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About thresholds

Thresholds set the color of either the value text or the background based on conditions that you define.

There are two types of thresholds:

  • Absolute thresholds are defined based on a number. For example, 80 on a scale of 1 to 150.
  • Percentage thresholds are defined relative to minimum or maximum. For example, 80 percent.

You can apply thresholds to most, but not all, visualizations.

Default thresholds

On visualizations that support it, Grafana sets default threshold values of:

  • 80 = red
  • Base = green
  • Mode = Absolute

The Base value represents minus infinity. It is generally the “good” color.