AlertSite Charts provide dynamic data display with an easy-to-use interface. Performance, usage, and outage information is presented in customizable charts. Changes applied to any selections - monitor, location, date range, etc. - are instantaneously rendered.
This Help page contains a general description of Charting features. It is not designed to be a comprehensive tutorial.
To work with interactive Charts, select Charts from the AlertSite Console menu bar. There are three main sections on the Charts page:
Selection Criteria in the left sidebar
Display Chart with legend
The chart type and detail table change depending on the Chart Type chosen in the Selection Criteria sidebar. Selecting Chart Type modifies the available criteria, because not all criteria are appropriate to all chart types. After selecting a chart type, you must select from the other criteria and apply them to the chart type currently chosen.
When you first enter the Charts page, a scatter plot is displayed showing the status (green circle for success, yellow circle for warning, red triangle for error) of 2 of your most frequently monitored devices over the past 24 hours. If you've saved a default chart, your saved chart will be displayed when you first enter the Charts page. (See below for information on saving a default chart.)
We recommend the following browser versions:
Firefox 10 or newer
Chrome 20 (Windows) or 18 (Linux)
Internet Explorer 9
|Note:||Versions prior to Firefox 10 or IE 9 have performance issues.|
The left sidebar of the Charts page displays the current selections that appear in the chart.
To change the Selection Criteria, click the Edit button. The following Selection Criteria will be shown in place of the current selections in the sidebar:
Enter characters to Filter the list based on the monitor name.
Choose All, None, or check boxes for individual selections.
|Note:||After selecting monitors based on the filter, clear the filter field to return to the full list of monitors.|
Exact - From and Thru fields that display a calendar and slidebars for time selection.
Relative - a discrete time span such as Today, Yesterday, Last 2 Days, etc.
Check boxes for individual selections
Include Chart and/or Detail in the main section.
Show All, Successes Only, or Errors Only
Grouping (Advanced Options)
Display data aggregated by different classifications, such as Hour of Day, Week, Monitor Location, Monitor Device, etc.
Days of Week (Advanced Options)
Specify the day of the week within the Time Frame selection
Time Intervals (Advanced Options)
Specify the time interval from Midnight through 11 PM for more granularity within the Time Frame and Days of the Week selected.
Save the displayed chart as New with a name you choose.
Select the Load radio button for a list of your saved charts, then:
Click the buttons toLoad it in the page, or
Set it as yourDefault chart, or
make changes to any criteria andUpdate it, or
The Response Time chart displayed for the Performance Data chart type has many features that streamline access to response time metrics and a variety of customizations. A summary of selections that were chosen from the sidebar appears above the chart. A legend for the displayed data appears below the chart.
Hover over a chart point for a tooltip with the status at that point, including:
Fullpage Response Time
Time to First Byte
Content Download time
DOM Load Time
Page Load Time
Click a chart point to display a dialog box showing a Detail Report with a drillable Report Details section. Available drilldown icons depend on monitor type:
Site monitor dialogs contain icons for:
DéjàClick monitor dialogs include icons for:
SoapUI API monitors and ASTM monitors display icons for:
Drill-down pages open up new tabs in the browser.
Multiple dialogs can be opened concurrently.
When viewing the Performance Data or Usage charts, right-click in the Response Time Chart and select Modify Chart to change the Chart Options. There are 2 sections:
Metrics: Select specific response time components to trend.
Chart Type: There are 3 Chart Types depending on Chart Selection and Grouping:
|Chart Type||Chart Selection||Grouping Selected|
When using the Scatter Plot, errors are indicated by red triangles, warnings appear as yellow circles, and good results are green circles. A handy focus feature allows you to zoom in on a selected section of the chart by clicking and dragging across the chart. Right-click in the Response Time Chart and select Reset from the menu to return to the original zoom level.
To select a different Chart Type from the current type, right-click in the chart and select the desired Chart Type from the dropdown.
To clear Grouping, check the Advanced Options box, click Grouping, and then click X Clear.
If you want to trend specific metrics of your DéjàClick transactions, you will need to show the Detail table for the Performance Data chart type. You can expand the steps to the Action, Event, and URL levels. Trending can be done from the Action or Event level.
Multiple metric trending charts may be displayed at the same time and are displayed above the Detail table.
Click Chart Attributes in the sidebar to open the panel.
Check the Detail box under Includes. The Detail table immediately appears below the Chart (columns are sortable and resizeable).
Click '+' to the left of the timestamp to expand to the Action and/or Event level.
Right-click on the Action or Event level text in the following columns and select the metric you want to trend from the dropdown list:
Alternatively, right-click in the column for a specific metric to trend and highlight it in the menu:
Above the Fold
For example, to trend the Fullpage Response time of 2 Actions in your transaction:
Click the'+' to expand to the Action level.
Right-click in the Fullpage Response cell of the first Action and select By Fullpage Response Time.
Right-click in the Fullpage Response cell of the second Action and select By Fullpage Response Time.
The two charts will be displayed vertically for easy comparison. To display the data as a scatter plot, right-click in the chart, select Modify Chart, and choose Scatter from the Chart Type section.
Hovering over points in the trending chart will display a snapshot of the measurements.
Choosing a different metric for the same Action or Event will replace any existing trend chart for that Action or Event.
ASTM transactions can be expanded to the Action and Event level, and soapUI API transactions can be expanded to the Action level, for trending.
Adding a Grouping removes the expandable detail.
Including the Detail table may have an impact on the time it takes to update the chart.
If you are using an Internet Explorer version earlier than IE9, a non-removable informational banner will be displayed above the Chart with a link to a website that assists in updating your browser.
The Family Plan view for Corporate Accounts is not supported.