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Single Host Details

The Details view for a single host Pic 1 consists of the common host information displayed on the top of the view and four tabs, those are: Overview, Live Data, Historical Data and Events. Let us take a closer look on each part of the view.

The Details view for a single host with the Overview page selected

Pic 1. The Details view for a single host with the Overview page selected

The common host information can be displayed in two different modes: when less details are displayed and when more. By default, the view is compacted as much as possible, thus the less details mode is applied. In this mode the common information consists of the state icon and the host address string with the state text appended. On the right side you can find the expander button that will switch the presentation to the more detailed one. As soon as the button is pressed, the state icon is increased to fill the given space and the information on the actions to be performed on specific triggers is displayed. In case if you are viewing host details in a not pinned window, you'll find the pin button next to the expander button, that will either propose you to pin or to unpin details for the current host.

In both modes the host address part of the common host information pane is clickable. The click on this part will open the corresponding host for editing. As we are done with the common part, let us move over to the categorized pages.

The Overview page Pic 1 is used to provide you with the monitoring data gathered during all monitoring sessions, graphically visualized and grouped by categories. The page consists of the common category, which is untitled, and three additional categories, that can be collapsed. Those are Connection Health, Response Time and Outages Info. In the first column of the common category you can find the last resolved IP address and reverse DNS name for the host together with the monitoring status. The second column contains the monitoring activity characteristics. You can find out how long the monitoring process for the host has been active and how this time span is split to monitoring time and pause time. Within the Connection Health category you can get the detailed information on uptime and passed pings. The percentage is also visualized via pie charts. The Response Time category is used to display the performance characteristics of the ping process. You can find out the values for minimum, maximum, average and latest response times, as well as the response deviation parameter. This data is also visualized with the chart, where you can easily compare the values to each other. The last category is the Outages Info one. It contains the table with all outages for the host. On the top of the table you can find the outages count, the shortest outage, the longest outage and the latest one.

Toolbar Overview

Report As

Report As

The Report As button from the Overview page toolbar can be used to report the host overview to a PDF, HTML or MHT file.

Print

Print

The Print button from the Overview page toolbar should be used to print the displayed host overview.

Full Expand

Full Expand

The Full Expand button from the Overview page toolbar allows you to expand all categories in the overview.

Full Collapse

Full Collapse

The Full Collapse button from the Overview page toolbar allows you to collapse all categories in the overview.

Configuration

Configuration

The Configuration button from the Overview page toolbar opens the view configuration menu where you can reset the view layout.

The data displayed on this page can be reported to a PDF, HTML or MHT file using the Report As button from the page toolbar. Also you can print the currently displayed overview, with or without preview, by choosing an appropriate option from the Print button drop-down. All categories in the view can be collapsed and expanded simultaneously using the Full Expand and the Full Collapse buttons from the page toolbar.

The Live Data page on the Details view for a single host

Pic 2. The Live Data page on the Details view for a single host

The Live Data page Pic 2 is used to display the live chart for ping response time and host status. The data is displayed only if the host is currently monitored. The chart consists of the Response Time and Status parts. The Response Time part shows the current response in time, the lines of maximum, minimum and average response for the reported period and the response deviation range for the period. The Status part is used to show the monitoring status in time. All response characteristics, except the current response one, can be hidden by disabling an appropriate check box in the chart legent.

Toolbar Overview

Report As

Report As

The Report As button from the Live Data page toolbar can be used to report the displayed data to a PDF, HTML or MHT file.

Print

Print

The Print button from the Live Data page toolbar should be used to print the displayed live chart.

Configuration

Configuration

The Configuration button from the Live Data page toolbar opens the view configuration menu where you can reach the live data display preferences.

The time interval to display the live data for is chosen on the Monitoring Statistics preference page. The shortcut for accessing this page is available in the configuration menu of the Live Data page. The data displayed on this page can be reported to a PDF, HTML or MHT file using the Report As button from the page toolbar. Also you can print the currently displayed live chart, with or without preview, by choosing an appropriate option from the Print button drop-down.

The Historical Data page on the Details view for a single host

Pic 3. The Historical Data page on the Details view for a single host

The Historical Data page Pic 3 allows you to review performance and availability characteristics for a specific period in the past. The chart consists of three parts, those are: Response Time, Uptime and Uptime Summary. The Response Time part displays the ping performance dynamics in time. You can review average, minimum and maximum response time as well as the response deviation. The Uptime part displays the uptime dynamics and the Uptime Summary represents the cumulative uptime for the entire report period.

Toolbar Overview

Report Range

Report Range

The Report Range button from the Historical Data page toolbar allows you to choose the date range to display the historical data for.

Report As

Report As

The Report As button from the Historical Data page toolbar can be used to report the displayed data to a PDF, HTML or MHT file.

Print

Print

The Print button from the Historical Data page toolbar should be used to print the displayed historical data chart.

Configuration

Configuration

The Configuration button from the Historical Data page toolbar opens the view configuration menu where you can reach the historical data storing preferences.

The historical data is selected only for the specified date range. In demo purposes, the display range for historical data is by default set to the Today value. It can be changed with the range drop-down button on the view toolbar. The text on the button shows you the currently applied range. You can choose between the predefined ranges or provide a custom one. The level of details in the chart will be adjusted automatically for the specified range.

The data displayed on this page can be reported to a PDF, HTML or MHT file using the Report As button from the page toolbar. Also you can print the currently displayed live chart, with or without preview, by choosing an appropriate option from the Print button drop-down.

By default, the program stores all historical data for all hosts ever monitored until their statistics is deleted. If required, you can prevent the history database from continuous growing by configuring the historical data automatic removal on the Monitoring Statistics preference page. The shortcut for accessing this page is available in the configuration menu of the Historical Data page.

When the Overview, Live Data or Historical Data page is active, the the Publishing Tools Ribbon page category appears. The Publishing page from the Publishing Tools category contains the actions for reporting the displayed content to a file and printing the content.

The Events page on the Details view for a single host

Pic 4. The Events page on the Details view for a single host

The last page is the Events one. It contains all monitoring and connectivity events for the host and can be used as a monitoring log. If you are facing some problems during monitoring or would like to know when the monitoring process was started and stopped, you should refer to this page. The important connectivity events for each host are also available in the Connectivity Events view.

The events are displayed in a form of a table where each row represents a single event. You can sort, group and filter the events by any column as well as change the columns set. You can always roll back to the default view presentation using the Reset Layout item from the view configuration menu. By default the table consists of the event type represented by an icon, the event title, the completion date and the event description itself, with or without a troubleshooting hint. The description and hint for any event is by default wrapped, so that you can easily read it. If you would like to have more events visible at the same time, you can configure the Events page to display only one line per event by disabling the Wrap Description option from the Configuration menu, after which a detailed description will only be shown in the event details pane. If required, it is possible to add the Error Code column to the view using the Column Chooser.

The following icons are used to display the event types:

Info

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the blue icon with the 'i' character means that everything is OK.

Cancel

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the brown circle icon with a cross-cut line is used to identify that the operation was canceled by user or due to shutdown of the underlying system.

Warning

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the yellow icon with an exclamation mark is the warning icon. It means that the special attention should be payed to this event.

Error

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the red icon with a white cross is the error sign: it stands for a failure event.

The event details pane is located at the bottom of the Events page by default. It shows the detailed information pertaining to the event selected in the table so that you can always see the whole event description and troubleshooting advices, if any. If you are not interested in this pane and do not want it to be displayed at all times, you can hide it by disabling the Show Event Details Pane option from the Configuration menu.

Toolbar Overview

Events Range

Events Range

The Events Range button from the Events page toolbar allows you to choose the date range to display the events for.

Export

Export

The Export button from the Events page toolbar is intended to export the displayed events to a CSV file.

Clear

Clear

The Clear button from the Events page toolbar should be used to delete all the events for the host from the program database.

Full Expand

Full Expand

The Full Expand button from the Events page toolbar should be used to expand all the grouping rows in the view.

Full Collapse

Full Collapse

The Full Collapse button from the Events page toolbar should be used to collapse all the grouping rows in the view.

Group By Box

Group By Box

The Group By Box button should be used to configure the data grouping for the Events page.

Choose Columns

Choose Columns

The Choose Columns button should be used to choose the columns to be displayed on the Events page.

Filter Editor

Filter Editor

The Filter Editor button should be used to define the custom filter criteria to be applied to the data displayed on the Events page.

Configuration

Configuration

The Configuration button from the Events page toolbar opens the view configuration menu where you can reach the automatic events removal configuration, enable/disable automatic scroll and messages wrapping, and reset the layout of the view.

The monitoring and connectivity events are selected only for the specified date range. This approach is used to optimize memory usage and performance as there may be lots of events in the entire database. The display range for events is by default set to the Last 7 Days value and can be changed with the range drop-down button on the view toolbar. The text on the button shows you the currently applied range. You can choose between the predefined ranges or provide a custom one.

To prevent the events database from continuous growing, the events can be deleted either manually or automatically. To delete all events for the current host manually, press the Clear button on the toolbar or choose the Clear item from the pop-up menu. The automatic events deletion is configured on the Monitoring Events preference page.

If it is really important for you to see the newly arrived events as soon as possible, you can enable the Autoscroll option in the view configuration menu. In case this option is enabled, the view will automatically scroll to new events as soon as they arrive.

Using the toolbar or pop-up menu it is also possible to export all or selected events to a CSV file for future analysis, sharing with colleagues or sending problem reports to your ISP.

The layout of the Events page, including all the grouping and sorting settings and the details pane visibility, can be easily reset to factory settings by choosing the Reset Layout option from the Configuration menu.