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Lesson: Custom Dashboards 101

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In this lesson you will get an overview of what you can do with custom dashboards, including some best practices, so you can quickly get comfortable creating and using them.

What are custom dashboards?

Custom dashboards are personalized compilations of reports containing both graphical and list variations of your monitoring data. They are designed to be fully flexible, so you can quickly add report tiles, pick and choose how you display your uptime and performance monitoring data, and spot trends at a glance.

It is possible to create a custom dashboard from scratch, selecting the amount of report tiles you wish to have, and then dragging and dropping them into a layout that is best for you.

If you’d prefer to take an existing dashboard (we refer to them as default dashboards) and customize them, it is also possible to do so. (We actually suggest trying this option when you’re first getting started with Uptrends.)

What is the benefit of a custom dashboard?

Uptrends comes standard with a series of default dashboards (we covered default dashboards in a previous course) that contain unique combinations of report tiles designed to display commonly accessed data.

With that being said, we find that the most innovative tools are the ones that users can play around with themselves, to find new, interesting solutions to problems that haven’t even been considered.

That’s the basis for our custom dashboard functionality: to give you the flexibility you need to solve complex availability and performance issues.

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