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Migrate New Dashboards

Overview

The new Migrate to New Dashboards functionality allows you to switch to New Dashboards from the Classic Dashboards with the help of a single click**. Migrate to New Dashboards lets you transform any of your classic dashboards into a new dashboard format, with minimal intervention from post-migration activity. It lets you analyze metrics and log data on the same dashboard, in a streamlined user experience.It lets you analyze metrics and log data on the same dashboard, in a streamlined user experience. This is exactly what you need to monitor and manage a Kubernetes environment effectively.

This gives you control over the visual display of metric and logs data. Dashboard (New) streamlines dashboard configuration and on-the-fly analytic visualizations with its new templating features.

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We do not guarantee 100% conversion from classic to new dashboard although we do provide an exhaustive list of incompatibilities that need to be taken care of. Customers can still keep their old dashboard after migration.

Advantages

  • New dashboards are constantly developed for new feature additions.
  • New dashboard provides the unique ability to display metrics metadata and logs data on the same dashboard in an integrated seamless view.
  • New dashboard streamlines dashboard configuration and on-the-fly analytic visualizations with its new templating features.

Changes after migration

This table shows the complete list of features that are changed after the implementation of the Migrate to New Dashboards feature.

FeaturesSupportedNot Supported
ThemeNo effect, migrated as it isNA
Dashboard Layout
  • Panel position in the grid stay the same
  • Panel heights might slightly differ
NA
Chart colors
  • Exact color won’t be preserved, although color families will be preserved.
NA
Table Panels
  • Font size conversion:
    • Small >8
    • Normal >12
    • Large >16
Text Truncation
Bar/Column panel
  • Stacking settings:
    • None - default
    • Normal - stacked
    • Percent - stacked percent
  • Legend Position
  • Axis settings
  • Multi-series support (Enabled in new dashboards as overrides)
  • Color by range
  • Label truncation
Line/Area panel
  • Stacking settings:
    • None - default
    • Normal - stacked
    • Percent - stacked percent
  • Line settings
    • Marker type
    • Line Thickness
    • Marker size
    • Smooth lines
  • Legend Position
  • Axis settings
  • Multi-series support (Enabled in new dashboards as overrides)
  • Color by range
  • Label truncation
  • Grideline settings
Pie/Donut panel
  • Number of slices
  • Legend position
  • Converted to pie panel by default
  • Donut panels are not supported on new dashboards
  • Border settings
SVP panel
  • Show/hide number
  • Unit (called “label” in new dashboard)
  • No data behavior
  • Color by range (called “thresholds” in new dashboard
  • Label title
  • Background color
Map panelMigrated as isNA
Text/Title panelMigrated as isNA
Box plot / Sankey
  • Added functionalities to support the chart types, refer to Limitation
Panel time rangesMigrated as isNA
Dashboard time rangeMigrated as isNA
Metrics query data interpolationNA
Metrics series
  • Visibility on legend
  • Axis settings
Metrics panel (Line)
  • Line width
  • Axis settings
  • Chart stepping
Metrics panel (Area)
  • Line width
  • Chart stacking
  • Axis settings
Metrics panel (Single Value)
  • Statistic Type
  • Label
  • Show/hide value
  • No data behavior
  • Thresholds
  • Show color as: Text
  • Rounding
  • Show color as: Background
Metrics panel (Single Value (Gauge)
  • Statistic Type
  • Label
  • Show/hide value
  • No data behavior
  • Thresholds
  • Gauge range settings
Metrics panel (Single Value (Sparkline)
  • Statistic Type
  • Label
  • Show/hide value
  • No data behavior
  • Thresholds
  • Show color as: Text
  • Rounding
  • Show color as: Background

Migration Steps

This section explains to you the step-by-step process to migrate your dashboards.

  1. Navigate to any of your classic dashboards or create a new one. Click Migrate to new dashboards link.
    dashboard
  2. A dialog box appears. Click Migrate to New Dashboard as shown below.
    dashboard
  3. Click Open Dashboard to view the migrated dashboard, given the migration is successful.
    dashboard.
    The following dialog can have 2 other states:
    1. Warning State. Showing any warnings during migrations: warnings don’t fail the migration process, however, it might be something that you have to fix on your own or is a feature that is not yet supported on the new dashboard.
      dashboard
    2. Error State. The process can sometimes run into an error state, this fails the migration and the new dashboard is not created.
      dashboard

Limitations

IncompatibilityDescription
Panels
  • Box plot and sankey diagrams are not supported
  • Incompatible panels are automatically migrated to text panels with all the information about the panel preserved in the panel
  • Retained information in text panel:
    • Query
    • Time range
    • Panel title
Public dashboards
  • Public dashboards are not yet supported by New Dashboards
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