This topic describes the procedure to create a dashboard.

The following table describes the steps to create a dashboard.

Step Operation Description
Step 1 Create a namespace The metrics in namespaces can be displayed on the dashboard. Before you can import metrics from self-managed data centers, Alibaba Cloud services, and cloud services of third-party providers, you must create namespaces.
Step 2 You can create metric import tasks for self-managed data centers, Alibaba Cloud services, and cloud services of third-party providers to import metrics to CloudMonitor.
Step 3
To create a dashboard, perform the following operations:
After the metrics are imported to CloudMonitor from self-managed data centers, Alibaba Cloud services, or cloud services of third-party providers, you can create a dashboard for the metrics. You can view the monitoring charts of specified metrics on the dashboard. You can create the following types of dashboards.
  • Business dashboard: You can use a default template to create a business dashboard by specifying cloud services, resources, and namespaces.
  • System preset dashboard: You can select a preset template of CloudMonitor to create a system preset dashboard.
  • Monitoring dashboard: You can create a monitoring dashboard for the metrics of self-managed data centers, Alibaba Cloud services, and cloud services of third-party providers.