The All Metrics tab provides a relationship map and metric charts. The topological map helps you evaluate objects in the context of their place in your environment topology. Metric charts are based on the metrics for the active map object that you think can help you identify the cause of a problem.

How All Metrics Works

The relationships map shows the selected object, the related objects, and the number of generated alerts for each one. If you double-click an object icon, the selected object becomes the focus of the map. The map is updated for the selected object, and the metrics list shows only the metrics for the selected object.

Using the metrics list, you create charts based on metrics that you think can help you investigate problems. You customize the charts to evaluate the data in more detail. To save the configured charts, you create a dashboard using the toolbar option.

Where available, the metrics list also displays pre-defined groups of metrics that contain the most relevant metrics for the selected object. You can edit these groups, and create your own customized groups of metrics by dragging and dropping metrics and properties from the All Metrics and All Properties lists.

Where You Find All Metrics

  • In the menu, click Environment, then select a group, custom data center, application, or inventory object.

  • Alternatively, click Environment, then use the hierarchies in the left pane to quickly drill down to the objects that you want.

All Metrics Options

The options include the map toolbar, the metric selector options, the metric charts toolbar, and the toolbar on each chart.

Table 1. Relationship Map

Option

Description

Badge

Displays the state of the selected badge on each object in the map.

Zoom to fit

Resizes the map to fit in the available space.

Pan

Click and drag the map so that you can view a particular object in the map regardless of the level of zoom you are using.

Show values on point

When enabled, you hover the mouse over the object icon to view the object name, type, and state.

Zoom the view

Click and drag the selection box in the map to enlarge the selected area.

Zoom in

Enlarges the map.

Zoom out

Decreases the size of the map.

Reset to initial resource

Returns the map to original object if you double-clicked on an icon to examine another object.

Resource detail

Changes the view in the main pane to the object details.

You can use the Summary, Alerts, Analysis, and related tabs to troubleshoot the problem in more detail.

Show alerts

Opens a window that lists the alerts for the object you selected in the map.

Map

Topological view of the object and the related objects.

Double-click on an object to see a relationship map for that object.

The metric chart selector list is based on the object that is the focus of the map.

The chart options are used to limit the metric list.

Table 2. Metric Chart Selector

Option

Description

Show common metrics

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

Show collecting metrics

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

Actions

Click the Actions icon to configure metric groups. Verify that you hold the PowerUser or administrator role.

  • Add Group. To add metrics or properties to the group, expand any of the metric groups, and drag one or more metrics to the group.

  • Remove Group(s). To remove one or more groups.

  • Rename Group. To enter a new name for the group.

  • Remove Metric(s) from Group(s). To remove one or more metrics or properties from one or more groups, hold down the Ctrl key, and select the metrics or properties that you want to remove.

Search

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

Metric list

Double-click a metric to populate the chart window. To populate the chart window with a separate chart for each of the metrics in the group, double-click a metric group.

To visualize the specific metric data over time, and compare the results for different metrics, select different combinations of options.

Table 3. Metric Chart Toolbar

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.

Manage individual charts with the toolbar options.

Table 4. Individual Metric Charts Toolbar

Option

Description

Navigation

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.