Before you begin
Open or create a custom view, as explained in Display views.
For related concepts regarding charts, see The Parts of a Chart.
Note: A metric can be added to a chart only once, but the same metric can be on more than one chart in the same or different views.
The basic types of metrics you can add to a chart are:
Polled metrics are displayed only in current time range charts. If you set a chart to a custom time range so that you can view historical metric data from the Archive, the dashboard displays only collected metrics in the chart. For more information about the way metrics are displayed in current and custom time range charts, see Understanding How Metrics Are Collected and Presented.
Any chart can contain multiple metrics. If you add a metric to an empty view using the drag-and-drop method, a chart is created and the metric is added to it automatically.
The following steps explain how to add a metric to a chart using the Metric Browser. To add a metric to a chart by moving or copying it from a different chart, see Move or copy a metric from one chart to another.
To add a metric to a chart using the Metric Browser:
Note: When selecting a metric in the Metric Browser to be added to a chart, you need to also select the specific MBean instance to which the metric corresponds. For more information, see Display items in the Metric Browser.
For information about how to use the Metric Browser, see Work with the Metric Browser.
When dragging the metric to the empty location, the chart is created below the currently selected chart .
After you finish
You can add multiple metrics to a time series chart simply by repeating the tasks given in this help topic. For information about viewing the metrics that have been added to the chart, see Pan and zoom the metrics data shown in a chart and Work with the Metric Browser.
See also Using the Monitoring Dashboard.