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Spotlight on Oracle 10.5 - Getting Started Guide

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Spotlight Home Page Components

The components in the Spotlight home page are visual objects that correspond to important features of the system Spotlight is monitoring. Components can be of many different types, including buttons, gauges, data flows, queues, spinners, and containers.

Note: They change color to alert you to performance bottlenecks. Spotlight Alarms



Component Description

Button - Sometimes called a process icon. A Spotlight component that contains a single value that represents the state or existence of a process.

Data flow - Panels in the Spotlight home page may be connected to other panels by data flows that show the rate at which data is moving through a system. As the rate increases, so does the speed of the flow.

Gage - A Spotlight component that shows a measurement as a continuous range of possible values.

Queue - Spotlight component that shows a measurement as a range of discrete values. The globe at the end of the queue is an alarm indicator.

Container - A cylindrical component that fills up as the value it measures increases. Normally used to indicate file size or disk usage.

Spinner - Spotlight component that shows a measurement as a rotating wheel. The higher the value, the faster the speed of rotation.


Action Description
Hover the mouse over the component

Opens information on the status of the component.

Click on the component.

Shows What's this help or performs other customized action. Balloon help
Right click on the component | What's this

Opens information about the component in balloon help.

If an alarm is raised on the component, then opens help for resolving the alarm. Spotlight Alarms

Right click on the component | Show History

View the recent history of the component.


  • Change the size of the popup chart by clicking and dragging a corner of the popup.
  • Maximize and restore the size of the chart via the Maximize chart buttons at the top right of the popup chart.
  • Zoom in on a section of the chart by clicking in the chart, and zoom out by clicking the Unzoom chart button at the top right of the popup chart.
  • Right click and drag over the chart and time axis to zoom in on a time frame.
  • Right click the chart to copy to clipboard.
  • You can customize how history data is stored. See: Clear history, History limits and History location for more information.
  • You can customize the behavior and display of the history charts. Chart configuration
Right click on the component | Show Details View a drilldown page for the component. Spotlight drilldown pages contain a detailed breakdown of the statistics used to diagnose the component.
Right click on the component | Snooze alarm

Ignore (Snooze) Alarms Components with snoozed alarms are represented by .

Right click on the component | Copy to Clipboard Copy To Clipboard
Right click on the component | Restore Default Settings You can change the appearance and behavior of Spotlight components. Restore Default Settings
Right click on the component | Metrics

Metrics Dialog

Thresholds Dialog

Right click on the component | Properties

Home Page Properties - Options Page

Component Properties - Overhead Page

Click . This icon indicates the diagnostic server is unable to collect the data required for the affected component. Click the icon for more information.
Data for this control is not available. (There are no alarms associated with this control.) Component Properties - Overhead Page
Data for this control is not available. (Alarms associated with the control are disabled.) Component Properties - Overhead Page


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