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Edit modern dashboards and widgets

This topic applies to all Orion Platform products.

Watch SolarWinds Lab #93 on creating modern dashboards (46:48) | Read the THWACK Post

Starting with Orion Platform 2020.2, you can use new data-driven dashboards.

Add widgets on a modern dashboard

  1. Click the pencil icon on a modern dashboard.

  2. Drag the Drag to create a new widget button on the dashboard and click Finish configuring.

  3. Specify the widget type and continue the configuration based on the widget type. You can either start from scratch, or use an existing widget as a template.

Use a widget as the template

If you are building a widget that is similar to another widget available in your Orion Platform, use the widget as a template:

  1. When specifying the widget type, use the search and filtering options in the pane on the left to find the template widget.
  2. Select the template widget, and click Customize.
  3. Edit what the widget displays and click Create Widget.

Change size and position of widgets on modern dashboards

  1. Click the pencil icon on the dashboard. Now you're in the Edit dashboard mode.

  2. Resize the widget vertically or horizontally by dragging it by the bottom right corner.

  3. To move the widget, hold the handle in the top left corner and drag the widget to a new position.

  4. Click Done editing to save the changes and exit the edit mode.

Rename widgets on modern dashboards

  1. Click three dots on the widget > Edit widget.
  2. Expand Presentation and type title and other details into available boxes.
  3. Click Save Changes.

Remove widgets from modern dashboards

  1. Click the pencil icon.
  2. Now in the Edit dashboard mode, click the red cross icon on the widget and confirm that you want to remove the widget.
  3. Click Done editing.

Set refresh rate for modern dashboard widgets

Starting with Orion Platform 2020.2.5, you can configure how often the data in modern dashboard widgets are refreshed.

Configure the default refresh interval for all modern dashboard widgets

By default, data in modern dashboard widgets are refreshed every 45 seconds. To change this, you need to have Administrator rights.

  1. In the Orion Web Console, click Settings > Web Console Settings.

  2. Find the Modern Widget Refresh setting, type the value in seconds, and submit your changes.

    Supported values: 1s to 86400s (24 hours)

Data in all modern dashboard widgets are refreshed according to your settings.

Customize the refresh interval for individual modern dashboard widgets

  1. Edit the widget you want to change the refresh interval for.

  2. In the Presentation section, under Refresh, toggle Custom refresh rate on.

  3. Specify the refresh interval and save the changes. Supported values: 1s to 24 hours.

Data in the widget are updated according to your changes. Other widgets are not affected by this change.

Disable refreshing data for individual widgets

  1. Edit the widget you want to change the refresh interval for.

  2. In the Presentation section, under Refresh, toggle the Refresh widget periodically option off.

The data in the widget will not be refreshed.

Edit what a modern dashboard widget displays

  1. Click three dots on the widget > Edit widget.

  2. Continue the widget configuration based on the widget type:

  3. Save Changes.