Connectivity Events View

The Connectivity Events view Pic 1 is by default located at the bottom of the main program window. This view is used to display the host state and connection quality events for all monitored hosts. Those events grouped by hosts are also available within the Events section of the host statistics details.

The Connectivity Events view

Pic 1. The Connectivity Events view

The connectivity events are displayed in a form of a table where each row represents a single event for a specific host. You can switch between host state and connection quality events using the State and Quality buttons on the view toolbar. It is possible to 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 Advanced Options menu. By default the table consists of the Type column, displaying the event type, the Host column, representing the host, the Description column, standing for the event description, and the Time column for the event trigger time.

The description for each 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 Connectivity Events view to display only one line per event by disabling the Wrap Description option from the Advanced Options menu.

Toolbar Overview

Period

Period

The Period button from the Connectivity Events view toolbar allows you to choose the time interval to display the connectivity events for.

State

State

The State button from the Connectivity Events view toolbar switches the view to the mode when host state events are displayed.

Quality

Quality

The Quality button from the Connectivity Events view toolbar switches the view to the mode when connection quality events are displayed.

Export

Export

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

Clear

Clear

The Clear button from the Connectivity Events view toolbar should be used to delete all the connectivity events from the program database.

Full Expand

Full Expand

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

Full Collapse

Full Collapse

The Full Collapse button from the Connectivity Events view 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 Connectivity Events view.

Choose Columns

Choose Columns

The Choose Columns button should be used to choose the columns to be displayed in the Connectivity Events view.

Filter Editor

Filter Editor

The Filter Editor button should be used to define the custom filter criteria to be applied to the data displayed in the Connectivity Events view.

Advanced Options

Advanced Options

The Advanced Options button from the Connectivity Events view 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 connectivity events are selected only for the specified period. 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 connectivity events is by default set to the 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.

The Connectivity Events view can be linked to the Hosts view to display only the hosts that are selected in the Hosts view or that are in the groups selected in the Hosts view. This functionality is enabled using the Link to Hosts View items on the toolbar and in the popup menu.

To prevent the events database from continuous growing, the events can be deleted either manually or automatically. To delete all events 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 Connectivity 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 Advanced Options 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 connectivity events to a CSV file for future analysis, sharing with colleagues or sending problem reports to your ISP.