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Customize color of metric graphs pinned to Dashboard

We use multiple dashboards extensively on large walled displays for operational center-like monitoring of key diagnostics to visualize servers and services.

The latest improvement to Azure Monitor and the metric graphs that are pinned to a dashboard are a great improvement, but the color-scheme of the chart lines and the legend of performance counters are now making harder to see key information.

Please add support to customize the color of each series line in a chart and also to customize the text of the series in the legend to be more legible.

Refer to the attached screenshot of a portion of one of our Dashboards.

Notice how the legends and graph titles are indistinguishable.

Also, notice due to the colors of each graph being similar, that it would be difficult to see at a glance what a particular metric would be.

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  • Ali EL MALHOUF commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's Kusto Query Language, if you can't even change the color of a graph then it's not really Kustomization ! Please release this feature

  • Tom Wright commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would also be really helpful to be able to "pin" certain colours to specific series.

    Currently the primary colour (blue) seems to get assigned to the biggest series and the secondary colour to the second largest series, etc. This is fine until we have a major event that causes the series to switch in terms of relative rank. When this happens, we see the colour we've learned to associated with success and don't immediately spot that it has been remapped to the series signalling failures.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is really needed - especially for things which indicate healthy and unhealthy states (red, yellow, green).

  • Keri commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Totally agree, the old purple/orange for DB graphs were a lot easier to see at a quick glance, the two shades of blue is a major UX step backwards

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