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7.5 STI Report
The STI Report shows the hourly performance of the STI playback policy over
The initial view shows the time length of the overall transactions, which are
color-coded to show if any thresholds were breached (yellow) or if there were
any availability violations (red). An example of the STI Report main dialog is
shown in Figure 7-5.
Figure 7-5 STI Reports
Clicking on any bar will decompose the bar into subsequent pieces that
represent each STI subtransaction that make up the recording. This allows a
comparison of the performance of each subtransaction against its peers.
Clicking any decomposed bar will take the user to the Topology View for that hour
for STI.
7.6 General Reports
The General Reports option provides an entry point into reporting without going
through the Big Board. This means that policies that are no longer active may
have their data viewed. It provides access to six types of report:
Overall Transactions over time A line chart of endpoint(s) data plotted over
Transactions with Subtransactions
A stacked area graph of subtransactions
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compared against each other and their parent
over time
Slowest transactions A table providing the slowest root transactions
in the system
General Topology Provides topologies for all policies whether
they are active or not
Availability Graph The health of a Policy over time
Page Analyzer Viewer Detailed breakdown of the STI transactions
All six types of reports can be reached from the main General Reports dialog
shown in Figure 7-6.
Figure 7-6 General reports
Overall Transactions Over Time
This report shows the hourly performance of an transaction for a specified policy
and agents over time. It allows multiple agent’s averages to be plotted against
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each other for comparison. In addition, a solid horizontal line represents the
policy threshold.
Transactions with Subtransactions
This report shows the hourly performance of subtransactions for a specified
transaction (and policy and agent) in a stacked area graph, as shown in
Figure 7-7.
Figure 7-7 Transactions with Subtransactions report
Up to five subtransactions can be viewed for the selected transaction. By default,
the five subtransactions with the highest average time will be displayed.
The legend depicting each subtransaction can be used (via clicking) to enable or
disable the display of a particular subtransaction to show how its performance is
affecting the transaction performance.
This is the only general report where subtransactions are plotted over time; the
only other place to get this information is from the Topology Node view.
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Slowest Transactions Table
This report list the worst performing transactions either for the entire
Management Server or a specific application. The table shows the recent hourly
aggregate data available for each root. The report allows you to choose the
number of transactions to display, ranging between 5 and 100. Links are provided
to the relevant topology or STI bar chart, similar to the ones in the Big Board.
General Topology
Presents the same information that is available through the Big Board’s Topology
View, but this report offers flexibility in changing which Listening/Playback policy
to show the data for. This allows older, no longer active data to be viewed in
addition to any currently active policies. All other behaviors for line charts,
instance topology views, and so on, are the same.
Availability Graph
Shows the health of the chosen monitoring policy as a percentage over time.
The line represents the number of failed (that is, availability violations)
transactions per hour expressed as a percentage (Figure 7-8).
Figure 7-8 Availability graph

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