Stack linking connects Dashboard (New) to Explore so you can view dashboards when exploring infrastructure components.
You link a Dashboard (New) to your stack in Explore by specifying metadata key-value pairs:
- Key - Metadata field name, this is collected from your data and is usually an entity or component name.
- Value(s) - The values of the entity or component.
The metadata keys assigned to your Dashboard (New) Stack Linking must be the same as the explored component for the dashboard to show as an option. For example, if your component is named
tablename, and has
namespace metadata assigned to it, as seen in the following Explore screenshot:
The keys assigned to the Dashboard (New) Stack Linking would need to include those, for example:
To link a custom Dashboard (New) to your stack in Explore, do the following:
- From your custom dashboard, click the three-dot icon in the upper right corner of the window and select Create Stack Linking from the drop-down menu.
- In the Dashboard Stack Linking dialog, set the Domain you want the key available in.
- Enter a Key that describes the dashboard.
- Next enter Value(s), the component to which the dashboard will be linked in the Explore hierarchy.
- You can add more key-value pairs by clicking the Add Link link.
- The checkbox to Set as default dashboard for this entity in a hierarchy is available to set when you have defined a specific Domain. When set, you can limit the scope to a subset of hierarchies using the dropdown labelled No matching hierarchies.
- Click Apply to apply the stack link.
- Now when you navigate in Explore to an entity or component with matching key-value pairs you'll have the option to view your Dashboard (New) in Explore.
View linked dashboards
In Explore, when navigating to components you'll have the option to select other dashboards that were linked.
From the Dashboards drop-down menu, select the name of the linked dashboard to load it in Explore. When hovering over available dashboards the tooltip provides the location and creator so it's easier to identify.