Create a custom dashboard for use in Log Analytics

This guide helps you understand how Log Analytics dashboards can visualize all of your saved log searches, giving you a single lens to view your environment.

Note

You can no longer edit your existing My Dashboard. This feature is in the process of being deprecated.

Example Dashboard

All the custom dashboards that you create in the OMS portal are also available in the OMS Mobile App. See the following pages for more information about the apps.

mobile dashboard

How do I create my dashboard?

To begin, go to the OMS Overview page. You'll see the My Dashboard tile on the left. Click it to drill down into your dashboard.

Overview

Adding a tile

In dashboards, tiles are powered by your saved log searches. OMS comes with many pre-made saved log searches, so you can begin right away. Use the following steps that outline how to begin.

In the My Dashboard view, simply click Customize to enter customize mode.

Pictorial

The panel that opens on the right side of the page shows all of your workspace's saved log searches. To visualize a saved log search as a tile, hover over a saved search and then click the plus symbol.

Add Tiles 1

When you click the plus symbol, a new tile appears in the My Dashboard view.

Add Tiles 2

Edit a tile

In the My Dashboard view, simply click Customize to enter customize mode. Click the tile you want to edit. The right panel changes to edit, and gives a selection of options:

Edit Tile

Edit Tile

Tile visualizations

There are three kinds of tile visualizations to choose from:

chart type what it does
Bar Chart Displays a timeline of your saved log search's results as a bar chart, or a list of results by a field depending on if your log search aggregates results by a field or not.
metric Displays your total log search result hits as a number in a tile. Metric tiles allow you to set a threshold that will highlight the tile when the threshold is reached.
line Displays a timeline of your saved log search result hits with values as a line chart.

Threshold

You can create a threshold on a tile using the Metric visualization. Select on to create a threshold value on the tile. Choose whether to highlight the tile when the value is over or under the chosen threshold, then set the threshold value below.

Organizing the dashboard

To organize your dashboard, navigate to the My Dashboard view and click Customize to enter customize mode. Click and drag the tile you want to move, and move it to where you want your tile to be.

Organize your Dashboard

Remove a tile

To remove a tile, navigate to the My Dashboard view and click Customize to enter customize mode. Select the tile you want to remove, then on the right panel select Remove Tile.

Remove a Tile

Next steps

  • Create alerts in Log Analytics to generate notifications and to remediate problems.