Learn how to build custom dashboards to visualize the health of your cloud environments
groundcover uses Grafana for its Dashboards and Alerts system , which is embedded directly inside the groundcover UI.
The following guide explains how to build dashboards within the groundcover platform using our fully integrated Grafana interface. To learn how you can create dashboards using Grafana Terraform, follow this guide.
Dashboards and Alerts inside the groundcover UI
A dashboard is a great tool for visually tracking, analyzing, and displaying key performance metrics, which enable you to monitor the health of your infrastructure and applications.
Creating a new dashboard
1️⃣ Go to the Dashboards tab in the groundcover app, and click New and then New Dashboard.
2️⃣ Create your first panel by clicking Add a new panel.
3️⃣ In the New panel view, go to the Query tab.
4️⃣ Choose your data source by pressing the -- Grafana -- on the data source selector. You would see your the metrics collected from each of your clusters an a Prometheus data source called Prometheus@<cluster-name>
5️⃣ Create your first Query in the PromQL query interface.
groundcover has a set of example dashboards in the Dashboards by groundcover folder which can get you started.
These dashboard are read-only but you can see the PromQL query behind each panel by right-clicking the panel and then Explore