User Interface components

  1. Main menu (also Grafana menu, side menu)
  2. Navigation bar
  3. View controls
  4. View selectors (dynamic contents)
  5. Shortcut menu (dynamic contents)

The main menu is part of the Grafana framework and is visible on every page.

Item (Top) Name Description
Home Link to home dashboard
Search Search dashboards by name
Create Create dashboards or folders, import dashboards
Dashboards Manage dashboards, create playlists, manage snapshots
Explore Run queries with PromQL
Alerting Alerting, Integrated Alerting, Alert Rules, Notification Channels
Server Admin

The DBaaS icon appears only if a server feature flag has been set.

Icon (Bottom) Description
(Profile icon) User menu

Common page elements top row

Item (left) Description
(Display only)
(Name) / (Optional) Folder name
(Name) Dashboard name
Mark as favorite
Share dashboard

View controls

Item (right) Description
Dashboard settings
Cycle view mode
(time range) Time range selector
Time range zoom out
Refresh dashboard
(Time interval) Refresh period

View selectors

This menu bar is context sensitive; it changes according to the page you are on. (With wide menus on small screens, items may wrap to the next row.)

Item Description
Interval Data interval
Region Filter by region
Environment Filter by environment
Cluster Filter by cluster
Replication Set Filter by replication set
Node Name Filter by node name
Service Name Filter by service name
PMM Annotations View annotations

Shortcut menu

This menu contains shortcuts to other dashboards. The list changes according to the page you’re on.

Item Description
Home Home dashboard
Query Analytics Query Analytics
Compare Nodes compare
(Service Type) Service type menu (see below)
HA HA dashboards
Services Services menu
PMM PMM menu

The Compare menu links to the Instances Overview dashboard for the current service type.

Services menu

The Services menu choice determines the Service Type menu.

Menu Item Service type menu Description
MongoDB Instances Overview MongoDB MongoDB dashboards
MySQL Instances Overview MySQL MySQL dashboards
Nodes Overview OS OS dashboards
PostgreSQL Instances Overview PostgreSQL PostgreSQL dashboards
PMM menu

This item lists shortcuts to utility pages.

Menu Item
PMM Add Instance
PMM Database Checks
PMM Inventory
PMM Settings
  • Page updated 2021-03-19


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