Customize Tanzu Observability Dashboard for VMware Tanzu for Kubernetes Operations

Tanzu Observability provides various out-of-the-box dashboards. You can customize the dashboards for your specific deployment. This document provides the steps to customize the dashboards to monitor the following Tanzu for Kubernetes Operations (informally known as TKO) components:

  • Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Clusters
  • VMware vSphere
  • NSX Advanced Load Balancer

We will customize the following dashboards:

  • Summary Dashboard
  • Resource Utilization Dashboard
  • Health Check Dashboard
  • Network Dashboard


Ensure that Tanzu Observability is fetching data from the following: Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Clusters, NSX Advanced Load Balancer, and VMware vSphere.

Summary Dashboard for Tanzu for Kubernetes Operations on vSphere

The summary dashboard for Tanzu for Kubernetes Operations on vSphere displays the charts and analytics data for Tanzu Kubernetes Grid clusters,NSX Advanced Load Balancer, and vSphere.

This dashboard is combination of the following out-of-the-box dashboards: Kubernetes Summary Dashboard, Avi Summary Dashboard, and VMware vSphere Dashboard.

TKO summary Dashboard-vSphere Version

Click the link to view the summary metrics from that component.

Resource Utilization Dashboards

This section consists of 3 dashboards which will show the resource utilization of Kubernetes cluster:

Kubernetes Resource Utilization Dashboard

The K8s dashboard provides an overview of the resource utilization at the cluster, node, namespace, and container levels.

Cluster Resource Utilization Overview

Cluster Level Overview

Nodes Resource Utilization Overview

Nodes Resource Utilization Overview

Namespace Resource Utilization Overview

Namespace Resource Utilization

Pods Resource Utilization Overview

Pods Resource Utilization

Containers Resource Utilization Overview

Containers Resource Utilization

Kubernetes Resource Utilization Dashboard

The Kubernetes resource utilization dashboard provides data that can be used for resource utilization and capacity planning across clusters, nodes, and pods.

Cluster Resources Utilization

Kubernetes cluster resources

CPU and Memory Resources Utilization Per Pod

CPU and Memory utilization

Kubernetes Resources Deployments/DaemonSets

The following dashboards show Kubernetes resources deployments/DaemonSets.

Terminated Pods Status

Terminated Pod Status

Container CPU Usage Status

Container CPU Usage

Container Memory Usage Status

Container Memory Usage Status

Health Check Dashboard

The health check dashboard displays charts and analytics data captured from Tanzu Kubernetes clusters.

The dashboard includes health and status level metrics from Kubernetes clusters.

Cluster Health

Cluster health

Cluster Resources Overview

Cluster Resources Overview

Kubernetes Node Network Dashboard

The K8s node network dashboard displays network data at the node level.

Network Dashboards

Create Tanzu for Kubernetes Operations Dashboards

To create the Tanzu for Kubernetes Operations dashboards in Tanzu Observability, run the following curl command:

curl -X 'POST' 'https://<wavefront-instance\_url>/api/v2/dashboard' -H 'accept: application/json' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -H 'Authorization: Bearer <wavefront API access token>’ -d '@dashboard-reference.json'


For information about how to generate a Wavefront API Access token, see Managing API Tokens..

JSON files to create the Tanzu for Kubernetes Operations dashboards described in this document are available here.

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