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Foglight for Databases 7.1.0 - User Guide

Viewing the host performance

The CPU, Memory, Disk, and Network columns allow you to obtain a concise overview of your hosts’ performance in these metric categories. The values in these columns—and the popups and drilldowns available from them—change with the dashboard's time range.

These columns display recent and current values for each metric category. Recent values are displayed as a sparkline in the Utilization column.

TIP: By default, a sparkline is shown only in the CPU Utilization column. To display sparklines for other metric categories, click the Show columns icon () at the top of the table and select the Utilization checkbox under Memory, Disk, or Network.


CPU Details (example shown below): use it to identify the top CPU consumers on the host, see the top processes’ utilization trends, and view charts for CPU utilization process load.


Memory Details: use it to investigate overall memory utilization on the host and the amount of memory the top processes are consuming. The Top Memory Consumers table lists both resident and virtual sizes for the top processes.


Disk Details: use it to identify the top disk I/O consumers on the host, see the utilization trends of the top CPU processes, and view charts for disk size and bytes read and written.


Network Details: use it to investigate the aggregate network utilization of the host and view the activity of your network connections.

You can view the dependencies for a selected host you are monitoring in the Host Monitor dashboard by clicking Host Dependencies on the General tab of the action panel. If you have the Cartridge for Dependency Mapping installed, this feature allows you to view the elements in the host’s dependency chain.  For more information, see the Managing Dependency Mapping User Guide.

Determine if the state of a host impacts your services

If one of your hosts is in a state other than Normal (), use the impacted services popup to view which of your services that host might impact. This popup helps you establish whether critical services are affected by problems with your hosts and decide if immediate action is necessary to resolve these problems.



Reporting on Your Enterprise

Reports are a convenient way to share data about your monitored environment with others in your organization. The Reports dashboard is your starting point for working with reports. Use it to create and schedule reports and to access the Manage Reports dashboard. You can create:

The Report Manager role allows users to schedule as well as generate the reports for which they have role access. It is different from the Operator role, for example, in that users granted the Operator role can generate reports but cannot schedule them. With the Report Manager role, users cannot create new report templates through the Definitions editor or create reports using the drag and drop feature initiated from the action panel. The Advanced Operator role grants users access to all report functionality.

The Reports dashboard also provides at-a-glance reporting details. It displays the number of report templates available to you, the number of scheduled reports, and information about upcoming scheduled reports and recently generated reports.

A Reports menu is located at the top-right corner of each dashboard. From this menu, you can quickly create a new report, run a report, and manage reports. You can access the same menu from the General tab on the action panel by expanding Other Actions and clicking Reports.

Running a Report

Foglight contains a number of pre-defined report templates. Each template serves a particular purpose, but many templates have the same expected inputs. The values you specify for these inputs define the content of the report.

Use a template as-is to quickly generate or schedule a report, or change the report input values to meet specific requirements.

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