- Provide a customized view of application, server, and database performance data.
- Aggregate data from different applications on the same controller.
- Compare data from different applications on the same controller.
- Show a single view of both live and historical data.
- Share data with other users and stakeholders.
Create and View Custom Dashboards
You create and view controller-level custom dashboards from the Dashboards & Reports tab of the main menu.
Custom Dashboard Templates
Custom dashboard templates are an efficient way to display the same type of information for multiple tiers or nodes. You create a dashboard in the scope of a tier or node and then use that dashboard as a template to display the same type of data for other tiers or nodes in the same application. Associating the template with a specific tier or node sets the source of the dashboard's data.
For AppDynamics Users
Any user who is logged into the Controller and who has Custom Dashboard view permission can view a custom dashboard.
The Dashboards Viewer preconfigured role has permissions to view custom dashboards. This role can be granted to users or groups who need access to custom dashboards. See Custom Dashboard Permissions.
For the Public
Sharing a controller-level custom dashboard makes the dashboard available to viewers who do not have AppDynamics accounts.
There is no comparable sharing mechanism for external viewers without controller credentials to access tier- and node-level custom dashboards based on templates. To access these types of dashboards the user must be logged into the controller and have custom dashboard view permissions on the specific dashboard.
Simplifying the Data Displayed
If a chart in a custom dashboard is displaying more data than you want to see, click the legend for the data that you do not want to see. This will remove that data from the chart. You can click the greyed out legend to restore the display.