The center of the
Monitorpage gives a visual representation of the state of your servers.
The graphs present information about the currently selected server or server group. The default graphs show the hit ratios, CPU utilization, connections, and database activity for a specific interval.
Graphs also provide an entry point for examining the operations on a server in relation to the queries that were being on the server at the time. The plots of the graph are correlated with the queries that are being executed at that time, enabling you to monitor your server usage more effectively. By clicking and dragging on a graph you can zoom in on the graph content and then view the queries that were being executed during the specified period in order to gain a better insight into the operation of your servers. This information is only available if you have configured query analysis, and have enabled query analysis for the servers you are monitoring. For more information, see Section 15.10, “The Query Analyzer Page”.
To set the interval click the
configure graphslink immediately below the graphs. This opens a dialog box where you can choose the default interval for the x-axis of the graphs. Defining a shorter or longer interval gives you a shorter or longer term view of server activity. The thumbnail and full-size graph dimensions can also be adjusted from this dialog box. Save any changes that you have made and the values chosen will be the defaults whenever you log in.
You can also choose the default graphs shown on the
Monitorpage. To do this click the
edit favoriteslink and choose the graphs you want from the drop-down list box. To choose contiguous graphs, hold down the Shift key and click on the desired graphs. For a noncontiguous selection, click the desired graphs while holding down the Ctrl key. The maximum number of graphs that can be displayed on the
Monitorpage is six. Save your changes and these will be the default graphs whenever you log in.
Color coding helps distinguish different aspects of each graph. With
Database Activityfor example, you can readily distinguish
SELECTstatements from database insertions.
Clicking a graph opens a detailed view with Graph Display and Configure tabs. Choose the
Configuretab to temporarily change the way that a graph displays. Changes made from this tab only apply to the standalone graph while it is open. Persistent changes are made as described above.
Alerts from the event system will be displayed immediately below the charts. For more information on the events display, see Section 15.8, “The Events Page”.