This is the documentation for Cloudera Manager 5.1.0.
Documentation for other versions is available at Cloudera Documentation.

Viewing Charts for Cluster, Service, Role, and Host Instances

For cluster, service, role, and host instances you can see charts of various metrics relevant to the entity you are viewing. While the metrics displayed are different for each entity, the basic functionality works in the same way.

A limited set of charts appears under the Home page for the cluster instances. Similarly, a limited set of charts appears under the Status tab for a service, role, or host instance. There is also a Charts Library tab that appears for each of these entity types, and which displays a much larger set of charts, organized by categories such as process charts, host charts, CPU charts, and so on, depending on the entity (service, role, or host) that you are viewing.

You can toggle between Custom and Default dashboards by using the edit button to the upper right of the chart. The Custom dashboard is displayed by default when you view the Home page or Status tab for one of these entities. The Default dashboard doesn't allow changing or removing the original charts.

Displaying Information from Charts

There are various ways to display information from charts.

  • Click the blue down arrow icon to see a menu for opening the chart in the Chart Builder or exporting its data.
  • Beneath the blue down arrow is the expand icon , used to display the chart in a larger size.
  • Hovering with the mouse over a stream on a chart (for example, a line on a line chart) opens a small pop-up window that displays information about that stream. Move the mouse horizontally to see the data values change in the small pop-up window, based on the time represented at the mouse's position along the chart's horizontal axis. Click on a stream within the chart to display a larger pop-up window that includes additional information for the stream at the point in time where the mouse was clicked.
  • At the bottom of the large pop-up window is a button for viewing the Cloudera Manager page for the entity (service, host, role, query, or application) associated with the chart, if applicable (View Service, View Host, etc.). Click the button View Entity Chart to display a chart for the stream on its own page. If the chart displays more than one stream, the new chart displays only the stream that was selected when the button was clicked.
  • The chart page includes an editable text field containing a default title based on the select statement that was used to create the chart. This title will be used if you save the chart as a dashboard. Type a new title for the chart into this field, if desired.

Exporting Data from Charts

The menu displayed by clicking the blue down arrow icon includes the selections Export JSON, and Export CSV.
  • Click Export JSON to display the chart data in JSON format in a new browser window.
  • Click Export CSV to open a Save dialog enabling you to save the data as a CSV file, choose a program to open the CSV, or open the file with your system's default program for editing and displaying CSV files.
  Note: Time values that appear in Cloudera Manager charts reflect the time zone setting on the Cloudera Manager client machine, but time values returned by the Cloudera Manager API (including those that appear in JSON and CSV files exported from charts) reflect Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). For more information on the timestamp format, see the Cloudera Manager API documentation, for example, ApiTimeSeriesData.java.

Adding and Removing Charts from a Dashboard

Required Role:

  • With a Custom dashboard, the menu displayed by clicking the blue down arrow icon includes the selection Remove for users with the required roles. The Remove button does not appear in the menu when the Default dashboard is used because the Default dashboard doesn't allow removing the original charts. Use the edit button to the upper right of the chart to toggle between Custom and Default dashboards.
  • Charts can also be added to a Custom dashboard. Click the blue down arrow icon and click Add to Dashboard. You can add the chart to an existing dashboard by selecting Add chart to an existing custom or system dashboard and selecting the dashboard name. Add the chart to a new dashboard by clicking Add chart to a new custom dashboard and enter a new name in the Dashboard Name field.

Creating Triggers from Charts

Required Role:

  • For many charts, the menu opened with the blue down arrow will also include Create Trigger. Triggers allow you to define actions to be taken when a specified condition is met. For information on creating triggers, see Triggers.