Reviewing Connection Statistics

When hosts monitoring is activated, you can see monitoring statistics in the Hosts and Details views. The Hosts view displays hosts and their main statistics in a grid, so you can see the host status, the number of outages and the ping statistics there Pic 1. This view can be used to see the general status of all the monitored hosts. If you right-click on the grid header, you can find the different options provided by the grid, so you can use them to organize the displayed information according to your needs. For example, you can group and filter the displayed data by host state to see the problematic hosts only. In addition, you can sort the data by required fields to show, for example, slow connections with the maximum average response time at the top of the list.

Monitoring data available in the Hosts view

Pic 1. Monitoring data available in the Hosts view

If you need to see detailed information for a particular host, you can select it in the Hosts Browser view and open the Details view. As you can see, the host monitoring information is available on multiple tabs in this view. On the Overview tab Pic 2, you can see the general host data, including the uptime and ping statistics, the response time for the host and the list of outages detected for the host.

General host monitoring data

Pic 2. General host monitoring data

On the Live Data tab Pic 3, you can see the real-time chart with the current ping statistics. This chart shows the statistics for the ping response time and the minimum, maximum and average ping time for the reported interval. You can use it to estimate the current state of the connection, because, by default, the chart shows data for the last minute only. If you need to see the statistics for longer time intervals, you can find it on the Historical Data tab.

The Live Data chart

Pic 3. The Live Data chart

On the Historical Data tab Pic 4, you can see charts displaying the response time and the uptime statistics. You can see the data for today, yesterday, last week or month, or for a custom time range. The displayed charts can be exported or printed. You can use this view to see the collected statistics for a host on the screen. If you need to get the statistics on a regular basis, you can configure the reports feature, which will be demonstrated in one of the following chapters.

The Historical Data charts

Pic 4. The Historical Data charts

Finally, the Events tab displays a list of all events detected by the program for a host. Here you may find information on the time when monitoring for a host was started and stopped, and when the connection was lost and restored, etc.

If in the Hosts Browser view, you can select multiple hosts or a group including multiple hosts, then the Details view displays the statistics of the ping response time for all the selected hosts on the Live Data and Historical Data tabs, so you can compare the performance of multiple connections Pic 5.

Comparing the performance of multiple hosts

Pic 5. Comparing the performance of multiple hosts

Using the information displayed in the Hosts and Details views, you can see the status of the network connections and their performance. In addition, EMCO Ping Monitor can not only display statistics on the screen but also automatically notify you of the connection problems and generate detailed reports. These important topics are explained in the next chapters.