Using dashboards and charts

Dashboards are one way for you to view and analyze metric data that is important to you. Cloud Monitoring provides predefined dashboards for the resources and services that you use. These dashboards require no setup or configuration effort.

In addition to predefined dashboards, Cloud Monitoring lets you define custom dashboards. With custom dashboards, you have complete control over the charts that are displayed and the configuration. You can create these dashboards through the Google Cloud Console or by using the Dashboard endpoint in the Cloud Monitoring API.

Predefined dashboards

Monitoring uses predefined dashboards as mechanisms to convey information to you about the resources you're monitoring. To view your predefined or custom dashboards, go to the Monitoring console:

Go to Monitoring

For information on managing your dashboards, see Managing dashboards through the Google Cloud Console.