Gauge Views

Gauge views highlight where the value of a metric differs from the expected value. The out of the box gauge views display percentage metrics. However, custom gauge views do allow for configuring metric values that are not of type percentage.
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Gauge views highlight where the value of a metric differs from the expected value. The out of the box gauge views display percentage metrics. However, custom gauge views do allow for configuring metric values that are not of type percentage.
Business hours filtering can apply to the data in gauge views. The applied business hours filter appears in the subtitle. For more information, see Configure Business Hours Filtering.
Gauge View Elements
The gauge shows the minimum, maximum, and average values in the time range. The gauge needle shows the average value. The gray inner arc shows the minimum and maximum range of the metric value.
The outer arc uses the following colors to show customizable threshold ranges:
  • Green
    The normal status range
  • Yellow
    The moderate status range
  • Red
    The critical status range
The gauge chart legend shows the resolution, which specifies the granularity of the reporting data: as polled, hourly rollup, or daily rollup. For custom views, the minimum and maximize thresholds are based on this resolution. For out of the box views, the minimum and maximum thresholds are based on the as polled resolution.
The following example shows the important elements of a gauge view:
Gauge View Elements
Gauge View Elements
Configure Gauge Views
All gauge views let you customize the threshold values for metric status. The IM Gauge Chart custom view provides more configuration options.
For standard view configuration details, see Customize Views.
Follow these steps:
  1. Select the
    Metric Needle
    from the list of metrics for the selected metric family. This option determines the selected metric for the view.
  2. Do one of the following tasks:
    • If you are configuring a custom view, select whether
      Gauge End Points
      are calculated or fixed. This option determines the range of the gauge.
      • If fixed, define the minimum and maximum values.
      • If calculated, the view determines the gauge end points based on the minimum and maximum values of the data from the appropriate item level.
    • If you are configuring an out of the box view, the gauge end points are fixed. Define the minimum and maximum values.
  3. If you are configuring a custom view, select whether
    Determine Threshold
    is by percentage value or by numeric value.
    • By Percentage Value
      The status start values are a percentage of the range between the gauge endpoints.
    • By Numeric Value
      The status start values are fixed numeric values.
  4. Define the thresholds for the gauge:
    • Moderate Status Start
      The gauge shows yellow for this zone.
    • Critical Status Start
      The gauge shows red for this zone.
     For metrics where low values are bad and high values are good, such as availability, set Moderate Status Start higher than Critical Status Start.
Gauge/Table Views
Gauge/table views highlight where the value of one metric differs from the expected value when compared to other metrics. The gauge shows the minimum, maximum, and average values for one item in the time range. The table lets you see the values for all items and select an item to show on the gauge. For more information about these views, see Table Views.