The Azure dashboards are well-organized workspaces where you can keep all your favorite Azure services in one place on a single page. You can create your own dashboard based on your daily tasks, specific projects, etc. The azure dashboard helps you quickly access your services, Monitor the health of your applications and Azure services from one place. No need to navigate here and there. Now, you got some idea on What is Azure Portal Dashboard.
In this article, we will discuss how to create/edit/clone/delete Azure dashboards from Azure Portal.
Table of Contents
- How to create Azure dashboards (Step-by-step guide)
- How to create an Azure dashboard using PowerShell
- How to Edit Azure Portal Dashboard
- How to add resources to Azure Dashboard
- How to clone Azure Portal Dashboard
- How to Publish and share a dashboard in Azure Portal
- How to delete Azure Portal Dashboard
- Azure dashboard pricing
- Azure Dashboard FAQs
- Wrapping Up
How to create Azure dashboards (Step-by-step guide)
Don’t think about Azure dashboard login, you just need to login to the Azure Portal and Follow the below steps to create an Azure dashboard in Azure Portal.
- Log in to the Azure Portal.
- Click on the Show Portal Menu option from the left top corner –> Click on the Dashboard option.
3. Click on the + New dashboard dropdown –> choose the Blank dashboard option.
4. You can drag the tiles from the Tile Gallery and drop them in the Workspace area (With this option you can place the tiles in your preferred place ) or you can select the tiles on the Tile Gallery (For selecting multiple tiles at once hold the Ctrl key) –> Then click on the Add button (With this option it will add the tiles to a default location with a default size).
5. Finally, click on the Save button to save the changes. You can also click on the Preview button to preview the dashboard to know how it is looking.
How to create an Azure dashboard using PowerShell
You can also use Azure PowerShell to create an Azure dashboard using New-AzPortalDashboard Azure PowerShell cmdlet.
Below are the prerequisites needed for creating an Azure PowerShell dashboard using Azure PowerShell.
- You must have an Azure subscription. If you don’t have an Azure subscription or account till now, you can Create an Azure Free account now.
- You must install module Az -version 2.9.1 or higher.
- It is needed to have your Azure dashboard template or JSON file.
Once you are ready with all the prerequisites, you can run the below command to create your Azure dashboard.
New-AzPortalDashboard -DashboardPath .\resources\MyCustomDashboard.json -ResourceGroupName Demo123 -DashboardName NewDashboard
Do you want to explore the Azure dashboard download option?, Note that once you will download the Azure dashboard, you will get it as a JSON file.
To download the JSON file of any existing Azure dashboard, choose the Download option from the Export dropdown.
Read: Azure Dashboard Examples
How to Edit Azure Portal Dashboard
Now, if you want to add tiles, resize or edit any property of the tiles or even you want to rearrange the tiles then you can do that following the below instructions.
Adding a new tile to the existing dashboard
- Click on the Edit option from the top toolbar.
2. Drag a new Tile from the Tile Gallery and drop it where you want on the workspace area –> Click on the Save button to save the changes.
Resize the tile on the existing dashboard
To resize a tile on the Azure dashboard, click on the three-dot menu or Context Menu and then choose the size as per your requirement –> Click on the Save button to save the changes.
Rearrange the tiles on the existing Azure dashboard
You just need to drag the existing tile and drop it to a new location where ever you wish to –> click on the Save button to save the changes.
Change the name of a tile on the azure portal dashboard
You can change the name of a tile using the below instruction.
- Click on the context menu of the tile you want to change the title.
- Choose Configure tile settings
3. Provide a new title for your tile —> Click on the Apply button to save the changes.
Same way, you can change the subtitle of your tile by entering the subtitle name on the Subtitle textbox.
4. Finally click on the Save button on the dashboard page.
Remove a tile from the Azure Dashboard
If you don’t want a tile to be present on your Azure dashboard and want to remove it, click on the Remove from dashboard option from the top right corner of the tile.
How to add resources to Azure Dashboard
You can add your Azure resources to the Azure Portal Dashboard so that it becomes easier for you to access those resources from the Dashboard itself.
For example, if you want to add your Virtual Machine to the Azure Portal Dashboard, you can just follow the below steps.
- Navigate to the Virtual machines page where you will see the lists of Virtual machines you have created.
- Locate the Virtual Machine that you want to add to the Dashboard –> scroll towards the right side till the end –> click on the context menu –> Choose Pin to dashboard option.
3. On the Pin to dashboard window, select the Existing tab, choose the type of dashboard –> Choose the name of the Dashboard from the Dashboard dropdown. –> Finally, click on Pin button.
Note: You can click on the Create new tab to create a new dashboard and pin the Virtual Machine there.
4. Now, you can able to see the Azure Virtual machine is present on my Azure Dashboard and I can access it from the dashboard itself.
How to clone Azure Portal Dashboard
You can use your existing Azure Dashboard as a template to create a new dashboard of a similar type. For this type of requirement, you need to clone your existing Azure Portal Dashboard in Azure Portal using the below instructions.
- Navigate to your Azure Portal Dashboard.
- Click on the Clone option from the top.
3. Provide a name for your clone dashboard and then click on the Save button to save the changes.
When you are creating a new dashboard in Azure Portal, it is by default Private. But, what if you want to share the azure dashboard with team members? Below information can help you to convert the Private Azure dashboard to Azure shared dashboard.
- Click on the Share button from the top header.
2. Modify the properties that you want to change like Dashboard name, subscription name, and Location which is optional. Finally, click on the Publish button to publish the Azure Portal dashboard.
Now, you can able to see the Private Azure Dashboard is changed to Azure shared dashboard.
How to delete Azure Portal Dashboard
If you don’t want your dashboard any more, you can delete your Azure Portal Dashboard with a single click using the below instruction.
Navigate to your Azure Portal Dashboard –> click on the Delete button –> Then click on the Ok button to confirm the process of deletion.
Azure dashboard pricing
It is absolutely free. No need to pay any additional charges. Enjoy the benefit of creating any number of shared dashboards with no limit and up to 100 Azure Private dashboards.
Well, in this Azure article, we will discuss some frequently asked questions and answers on Microsoft Azure Dashboard.
Azure Dashboard FAQs
We will discuss some frequently asked questions and answers on Microsoft Azure Dashboard.
How to auto refresh Azure dashboard
If you want to refresh your data immediately on the Azure dashboard, you can click the Refresh option manually which is present very next to the + New dashboard button.
If you want to use the auto-refresh feature, meaning you don’t want to do it manually, rather you want the dashboard should refresh automatically with a specific interval of time, you can do it with the below instructions.
- Click on the Auto refresh option.
- Click on any specific time like Every 5 minutes, Every 10 minutes, Every day, etc based on your requirement.
- Finally, click on the Apply button to save the changes.
How to view the Azure dashboard on a full screen?
To see the Azure dashboard on a full screen, click on the Full-screen option that is present next to the Refresh button. If you want to go back to the normal screen, you just need to press the escape key from your keyboard.
To unshare or unpublish the Azure portal dashboard, click on the Manage Sharing dropdown –> Choose Unshare option.
Finally, click on the Unpublish button to unshare the Azure Portal dashboard.
How to download the Azure dashboard
To download the Azure dashboard, click on the Export dropdown –> Choose the Download option.
How to print Azure dashboard
To print the Azure dashboard, select the Print option from the Export dropdown present next to the Manage sharing option.
How to refresh a tile on the Azure dashboard
To refresh a specific tile on the Azure dashboard, click on the Context menu of that particular tile –> Choose the Refresh option.
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Well, we learned the step-by-step guide to create Azure Portal Dashboard. Not only that, but we have also discussed how to edit, clone, and delete Azure Portal Dashboard. Now it’s your turn to create your customized Azure Dashboard in Azure Portal.