Managing The Monitored Items

On this page, you can learn more about managing the items you are monitoring.

Adding Items to the Monitoring Dashboard

Items are added to the Monitoring dashboard depending on the installed license.

 

Note

To use the monitoring function, the following conditions must be met:

 

  • If a Trial license is installed, the product automatically adds top-level containers of supported platforms in the Inventory to the list of monitored items on the first discovery of an Inventory item.

  • If a non-Trial license is installed, the product allows for adding and editing items to the list of monitored items manually.

When first accessing the dashboard, a No item is being monitored message is displayed. Click Add monitored items... to open the Edit popup:

  1. On the left side, choose the items you want to add to the monitoring dashboard.

  2. Alternatively, you can set up specific policies for the automated addition of the inventory items to the dashboard.

  3. Click Save once you’re finished.

Setting Up Chart Time Frames

It is possible to select specific time frames for displaying historical CPU, memory, and disk usage charts. Click on the rightmost icon on the chart and choose among the following options:

1 hour: The data is displayed for the 1-hour time frame. The specific hour can then be chosen on the Monitoring dashboard.

1 day: The data is displayed for the 1-day time frame. Select the specific day on the Monitoring dashboard.

7 days: The data is displayed for the 7-days time frame. Select the specific days on the Monitoring dashboard.

30 days: The data is displayed for the 30-days time frame. Select the specific days on the Monitoring dashboard.

365 days: The data is displayed for the 365-days time frame. Select the specific days on the Monitoring dashboard.

Custom: Selecting this option opens the Calendar popup where you can select the specific time frame for the chart. Click Apply once you’re done.

Data collection

NAKIVO Backup & Replication collects data every minute. The following exceptions apply:

  • If the product cannot collect data every 1 minute for 5 minutes, data collection switches to an interval of every 5 minutes. This mode collects 5 data points at once.

  • If the product cannot collect data every 5 minutes for 10 minutes, data collection switches to an interval of every 10 minutes. This mode collects 10 data points at once.

For VM disk usage, VM memory usage, and datastore disk usage, multiple data points are created by copying a single data point.

Data aggregation

NAKIVO Backup & Replication creates a data point every minute. As the length of the archive increases, the data points are aggregated in the following way:

  • 1-minute data points are aggregated into 10-minute data points.

  • 10-minute data points are aggregated into 1-hour data points.

  • After a year, 1-hour data points are removed.