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Generate graphs

Graphs can be used to analyze application performance, including response time for services and web site availability, in an easy-to-read, visual form. They allow you to easily identify usage patterns and performance trends as well as pinpoint when any errors occurred.

You can generate graphs for individual services, or if you have multiple services you have the option to graph several services side-by-side in a global graph.

There are many different graph types which vary depending on the type and level of the service. You can find more information about each graph type in the Glossary.

To generate a graph for an individual service

  1. Click on the name of the service you want to graph. You can do this either from the Dashboard or the Services window located on the left-hand side of the Services tab page.
  2. Click on the Graphing sub-tab.
  3. Select from one of the pre-defined time periods listed, or enter a valid date range manually or by using the calendar tool. Log data to graph is available for one year.
  4. Choose the graphs you are interested in. Checking a graph type often expands a series of options to further customize your graph. Different graphing options are available, depending on the type of service and the level of service (Silver, Gold, Fullpage). Some options may appear greyed out - these are unavailable for the current service level. The example below is for a SiteMonitor FullPage Gold service.
  5. When you have configured the graph to your liking, click the button.
  6. A new browser window appears. You may need to wait a minute for the graph to generate.
  7. From the graph, there are options to print the graph or export it to PDF.
  8. Click the Close button when you are done viewing the graph.

If you find yourself selecting the same graphing options frequently, you can save the settings you have created as a template. Simply enter a name for your template at the bottom of the page, and click the Save Template As button. To use a template, select the appropriate time period and then click on the name of the saved template to generate the graph.

To generate a graph for multiple services

  1. Click on the Services tab, or click on the Manage Multiple Services link from the Services window on the left-hand side of the Services tab page.
  2. Click on the Global Graphing sub-tab.
  3. Select from one of the pre-defined time periods listed, or enter a valid date range manually or by using the calendar tool. Log data to graph is available for one year.
  4. Under Add timespan graphs, select a graph type from the drop-down menu.
    • To add additional graphs, click the link and select the type from the drop-down menu that appears. Repeat for each graph to add.
    • Click to remove the most recently added graph.
  5. Under Add an integer graph and Add VitalStats percentage graphs, you can optionally add extra information to your graphs.
    #* If none of these are available based on the services you have, (None Selected) will be the only option in the drop-down menu, as shown below:
  6. Under Configure options and generate graph, you can choose to filter data to business hours and/or show a summary table.
  7. When you have configured the graph to your liking, click the button.
  8. A new browser window appears. You may need to wait a minute for the graph to generate.
  9. From the graph, there are options to print the graph or export it to PDF.
  10. Click the Close button when you are done viewing the graph.

As with the graphs for individual services, you can create a template of the graphing options by entering a name for the template in the box at the bottom of the Global Graphing page and clicking the Save Template As button. To use a template, select the appropriate time period and then click on the name of the saved template to generate the graph. Multi-graph templates can also be used in reports as well. Please see Customize_the_content_of_reports for more details.

See also

Access_the_Real_Time_Console
Customize_the_content_of_reports
Filter_unwanted_samples_from_graphs_or_reports
Generate_reports