GDF Management

GDF is a Graph Definition file which represents number of Graphs in Dashboard. GDF management is an option through which user can:

  • Create a GDF according to needs
  • Edit existing GDF
  • Copy one GDF to another one
  • Delete existing GDF

Create GDF

User needs to follow the below mentioned steps for creating a GDF:

  1. On the Monitor Group Management window, click the GDF Management button. The Available Graph Definition Files window is displayed as shown below:

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  1. Click the Add button. The Add Graph Definition File window is displayed as shown below:

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  1. Enter the following details:
  • GDF Name: Enter name of the GDF. GDF name is of maximum 64 characters. It must start with Alpha. Allowed characters are alpha, numeric, underscore, dash and dot.
  • Group Name: Enter name of the group. Group name is of maximum 256 characters. It must start with Alpha. Allowed characters are alpha, numeric, apace and special characters.
  • Group Id: Left it blank as group id is generated by NetStorm, which is a unique id.
  • Group Description: Group Description is the detailed information of group. Group description can have any ASCII character except pipe.
  • Metric: Select the metric from the Metric drop-down list.
  • Hierarchical path: Enter the hierarchical path i.e. Tier, Server, instance. User can add more levels by clicking the (+) icon.
  • Graph Definition: In this section, user defines how many graphs are in GDF and their graph types etc.
    • Graph Name: Enter name of Graph.
    • Graph id: It is also auto generated and starting from 1.
    • Data Type: Data type of graph can be:
      • Sample: Data is of sample type. For example – Number of connections.
      • Rate: Data is of rate type. For example – URL hits/second
      • Cumulative: Data is of cumulative type. Its value increases with every sample. For example – Total URL hits
      • Times: Data is of time type which is used for response time or other timings. It contains Min, Max and Avg of the sample data. For example – URL response time (second).
      • TimesStd: Data is of time with standard type which is used for response time or other timings with standard deviation. It contains Min, Max and Avg and standard deviation of the sample data.
    • Formula: Formula to be applied for processing and showing the reports:
      • None : No formula
      • Milliseconds to seconds: It converts milliseconds to seconds.
      • Per minute: It convert rate to per minute.
      • Per second: It convert rate to per second.
      • Bytes per seconds to kilo bytes per seconds: It converts bytes per second to kilo bytes per second.
      • Divide by hundred : Data divided by hundred
    • PDF Name: Select Percentile Definition File (PDF). If percentile report needs to be generated.
    • Graph description: Graph Description is detailed information of graph.
  1. Click the Save button to save the details.

Edit GDF

User needs to follow the below mentioned steps for editing a GDF:

  1. On the Graph Definition Files window, select a GDF and click the Edit button. The Edit Graph Definition File window is displayed as shown below:

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  1. Edit the details and click the Save button.
 NoteChanges made in the GDF by Add/Delete are not saved until user clicks the Save button.

Data generated by custom monitor using this GDF should be in the order in which the graphs are shown in this screen.

Copy GDF

User needs to follow the below mentioned steps to copy one GDF to another one:

  1. On the Graph Definition Files window, select a GDF and click the Copy button. The Copy Graph Definition File window is displayed as shown below:

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  1. Enter the GDF name in the Copy to GDF Name text box to which needs to make a copy and click the Save button. The GDF is copied to another GDF.

Delete GDF

User needs to follow the below mentioned steps to delete a GDF:

  1. On the Graph Definition Files window, select a GDF and click the Delete button. A confirmation dialog box is displayed as shown below:

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  1. Click OK to confirm the GDF deletion.

PDF Management

PDF is a Percentile Data File. It is used to generate percentile report. User can perform following actions in PDF management:

  • Create a PDF according to needs
  • Edit existing PDF
  • Copy one PDF to another one
  • Delete existing PDF

Create PDF

User needs to follow the below mentioned steps for creating a PDF:

  1. On the Monitor Group Management window, click the PDF Management button. The Available Percentile Definition Files window is displayed as shown below:

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  1. Click the Add button. The Add Percentile Definition File window is displayed as shown below:

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  1. Enter the following details:
    • PDF Name: Enter PDF name. PDF name is maximum 64 characters. It must start with Alpha. Allowed characters are alpha, numeric, underscore, dash and dot.
    • PDF Min Granule: Enter PDF minimum granule. Minimum granule should be greater than 0 and less than or equal to maximum granule.
    • PDF Max Granule: Enter PDF maximum granule. Maximum granule must be multiple of minimum granule.
    • PDF Unit: PDF unit is a unit for the measurement of PDF.
    • PDF Id: Left it blank as PDF id is generated by NetStorm, which is a unique id.
    • PDF Description: PDF Description is detailed information of PDF. It can have any ASCII character. Pipe is not allowed.
    • Percentile Definition
      • Slab Name: Enter the slab name.
      • Slab ID: Left it blank as Slab id is generated by NetStorm, which is a unique id.
      • Min Value: Minimum slab value must be divisible by minimum granule. Minimum slab value should be less than maximum slab value.
      • Max Value: Maximum slab value must be divisible by minimum granule. If maximum slab value equals ‘Max’, then it will be treated as maximum value available in data.
  2. Click the Save button to save the details.

Edit PDF

User needs to follow the below mentioned steps for editing a PDF:

  1. On the Graph Definition Files window, select a PDF and click the Edit button. The Edit Percentile Definition File window is displayed as shown below:

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  1. Edit the details and click the Save button.
 NoteChanges made in the PDF by Add/Delete are not saved until user clicks the Save button.

Copy PDF

User needs to follow the below mentioned steps to copy one PDF to another one:

  1. On the Graph Definition Files window, select a PDF and click the Copy button. The Copy Percentile Definition File window is displayed as shown below:

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  1. Enter the PDF name in the Copy to PDF Name text box to which needs to make a copy and click the Save button. The PDF is copied to another PDF. 

Delete PDF

User needs to follow the below mentioned steps to delete a PDF:

  1. On the Graph Definition Files window, select a PDF and click the Delete button. A confirmation dialog box is displayed as shown below:

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2. Click OK to confirm the PDF deletion.