The Instance home page is opened by accessing the Databases dashboard.
To access the Databases dashboard:
- Ensure that the navigation panel on the left is open.
To open the navigation panel, click the right-facing arrow on the left.
- On the navigation panel, click Homes | Databases.
The Databases dashboard provides an at-a-glance view of the monitored environment, with all the currently monitored database types.
The Databases dashboard includes these sections:
Database cartridge type tiles — each tile represents a database type (SQL Server, SQL Server BI, Oracle, Sybase, DB2, MongoDB, Cassandra, or All Instances). Tiles display the number of instances for each database type, along with a breakdown according to the instance health state severity (Normal, Warning, Critical, Fatal, or Unknown).
Status section — includes the following components:
- Status summary — a color-coded bar, which provides a visual representation of the summarized health condition of all instances listed in the Database Group table.
The status summary bar provides a graphic representation of the monitored environment’s current state, broken down to the number of instances and their current health state: Fatal, Critical, Warning, Normal or Unknown.
- Database-specific health summary — when the database group All is selected, this section displays all the currently monitored instances for each database type, divided by their health state (for example: four SQL Server instances, three of which have the health state Warning and one is indicated with the health state Fatal). When a user-defined database group is selected, this section displays data only about the agents included within the selected group.
NOTE: The Status Indicators section can be used for filtering the Databases Group table to display only instances that meet a criterion set in this section.
The Monitor button — Use this button to add instances to monitor.
The Configure Alarms button — Takes you directly to the Administration > Alarms page. On the Alarms page you can configure alarm settings and specify alarm sensitivity levels. Sensitivity levels control which alarms are enabled by default.
The Settings button — Use this button to do one of the following:
- Access the User Management settings, allowing you to restrict which instances specific users are allowed to view. This makes it easier to for users to find information about only the instances they are interested in.
- After selecting one or more instances of the same database type, use this button to set options for collecting, storing, and displaying data for the selected instances, and configuring the connection to SQL Performance Investigator (if installed).
Currently selected database group table — a list of all monitored databases within the database group that is selected in the Databases section.
The Select dashboards ( ) button — provides direct link to several drilldowns and panels, by that means saving the need to navigate to these locations through the Overview drilldown.