In this lesson you will learn about the basics behind dashboards, Uptrends’ way of presenting your availability, transaction, and performance monitoring data.
What are dashboards?
Dashboards are compilations of multiple report tiles, which consist of list and graphical representations of your monitoring data, designed to help you quickly visualize and identify availability and performance trends from a single page.
It is very similar to the dashboard of your car: but with gauges and meters that display your website and web service measurements, rather than fuel and engine RPMs.
A series of dashboards come pre-built with your Uptrends account, although it is possible to create a custom dashboard to better suit your needs. But you’ll learn more about that in a later course.
What are dashboard report tiles?
Dashboard report tiles are graphical or list-based representations of collected monitoring data.
Examples of dashboard report tiles include: monitor data chart, multi-checkpoint list, and the alert log.
Customizing dashboard report tiles
Tiles can be customized in a variety of ways to highlight different aspects of your captured data, on an individual tile-by-tile basis.
For instance if you wanted to display a tile’s data, but only during a certain time frame, you could click on that tile’s settings and set the period. The tile would then automatically refresh, and display the appropriate data.
Examples of tile customizations include: changeable tile names, variations in graphical display, sorting, time/date filters, etc.
How do I filter dashboard data?
If you would like to use filters on your dashboard, check out our knowledge base article about filtering data on your dashboard