Live Dashboards

Live dashboards provide an overview of your operational health metrics in a consolidated view.

The Dashboard tab provides real-time statistics on operational health and bandwidth in a visually simple format ideal for status tracking. Within the Dashboard tab, you can:

  • See overall service health at a glance.
  • Understand which services and applications are affected by current incidents.
  • Visualize important trends, and make sure the right team members are responding.
  • Focus your teams on the highest priorities by showing only the Environments for the most critical infrastructure and applications.

Each dashboard displays key operational data for selected environments. While a dashboard is open, the data is refreshed every minute.

The color coding and simple format of the Dashboards tab is designed for a NOC wall or extra monitor displays to make passive monitoring of key environments easy. To view live dashboards, click the Dashboards tab at the top of the screen

For information about creating live dashboards, see the Manage Live Dashboards documentation. See The Dashboards Tab page for navigation information.

Dashboard Widgets

Widgets are display options used in a dashboard. The following widget options are available:

Severity Widget

A widget that shows a breakdown of incidents in the selected environment according to different statuses: Critical, Warning, and Unknown.

Workflow Widget

A widget that shows a breakdown of incidents in a given environment based on their different lifecycle phases and activities: Unhandled, Shared, Assigned, and Snoozed.

Both widget types show the total active incidents and an active incidents trend graph.

Starred Dashboards

Users can further refine their organization and mark dashboards using a star. Click the star icon to the right of a dashboard name to mark it.

When at least one dashboard is marked with a star, a new starred category is added to the left side navigation.

Users can star Environments to make them easier to find during Dashboard creation. When building a new dashboard, the environments preview shows a star indication for the starred environments. When building a new dashboard, the environments preview shows a star indication for the starred environments:

Full Screen Display

The dashboards in the BigPanda console are geared toward the big screens in NOCs, where engineers can view everything with incidents in the past 24 hours.

Use the full screen button to make the best of a large screen's real estate.

Dark Mode

The Dashboards' default mode is with a light theme. A dark theme is available and users may toggle between light and dark modes to best customize the dashboards to their preference.

Next Steps

Learn to Manage Live Dashboards

Find navigation information for the Dashboards Tab

Learn about BigPanda Unified Analytics