Dashboards are Fusion’s built-in analytics component.
Fusion Dashboards were first developed for logfile analysis. Logfile entries contain a timestamp plus some amount of additional event information. Fusion’s date / time processing aggregates these timestamps at different levels of granularity allowing for visualization of historical trends in system and user behaviors.
The default Fusion dashboard is a Log Analytics dashboard over the Fusion logfiles:
The Getting Started tutorial is a step-by-step guide to setting up a new dashboard for time-series data.
Fusion Dashboards are general enough so that Fusion collections over documents that don’t contain timestamp information can still be analyzed as a non time-series dashboard.
Dashboard Access and Authorizations
If you are logged into Fusion and have a valid Fusion session cookie, you can launch the Dashboards application directly from a browser via the URL:
Configuration settings control which dashboard is displayed when the application is opened. For the initial Fusion distribution, this is set to the Fusion Logs dashboard, a pre-configured dashboard over Fusion logs for the system collection.
At a minimum, dashboard access requires the following Fusion user permissions:
Read access to the collection over which the analytics are being run
Read access to the system collection
A user who has only these minimal permissions can view and interact with the analytics dashboard, but will not be able to use any other part of the Fusion UI.
A Dashboard is a named layout which consists of:
Each time the input controls are updated, a new query is sent to Fusion which then repopulates the dashboard with the results set, causing all displays to update automatically.
Fusion includes a set of pre-configured dashboards:
Fusion Logs - Dashboard over Fusion system collection "logs".
Fusion Metrics - dashboard over Fusion system collection "system_metrics".
Lucidworks Signals Collection - dashboard for the example signals dataset included with Fusion distribution.
Search Analytics - configured for any Fusion primary collection which has a secondary "_logs" collection.
See the Getting Started tutorial for a step-by-step guide to setting up a new dashboard for time-series data.