Monitoring Using MetricExplorer

Updated 1 month ago by Shoreline

After the Shoreline agents have been installed on the resources, and you have configured your metric sets, you are now ready to monitor your resources using the monitoring dashboard, also known as MetricExplorer.

If you need to learn how to configure metric sets or to refresh your knowledge, click here:

Configuring Metric Sets

Here is how you use Metric Explorer:

Video Tutorial

Step-by-Step Instructions

Monitor by Dimensions

Dimensions are how you drill up or drill down
     1.   To drill down, click on the + sign in the upper left hand corner
     2.   To drill up, click on the - sign in the upper left corner
     3.  When you drill down, you will see separate charts for all the resources
     4.  The upper left most chart is an aggregate chart for all the resources

Monitor by Time Period

You can view alarms for a specific time period
     1.   Click on the drop down arrow next to Period
     2.    Select Last 7 days, Last 24 hours, Last 60 minutes, or Last 10 minutes
     3.   To define your own time period, click on Custom
     4.    Select the Start and End dates and times and click Apply

Shoreline supports per second metrics and depending on the time period selected, there is an automatic rollup that is performed to provide you the correct data points. For example:

  • 10 minutes gives you 600 data points
  • For Last 60 minutes, you get what is called a 10-second resolution. That means that (10) 1-second metrics are aggregated to create a single data point for a 10-second window. That calculates to 6 data points per minute and 360 data points for the hour.
  • For Last 24 hours, the resolution is 1 minute
  • For Last 7 days, the resolution is 1 hour
Refreshing Data
You can refresh data automatically or manually
     1.   Click on the drop down arrow next to Refresh
     2.   To refresh automatically, select Recent or Real time (which is the most up to date)
     3.   Select the refresh Frequency - every 1, 5, 10, 30 seconds, or 1 minute
     4.   To refresh manually, select Manual under Refresh every
     5.   Click on the Refresh button
     6.   A timestamp of the last refresh is displayed next to the Refresh button

There is an interplay between the refresh and the resolution that is important to note. For example, with Last week, the resolution is 1 hour. However, if you select Real time or Recent with a frequency of a 30 second interval, because the resolution is 1 hour, the data will be refreshed at the top of the hour. Ex: 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and so forth. If something happened at 12:15 pm, you will not see it until 1 pm when the data is refreshed.

Aggregate Data

You can choose how you want to aggregate a rollup of data

  • The options are percentiles, minimum, average, or maximum.

Graph Overlays

On top of the default metric graphic, you can draw additional overlay lines

  • The options are Statistics and Bands
  • Click on the Alarm overlay to see when Alarms were raised and resolved
  • Alarm details are listed in the Annotations window
  • Click on Clear All to remove an overlay

3, 2, 1 Column Display
  • Charts can be displayed in 3, 2, or 1 columns

Ad Hoc Metrics

     1. Click on the magnifying glass in the upper right hand corner
     2.   Enter the metric name or partial name
     3.   Click on the metric and it will be added with an X next to the name
     4.    Click on the X to delete the metric

Zoom In

     1.   Highlight the area you want to zoom in on
     2.   The graph will zoom in
     3.   Repeat this to zoom in further
     4.    Click Reset zoom to go back to the original display

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