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Creating and Saving a Graph View

How to easily create a new set of Graphs

Overview

You can create a variety of Graph Views within Monitoring > Graph Center that allows you to check and analyze the health of your infrastructure from different perspectives.

Creating a Graph View

To create a new view click on the 'Create' button:

Once clicked, a new configuration window is displayed:

This window offers to create graph views in one of four ways:

  • Host/Host Group: Create a new graph view based on one host or all or a set of hosts in a host group.

  • Service Check: Create a new graph view based on a Host Template or an individual Service Check, e.g. show me a graph view with all the graphs from Host Template A - plotting all hosts using Host Template A on the graphs, OR, show me all the Hosts using 'Service Check A' (e.g. compare all hosts using 'Unix Load Average', for example).

  • Hashtags: Create a new graph view based on a specific Hashtag; e.g. show me all Service Checks tagged with #hashtag, in a graphical format.

  • BSM:Components: Create a new graph view based on a specific component (BSM); e.g. show me all service checks that are within the component 'Linux Cluster X'.

To create a new graph view, click anywhere on the menu 'tile'.

Host/Host Group View

Click on the 'Create' button and then click on 'Host/Host Group':

Once clicked, the following window is displayed:

First, you must choose the Hosts on which you wish to base your graph view. To do this, select a Host Group and then select the Hosts in the left selection box and click the 'right' arrow to add them into the right selection box, as shown below:

Note: You can add Hosts from different Host Groups.

Then refine the data you want to display by using the 'Options'. The dropdown boxes will repopulate with Service Checks / Host Templates that only apply to the selected Hosts.

Note: if a Service Check is not applied to all of the selected Hosts, it will still be displayed, however the graph for that Service Check will only display the Hosts who have the Service Check applied.

Click 'Submit' and your new Graph View is displayed.

Hashtags View

Click on the 'Create' button and then click on 'Hashtags':

Once clicked, the following window is displayed:

From the dropdown on the left, choose the Hashtag for which you wish to view the graphs:

Note: Only hashtags with 'metrics' will be listed.

Then refine the data you want to display by using the 'Options' section. The dropdown boxes will repopulate with the Hosts and Service Checks tagged with the chosen Hashtag.

Click 'Submit' and your new Graph View is displayed.

Service Check View

Click on the 'Create' button and then click on 'Service Check':

Once clicked, the following window is displayed:

The first section allows you to choose either

  • a Host Template
  • or one or more Service Checks.

Then refine the data you want to display by using the 'Options' section. The dropdown boxes will repopulate with the Hosts which have the selected Host Template/Service Checks.

By default, the 'All' radio button is selected but you can also use the 'Select Host' radio button to choose one or more individual Hosts.

Click 'Submit' and your new Graph View is displayed.

BSM:Component View

Click on the 'Create' button and then click on 'BSM:Components':

Once clicked, the following window is displayed:

First choose the Component for which you wish to view the graphs.

Then refine the data you want to display by using the 'Options' section. The dropdown boxes will repopulate with the hosts and Service Check data.

You can either select to filter by Hosts by selecting the Hosts within the component that you wish to view the graphs of, either individually or 'all' (via the 'Select all' checkbox):

By choosing 'Hosts', all Service Checks on the selected Hosts will be graphed.

If you wish to graph only a sub-section of the service checks within the Component, select 'Service Check' and select the Service Checks you wish to graph. This allows filtering by Service Check, but will display all Hosts that have that Service Check selected.

Finally, click 'Submit' and the Graph View will be created:

Saving a Graph View

There are two buttons available in the top-right area: Save and Save As that allows you to save new views or simply save edits that you have made to an existing view.

Saving a new view

Once you have created your first graph view, you may want to save it so that you can easily be loaded it in the future. To save, click on the 'Save As':

Give the Graph View a meaningful name and if needed more description and click Save.

This view is then available for you to open at any point, as explained in Opening, Editing, Sharing and Deleting Graphs.

Saving an edited view

If you have amended an existing graph using the 'Edit' button (as per Opening, Editing, Sharing and Deleting Graphs ), you can then chose to:

  • Save: this updates the initial view you made the edits from.
  • Save As: this create a brand new view whilst preserving the initial view you made the edits from. This is also an easy way to create multiple views without having to start from scratch.

Updated about a month ago

Creating and Saving a Graph View


How to easily create a new set of Graphs

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