How do I create custom dashboards?

Because each application environment is built on a unique set of hosts, services, and infrastructure components, and because each team in your organization may have different workflow requirements, Dynatrace makes it easy to create your own fully customizable dashboards. You can easily create, modify, delete, and switch between dashboards.

Create a custom dashboard

  1. Select Dashboards from the navigation menu.
  2. Click the Create dashboard button.
    Create custom dashboard
  3. Type in a Dashboard name and click Create. The dashboard then opens in edit mode.
  4. Customize your new dashboard with tiles, as explained below.
  5. Select a default analysis timeframe for your tile by clicking the Default timeframe button in the upper-right corner of the dashboard.
  6. Once you've finished configuring your new dashboard, click Done.

Clone an existing dashboard

You can't edit built-in or shared dashboards for which you only have viewing permission. To customize such a dashboard, first clone it. This will result in an exact copy of the original dashboard, which you can then modify.

  1. Select Dashboards from the navigation menu.
  2. Click the browse button (...) in the upper-right corner of the tile and select Clone.
  3. Select the newly cloned dashboard, and click Edit to modify it.

Delete a custom dashboard

To delete a dashboard

  1. Select Dashboards from the navigation menu.
  2. Click the browse button (...) in the upper-right corner of the tile and select Delete.
  3. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.

Tiles

Once in edit mode, you can populate your custom dashboard with relevant tiles.

To create a custom tile for your dashboard

  1. While in dashboard edit mode, click Add new tile.
  2. Select a relevant tile from the Tile catalog.
    Browse through the tile categories on the left (see image below), to find the most appropriate tile for your unique needs. For example, as a business owner, you may be most interested in tiles included in the Business category. The Applications and Availability categories will also likely be of interest to you. Tiles included in the Services and Databases categories are particularly useful for developers, while tiles in the Infrastructure and Availability categories are ideally suited for Operations staff. Header tiles can be used to visually organize sets of tiles into distinct sections.
  3. Configure the new tile as indicated.
  4. Click Add tile to save the tile to your dashboard.
  5. Drag the tile to the intended position. You can resize tiles that have the handle.

To edit a tile

  1. While in dashboard edit mode, select the tile and click the Edit tile button.
  2. Change the configuration as needed, and click Save.

To delete a tile from your dashboard, select it and click the Delete tile button.

timeframe selector

Dynatrace dashboards are continuously updated with real-time monitoring data (at up to 1-minute refresh intervals) as long as the browser tab that displays Dynatrace remains visible.

You can adjust the analysis timeframe of any dashboard. The timeframe selector enables you to select a specific analysis timeframe for each dashboard.

Dashboard timeframe

You can define varying default analysis timeframes for your dashboarding purposes. For example, you can set a default timeframe of Last 7 days for your real user monitoring dashboard and Last 2 hours for your infrastructure health monitoring dashboard.

Multiple dashboards

With multiple dashboards at your fingertips, you may want to have all your dashboards open at the same time in multiple browser tabs. Go for it. This is perfectly fine.

Home dashboard

Use the Home dashboard Home button in the upper-left corner of the page to return to your home dashboard at any time. For example, if you’ve drilled down through a few pages in the course of investigating the root cause of a problem, to return to your home dashboard, just click the Home dashboard button.