Network Widget

Network Widget

The network widget supplements the Network Performance Monitoring feature by allowing you to create timeseries of network data, including volume and TCP retransmit counts of traffic between services, hosts, containers, and any other Datadog tag. Timeseries created with this widget can be placed in dashboards alongside visualizations of logs, traces, and processes data.

Note: This widget only supports timeseries visualizations.

Setup

  1. Select “Network Traffic” from the dropdown menu. By default, this is set to “Metric”.

  2. Select any source and destination entities you want to group by in the network page, such as service, host, container, and availability zone.

    You can also filter down to a specific service, host, etc., by adding tags to the source and destination search bars.

  3. Select the type of data you want to view: bytes sent, bytes received, or retransmits.

  4. Select your preferred visualization settings. You can choose to view the data in many colors and as lines, areas, or bars.

API

This widget can be used with the Dashboards API. Refer to the Dashboards API documentation for additional reference.

The dedicated widget JSON schema definition for the network widget is:

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Field

Type

Description

custom_links

[object]

List of custom links.

label [required]

string

The label for the custom link URL. Keep the label short and descriptive. Use metrics and tags as variables.

link [required]

string

The URL of the custom link. URL must include http or https. A relative URL must start with /.

events

[object]

List of widget events.

q [required]

string

Query definition.

tags_execution

string

The execution method for multi-value filters.

legend_columns

[string]

Columns displayed in the legend.

legend_layout

enum

Layout of the legend. Allowed enum values: auto,horizontal,vertical

legend_size

string

Available legend sizes for a widget. Should be one of "0", "2", "4", "8", "16", or "auto".

markers

[object]

List of markers.

display_type

string

Combination of:

  • A severity error, warning, ok, or info
  • A line type: dashed, solid, or bold In this case of a Distribution widget, this can be set to be x_axis_percentile.

label

string

Label to display over the marker.

time

string

Timestamp for the widget.

value [required]

string

Value to apply. Can be a single value y = 15 or a range of values 0 < y < 10.

requests [required]

[object]

List of timeseries widget requests.

apm_query

object

The log query.

compute

object

Define computation for a log query.

aggregation [required]

string

The aggregation method.

facet

string

Facet name.

interval

int64

Define a time interval in seconds.

group_by

[object]

List of tag prefixes to group by in the case of a cluster check.

facet [required]

string

Facet name.

limit

int64

Maximum number of items in the group.

sort

object

Define a sorting method.

aggregation [required]

string

The aggregation method.

facet

string

Facet name.

order [required]

enum

Widget sorting methods. Allowed enum values: asc,desc

index

string

A coma separated-list of index names. Use "*" query all indexes at once. Multiple Indexes

multi_compute

[object]

This field is mutually exclusive with compute.

aggregation [required]

string

The aggregation method.

facet

string

Facet name.

interval

int64

Define a time interval in seconds.

search

object

The query being made on the logs.

query [required]

string

Search value to apply.

display_type

enum

Type of display to use for the request. Allowed enum values: area,bars,line

event_query

object

The log query.

compute

object

Define computation for a log query.

aggregation [required]

string

The aggregation method.

facet

string

Facet name.

interval

int64

Define a time interval in seconds.

group_by

[object]

List of tag prefixes to group by in the case of a cluster check.

facet [required]

string

Facet name.

limit

int64

Maximum number of items in the group.

sort

object

Define a sorting method.

aggregation [required]

string

The aggregation method.

facet

string

Facet name.

order [required]

enum

Widget sorting methods. Allowed enum values: asc,desc

index

string

A coma separated-list of index names. Use "*" query all indexes at once. Multiple Indexes

multi_compute

[object]

This field is mutually exclusive with compute.

aggregation [required]

string

The aggregation method.

facet

string

Facet name.

interval

int64

Define a time interval in seconds.

search

object

The query being made on the logs.

query [required]

string

Search value to apply.

formulas

[object]

List of formulas that operate on queries. This feature is currently in beta.

alias

string

Expression alias.

formula [required]

string

String expression built from queries, formulas, and functions.

limit

object

Options for limiting results returned.

count

int64

Number of results to return.

order

enum

Direction of sort. Allowed enum values: asc,desc

log_query

object

The log query.

compute

object

Define computation for a log query.

aggregation [required]

string

The aggregation method.

facet

string

Facet name.

interval

int64

Define a time interval in seconds.

group_by

[object]

List of tag prefixes to group by in the case of a cluster check.

facet [required]

string

Facet name.

limit

int64

Maximum number of items in the group.

sort

object

Define a sorting method.

aggregation [required]

string

The aggregation method.

facet

string

Facet name.

order [required]

enum

Widget sorting methods. Allowed enum values: asc,desc

index

string

A coma separated-list of index names. Use "*" query all indexes at once. Multiple Indexes

multi_compute

[object]

This field is mutually exclusive with compute.

aggregation [required]

string

The aggregation method.

facet

string

Facet name.

interval

int64

Define a time interval in seconds.

search

object

The query being made on the logs.

query [required]

string

Search value to apply.

metadata

[object]

Used to define expression aliases.

alias_name

string

Expression alias.

expression [required]

string

Expression name.

network_query

object

The log query.

compute

object

Define computation for a log query.

aggregation [required]

string

The aggregation method.

facet

string

Facet name.

interval

int64

Define a time interval in seconds.

group_by

[object]

List of tag prefixes to group by in the case of a cluster check.

facet [required]

string

Facet name.

limit

int64

Maximum number of items in the group.

sort

object

Define a sorting method.

aggregation [required]

string

The aggregation method.

facet

string

Facet name.

order [required]

enum

Widget sorting methods. Allowed enum values: asc,desc

index

string

A coma separated-list of index names. Use "*" query all indexes at once. Multiple Indexes

multi_compute

[object]

This field is mutually exclusive with compute.

aggregation [required]

string

The aggregation method.

facet

string

Facet name.

interval

int64

Define a time interval in seconds.

search

object

The query being made on the logs.

query [required]

string

Search value to apply.

on_right_yaxis

boolean

Whether or not to display a second y-axis on the right.

process_query

object

The process query to use in the widget.

filter_by

[string]

List of processes.

limit

int64

Max number of items in the filter list.

metric [required]

string

Your chosen metric.

search_by

string

Your chosen search term.

profile_metrics_query

object

The log query.

compute

object

Define computation for a log query.

aggregation [required]

string

The aggregation method.

facet

string

Facet name.

interval

int64

Define a time interval in seconds.

group_by

[object]

List of tag prefixes to group by in the case of a cluster check.

facet [required]

string

Facet name.

limit

int64

Maximum number of items in the group.

sort

object

Define a sorting method.

aggregation [required]

string

The aggregation method.

facet

string

Facet name.

order [required]

enum

Widget sorting methods. Allowed enum values: asc,desc

index

string

A coma separated-list of index names. Use "*" query all indexes at once. Multiple Indexes

multi_compute

[object]

This field is mutually exclusive with compute.

aggregation [required]

string

The aggregation method.

facet

string

Facet name.

interval

int64

Define a time interval in seconds.

search

object

The query being made on the logs.

query [required]

string

Search value to apply.

q

string

Widget query.

queries

[object <oneOf>]

List of queries that can be returned directly or used in formulas. This feature is currently in beta.

Option 1

object

A formula and functions metrics query.

aggregator

enum

The aggregation methods available for metrics queries. Allowed enum values: avg,min,max,sum,last,area,l2norm

data_source [required]

enum

Data source for metrics queries. Allowed enum values: metrics

name [required]

string

Name of the query for use in formulas.

query [required]

string

Metrics query definition.

Option 2

object

A formula and functions events query.

compute [required]

object

Compute options.

aggregation [required]

enum

Aggregation methods for event platform queries. Allowed enum values: count,cardinality,median,pc75,pc90,pc95,pc98,pc99,sum,min,max,avg

interval

int64

A time interval in milliseconds.

metric

string

Measurable attribute to compute.

data_source [required]

enum

Data source for event platform-based queries. Allowed enum values: logs,spans,network,rum,security_signals,profiles

group_by

[object]

Group by options.

facet [required]

string

Event facet.

limit

int64

Number of groups to return.

sort

object

Options for sorting group by results.

aggregation [required]

enum

Aggregation methods for event platform queries. Allowed enum values: count,cardinality,median,pc75,pc90,pc95,pc98,pc99,sum,min,max,avg

metric

string

Metric used for sorting group by results.

order

enum

Direction of sort. Allowed enum values: asc,desc

indexes

[string]

An array of index names to query in the stream. Omit or use [] to query all indexes at once.

name [required]

string

Name of the query for use in formulas.

search

object

Search options.

query [required]

string

Events search string.

Option 3

object

Process query using formulas and functions.

aggregator

enum

The aggregation methods available for metrics queries. Allowed enum values: avg,min,max,sum,last,area,l2norm

data_source [required]

enum

Data sources that rely on the process backend. Allowed enum values: process,container

is_normalized_cpu

boolean

Whether to normalize the CPU percentages.

limit

int64

Number of hits to return.

metric [required]

string

Process metric name.

name [required]

string

Name of query for use in formulas.

sort

enum

Direction of sort. Allowed enum values: asc,desc

tag_filters

[string]

An array of tags to filter by.

text_filter

string

Text to use as filter.

response_format

enum

Timeseries or Scalar response. This feature is currently in beta. Allowed enum values: timeseries,scalar

rum_query

object

The log query.

compute

object

Define computation for a log query.

aggregation [required]

string

The aggregation method.

facet

string

Facet name.

interval

int64

Define a time interval in seconds.

group_by

[object]

List of tag prefixes to group by in the case of a cluster check.

facet [required]

string

Facet name.

limit

int64

Maximum number of items in the group.

sort

object

Define a sorting method.

aggregation [required]

string

The aggregation method.

facet

string

Facet name.

order [required]

enum

Widget sorting methods. Allowed enum values: asc,desc

index

string

A coma separated-list of index names. Use "*" query all indexes at once. Multiple Indexes

multi_compute

[object]

This field is mutually exclusive with compute.

aggregation [required]

string

The aggregation method.

facet

string

Facet name.

interval

int64

Define a time interval in seconds.

search

object

The query being made on the logs.

query [required]

string

Search value to apply.

security_query

object

The log query.

compute

object

Define computation for a log query.

aggregation [required]

string

The aggregation method.

facet

string

Facet name.

interval

int64

Define a time interval in seconds.

group_by

[object]

List of tag prefixes to group by in the case of a cluster check.

facet [required]

string

Facet name.

limit

int64

Maximum number of items in the group.

sort

object

Define a sorting method.

aggregation [required]

string

The aggregation method.

facet

string

Facet name.

order [required]

enum

Widget sorting methods. Allowed enum values: asc,desc

index

string

A coma separated-list of index names. Use "*" query all indexes at once. Multiple Indexes

multi_compute

[object]

This field is mutually exclusive with compute.

aggregation [required]

string

The aggregation method.

facet

string

Facet name.

interval

int64

Define a time interval in seconds.

search

object

The query being made on the logs.

query [required]

string

Search value to apply.

style

object

Define request widget style.

line_type

enum

Type of lines displayed. Allowed enum values: dashed,dotted,solid

line_width

enum

Width of line displayed. Allowed enum values: normal,thick,thin

palette

string

Color palette to apply to the widget.

right_yaxis

object

Axis controls for the widget.

include_zero

boolean

True includes zero.

label

string

The label of the axis to display on the graph.

max

string

Specifies the maximum value to show on the y-axis. It takes a number, or auto for default behavior.

min

string

Specifies minimum value to show on the y-axis. It takes a number, or auto for default behavior.

scale

string

Specifies the scale type. Possible values are linear, log, sqrt, pow## (e.g. pow2, pow0.5 etc.).

show_legend

boolean

(screenboard only) Show the legend for this widget.

time

object

Time setting for the widget.

live_span

enum

The available timeframes depend on the widget you are using. Allowed enum values: 1m,5m,10m,15m,30m,1h,4h,1d,2d,1w,1mo,3mo,6mo,1y,alert

title

string

Title of your widget.

title_align

enum

How to align the text on the widget. Allowed enum values: center,left,right

title_size

string

Size of the title.

type [required]

enum

Type of the timeseries widget. Allowed enum values: timeseries

yaxis

object

Axis controls for the widget.

include_zero

boolean

True includes zero.

label

string

The label of the axis to display on the graph.

max

string

Specifies the maximum value to show on the y-axis. It takes a number, or auto for default behavior.

min

string

Specifies minimum value to show on the y-axis. It takes a number, or auto for default behavior.

scale

string

Specifies the scale type. Possible values are linear, log, sqrt, pow## (e.g. pow2, pow0.5 etc.).

{
  "custom_links": [
    {
      "label": "Search logs for {{host}}",
      "link": "https://app.datadoghq.com/logs?query={{host}}"
    }
  ],
  "events": [
    {
      "q": "",
      "tags_execution": "string"
    }
  ],
  "legend_columns": [],
  "legend_layout": "string",
  "legend_size": "string",
  "markers": [
    {
      "display_type": "error dashed",
      "label": "Error threshold",
      "time": "string",
      "value": "y = 15"
    }
  ],
  "requests": [
    {
      "apm_query": {
        "compute": {
          "aggregation": "avg",
          "facet": "@duration",
          "interval": 5000
        },
        "group_by": [
          {
            "facet": "resource_name",
            "limit": 50,
            "sort": {
              "aggregation": "avg",
              "facet": "@string_query.interval",
              "order": "desc"
            }
          }
        ],
        "index": "days-3,days-7",
        "multi_compute": [
          {
            "aggregation": "avg",
            "facet": "@duration",
            "interval": 5000
          }
        ],
        "search": {
          "query": ""
        }
      },
      "display_type": "string",
      "event_query": {
        "compute": {
          "aggregation": "avg",
          "facet": "@duration",
          "interval": 5000
        },
        "group_by": [
          {
            "facet": "resource_name",
            "limit": 50,
            "sort": {
              "aggregation": "avg",
              "facet": "@string_query.interval",
              "order": "desc"
            }
          }
        ],
        "index": "days-3,days-7",
        "multi_compute": [
          {
            "aggregation": "avg",
            "facet": "@duration",
            "interval": 5000
          }
        ],
        "search": {
          "query": ""
        }
      },
      "formulas": [
        {
          "alias": "string",
          "formula": "func(a) + b",
          "limit": {
            "count": "integer",
            "order": "string"
          }
        }
      ],
      "log_query": {
        "compute": {
          "aggregation": "avg",
          "facet": "@duration",
          "interval": 5000
        },
        "group_by": [
          {
            "facet": "resource_name",
            "limit": 50,
            "sort": {
              "aggregation": "avg",
              "facet": "@string_query.interval",
              "order": "desc"
            }
          }
        ],
        "index": "days-3,days-7",
        "multi_compute": [
          {
            "aggregation": "avg",
            "facet": "@duration",
            "interval": 5000
          }
        ],
        "search": {
          "query": ""
        }
      },
      "metadata": [
        {
          "alias_name": "string",
          "expression": ""
        }
      ],
      "network_query": {
        "compute": {
          "aggregation": "avg",
          "facet": "@duration",
          "interval": 5000
        },
        "group_by": [
          {
            "facet": "resource_name",
            "limit": 50,
            "sort": {
              "aggregation": "avg",
              "facet": "@string_query.interval",
              "order": "desc"
            }
          }
        ],
        "index": "days-3,days-7",
        "multi_compute": [
          {
            "aggregation": "avg",
            "facet": "@duration",
            "interval": 5000
          }
        ],
        "search": {
          "query": ""
        }
      },
      "on_right_yaxis": false,
      "process_query": {
        "filter_by": [],
        "limit": "integer",
        "metric": "",
        "search_by": "string"
      },
      "profile_metrics_query": {
        "compute": {
          "aggregation": "avg",
          "facet": "@duration",
          "interval": 5000
        },
        "group_by": [
          {
            "facet": "resource_name",
            "limit": 50,
            "sort": {
              "aggregation": "avg",
              "facet": "@string_query.interval",
              "order": "desc"
            }
          }
        ],
        "index": "days-3,days-7",
        "multi_compute": [
          {
            "aggregation": "avg",
            "facet": "@duration",
            "interval": 5000
          }
        ],
        "search": {
          "query": ""
        }
      },
      "q": "string",
      "queries": [],
      "response_format": "string",
      "rum_query": {
        "compute": {
          "aggregation": "avg",
          "facet": "@duration",
          "interval": 5000
        },
        "group_by": [
          {
            "facet": "resource_name",
            "limit": 50,
            "sort": {
              "aggregation": "avg",
              "facet": "@string_query.interval",
              "order": "desc"
            }
          }
        ],
        "index": "days-3,days-7",
        "multi_compute": [
          {
            "aggregation": "avg",
            "facet": "@duration",
            "interval": 5000
          }
        ],
        "search": {
          "query": ""
        }
      },
      "security_query": {
        "compute": {
          "aggregation": "avg",
          "facet": "@duration",
          "interval": 5000
        },
        "group_by": [
          {
            "facet": "resource_name",
            "limit": 50,
            "sort": {
              "aggregation": "avg",
              "facet": "@string_query.interval",
              "order": "desc"
            }
          }
        ],
        "index": "days-3,days-7",
        "multi_compute": [
          {
            "aggregation": "avg",
            "facet": "@duration",
            "interval": 5000
          }
        ],
        "search": {
          "query": ""
        }
      },
      "style": {
        "line_type": "string",
        "line_width": "string",
        "palette": "string"
      }
    }
  ],
  "right_yaxis": {
    "include_zero": false,
    "label": "string",
    "max": "string",
    "min": "string",
    "scale": "string"
  },
  "show_legend": false,
  "time": {
    "live_span": "string"
  },
  "title": "string",
  "title_align": "string",
  "title_size": "string",
  "type": "timeseries",
  "yaxis": {
    "include_zero": false,
    "label": "string",
    "max": "string",
    "min": "string",
    "scale": "string"
  }
}

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