Business Transaction details dashboard

This view shows the detailed charts for the selected Business Transaction Splitting. For each chart, there is also a list of violations in the timeframe.

There are specific drilldown options for failure rate and response times.

Business Transaction details
Business Transaction details

See Identify Problems in your Application - Identify the Transaction Problem for more information.

Business Transaction splitting header

The Business Transaction splitting header shows the status of the Business Transaction Splitting. See Application Overview - Business Transaction Splittings for more information.

Configurations

The gear icon provides a menu with two actions:

  • Configure Base Line
  • Clear Base Line

Configure base line

Use the Base Line Configuration dialog box to adjust the thresholds for failure rate and response times. Values greater than these settings trigger a baseline violation incident.

You can also open this dialog box through the System Profile Preferences.

  1. Select Business Transactions.
  2. Select a business transaction and click Edit to display the Business Transaction Editor.
  3. Click Violation Detections Settings (you may need to scroll down to see the button).

Modifying the baseline thresholds overwrites the automatically detected settings.

You can also adjust the minimum violation duration. There is also an option to ignore a splitting by disabling the violation detection for this Business Transaction splitting. If you disable violation detection, the Business Transactions violation indicators become unavailable, as shown.

Clear base line

When you select and confirm the selection, the baselines for the selected Business Transaction are reset and the data is lost.

Resetting the baseline is useful when an application is redeployed and a different behavior than before is expected.

Warning

Resetting the baseline cannot be undone. Building a new baseline may take several hours, depending on the throughput.

Charts and violation lists

The dashboard contains charts for Throughput, Failure Rate, Response Time, and Response Time (slowest 10%). Click a chart name to display it as the main chart. The baseline violations list displays below the main chart.

Main chart

Chart features

Hover over a violation area to display a popup window with details and drilldown links for the violation.

Click Open in Dashboard to move the currently selected main chart into any dashboard.

See Baseline and Smart Alerting Explained to find out more about how baselines and violations work.

Throughput chart

The Throughput chart shows the throughput count as a line graph (blue) against the expected range (green), based on the data from the last week. No violations as listed for throughput.

Hover over the data line to display a tooltip with the data for the selected point.

Failure rate chart

The Failure Rate chart shows the failure rate trend (blue), baseline (green), and violations (red areas). The baseline shows the failure rate behavior based on the data from the last week.

Click the Errors link to drill down to the Errors dashlet. Click Tier Contribution to drill down to the Transaction Flow in Failures visualization mode. These drilldowns are available for the timeframe or specifically for the violation duration.

Response time

The median response time is the time where 50% of requests have a slower response time and 50% have an equal or faster response time. This value is considered the typical response time. The chart shows the response time trend (blue), baseline (green), and violations (red areas). The baseline shows the response time behavior based on the data from the last week.

Click Response Time Hotspots to drill down to the Hotspots dashboard. Click Tier Contribution to drill down to the Transaction Flow in Response Time visualization mode. These drilldowns are available for the timeframe or specifically for the violation duration.

Response time (slowest 10 percent)

The response time of the slowest 10% denotes the 90th percentile: 10% of requests have a slower response time and 90% have a faster or equal response time. These transactions are the outliers.

The chart shows the response time trend (blue), baseline (green), and violations (red areas). The baseline reflects the response time behavior based on the data from the last week.

Click Response Time Hotspots to drill down to the Hotspots dashboard. Click Tier Contribution to drill down to the Transaction Flow in Response Time visualization mode. These drilldowns are available for the timeframe or specifically for the violation duration.