Sys Maintenance: Customize Dashboards and Monitors

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You can create new or customize existing dashboards, monitors, apply filters and customize the time ranges to monitor details of your interest.

Create new dashboard

You can create a new dashboard by adding one or more existing visualizations or a new visualization that you created.

To create a new dashboard:

  1. Log in to Kibana, click .

  2. In the Dashboards panel, click Create new dashboard.
  3. Click Add to add visualizations to the dashboard. For more information on adding visualization, see "Visualize" topic in the Kibana 7.2.0 guide.
  4. Select the visualizations that you want to add to the dashboard.
  5. Click Save.

Create Monitors

Monitors are used to automatically generate an alert if one or more specified condition is met. To generate an alert, you must create a monitor and define the triggers. Monitor is a scheduled job that captures one or more conditions by querying Elasticsearch whereas trigger is the threshold you must setup for the monitors which when met generates an alert.

You can create a monitor for the host and services and define a trigger.

To create monitors:

  1. Log in to Kibana UI and click .
  2. Click Create monitors.
  3. In the Create Monitors section, specify the required details.
  4. Click Create.

    After a monitor is created, you can add a trigger to this monitor.

  5. In the Create Trigger view, provide the required details:

    1. Trigger name - Specify the name of the trigger.
    2. Severity level - Set the severity level from range 1–5. 1 is the highest severity and 5 is the lowest severity.
    3. Trigger condition - Set the trigger condition with the value. The options are IS ABOVE, IS BELOW, IS EQUAL. For example, IS ABOVE 200.
  6. Click Create to save the trigger.

For more information on creating monitors, see "Alerting" topic in the Open Distro for Elasticsearch guide.

Add trigger to an existing monitor

  1. Log in to Kibana UI and click .
  2. In the Monitor section, click monitor to which the new trigger need be added.
  3. In the Triggers section, select Create.
  4. In the Create Trigger view, provide the required details:

    1. Trigger name – specify the name of the trigger.
    2. Severity level - Set the severity level from range 1-5. 1 is the highest severity and 5 is the lowest severity.
    3. Trigger condition – Set the trigger condition with the value. The options are IS ABOVE, IS BELOW, IS EQUAL. For example, IS ABOVE 200.
  5. Click Create to save the trigger.

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