Charts

With AppFormix Charts, a user can view real-time and historical values of all metrics that AppFormix monitors. Charts provide a user with a way to view metrics for multiple entities across layers and organized by physical host, project, or aggregate. The charts update with the latest data streamed from the AppFormix Platform without needing to refresh. A user can select which entities to display on the charts, and select the time period that is displayed. Upon hover, a pop up box shows the actual values for the selected entities at a specific point in time.

Charts View

Timeline

Timeline

The Timeline at the top of the page provides navigation to a specific time window that the user wants to view. The green window on the Timeline can be dragged left or right, or resized to change the time window displayed in the charts. To the right of the Timeline, the play/pause button (top button) allows a user to pause and start the charts from moving. The live button (bottom button) resets the view to the current time.

Chart Legend

Chart Legend

The chart legend on the left shows which entities are currently being displayed in the charts. A user may select a subset of entities to display in order to improve the clarity of the charts and focus on specific entities. By default, the entities are sorted alphabetically, but they can be sorted by a specific metric as well. When selecting a metric by which to sort, the top 10 entities will be selected.

Chart Legend Sort

Charts

Chart Legend Sort

At the center of the page, the charts show the latest data for up to 4 different metrics, updating in real-time from a stream of data from the AppFormix Platform. When the cursor is positioned over the charts, a pop-up box shows the data values at that particular time. Charts may be zoomed in or out using mouse scroll. A user may choose to display 2 or 4 charts at a time.

Alarms on Charts

Alarm input panel

Alarms may be viewed without navigating away from the Charts. There is a blue expand button to the right side of the charts that overlays the Alarms history and configuration on top of the charts view.

Any alarms that occur while on the page will display as a symbols on the Chart. A circle appears at the time a new Alarm enters learning state. A triangle pointing to the right indicates the time at which an Alarm became active. A triangle pointing to the left indicates the time at which an Alarm became inactive. If any symbol is clicked, then a pop-up box will display the details about the alarm that fired.