Creating User-Defined Dashboards for Log Monitoring

When you access the Log Monitoring application in the Web Console, the Default dashboard displays general log information. You can create your own dashboard to display specific log information. For example, you can create a dashboard to monitor only SQL database log events.

You can generate a new dashboard with the results obtained from a search criteria, and display the results as charts or tables.

You can create a dashboard by using one of the following approaches:

  • Perform a search operation and save the search criteria

    You can perform a search to capture the log events that you want to display on the new dashboard. Use this approach if you do not have a saved search criteria related to those log events.

  • Use an existing saved search criteria

    You can define the dashboard details on a existing saved search criteria. Note that you cannot associate a saved search criteria to more than one dashboard.

Procedure

  1. From the My Applications page in the Web Console, click Log Monitoring.
  2. To create a new dashboard, choose one of the following approaches:
    • If you want to use a new search criteria, see Searching Log Data on the Log Monitoring Dashboard.

      After performing the search, make sure to save the search criteria.

    • If you want to use an existing saved search criteria, locate the search criteria as follows:
      1. At the upper right of the Default dashboard page, click Search.
      2. On the Search page, go to the Saved Search table and click the saved search criteria that you want to use.

        The Time Line chart and the Event Log table display the search results.

  3. On the Search page, use one of the following ways to access the properties of the saved search criteria:
    • Go to the search bar and click the star button .
    • At the upper right of the page, click Actions > Save to Dashboard.
  4. In the Edit Saved Search Criteria dialog box, specify the new dashboard details:
    1. Select the Save to Dashboard check box and choose the format in which you want to present the search results on the dashboard page.

      You can display the information in a chart (Graph option) or table format.

    2. In the Dashboard box, enter a name for the new dashboard.
    3. Click Save.
  5. To view your new dashboard, at the top of the page, click Dashboard, and then select your dashboard from the list.

    The new dashboard appears. The chart or table displays the information about the search criteria that you specified.

    If you remove the search criteria from the Saved Search table, then the chart or table on the dashboard page is also removed.

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