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Unravel User interface tour

After you log in to Unravel, the default user interface looks as follows:


The following user interface is displayed for the Databricks platform. The user interface differs for each supported platform.

Navigation bar

Lists the leading menu names. The menus differ for each platform. If a selected menu includes submenus, they are displayed beneath the associated menu item. For a list of menus and submenus displayed for each platform, see Supported features by platform.Supported features by platform

Unravel Menus

Depending on the task you want to perform, click the links in the following table to get started with Unravel:


Click the menu icon. The topic related to the menu is opened in a new browser.

Menus (Databricks)



Monitor, understand, and optimize clusters and jobs to manage cloud expenses

Compute and Workflows
  • Check if you are responsible for writing Databricks jobs.

  • Understand the reason for your job failure and the reason for the job running slow

  • Understand if you have selected the correct driver or worker types

  • Know whether you should be using auto-scaling. Understand if there is a problem with Azure, AWS, or GCP.


Know information such as metadata, KPIs, and insights about tables and partitions

  • Schedule regular reports to be generated and emailed automatically

  • Track top users and applications


AutoActions are applicable at the cluster and application levels:

  • Cluster level: Automate the monitoring of your compute cluster by allowing you to define complex, actionable rules on different cluster metrics.

  • Application level: Set to automatically kill an app or move it to a different queue.


View the cluster usage KPIs to monitor and reduce costs on the cloud and to improve resource efficiency.

Inspect the performance values in the Cost, Resource Efficiency, and App Acceleration summary sections.

Search bar

Search bar


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Search for an application name, application type, or user name. The search is case-insensitive.


  • Application name: application_1661849569325_6440

  • Application type: Spark

  • User name: jsmith

For wildcard search, you can use an asterisk (*) at the end of the text you search for. For example, (spark*).

Context menu

You can click various elements on the upper-right corner of the window to see the actions available.



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Use to install and manage apps. Generate reports of executive KPIs (cluster usage KPIs, including for YARN and Impala).

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Expand to view various management options.

  • Daemons: View daemons that are enabled for Unravel. You can also check the message (Info, Progress, Error, and Fatal) count information. See Unravel Daemons.Unravel Daemons

  • Stats: View database statistics and Elasticsearch details, such as the status of an Elasticsearch cluster, total size, and the number of indexes.

  • Run Diagnostics: Load and view the latest diagnostics log. You can also download the diagnostics.txt file.

  • Monitoring: Monitor information such as Partition Info, DB Status, DB Performance, Kafka (topic by consumer group), Zookeeper (host details), and Elastic (nodes and cluster health).

  • API Tokens: Create tokens for API token authorization. See API authorization token.

  • Audit: Track audit events. See Audit.

  • Notification channels: Set up a channel with users to receive alerts when the status of the budget changes to EXCEEDED or AT_RISK. See Notification channels .

  • Workspaces (only for Databricks): Add and set up your workspace. See Workspaces.

  • Unravel Billing (only for Databricks): View and generate the billing report. See Billing service (Databricks).

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Expand to view the following list of options:

  • Support Portal: Navigate to the Unravel customer support portal.

  • Send Feedback: Send your feedback or share your ideas.

  • Documentation: View the online Help of Unravel documentation.

  • About: View the version of Unravel and its components.

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Expand to view the following list of options:

  • Copy Login Token: Copy the login token.

  • Logout: Log out of Unravel.