Managing Dashboards

There are different ways to create a new dashboard in a given repository, and previously created dashboards can be accessed from any repository within your Humio instance.

Note

You must have the Administer Dashboards permissions for the repository you want to create a dashboard for. For information on how to set permissions in Humio's repositories, see Authorization.

Creating a New Dashboard

To create a new dashboard inside a specific repository:

  1. Login to enter the main Humio User Interface opening screen and pick a repository from the Repository and Views tab.

  2. Select Dashboards tab from the top menu bar: you will see the list of existing dashboards, if any.

    Dashboards tab

    Figure 91. Dashboards tab


  3. Click the + New Dashboard button.

  4. In the New Dashboard dialog, choose how to create the dashboard among the following options.

  • Empty Dashboard — creates from scratch an empty blank dashboard, one that will serve as a container for your Widgets. This is the default option, where you are prompted to provide only the Name for the dashboard:

Create an Empty Dashboard

Figure 92. Create an Empty Dashboard


  • Clone Existing — creates a copy of an existing dashboard, whether it is in the current or another repository. You will be prompted to provide:

    • Name — the name you assign to the dashboard.

    • Source repository or view — from the dropdown, select the repository or view you want to clone the dashboard from.

    • Dashboard to clone — from the dropdown, pick the dashboard you want to copy.

Clone a Dashboard

Figure 93. Clone a Dashboard


  • Template File — allows you to create a dashboard based on a template generated from another dashboard (this is explained at Using Dashboards). Click the Upload Template button to use such template.

Create Dashboard from Template

Figure 94. Create Dashboard from Template


  • From Package — allows you to invoke dashboard templates that are part of Humio packages, provided that such packages are installed in the repository where you want to create the dashboard. For more information on how to install a package and access a package template, see Packages.

Create Dashboard from Package

Figure 95. Create Dashboard from Package


For any option, click Create Dashboard at the end to confirm your choice.

Alternatively, you may create your dashboard the moment when you are saving a new widget associated with it, as described in Creating a New Widget, step 8 of the procedure.

Accessing Existing Dashboards

You can always access previously created dashboards in any repository of your Humio instance, to consult them or perform a series of actions with them.

To access existing dashboards:

  1. Login to enter the main Humio User Interface opening screen.

  2. Click the All Dashboards tab from the top menu bar to get the full list of existing dashboards (see Figure 96, “Access Existing Dashboards”): for example, one entry in the list could be humio-metrics / Errors where humio-metrics is the name of the repository and Errors is the dashboard name within that repository.

    Access Existing Dashboards

    Figure 96. Access Existing Dashboards


  3. Select the desired dashboard by clicking the second item, the one after the slash: the dashboard and all its widgets will appear in the main dashboard pane, whereas clicking the first item instead redirects you to the Search tab in that repository.

Tip

Click the star icon next to a dashboard to save it as favourite: it will go on top of the list for quicker access and will appear under Starred Dashboards in the main User Interface.