This topic describes how to create a dashboard and configure data for it.

Note Alibaba Cloud Application Real-Time Monitoring Service (ARMS) no longer supports the Dashboard feature. You can view monitoring metrics on Grafana dashboards.


  1. Log on to the ARMS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click Dashboards. On the Dashboards page, choose Create Dashboard > Custom Dashboard.
  3. In the Create Dashboard dialog box, enter the dashboard name and click OK. The new dashboard is displayed in the dashboard list but it does not contain any data. You must configure data for the dashboard.
  4. Add a dataset.

    1. On the Dashboards page, click Edit in the Actions column of the dashboard that you created.
    2. In the upper-right corner of the page, click Interactive Control and select a graph that you want to add.
    3. In the New Interactive Chart dialog box, enter the chart name, select a Dataset, select the chart type, and specify other parameters as needed. Then, click OK. For example, if you set Chart Type to Line, the dataset is displayed in a line chart.

      Composite indicator
  5. Add a navigation tree.

    1. On the edit page of the dashboard, choose Interactive Control > Navigation Tree Components in the upper-right corner of the page.
    2. In the Navigation Tree dialog box, configure the Name, Dataset Type, and Dataset parameters. ARMS automatically imports the multi-dimensional traversal values of this dataset into the Data field.
    3. In the Navigation Tree dialog box, click OK. The navigation tree is displayed on the left side of the page.
  6. Associate the dataset with the navigation tree.
    1. In the data display section, find the chart that you want to manage and click the gear icon in the upper-right corner of the chart.
    2. In the Dataset section of the dialog box, select Navigation Tree from the Dimension drop-down list, and click OK. The dataset is associated with the navigation tree.
    Dashboard Demo
  7. View the displayed dataset.

    You can select different dimensions in the navigation tree to view the data of the dataset.

  8. In the time module, select Today, This Week, or This Month to view data within the specified time period. You can also specify the start time and end time to view data.

  9. After the dashboard is configured, click Save in the upper-right corner to save the configuration.

    • ARMS automatically saves the configurations every 10 seconds to avoid losing data being edited.
    • The size and position of the chart in the dashboard can be adjusted.
    • Adjust the size of a chart

      In edit mode, drag the handle in the lower-right corner of a chart to adjust the size.

    • Adjust the position of a chart element

      In edit mode, drag a chart to change its position.