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Better Log Management with Custom Dashboards

By Jason Skowronski 07 Jan 2014

Every cloud-based application has its unique characteristics and potential failure points, and every DevOps professional has his or her own way of doing things. That’s why Loggly lets you create an unlimited number of custom dashboards for specific purposes. Each dashboard is made up of selected trend graphs and visualizations of your saved searches.

Perhaps your ops team wants to see system stability metrics; your development team wants to see application usage; and your marketing team wants to understand key details of new user signups. No problem! Creating custom dashboards is really simple with Loggly.

Loggly Example

How To Do It

Step 1: On the Dashboard page, click the Button button to add a new dashboard.

Step 2: When the “Add New Dashboard” pop-up shows, type in a name for your new dashboard and click “Submit.”

Loggly Example

Step 3: Now start adding widgets (a trend graph or saved search). You can choose from any widgets that come with Loggly’s standard summary dashboard or ones that you create from the trends interface. (See my previous post on Trends for more details.)  The widgets you create appear under “Custom Widgets.”

Loggly Example
Now it’s your turnx-ray beaver shirt
With over 3,500 active and happy customers, we constantly hear of new creative ways to display data and customize dashboards to solve operational issues in calls and feedback from users.  So it’s time we chose a few to highlight… and reward.

How are you customizing your dashboard?
If you have an interesting use case you’d like to share, post a blog comment below and I’ll reach out to chat… and send you some coveted Loggly swag, starting with this x-ray beaver shirt.

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Jason Skowronski

Jason Skowronski