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Create a Metrics Query and Visualization

This topic has information about Sumo Logic's Classic metrics UI. For information about the Metric Explorer UI, which replaces the Classic metrics UI, see Metrics Explorer.

The metrics visualization area is in the upper part of the page and the query area is in the lower part of the page.

To create a metrics visualization:

  1. Click + in the tab bar and select Metrics.
  2. Create your query or queries in the Query tab, which opens by default when you open the Metrics page.


    Create up to six metrics queries, with each including a combination of the following:
  • Sequence of space-separated tag=value pairs. 
  • Unqualified strings (value with no key).
  • Functions (displayed with | symbol).
  • Aggregation by specified parameters (displayed with | symbol).
  • Logical operators (AND, OR, and NOT/!)

    Example 1 (one query):

    Example 1 (one query with aggregation):
    cluster=search node=search-1 metric=cpu-system | avg by node

    Example 2 (two queries)

    Example 3 (one query, using NOT to visualize all nodes except search-1)cluster=search !node=search-1 metric=cpu-system | avg by node


For more information, see Guidelines for Metrics Queries.

  1. Press Enter in any of the entry fields to display the data in the data visualization area. See Interacting with Metric Charts to learn how to interact with the visualization and modify settings.

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