Out-of-the-box visualization plugins

BMC Helix Dashboards provides a variety of out-of-the-box visualization plug-ins. Use these plugins to visualize data in the dashboard panels in the form of charts, maps, lists, and so on.

The following table describes the available visualization plug-ins.

Plugin nameDescriptionDetails
BMC plugins

Visualize data as charts in panels. BMC Bar Chart

Visualize data as a combination of charts and graphs in panels.

BMC Combination Chart

Visualize data as grids in panels.BMC Cross Tab

Visualize data as records in panels.BMC Record Details
Third-party plugins

The Time series visualization is the default and primary way to visualize time series data.

Time series Open link

The Bar chart visualization allows you to graph categorical data.

Bar chart Open link

The Stat visualization shows a one large stat value with an optional graph sparkline.

Stat Open link

Gauge is a single-value visualization that can repeat a gauge for every series, column or row.

Gauge Open link

The bar gauge simplifies your data by reducing every field to a single value.

Bar gauge Open link

The Table visualization is very flexible, supporting multiple modes for time series and for tables, annotation, and raw JSON data.

Table Open link

The Pie chart visualization displays reduced series, or values in a series, from one or more queries, as they relate to each other, in the form of slices of a pie.

Pie chart Open link

The State timeline visualization shows discrete state changes over time.

State timeline Open link

The Heatmap visualization allows you to view histograms over time.

Heatmap Open link

The Status history visualization shows periodic states over time.

Status history Open link

The Histogram visualization calculates the distribution of values and presents them as a bar chart.

Histogram Open link

The Text visualization lets you make information and description panels for your dashboards.

Text Open link

The Alert list visualization allows you to display your dashboards alerts. You can configure the list to show current state or recent state changes.

Alert list Open link

The Dashboard list visualization allows you to display dynamic links to other dashboards.

Dashboard list Open link

The News visualization displays an RSS feed.

News Open link

This FlowCharting visualization displays complex diagrams using the online graphing library draw.io.

FlowCharting Open link

The Annotations list visualization shows a list of available annotations you can use to view annotated data.

Annotations list Open link

The Candlestick visualization allows you to visualize data that includes a number of consistent dimensions focused on price movement.

Candlestick Open link

The Canvas visualization allows you to visualize data in static and dynamic layouts.

Canvas Open link

The Geomap visualization allows you to view and customize the world map using geospatial data.

Geomap Open link

The Worldmap Panel visualization is a tile map of the world that can be overlaid with circles representing data points from a query.

Worldmap Panel Open link

The Logs visualization shows log lines from data sources that support logs, such as Elastic, Influx, and Loki.

Logs Open link

The Calendar visualization shows the calendar events from data sources.

Calendar Open link

The Dynamic Text visualization converts the text or tabular data into dynamic and easy-to-read visual elements such as information cards. It includes Markdown, HTML, and Handlebars that you can use to convert data.

Dynamic Text Open link

The Node Graph visualization includes directed graphs or networks. It uses a directed force layout to effectively position the nodes, so it can display complex infrastructure maps, hierarchies, or execution diagrams.

Node Graph Open link

The Plugin List visualization shows the installed plugins for your Grafana instance and is included with Grafana.  It is used on the default Home dashboard.

Plugin list Open link

The Traffic Lights visualization is based the most recent time aggregation on the data source.

Traffic Lights Open link

The Traces visualization lets you to deploy a highly-scalable, simple, and reliable traces cluster in your own data center.

Traces Open link

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