Spaces

Spaces are high-level containers to help you organize your team members and the nodes they're able to view in each War Room.

If you aren't invited to Netdata Cloud by another user, you'll create your first Space and War Room during the onboarding process that starts just after signing in. If you're invited by someone else on your team, you'll be able to create new Spaces of your own, and, with the correct privileges, create and configure War Rooms within existing Spaces.

Let's talk through some strategies for creating the most intuitive Cloud experience for your team.

How to organize your Netdata Cloud#

You can use any number of Spaces you want, but as you organize your Cloud experience, keep in mind that you can only add any given node to a single Space. This 1:1 relationship between node and Space may dictate whether you use one encompassing Space for your entire team and separate them by War Rooms, or use different Spaces for teams monitoring discrete parts of your infrastructure.

The other consideration for the number of Spaces you use to organize your Netdata Cloud experience is the size and complexity of your organization.

For startups, small- or mid-size businesses, or focused independent teams, we recommend sticking to a single Space so that you can keep all your nodes and their respective metrics in one place. You can then use multiple War Rooms to further organize your infrastructure monitoring.

Enterprises may want to create multiple Spaces for each of their larger teams, particularly if those teams have different responsibilities or parts of the overall infrastructure to monitor. For example, you might have one SRE team for your user-facing SaaS application and a second team for infrastructure tooling. If they don't need to monitor the same nodes, you can create separate Spaces for each team.

Add Spaces#

You can add new Spaces by clicking on the green plus icon + in the Spaces menu, which appears on the far left of the Cloud interface. A panel slides in and prompts you for the name of this new Space.

While you can't change the name of an existing Space, you can always create additional Spaces and delete the ones you don't want any more.

Manage Spaces#

If you're an administrator of a Space, you can change its settings. Click on the Space's name in the top navigation, then Manage Space to open the management panel.

What's next?#

Once you configured your Spaces, it's time to set up your War Rooms.

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