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Workspace Instana
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 7, 2023

Custom Dashboard Trafficlight widget

We're using the custom dashboards for a while now, and we are missing some customization features like a traffic light Widget.That's why we use Instana Custom Dashboards for simple dashboards and Grafana for dashboards, that need to be more meaningful at first glance.

It would be very helpful for us to have a traffic light Widget (red, yellow, green), just to see if an Application has some errors or bad latency at first sight.

It would be also very helpful, if we could configure the threshold of the colors and maybe a text overwrite too.
Maybe like: red= 200 errors and text "Critical", yellow= 100 errors and text "warning" and so on.

Idea priority Medium
  • Admin
    Joshua Lee
    Mar 19, 2024

    We have completed our initial designs for a traffic-light Big Number widget and we have begun development. We expect to have a Tech Preview available within Q2.

  • Guest
    Jul 18, 2023

    We are also interested in traffic light coloring of widgets based on threasholds. For "Big Number" widget, specify a warning and/or critical threshold to change the color.

  • Guest
    Jul 5, 2023


    We are also interested by the traffic light widget.

    In fact, our goal is to have an overal health indication. It already exists in Instana on the overview pages of Websites, Application Perspectives (column Health).

    At first instance, it would be very useful to be able to use the same in a custom dashboard.

    This dashboard would then be a summary of some Websites, AP's, Infrastructure that is interesting for a specific target audience.

    Thanks for reconsidering this widget,

    Kind regards,


  • Admin
    Martin Fuentes
    Jul 4, 2023

    We will come back to this idea once we have feedback on the previous comments.

  • Admin
    Henning Treu
    Jun 14, 2023

    Hi Manuel,

    we will assess the idea within our teams. For now, did you look at the "Big Number" widget? It provides a view onto a single value at a glance and even can compare to a previous time range, presenting increase/decrease values. Please find the attached screenshot:

    Here, the comparison time range has been set to "Previous Window", so it will adopt to what you choose in the time picker. My example compares the current value of Latency (95th percentile) and Error rate to the previous 10min window. You will notice increase/decrease very quick.

    Let me know if this helps already. I will come back with an assessment on the traffic light widget idea.

    Thanks and best,

    Henning Treu - Product Manager Instana Agent & Application Perspectives

  • Guest
    Mar 17, 2023

    I will pass this to team AP for considering a new "traffic light" widget for application health and so on.