Graphs Tab (Device Dashboards)
The Graphs tab provides Device Dashboards, which are curated views of graphs from instances on the device. There are two device dashboards available by default:
- the All Datasources Dashboard, which displays graphs for all instances; and
- the Device View Dashboard, which is a per user view.
You additionally have the option of adding your own device dashboard.
Note that the time range for data displayed in Device Dashboards is controlled by the Time Range option in the upper right hand corner of the Devices page.
All Datasources Dashboard
The All Datasources device dashboard will include graphs for all actively monitored instances on the device. Graphs are grouped by datasource or datasource group (if available) and displayed in alphabetical order. Which graphs display for a particular datasource (or instance) is defined in the datasource definition. Graphs in the All Datasources view are displayed in a tree to account for the unknown or dynamic count of instance graphs.
If you click the arrow to the right of a particular datasource or instance, a dropdown menu will appear and allow you to:
Device View Dashboard
A Device View dashboard is available for all devices. This view is per user, layout changes will not be seen by other users. If applicable, an uptime widget will display automatically. Other instance graphs can be added to the dashboard by selecting the manage icon.
Adding graphs to the Device View dashboard
Each instance graph for monitored datasources (as defined in the datasource definition) is available to be added to the device view dashboard. Select the datasource group, datasource, and instance you are interested in, as well as each specific graph.
Add Device Dashboard
To create a new dashboard, select Add Device Dashboard from the dashboard dropdown list. Dashboards will be viewable by all users with rights to view the device.
Assign a name to the dashboard. This is what will display in the dropdown list.
The description can be used as a reference, or can be displayed on the dashboard itself.
Apply this Device Dashboard to
Use the LogicMonitor Applies To field to automatically determine when the device dashboard will display. Only devices that match the device type, specific devices, or selected parameters will include this dashboard in the dropdown list.
Add Device Dashboard Graphs
Select which datasources and associated graphs will be included in the dashboard. These should be the graphs you most commonly view together when diagnosing a potential issue or trend. Glob expressions can be used to allow for multiple instances and graphs across devices.
Edit a Device Dashboard
Once a dashboard is created, select the dashboard from the dropdown and click the gear icon to manage. From the manage dialog, you can update the name, description, applies to, or included graphs.
For each instance graph, you will see two icons in the upper right hand corner:
Download the graph
The double sided diagonal arrow will enlarge the widget and enables you to download:
- the graph as a PNG; and
- the raw data that corresponds to the graph as CSV file
Add the instance graph to a regular dashboard
All instance graphs can also be added to standard dashboards. Click the drop down arrow and select Add to dashboard. The graph can be added to one or many existing dashboards.
You can use LogicMonitor's Forecasting functionality to predict future values for an instance graph, based on historical values. Click the drop down arrow and select Forecast:
1. Multiline hover: simultaneously display the names and values of multiple datapoints in a single graph using multi-line hover. Note that hovering over a single graph will cause a corresponding vertical line to appear accross all graphs in view. This is useful for correlating events across multiple related graphs.
2. Timerange adjustment: you can apply one graph's modified time range to the rest of a dashboard or device page by selecting the calendar icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the modified graph. This is especially useful if you are drilling down into a single graph for issue remediation and would like to compare it to other events during the same time period.
- Selecting the dropdown menu within the graph legend will enable you to either highlight or hide graph lines upon selecting them. Highlighting a graph line will gray-out all other lines on the graph.
- Selecting the "search" icon in the legend will allow you to quickly find a desired graph line.