Indicators Minitab

Overview of Indicators Minitab

The Indicators minitab contains a chart for each indicator metric for the currently selected resource.


Availability Bar and Timeslices


The bars across the top and bottom of the the tab — labelled "D" and "G" in the screenshot in the Overview of Indicators Minitab section — contain grey dots, each of which corresponds to a timeslice. The length of the timeslices depends upon the currently selected Metric Display Range — if the display range is 8 hours, each timeslice is 8 minutes. If the display range is 4 hours, each timeslice is 4 minutes. The color of the dot for a timeslice indicates the availability of the resource during that timeslice. If the timeslice is longer than the collection interval for the metric, the availability shown for the timeslice is based on the multiple data points collected during the timeslice.

  • Green — indicates 100% availablility during timeslice — each time that availability was reported during the interval, the resource was available.

  • Orange — indicates availability greater than 0% and less than 100% — during the interval, the availability of the resource was reported to be unavailabledata point during the interval was the resource was available

  • Red — indicates 0% availability during timeslice — each time that availability was reported during the interval, the resource was not available.

The average availability over the display range is shown to the right of the availability bar.

Click an availability indicator to display the start time of the timeslice, and a vertical bar to help you view the state of each metric during the timeslice. Click the thumbnail for an example.


Metric Charts in the Indicators Minitab

The Indicators page displays a chart of each of the resource's indicator metrics. (This portion of the page is labeled "E") in the screenshot in the
Overview of Indicators Minitab section ---The values labeled LOW, AVG, and PEAK are the lowest, average, and highest values collected during the metric display range.

The indicators are displayed as column charts: the area of each column indicates the value range (the high and low values) of the metric. The average value of the metric is indicated by the cross in the column. The charts are stacked vertically so that their X-axis (time) values line up. This works in conjunction with the vertical highlight from the availability and timeline bars to analyze the metric data across multiple metrics for a specific time. This is useful when trying to diagnose a problem at a specific time by correlating relevant metric values. Arrangements of charts for selected metrics can be saved as a "view" so that users can easily always compare the same metric data and therefore understand the interaction between different resources.

  • To change the display order of the charts, click the up and down arrow controls at the upper-right-hand corner of each chart.

  • To remove a chart from display, click the red X icon at the upper-right-hand corner of the chart.

  • To save the set of displayed charts and their order, either

    • Update the current view: Select "Update <current-view name>" in View and click the icon.

    • Create a new view: Select "Create New View" in View, type a view name, and click icon!.

  • To delete the current view: Select "Delete View" in View and click icon.png!.

  • To display another view: Select "Go to View" in View and select one of the views.


Event Icons and Popups

A purple circular icon over a timeslice in the the bar at the bottom of the Indicators pane indicates an event was logged occurred during that timeslice. Click an event icon to display details in a popup.