Viewing an animated dashboard - Amazon CloudWatch

Viewing an animated dashboard

You can view an animated dashboard that replays CloudWatch metric data that was captured over time. This can help you see trends, make presentations, or analyze issues after they occur.

Animated widgets in the dashboard include line widgets, stacked area widgets, number widgets, and metrics explorer widgets. Pie graphs, bar charts, text widgets, and logs widgets are displayed in the dashboard but are not animated.

To view an animated dashboard

  1. Open the CloudWatch console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/cloudwatch/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Dashboards.

  3. Choose the name of the dashboard.

  4. Choose Actions, Replay dashboard.

  5. (Optional) By default, when you start the animation, it appears as a sliding window. If you want the animation to appear as a point-by-point animation instead, choose the magnifying glass icon while the animation is paused and reset the zoom.

  6. To start the animation, choose the Play button. You can also choose the back and forward buttons to move to other points in time.

  7. (Optional) To change the time window for the animation, choose the calendar and select the time period.

  8. To change the speed of the animation, choose Auto speed and select the new speed.

  9. When you are finished, choose Exit animate.