Explore data in a variety of ways to simplify troubleshooting, and help with capacity planning
5 helpful LogicMonitor graphing features:
The video to the right explores LogicMonitor’s interactive graphing in the context of examining the performance of the Integrated Caching feature on a Citrix Netscaler.
Simplify troubleshooting hosts with multiple objects (interfaces, volumes, VIPs, virtual machines…)
Trying to identify performance issues on hosts that contain multiple objects is difficult and time-consuming if you can only view each object individually.
LogicMonitor’s automatically-generated overview graphs allow you to view the top 10 objects on a single graph, making it much easier to spot issues. Overview graphs are commonly used to provide at-a-glance information about volume performance on a SAN, VIP performance on load balancers, memory usage on virtual machines, etc. They can also be split into multiple graphs and grouped. And like all of LogicMonitor’s configuration – they update automatically as objects are added to or removed from your datacenter.
A real life example of how Overview Graphs speed problem resolution:
LogicMonitor triggered an alert on a Netscaler cluster as the global surge queue level was too high, indicating users were not able to access virtual servers effectively.
If the servers were down for a VIP, LogicMonitor would have sent alerts on that, but in this case that did not occur. However, a quick look at the overview graph for all VIPs quickly showed which VIP was at issue:
The ff.com vip was identified as being the cause of the issue, and a look at the statistics for that particular VIP confirmed it:
It looked like the servers were up, but suddenly unable to deal with the rate of requests. The administrator looked at the LogicMonitor information about the servers associated with the site ff.com, and noted that sequential table scans on the database had dramatically increased for the same amount of requests served (LogicMonitor also triggered an alert for this). The code release that was just completed had omitted an index, causing performance to crawl. The code change was backed out, and the site performance recovered.
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Display the performance of multiple devices on the same graph
Viewing aggregate data from different devices on one graph makes it easier to correlate what’s happening across your entire enterprise, as opposed to looking at individual graphs side by side and trying to piece things together in your head.
While you might be able to build similar graphs with other graphing tools (providing you’re willing to put in a lot more time), you won’t get LogicMonitor’s automation. When you use wildcards and regular expressions, your custom graphs will update automatically when new devices are brought online without you doing any work.
Keep tabs not just on the health of your IT infrastructure, but business metrics too
Collect, Graph, and Alert on Any Kind of Data
LogicMonitor’s extensible data collection methods let you collect data from your own application, store it, graph it, and define any type of alert thresholds you wish. For example, you can say you want to be alerted if customer sign-up rate is less than 20%, but only if there are more than 400 people per minute going to your website, and only between 10 am to 6 pm on weekdays.
This flexibility makes LogicMonitor much more than an IT monitoring tool. It’s a business intelligence tool that provides awareness, clarity, and insight that empowers both your technical staff and your business staff. (Customers routinely tell us that their business executives spend just as much time looking at LogicMonitor dashboards as their IT ops do.)
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