Using NAS Bridge reports

The Reporting selection in the NAS Bridge menu includes open-source tools that you can use to manage and customize NAS Bridge dashboards.

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The NAS Bridge dashboard uses the Grafana dashboard tool and the Prometheus systems monitoring tool. Grafana displays time-series data in configurable graphs and charts, while Prometheus serves as the backend data source.

Before you begin

Any NAS Bridge user can view the dashboard (Monitor or Admin role). However, if you want to modify the dashboard or create your own custom graphs and dashboards, you must sign in to the NAS Bridge web page as a user with the Admin role.

For more information

The Grafana dashboard tool and the Prometheus data source tool allow you to create customized NAS Bridge graphs and dashboards. This document provides high-level instructions to help you get started, but the full range of operations you can perform with these tools is beyond the scope of these instructions.

For complete information about using Grafana dashboards, see the Grafana web site. For information about querying Prometheus, see the Prometheus web site.
Note: Be sure to use the instructions for Grafana version 3.0, which is the version used by NAS Bridge.