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Link a dashboard to Explore

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 accountregion, and namespace metadata assigned to it, as seen in the following Explore screenshot:

stack linking keys.png

The keys assigned to the Dashboard (New) Stack Linking would need to include those, for example:

dashboard new stack link keys.png

To link a custom Dashboard (New) to your stack in Explore, do the following:

  1. From your custom dashboard, click the Details icon in the upper right corner of the window and select Edit Stack Linking from the drop-down menu.

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  1. In the Dashboard Stack Linking dialog, enter a Key that describes the dashboard.
  2. Now enter Value(s), the component to which the dashboard will be linked in the Explore hierarchy.


  1. Click Apply to apply the key-value pair.
  2. 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.

Kubernetes example

In our example, we linked our Dashboard (New) named Googleapp Deployment Stats to our Kubernetes stack so that it appears in Explore for easy selection. 

For stack linking we added clusternamespace, and deployment as keys.  

Then in Explore, when navigating to components you'll have the option to select other dashboards to view that have been linked. For our example, we selected the Kubernetes Deployment View, expanded the cluster and clicked googleapps.


Our linked dashboard is available in the Dashboards drop-down menu. Select the name of the linked dashboard. In our example, we selected Googleapp Deployment Stats.


The linked custom Dashboard (New) appears in the window below.