Organize dashboards

As more teams in your organization begin to work productively and collaborate using Dynatrace dashboards, the number of dashboards naturally increases, creating the need for a more structured dashboard overview. Dynatrace enables you to filter the dashboard overview page based on ownership.

To access the dashboard overview page, select Dashboards from the navigation menu.

Dashboard overview

The following dashboard filters are available:

  • Name: Filters by name of the dashboard. The CONTAINS operator applies.
  • Ownership: Filters by ownership of the dashboard. You have two options
    • Mine: All dashboards that you've created
    • Shared with me: All dashboards created by other users who have granted you read or edit permissions to their dashboards.
  • Favorite: Only lists favorited dashboards.
  • Owner: Filters by the name or user ID of the owner.
  • Tag: Filters by dashboard tag.

Just select the filter type and enter the criterion. You can set several filters. In that case only dashboards matching all filters are shown.

Mark dashboard as favorite

To have a dashboard appear at the top of your list, favorite it by selecting the star icon to the left of the dashboard's name. With Favorite sorting, these dashboards appear on top of the list.

Dashboards in the context of management zones

Management zones are used to partition monitoring data based on team ownership and responsibility. Dashboard content is automatically filtered whenever a management zone is selected.

A dashboard retains the selected management zone and the timeframe settings. This ensures that whenever the dashboard is viewed in the future, the intended management zone and timeframe that the dashboard was configured for are shown.

Dashboard's management zone and timeframe

To ensure security, team members who view a zone-specific dashboard without having the required management zone permissions are presented with a dashboard that has no content. They must select a management zone they have permission to view before data is displayed on the dashboard.

To create a dashboard that's only accessible to members of a specific management zone, see Create dashboards.

Dashboard tags

To organize your dashboards into groups, apply tags to them. You can apply tags by selecting Add tag when editing a dashboard or via the Dashboards API.