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Managing your log dashboards

You can use dashboards and graphs to visualize your log data, providing more insight and allowing you to detect and investigate issues faster.

Multiple dashboards

There are no limits to how many dashboards your account can have configured.

When you have no dashboards configured you will be presented with an example dashboard that contains a single panel showing the average log ingest rate over time for your account.

Using the dashboard area you can add, edit, delete and view dashboards, as well as filter and view existing dashboards·

Creating Panels

When you first create a dashboard it will be empty, so you will need to populate it with panels. The dashboard is based on a grid, so you can resize panels as you need and have as many as you need on one dashboard.

When creating a panel the first thing to enter is the LogQL for your graph, at this point we do not support raw text logs directly in a panel. You can select a query from recent or saved queries or generate the LogQL directly in the panel creation.

Your query result will render on the right to confirm whether the data returned and is the result you desire.

Adding a title and description to your graph will help allow you and your team to understand what your graph is showing, the description is visible as a tooltip on the top left of the panel.

If no relative time or time shift is set, your panel will use the time picket to control the data displayed on the panel. If for specific graphs you want to override this, you can do so. This can be useful if for a particular panel you want to see a longer term picture of data.

Analysing Panel Data

To analyse behavior seen in a panel, you can highlight an area of the graph, which will render the log lines for the highlighted period.

You can then use statistics, graph fields and show context as you would in the log events screen. You can also open the current log query directly in the events page for further analysis.