How to spot key trends with just one click

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    Hi Guys,

     

    I just wanted to share with you a concept that I came up with accidentally about a year ago and since then it became my #1 Go-To page in SolarWinds for assessing any problems. I will keep it short and to the point - more picture, less text

     

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    Landing pages for Nodes, Interfaces, Volumes, IP SLA, Component - all have sub-tab which I call TRENDS (YES! In capitals! Because it deserves!)

     

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    I split page into 3 columns, 500px size each. Then I stick on top HTML resource which explains what each column means, following by set of charts with different zoom levels: Last 30 days (aggregated by hour), Last 3 Month (aggregated by day), 1 Year (aggregated by week)

     

    One disclaimer though - I haven't been running SolarWinds for a 1 whole year here, so, charts will be missing some data - but you will get the point and yours ones will look waaaay cooler than my ones

     

    Node: Latency, CPU, Memory

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    Below are few more examples for other Orion objects:

     

    Interface: Utilisation, Traffic, Throughput, Errors, Discards

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    Component: CPU Load, Physical Memory, Virtual Memory, I/O Read/Write Ops per sec, Stats Data, Response Time

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    Volume: % Used, Total Used, Latency, DQL, IOPS

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    IP SLA: MOS, Latency, Packet Loss, Jitter

    Not that fancy as we were running it for a few weeks only - I will replace snapshot after a year ...

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    That's it! It is extremely simple concept, very easy to setup (although takes some time to fiddle with zoom levels and aggregation settings) and then, magically, with just one click - you become a super-hero, knowing at-a-glance your historical trends at different zoom levels, deviations, sudden jumps, steep incline/decline and can even do capacity predictions and planning to some extent (although for the capacity you have some other dedicated charts you can also experiment in a similar fashion)

     

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    To Your Monitoring Success,

    Alex