Performance Graphs

You can include any of the data points or thresholds from a monitoring template in a performance graph.

Graphs are no longer static images, but are rendered using the NVD3.js JavaScript library.

To define a graph:

  1. From the navigation menu, select ADVANCED > Monitoring Templates.

  2. In the left column, select the monitoring template in which you want to create a graph.

  3. In the Graph Definitions area, click the Add icon. The Add Graph Definition dialog box appears.

  4. Enter a name for the graph, and then click Submit.

  5. Double-click the graph name in the list to edit it. Enter information or select values to define the graph:

    • Name- Optionally edit the name of the graph you entered in the Add a New Graph dialog. This name appears as the title of the graph.

    • Height- Enter the height of the graph, in pixels.

    • Units- Enter a label for the graph's vertical axis.

    • Logarithmic Scale- Select True to specify that the scale of the vertical axis is logarithmic. Select False (the default) to set the scale to linear. You might want to set the value to True, for example, if the data being graphed grows exponentially. Only positive data can be graphed logarithmically.

    • Base 1024- Select True if the data you are graphing is measured in multiples of 1024. By default, this value is False.

    • Min Y- Enter the bottom value for the graph's vertical axis.

    • Max Y- Enter the top value for the graph's vertical axis.

    • Description- Enter a description of the graph.

    • Has Summary- Select True (default) to display a summary of the data's current, average, and maximum values at the bottom of the graph.

      Figure 74. Graph Definition ../images/graphconfig.png
  6. Click Submit to save the graph.