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When you create or modify a dashboard, select and configure the Applications Overview - Synthetic dashlet to display the overall performance, based on defined SLAs, for applications with synthetic monitoring enabled. 

This topic presents the following information about this dashlet:

Understanding the dashlet data

The Applications Overview - Synthetic dashlet provides a view of the performance of up to 15 applications with synthetic transactions. It displays a timeline of the applications' status. The status is based on the status of synthetic transactions.

  • If you select the Static option, the dashlet displays data for up to 15 applications that you select. The applications are sorted by severity .
  • If you select Rule Based, the dashlet displays up to 15 applications that meet the criteria that you select.
  • If you select a single application in the dashboard  Global Filter , the dashlet shows data for that application only.

    Note

    If you select All applications in the dashboard Global Filter, no data is displayed. This dashlet does not support the All option.

The following image is an example of the Applications Overview - Synthetic dashlet:

Applications Overview - Synthetic dashlet


The dashlet shows data for the Time Period selected in the dashboard Global Filter. The Applications Overview - Synthetic dashlet can show data for time ranges of up to 1 day. The dashlet does not support the 2-day time period.

Note

The dashlet always displays times in the 24-hour format. AM/PM is not supported.

 

Each data point represents a five-minute aggregation of data. If an error occurs in the first minute of the five-minutes, the error is not displayed on the dashlet until the five minutes are complete. The first data point always shows no errors.

You can examine data in the dashlet by performing the following tasks:

Viewing tooltips over data points in the graph

Hover over a point in the graph to see the end time of the bucket for that point, and the number of impacted executions and total number of executions at that point.

Drilling down to the Application View

Click on any data point on the graph to see details in the Application View for the application at the selected time.

Dashlet requirements

The Applications Overview - Synthetic dashlet requires at least one application that has synthetic monitoring enabled.

Configuring the dashlet

You configure this dashlet when you add or edit a dashboard .

  1. Click Add Dashlet and select the Application Overview - Synthetic dashlet.
  2. Click the Configure Dashlet  icon.

  3. Complete the following fileds:
     

    FieldDescription
    Title(Optional) Enter a descriptive title for the dashlet.
    TypeSelect the type of display you want on the dashlet:
    • Rule Based - The dashlet displays data for applications based on selection criteria.
    • Static - The dashlet displays data for applications that you select.

    Default value is Rule Based.

    Rule Based
    Number of Applications

    Select the number of applications to be displayed. Applications with the highest severity that match the other selected criteria are shown. Possible values are: 5, 10, or 15.
    Default value is 5.

    Note

    Only applications that meet the selection criteria are displayed. This means that if you select 15, but only 8 applications meet the selection criteria, only those 8 are displayed in the dashlet.

    Severity Select the severity levels of the applications to be shown. You can select one or more severity levels. Possible values are: Critical, Minor, and OK.
    Default value is Critical and Minor.
    ConditionSelect a logical operator for filtering the applications shown. The Condition operator acts on the Severity and Importance fields. Possible values are:
    • AND - Applications must match selected Severity and Importance criteria in order to be shown.
    • OR - Applications must match either the selected Severity or the selected Importance in order to be shown.

    Default value is OR.

    Importance Select the importance levels of the applications to be shown. You can select one or more importance levels. Possible values are: High, Medium, and Low.
    By default no importance is selected.
    Static
    ApplicationsClick Select to open the Select Application dialog box and select the applications you want to monitor in this dashlet. If you have applications selected, click Change to open the Select Application dialog box. After you close the Selected Application dialog box, selected applications are listed on the Applications list. To remove them from the list, deselect the checkboxes.
    General
    HeightSelect the height of the dashlet row within the dashboard. Possible values are: 2X3X, or 4X. 
    The value of X is approximately 100 pixels. The default height is 3X.

    Note

    If you selected an application in the dashboard Global Filter, the  Application Overview-Synthetic  dashlet shows data for only that application. Any dashlet-level application selection settings are ignored.

  4. Click Apply.

Related topics

Adding and modifying dashboards

Dashlet library

Adding and editing components