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Splunk 7 Essentials - Third Edition by Betsy Page Sigman, Erickson Delgado, J-P Contreras

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Creating effective dashboards

Splunk is easy to use for developing a powerful analytical dashboard with multiple panels. A dashboard with too many panels, however, will require scrolling down the page and can cause the viewer to miss crucial information. An effective dashboard should generally meet the following conditions:

  • Single screen view: The dashboard fits in a single window or page, with no scrolling
  • Multiple data points: Charts and visualizations should display a number of data points
  • Crucial information highlighted: The dashboard points out the most important information, using appropriate titles, labels, legends, markers, and conditional formatting as required
  • Created with the user in mind: Data is presented in a way that is meaningful ...

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