How to Create a Custom Dashboard

Dashboards are summary of long volume reports and analysis. nOps dashboards are not any different. They make it easier to get insights faster and easier with a sneak peak. There are a lot of metrics in nOps, so having a custom dashboard will be a life saver. Here are the steps involved in creating a custom dashboard to put just he metrics you need

  1. Login to your nOps acccount

nops-landing-dashboard This will lead you to the landing page dashboard that shows a summary of different metrics

  1. On the home page, navigate to the Reports and click the menu item

  2. On the drop-down that shows click on the Custom Dashbaord menu item

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This will lead to the Custom Dashboard page for creating a custom dashboard.

  1. Click on the Custom Dashboard on the top right corner of the screen

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  1. On the new Window that popups up, enter the name of the Dashboard you wish to create and select the dashboard type

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  1. The page has two buttons displayed
  • Add Rules: For adding the actual reports based on different nOps rules and different categories.
  • Add Report Block: For adding a fresh report block for adding more rules.
  1. To add a new rules, click the Add Rules button. This will show a pop-up with list of different nOps rules in different categories

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For this example, I am configuring a security-based analysis dashboard. So all the rules I will be adding will be security rules. Other rules can be added if needed. Other rules on the screen shot include; Cost, Reliability, Operations. To add rule(s) click the checkbox of the rule(s). After ticking the boxes. Click the Confirm button.

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  1. When the rules applied are confirmed, click the Save Dashboard button to save the Dashboard.

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  1. To view the dashboard that was just created. Navigate to Reports>Custom Dashboard to view list of Custom Dashboards. The dashboard will be among the list of other Custom Dashboards, Click on the Security Analysis dashboard that was just created.

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  1. Report Blocks can be added to the dashboard to create other headings and clear separation of different reports corresponding reports as has been done previously.