Dashboard preview for Aiven for Grafana®#

Grafana’s Dashboard Previews feature is a great way to get an overview of all your dashboards. Instead of a list view of all your dashboards, you can now see a graphical representation for each dashboard configured.

The dashboard previews feature is an opt-in beta feature available in Grafana 9.0+. This feature is disabled by default on the Aiven for Grafana® service.


Dashboard previews are not available for Hobbyist and Startup-1 plans.

Enable dashboard previews#

Follow these steps to enable dashboard previews for your Aiven for Grafana service:

  1. Log in to the Aiven Console.

  2. On the Services page, click the Grafana service for which you want to enable dashboard previews.

  3. On the Services overview page, scroll down to the Advanced configuration section.

  4. Click the Change button.

  5. In the Edit advanced configuration pop-up screen, turn the toggle on next to dashboad_previews_enabled to enable the feature.

  6. Click the Save advanced configuration button. You will notice the status next to dashboad_previews_enabled change from not synced to synced.

Enable dashboard previews in Advanced configuration
  1. Using the Service URI, open the Grafana login page.

  2. Enter the username and password, and click Log in.

  3. Click Dashboards on the left side menu, and select the grid layout to view dashboard previews of all the dashboards. Dashboard previews are rendered as thumbnails and can be sorted alphabetically.

Dashboard previews on Grafana


  • Dashboard previews are not available for Hobbyist and Startup-1 plans.

  • Before downgrading your service plan to Hobbyist or Startup-1, where dashboard previews are unavailable, you need first to disable it on the current service.

See also

For more information on Dashboard previews, see Grafana documentation.