The status view is shown in the display area when the Status tab is clicked. The Status tab when accessed displays a dashboard to view the current monitoring status. Each individual chart of an attribute can be accessed from the Monitor tree. The status view provides you with information that can be reviewed with a quick glance and you can then zero in on any problems by viewing the chart through the Monitor tree. You can also generate a report that would provide further information about the particular attribute that is being violated.
The dash board comprises a row of colored cells. The number of rows in the dashboard will depend on the number of machines being monitored. The dashboard displays the startup time and the current time. It also shows the name of the monitors selected. The color of the cell indicates the status of the system at the given time. When an attribute violates a rule with the severity level set for Warning, the cell will be displayed in yellow color at the time the violation has taken place, if the severity level chosen for the violation is Error, the cell will be displayed in red color. If system has not reported any violation the dashboard cells will be displayed in green color.
Clicking on a cell in the row adjacent to a particular machine being monitored displays a consolidated group of charts which provide information about the monitors and their attributes being monitored for the specific machine. The time interval of the different cells in the dashboard will depend on the time interval selected for the charts.
The monitor tree is provided so that you can access details of any of the monitors and the attributes being monitored, quickly and easily. Clicking on any node of the tree will display the information about that attribute in the display area. Initially if there are no machines that the user is granted privilege to monitor then the tree will be empty. The monitors that are available for monitoring are set by the Administrator.
There are four types of nodes that are present in the tree: Machines, Monitors, Attribute Groups and Attributes. Clicking on the attribute will show the chart or table of data received for that attribute. Clicking on a group will show a consolidated chart of all the chart-suitable attributes under it. If the data for the attributes cannot be consolidated into a single chart there will be multiple charts shown for representing the attributes being monitored. Similarly for agents and machines, they show the graphs for all the groups under them.
Icons used in the tree
There are different icons used in the tree to signify the state of the attributes being monitored.
|This icon is used to indicate the machine that is being monitored.|
|This icon indicates that some attribute that is being monitored on this machine has violated a rule and has gone into an alert condition.|
|This icon identifies the monitor being monitored.|
|This icon indicates that some attribute that is being monitored by this monitor has violated a rule and has gone into an alert condition.|
|This icon indicates a group of attributes.|
|This icon indicates that some attribute that belongs to this group has violated a rule and has gone into an alert condition.|
|This icon indicates that data for this attribute is being received correctly.|
|This icon indicates that data for this attribute is not being received correctly or that an alert has been triggered by the data received while monitoring this attribute.|
AppPerfect Monitor provides accurate information in the form of charts and tables. Listed below are the different ways in which charts show up:
Please note the following points:
Color series are used to identify the status of the attribute in a chart and also to differentiate between multiple attributes and their status displayed in charts.
|This color is used to indicate that the data is within acceptable range and that there are no rules that have been violated.|
|This color is used to indicate that the data received has violated a rule and that there is an alert raised.|