The metric charts are charts and graphs that you create based on the metrics available for the impacted object. You use the charts to create custom troubleshooting tools that help you identify the root cause of problems that generated an alert for an object.

You create charts based on metrics that you think will help you investigate problems and customize the charts to evaluate the data in more detail.

To save the configured charts, you create a dashboard using the toolbar option.

In the left pane, click the Alerts icon. On the Alerts Overview, Health Alerts, Risk Alerts, or Efficiency Alerts lists, click the alert name in the data grid, and click the Metric Charts tab.

The options that you use to create metric charts are a metric selector, the chart pane and toolbar options that control the appearance of all the charts in the chart pane, and the toolbar options on each chart.

Metric Charts Metric Selector Options

Option

Description

Show common metrics

Updates the list to show only the metrics that are available for the impacted object type.

Show collecting metrics

Updates the list to display only the currently collected metrics for the impacted object type.

Search

Use a word search to limit the number of items that appear in the list.

Metric list

Double-click a metric to add the metric chart it to the right pane.

The metric charts toolbar options determine how the charts appear in the workspace.

Metric Charts Toolbar Options

Option

Description

Split Charts

Displays each metric in a separate chart.

Stacked Chart

Consolidates all charts into one chart. This chart is useful for seeing how the total or sum of the metric values vary over time. To view the stacked chart, ensure that the split chart option is turned off.

Y Axis

Shows or hides the Y-axis scale.

Metric Chart

Shows or hides the line that connects the data points on the chart.

Trend Line

Shows or hides the line and data points that represents the metric trend. The trend line filters out metric noise along the timeline by plotting each data point relative to the average of its adjoining data points.

Dynamic Thresholds

Shows or hides the calculated dynamic threshold values for a 24-hour period.

Show Entire Period Dynamic Thresholds

Shows or hides dynamic thresholds for the entire time period of the graph.

Anomalies

Shows or hides anomalies. Time periods when the metric violates a threshold are shaded. Anomalies are generated when a metric crosses a dynamic or static threshold, either above or below.

Show Data Point Tips

Shows or hides the data point tooltips when you hover the mouse over a data point in the chart.

Zoom by X

Enlarges the selected area on the X axis when you use the range selector in the chart to select a subset of the chart. You can use Zoom by X and Zoom by Y simultaneously.

Zoom by Y

Enlarges the selected area on the Y axis when you use the range selector in the chart to select a subset of the chart. You can use Zoom by X and Zoom by Y simultaneously.

Zoom to Fit

Resets the chart to fit in the available space.

Zoom by Dynamic Thresholds

Resizes the Y axis of the chart so that the highest and the lowest values on the axis are the highest and the lowest values of the dynamic threshold calculated for this metric.

Zoom All Charts

Resizes all the charts that are open in the chart pane based on the area captured when you use the range selector.

You can switch between this option and Zoom the View.

Zoom the View

Resizes the current chart when you use the range selector.

Pan

When you are in zoom mode, allows you to drag the enlarged section of the chart so that you can view higher or lower, earlier or later values for the metric.

Show Data Values

Enables the data point tooltips if you switched to a zoom or pan option. Show Data Point Tips must be enabled.

Refresh Charts

Reloads the charts with current data.

Date Controls

Opens the date selector.

Use the date selector to limit the data that appears in each chart to the time period you are examining.

Generate Dashboard

Saves the current charts as a dashboard.

Remove All

Removes all the charts from the chart pane, allowing to you begin constructing a new set of charts.

The charts toolbar options determine how individual charts display the data in the chart.

Metric Charts Chart Toolbar Options

Option

Description

Open in external application

If an adapter includes the ability to link to another application for information about the object, click the button to access a link to the application.

Save a snapshot

Creates a PNG file of the current chart. The image is the size that appears on you screen.

You can retrieve the file in your browser's download folder.

Save a full screen snapshot

Downloads the current graph image as a full-page PNG file, which you can display or save.

You can retrieve the file in your browser's download folder.

Download comma separated data

Creates a CSV file that includes the data in the current chart.

You can retrieve the file in your browser's download folder.

Move Down

Moves the chart down one position.

Move Up

Moves the chart up one position.

Close

Deletes the chart.