Once created, panels can be powerful tools for managing and monitoring a network or process.
To use a panel, go to Panels and use the panel name drop-down box to select the panel you want to use. In the Panel area, there are several actions you can take to customize the way you view panel information.
Show or hide alerts and queries
When a panel contains multiple alerts and queries, this can create a large amount of visual noise. To get a better view of the panel diagram and view only the data that is pertinent to you, you can hide the alerts and queries.
Simply click the item image in the panel to show or hide the alerts and/or queries linked with it. A plus or minus symbol is displayed adjacent to the item to indicate that there are linked data sources.
View the full details of an alert or query
Alerts, static queries and live queries all provide links to view the data in full detail.
In the case of alerts and queries, simply click the lightning bolt or the magnifying glass symbol to access the full details. If it's an alert, this will open the Alerts History. If it's a query, this opens the query in the query window in the Data Search area.
Apply time constraints
You can customize how you view query and alert information when using a panel.
Recent time period in the Alert History
When viewing a panel, the toolbar contains time period filter buttons ranging from 1 hour to 12 months. These apply only when your panel contains alerts. If you click an alert in the panel to view more details, the time period selected here will apply to the Alerts History shown. For example, if you select 7d, when you click an alert in the panel, the Alerts History will open filtered to show only the selected alert and showing the history of alerts triggered over the last 7 days.
Data refresh in live queries
The Current Period/Last Complete Period toggle appears in the toolbar when the panel contains a live query. It determines how the live query data is refreshed in the table and it's based upon the query's grouping period.
Current period - This shows the events generated during the active grouping period. For example, if the query groups events by 5-minute periods and the current time is 11:12, events from 11:10 to 11:12 will be reported in the table. The table data is updated every 10 seconds with any new event information.
Last complete period - This shows the events generated during the last completed grouping period. Let's use the example we used above. If you select Last Complete Period, the table will report the events that were generated between 11:05 to 11:10. At 11:15, the table will update with the values from the period just completed, 11:10 - 11:15.