Data tagsThis article assumes you've already set up a data source (including variables) and defined data tags. Please click the links for more information if you haven't yet.
Live monitors show your machine's real-time data. A live monitor supports four types of widgets to give you clear insight in your actual data. You don't need to set up a VPN connection to view live monitors.
The logged data impacts your Cloud Logging credit (data points per hour). Visualization in a live monitor does not affect this credit.
This article shows how to:
Additionally, all widget formulas will be explained at the bottom of this page.
Add a live monitor
Multiple live monitors can be created for a single device, where each live monitor can suit a different purpose, depending on the information you need. The next steps show you how to create a live monitor.
- Go to [Devices] in the main menu, select the concerning device, open its [Apps] tab, and [Open] the Cloud logging app.
- Go to the [Dashboards] pageand press [Add new dashboard].
- Select your dashboard type: [Live monitor].
- Name the live monitorand press [Confirm].
Once a live monitor is created, you can find it in the [Info] tabbelow the VPN section.
First you set a layout for the live monitor, which you can later change or expand. Once the layout is set, you can start adding widgets to the live monitor.
You have the option to create a new layout or select a preset layout. In this example we will create a new layout.
You will see an empty live monitor in which you will be able to customize the layout in multiple ways. The [+]will add a new field. The location of the new field depends on the current orientation, which you can change by pressing the [Change layout] button. If it shows as [=], a new column will be added. If it shows [lll] instead, a new row will be added.
You can divide a single field into multiple fields. This enables you to configure custom layouts, i.e. 2 smaller fields on the left and 1 large field on the right. You can do this by selecting [Layout] in the concerning field. You can add multiple fields by pressing the [+] button as many times as you like. Additionally, you can use the [Change layout] button, like before, to change the orientation from rows to columns, or vice versa.
Once the layout is set, you can start adding the various widgets to visualize the data. For live monitors four type of widgets are available. In this chapter we will show you the functions of every single type of widget. The next steps show how to create a widget.
- Press [Widget]and select a widget type.
- Once the widget is created you will be able to view the widget by pressing [View].
All four widgets are explained in detail below.
|Shows the current value of a single data tag that is configurable by factor. The image on the right shows an example of the value widget and the image below explains the different settings.|
|Shows the current value of a single data tag displayed in a gauge form. The image on the right shows an example gauge widget and the image below explains the different settings.|
|Shows actual data of one or multiple variables in a graph form. You can toggle the visibility per variable. The image on the right shows an example graph widget and the image below explains the different settings.|
Status of the live monitor
The little grey/green dot next to the live monitor's name, in the top left corner, depicts the status of the monitor. When the dot is blinking grey/green the monitor is updating the values. You can hover over the dot and see the date and time of the last update.When the dot is solid grey, the monitor cannot update the values. Try refreshing the page first. Secondly, you can verify your variables.