Dashboards - Amazon Managed Grafana


This documentation topic is designed for Grafana workspaces that support Grafana version 8.x.

For Grafana workspaces that support Grafana version 10.x, see Working in Grafana version 10.

For Grafana workspaces that support Grafana version 9.x, see Working in Grafana version 9.

A dashboard is a set of one or more panels organized and arranged into one or more rows. Amazon Managed Grafana ships with a variety of panels. Amazon Managed Grafana makes it easy to construct the right queries and customize the display properties so that you can create the dashboard you need. Each panel can interact with data from any configured data source.

Manage dashboards

To control the time period for the dashboard, you can use the Time range controls in the upper right of the dashboard.

Dashboards can use templates and variables to make them more dynamic and interactive. For more information, see Templates and variables.

Dashboards can use Annotations to display event data across panels. This can help correlate the time series data in the panel with other events.

Dashboards can be shared easily in a variety of ways. For more information, see Sharing a dashboard.

Dashboards can be tagged, and the dashboard picker provides quick, searchable access to all dashboards in a particular organization.


A row is a logical divider within a dashboard. It is used to group panels together.

Rows are always 12 units wide. These units are automatically scaled based on the horizontal resolution of your browser. You can control the relative width of panels within a row by setting their specific width.

Amazon Managed Grafana uses a unit abstraction to optimize appearance on all screen sizes.


With MaxDataPoint functionality, Amazon Managed Grafana can display the required number of data points, regardless of resolution or time range.

To collapse a row, choose the row title. If you save a dashboard with a row collapsed, the dashboard is saved in that state, and those graphs do not load until you expand the row.

Use the repeating rows functionality to dynamically create or remove entire rows of panels, based on the template variables selected.