Uptime Infrastructure Monitor allows you to save some or all of the metrics collected by its monitors. The saved information is called retained data and can be used to generate a Service Metrics report (see Service Monitor Metrics Report) or a Service Metrics graph.) or a Service Metrics graph (see the Understanding Uptime Infrastructure Monitor section).
The data that can be retained varies from monitor to monitor. For example, the Windows Service Check monitor can save the Service Status and Response Time metrics; the Exchange monitor can save all Web Mail and SMTP metrics.
You can choose to save retained data by clicking the Retained Data Tracking checkbox on a monitor template.
When configuring a monitor to retain data, in addition to completing the fields on the monitor template, you must also click the Retained Data Tracking checkbox beside the metrics that you want to retain.
The example below shows how to configure a Ping monitor to retain data. However, the steps for configuring other monitors are similar. For more information on configuring monitors, refer to the Uptime Infrastructure Monitor User Guide.
To configure a Ping monitor to retain data:
To learn about monitor information fields, see the Monitor Identification section in the Uptime Infrastructure Monitor User Guide.
Once you have configured a monitor to retain data and it has collected enough data to display a recognizable trend, you can display the retained data in a graph. The length of time you leave the monitor running will depend on how much information is needed for your graph. To generate a meaningful graph, the monitor should collect data for at least several days.
The graph in the following example uses the data collected by the Ping monitor that was configured in the previous section.
To generate a Service Metrics graph for a Ping monitor:
A graph appears in a new window.
The Service Metrics report displays the retained data in a line chart. For example, if you have configured a monitor to retain response time data then this report charts any changes in the response time (in milliseconds) that have occurred over the time period that you specified for the report.
For more information on Service Metrics reports, see the Using Reports section in the Uptime Infrastructure Monitor User Guide.
The following example generates a Service Metrics report for the data collected by the Ping monitor configured above.
To generate a Service Metrics report for a Ping monitor:
For more information, see the Creating Service Metrics Reports section in the Uptime Infrastructure Monitor User Guide.