Introduction

A Tile is used to configure and visualize different metrics using the basic or advanced PromQL or OpsQL query builder. A collection of tiles is called a Dashboard.

The following steps let you create a Tile visualization from a query:

  1. Create the dashboard.

  2. Select from the following tiles:

  3. Build a PromQL or OpsQL query using the basic or advanced query building to populate your visualization. In the basic query option, the metrics, filters, operations, attributes, and values are displayed and you can build the query by clicking +QUERY field and selecting each value from the drop down list. For example, consider the following:

    • Metric = system_cpu_load
    • Filter = avg
      PromQL Basic Query Building Example

  4. In the advanced query option, build a query by clicking the </> to use the advanced query builder and start typing the query and complete the query. For example, consider the following:

    • Attribute = status
    • Operator = =
    • Value = Open
      OpsQL Advanced Query Building Example

  5. Select from the available chart types:

    • Line/Bar - displays multiple time series as a graph or bar graphic.
    • Single Value - displays a single value.
    • List - displays values in a list format.
    • Gauge - displays multiple time series using a gauge graphic.
    • Honeycomb - displays multiple time series in a hexbin or hexagonal graphic.
    • Pie - displays values in a pie graph.
  6. Customize the visualization.

  7. View the dashboard on the main dashboard page.

Note:

  • In dashboard 2.0:
    • There is no created or updated time in resource tile.
    • In alert tile, you will not be able to use the ‘createdTime’ or ‘UpdatedTime’ attributes in second groupBy.
    • There is a limitation of 30 resources per tile.
  • For metric tiles, there is a default refresh rate of 3 minutes (180 seconds). However, for other tiles, only manual refresh is available to enhance dashboard performance, as regular refresh may not be necessary.
  • You have the flexibility to define a specific time-period for Tiles that is independent from the dashboard’s overall time-period.
Time Independence

Tiles

The following are the available Tiles in Dashboard 2.0 version:

TileDescription
Metric
  • The aggregate monitor value is shown for the given metric.
  • Search for the metrics using the PromQL query and view the results in the following formats:
    • Line/Bar
    • Single Value
    • List
    • Gauge
    • Honeycomb
  • Click the Legend to redirect the visualization to the Resources details page.
  • Click the Legend for Line/Bar and List visualizations.
  • Click the image for Gauge and Honeycomb visualizations.
  • This option is not available for Single Value visualizations.
  • Note: The Metric tile is supported only at the client-level.
Text & Image
  • A Text tile is used to create a text.
  • Click the Data tab to create the text.
  • An Image Tile is used to upload Images.
  • Click the Visualization tab to upload images.
Resource
  • Provides information about the breakdown of resources.
  • Note: A list of resources available in the Infrastructure is displayed under the Type header.
  • Search for the resources using the OpsQL query to view the resources specific to the search criterion.
  • By default, the resources are categorized by the Type attribute. You can select up to a maximum of two attributes in the Group By field.
  • This option is available for Pie and List visualizations only.
    • Pie: In the optional Legend field, select the options that will be displayed as attributes next to the numerical values.
    • Single Value: View the search results as a single value.
    • List: If you select more than one attribute, an additional attribute column is displayed. Sort the fields by group, ascending or descending order.
  • Click the count to see the list of resources.
Alert
  • Provides information about the breakdown of alerts.
  • Search for the alerts using the OpsQL query. View the results in the following formats:
    • Pie/Donut
    • Single Value
    • List
    • Bar
  • Click the count to see the list of alerts.
Service Availability
  • Provides information regarding the availability of the services defined in the service maps.
  • Note: Service tile is only available at Partner context.