While the Netdata dashboard comes preconfigured with hundreds of charts and thousands of metrics, you may want to alter your experience based on a particular use case or preferences.
To change dashboard settings, click the on the settings icon in the top panel.
These settings only affect how the dashboard behaves in your browser. They take effect immediately and are permanently saved to browser local storage (except the refresh on focus / always option). Some settings are applied immediately, and others are only reflected after the dashboard is refreshed, which happens automatically.
Here are a few popular settings:
Find this setting under the Visual tab. By default, Netdata places the legend of dimensions below charts. Click this toggle to move the legend to the right of charts.
Find this setting under the Visual tab. Choose between Dark (the default) and White.
Netdata stores information about individual charts in the
dashboard_info.js file. This file includes section and
subsection headings, descriptions, colors, titles, tooltips, and other information for Netdata to render on the
One common use case for customizing the standard dashboard is adding internal "documentation" a section or specific chart that can then be read by anyone with access to that dashboard.
For example, here is how
dashboard_info.js defines the System Overview section.
If you want to customize this information, use the example
dashboard_info_custom_example.js as a starting point.
First, navigate to the web server's directory. If you're on a Linux system, this should be at
Copy the example file, then ensure that its permissions match the rest of the web server, which is
Edit the file with customizations to the
info fields. Replace the string after
fas fa- with any
icon from Font Awesome to customize the icons that appear throughout the
Save the file, then navigate to your Netdata config directory to edit
the following line to the
[web] section to tell Netdata where to find your custom configuration.
Reload your browser tab to see your custom configuration.