A Tile is used to configure and visualize different metrics using an OpsQL query. 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:
    • Metric
    • Text & Image
    • Resource
    • Alert
  3. Specify a PromQL or OpsQL query to populate your visualization.
  4. 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.
  5. Customize the visualization.
  6. View the dashboard on the main dashboard page.

Tiles

The following are the available Tiles in Dashboard 2.0 version:

TileDescription
MetricNote: The Metric tile is supported only at the client-level.
Aggregate monitor value is shown for the given metric. Search for the metrics using the PromQL query. 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.
Text & ImageA 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.
ResourceProvides information about the breakdown of resources. 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.
AlertProvides information about the breakdown of alerts. Search for the alerts using the OpsQL query. View the results in the following formats:
  • Pie
  • Single Value
  • List
Click the count to see the list of alerts.

Create an Alert Tile

  1. From the Dashboard 2.0, click Create Dashboard, and enter a name in the Name field, and click Create.
  2. Click Create Tile or + from the toolbar and select the ALERT tile.
  3. Enter a query in the OpsQL field from the list of attributes displayed.
  4. In the Group By field, select the group by attribute option. You can select up to two attributes.
    The second attribute values are displayed in a multi-column color list based on the category of alerts.
    The following is a sample illustration of a multi-column list:
    Alerts Multi-column List
  5. Enable the Split subgroups toggle to view each grouping as a separate row.
    Notes:
    • The multi-column list and split subgroup options are available for List chart only.
    • The colors are displayed based on the default color categorization of alerts.
    • Click the count or any column in the multi-column list to see the list of alerts.
  6. Select the time range from the Apply dashboard time range to option to view the alerts charts based on:
    • Alert created time: Alerts are filtered based on the alert created time and the chart is displayed.
    • Alert updated time: Alerts are filtered based on the alert updated time and the chart is displayed.
  7. Select the chart type from the following options:
    • Pie - displays a pie chart.
    • Single Value - displays a single value.
    • List - displays values in a list format.
  8. Customize the visualization.
  9. In the optional Legend field, select the options that will be displayed as attributes next to the numerical values. This field is available in the Pie chart view section.
  10. Sort the fields by group, ascending or descending order. This option is available in the List view section.
  11. Click Create. The Tile is created and displayed on the main dashboard page.

Examples

The following examples illustrate the data querying and visualization of the alerts with the input data:

  • OpsQL Query - alertType = "Monitoring"
  • Group By - currentState
  • Legend - {{currentState}}

Pie chart

The following is the Pie chart view:

Pie Chart View of Alert Tile

Dashboard view

The following is the dashboard view of the Pie chart:

Dashboard View of Alert Tile Pie Chart

Single Value

The following is the Single Value view:

Single Value View of Alert Tile

Dashboard view

The following is the dashboard view of the Single Value chart:

Single Value of Alert Tile Dashboard View

List

The following is the List chart view:

List View of Alert Tile

Dashboard view

The following is the dashboard view of the List chart:

List Value of Alert Tile Dashboard View

Tile Options

The following Tile options are available in the More Tile Options menu (three horizontal dots) next to a tile view in the main dashboard.

Tile OptionDescription
EditEdits a tile.
CopyCopies a tile.
View JSONViews the tile in a JSON file format.
RemoveRemoves a tile.