and an application from the appropriate lists.
  5. Click Done to save your changes to the tile, and to the dashboard.