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View dashboards in Splunk Observability Cloud 🔗

This document describes how to view dashboards and dashboard groups, as well as how to adjust your view once you are in a dashboard group or dashboard. It also covers how to create a list of your favorite dashboards for easy access.

View dashboards and dashboard groups 🔗

The Dashboards page displays built-in, custom, and user dashboard groups. For more information about these dashboard group types, see Dashboard types in Splunk Observability Cloud.

To access the Dashboards page, in the navigation menu, click Dashboards.

At the top of the page you can see a list of your favorite dashboards, your recently viewed dashboards, including any Unsaved dashboards, and the dashboards in your user dashboard group. If you have joined teams in your organization, a tab for each team also displays.

  • To see all the dashboard groups of a particular type, scroll to the dashboard group type section and expand it. Alternatively, you can also click a dashboard group type link in the upper right of the screen. Select from Built-in, Custom, and User.

  • To see the list of dashboards in a specific dashboard group, click the dashboard group name.

  • To see the list of dashboards in every group, click Expand all groups to the right of the search field.

View dashboards in fullscreen mode 🔗

Observability Cloud offers a fullscreen mode for dashboards. Fullscreen mode is a space-optimized display for displaying your metric data on a TV or other device.

To display a dashboard in fullscreen mode, open the Dashboard actions menu and select View Fullscreen.

To exit fullscreen mode, press the Esc key.

While in fullscreen mode, Observability Cloud resizes available dashboard charts in an attempt to fill the screen based on the maximum number of rows in the dashboard. It also removes any extraneous whitespace and controls typically not needed when the dashboard is passively viewed.

The minimum size allowed for a chart is 160 pixels vertically. For common resolutions, this means the following when in fullscreen mode:

Resolution

Maximum rows

3840 x 2160

13

2560 x 1600

9

2560 x 1440

8

1920 x 1080

6

1440 x 900

5

1280 x 720

4

Work with charts on a dashboard 🔗

To resize a chart, click and drag its corners or its left, right, and bottom edges.

To move a chart, click and drag along its top edge.

If you don’t have write permissions for the dashboard, or if the dashboard is a built-in dashboard, you must save a copy of the dashboard before you can resize or move its charts. To save a copy, open the Dashboard actions menu and click Save as. To learn more, see Write permissions.

To create a detector based on the chart, click the Get Alerts icon. For more information, see Create a detector from a chart.

From the Chart actions menu, you can perform the following tasks:

  • Make a copy of the chart. For more information, see Copy charts.

  • Share the chart with others. For more information, see Share a chart.

  • View information about the chart

  • Download an image (screenshot) of the chart

  • If you are using µAPM PG, you can view traces for the current time range. For more information, see The Traces Page.

  • For event feed charts, you can export the contents to a JSON file. For more information, see Add an event feed chart to a dashboard.

Not all actions are available for all chart types.

View chart data point details 🔗

To view information about a data point in a chart in a dashboard, hover over the data point.

If there are event markers in the chart, you can hover over a marker to see the event count in that time window, grouped by severity.

View the Data Table tab 🔗

When you click a data point in a chart, information related to metrics displays on the Data Table tab. When you hover over different areas of the chart, values in the Value column update to reflect the values for the data point your mouse is hovering over. This enables you to compare those values against the pinned values. For more information, see View detailed metric data.

You can export the chart contents as a CSV file. To do this, open the Options menu on the Data Table tab and click Export as CSV. The most recent 100 data points are exported, along with the values of the dimensions associated with them.

If you edited a plot name or specified display units in the Chart Builder, this information displays when you hover over the chart and on the Data Table tab. For example, instead of seeing 250 as a value, you might see 250 ms (where you specified ms as a suffix) or $250/hour (where you specified $ as a prefix and /hour as a suffix).

As you hover over dimensions on the Data Table tab, an Actions menu icon displays. Menu options let you add a filter to the chart’s Overrides bar based on the value of the dimension. For more information, see Filter from the data table and Navigate to related resources with data links.

View the Events tab 🔗

Information about nearby events is shown on the Events tab. For more information, see Event markers.

You can also add an event from the Event tab’s Actions menu. For more information, see Manually add custom events.

Rearrange dashboards in a dashboard group 🔗

To rearrange dashboards in a dashboard group, you must have write permissions for the dashboard group. To learn more, see Write permissions.

When viewing a dashboard, you can click and drag a dashboard tab to change its position within the group.

When viewing a list of dashboards in a dashboard group on the Dashboards page, you can click and drag a dashboard link to change its position within the list.

Use the Favorites dashboard list 🔗

Add dashboards to your Favorites dashboard list to be able to quickly access the dashboards you use most often. Your Favorites dashboard list displays at the top of the Dashboards page.

To add a dashboard to your Favorites, hover over the dashboard name on the Dashboards page or the dashboard tab and click the grey star that displays. The star turns blue.

To remove a dashboard from your Favorites, hover over the dashboard name on the Dashboards page or the dashboard tab and click the blue star. The star turns grey.