Make a Custom Grafana Dashboard

Grafana - Custom Dashboards

It may be helpful for you to create a custom dashboard that is specific to your application. You can create your own dashboard by either starting from scratch or duplicating an existing dashboard.

Creating a dashboard from scratch

To create a dashboard from scratch:

  1. Click on the Grafana logo in the left hand corner.
  2. Open the Dashboards dropdown.
  3. Click on New.
  4. Select the type of panel you want to display (Graph, singlestat, table, pie chart, etc).

Duplicating an existing dashboard

To create a dashboard from an existing dashboard:

  1. Click on the cog wheel at the top of the screen
  2. Click on Save as…
  3. Updating the name
  4. Click save.

In order for these changes to be permanent you MUST remove the system tag from this dashboard. To do this:

  1. Click on the same cog wheel as before
  2. Click on Make editable. This will allow you to make changes in the dashboard.
  3. Click on the cog wheel and then Settings. In the section called tags, you will want to remove the system tag (image below).