Native support for embedded graphs is due to be removed in NetBox v2.10. It will likely be superseded by a plugin providing similar functionality.

NetBox does not have the ability to generate graphs natively, but this feature allows you to embed contextual graphs from an external resources (such as a monitoring system) inside the site, provider, and interface views. Each embedded graph must be defined with the following parameters:

  • Type: Site, device, provider, or interface. This determines in which view the graph will be displayed.
  • Weight: Determines the order in which graphs are displayed (lower weights are displayed first). Graphs with equal weights will be ordered alphabetically by name.
  • Name: The title to display above the graph.
  • Source URL: The source of the image to be embedded. The associated object will be available as a template variable named obj.
  • Link URL (optional): A URL to which the graph will be linked. The associated object will be available as a template variable named obj.

Graph names and links can be rendered using Jinja2 or Django's template language.


You only need to define one graph object for each graph you want to include when viewing an object. For example, if you want to include a graph of traffic through an interface over the past five minutes, your graph source might looks like this:

https://my.nms.local/graphs/?node={{ }}&interface={{ }}&duration=5m

You can define several graphs to provide multiple contexts when viewing an object. For example:

https://my.nms.local/graphs/?type=throughput&node={{ }}&interface={{ }}&duration=60m
https://my.nms.local/graphs/?type=throughput&node={{ }}&interface={{ }}&duration=24h
https://my.nms.local/graphs/?type=errors&node={{ }}&interface={{ }}&duration=60m