Use the Custom Connection Performance page to choose specific collection rates for every available category of Spotlight data.
To open the Custom Connection Performance dialog
About the Custom Connection Performance dialog
The Category / Impact table lists each category of Spotlight data and defines the effect of collecting that data on the monitored system.
Refresh at the default rate
Spotlight data is refreshed as per the definition in Spotlight Options. Set the rate at which data is collected
Note: In most cases (but not all) this will be at the foreground rate when the component is visible and the background rate when the component is not visible.
Always refresh at the foreground rate
Always refresh at the foreground rate, whether the data is displayed or not.
Refresh only while data is displayed on the screen
Refresh data at the foreground rate when it is visible in the Spotlight window.
Do not refresh data in this category
The data is never collected. Spotlight displays one of the following icons on components that display this category of data:
Data for this control is not available. (There are no alarms associated with this control.)
Data for this control is not available. (Alarms associated with the control are disabled.)
Spotlight templates and connection profiles control the appearance and behavior in Spotlight of monitored Spotlight connections.
New Spotlight connections base their settings on templates.
Spotlight uses connection profiles to store property data for individual Spotlight applications and connections.
To migrate connections
Migrate your Spotlight connection files to a network where other Spotlight users can share them. By migrating profiles to a shared location, you can share connection information between multiple users. User-specific information (including user names and passwords) is still stored on a per-user basis. Users are identified by the Windows accounts under which they log in.
To use shared (migrated) connections
First ensure the other user has migrated Spotlight connection files for you to use.
The template file for a Spotlight application contains the information that controls the standard appearance and behavior of Spotlight connections for that connection type. Spotlight is shipped with a set of templates that are suitable for most connections.
Once a Spotlight connection has been configured and calibrated, you can save its configuration as a template for use with Spotlight connections to similar systems. Changes that are made to a template propagate to all connections that use that template, unless individual changes have already been made to those connections.
The information contained in the template includes:
To save the configuration for the current Spotlight connection as a template
Spotlight Basics describes how Spotlight applications work. It contains these sections:
Create / Modify / Delete connections to systems, and monitor those systems.
|Monitor Spotlight Connections
|Monitor connections, detect alarms, investigate the cause of alarms.
Alarms are the warnings that Spotlight raises when a metric falls outside its "normal" range of values.
|Charts, Grids and Home Page Components
|Spotlight displays provide detailed statistics of the monitored system, relevant to diagnosing the cause of alarms. Make the best use of them.
|View | Options
|Solve problems using Spotlight.