Dashboard grid view

The Dashboard Grid View provides a quick display of your response time or availability measurements over a selected time period, broken out by measurement agent, city, or backbone.

The measurements displayed in the grid view can be aggregated for a period of your choosing, from the last 5 minutes to the last 30 days. Up to 350 measurements can be included in the Dashboard Grid view.

Dashboard grid view

Dashboard grid view

One axis of the grid view shows your individual measurements (or labels) and the other represents measuring agents aggregated according to your preference. These options are available:

  • Summary —On the measurement axis aggregated data for geographic areas are shown above the central area, an aggregation of all measurements is shown in the central area, along with any private agents, and individual backbones are shown below the central area.
  • Agents —Individual measurement agents are shown on the measurement axis.
  • Geography —Data aggregated by geographic areas are shown on the measurement axis.
  • Backbones —Data aggregated by backbone providers are shown on the measurement axis.

Customize or expand grid view

You can create a customized Dashboard grid view that contains the measurements and the agents that you want. Each custom view has a name that you can select from the main Dashboard Grid page. Click Customize to create a custom view or edit or remove an existing view.

Click the Expand button to open a new window displaying the same data as the current grid view. Using this feature you can have several windows open showing different sets of grid view data. For example, you could open one view showing Response Time and another showing Availability.

Cell colors and alarm thresholds

A key benefit of the Dashboard is the way problems with your sites are instantly indicated with color codes. The Dashboard Grid View makes use of critical and warning Alarm thresholds, if set, to enable the status of each measurement to be indicated by color:

  • Green for measurements that are below (better than) the warning threshold, or for which no alarm thresholds have been set
  • Yellow for those above warning but below critical
  • Red for those above the critical threshold

You can select Critical only to display only those measurements in the Grid view that are worse than Critical thresholds.

Note

A cell color of Red or Yellow does not necessarily indicate that the measurement is currently triggering an alert, only that the value shown in the cell meets the thresholds. There may be no alert triggered because alarm thresholds can be based on a different look-back period, or on dynamic values and may not be in an alert condition currently despite the color code.

To learn how to set up thresholds, see this help page.

Last one hour alerts

Dashboard views also include a list of all warning and critical alerts that have been triggered in the last hour.

Last one hour alerts

Last one hour alerts

The Metric shown in this area indicates the type of alarm and the measurement value that triggered it.

Alarm thresholds and the dashboard

All three dashboard views (List, Grid, and Map) use the critical and warning Alarm thresholds to show the status of each measurement by color:

  • Green for measurements that are below (better than) the warning threshold, or for which no alarm thresholds have been set
  • Yellow for those above warning but below critical
  • Red for those above the critical threshold

Dashboard views also include a list of all warning and critical alerts that have been triggered in the last hour.

The Grid view shows all measurements on one axis, and Agent, Backbone, or Location on the other. (You can select which of these you want to use, and you can switch the axes that are used for each dimension.)

The cells of the grid view can display either performance or availability. You can specify the time period you want used for each cell, from the last five minutes to the last 30 days.

Setting thresholds

Cell colors can be based on alarm thresholds or global settings. For information see this help page.

Drilling down to details

Each measurement alias is clickable to go to a page level view of the underlying measurement. If any cell for performance or availability is clicked a scatter plot graph is displayed for that measurement with time period of one hour.

List view drill down

List view drill down