Create dashboards

In the Dynatrace menu, go to Dashboards to create, edit, or delete a dashboard.

Create a dashboard

To create a dashboard, you can start with an empty dashboard or clone an existing dashboard and then edit the clone.

Create an empty dashboard

  1. In the Dynatrace menu, go to Dashboards.
  2. Select Create Dashboard in the top of the dashboards table.
  3. Enter a Dashboard name and select Create.
    The new dashboard opens in edit mode. Now you're ready to edit the dashboard: add, edit, and delete tiles.

Clone an existing dashboard

You can't customize or share dashboards for which you have only viewing permission, but you can clone them and then modify and share the clones.

Tips
  • Clone someone else's dashboard to save yourself work.
  • Clone a preset dashboard to start with a more elaborate dashboard example.
  1. In the Dynatrace menu, go to Dashboards.
  2. Find the dashboard you want to clone.
    • Set filters to help you find specific dashboards
  3. For the dashboard you want to clone, select the button and then select Clone.
  4. The clone of the other dashboard opens in edit mode.
  5. Edit the cloned dashboard.

Edit a dashboard

To edit a dashboard, display the dashboard and select Edit to open the Edit dashboard pane.

  • Use the Tiles tab to change the content of your dashboard. You can add, edit, and delete tiles as described below. When you edit a tile, your changes to the tile configuration settings are reflected instantly in the tile displayed on your dashboard.
  • Use the Settings tab to change the dashboard timeframe or management zone, and to change report subscription settings.

Add a tile

  1. Display the dashboard and select Edit to open the Edit dashboard pane.
  2. Browse the Tiles tab of the Edit dashboard pane to find the tile you want to add to your dashboard.
  3. Drag the tile and drop it on an open spot on your dashboard.
    The tile configuration settings are displayed automatically.
  4. Configure the new tile and then select Done to save your changes and close the edit panel.

Edit a tile

  1. Display the dashboard.
  2. Hover over the tile, select the tile menu in the upper-right corner, and select Edit tile.
    The tile configuration settings are displayed.
  3. Change the configuration as needed.
    To be sure you're making the changes you want, keep an eye on the tile displayed in the editor while you change the configuration settings. Tile configuration changes (such as a custom timeframe) are reflected in real time as you make them.
  4. When you're finished, select Done to save the tile changes and Done again to save the dashboard changes.

Delete a tile

  1. Display the dashboard and select Edit.
    The Edit dashboard pane is displayed.
  2. Select the tile and then select Delete.
  3. Confirm the deletion.
    The tile is removed from your dashboard.

Delete a dashboard

To delete an entire dashboard (not just a tile)

  1. In the Dynatrace menu, go to Dashboards.
  2. Find the dashboard you want to delete.
  3. Select the button for that dashboard and then select Delete.
  4. Confirm the deletion.