The Heat Map display organizes connections based on the comparative number and severity of alarms raised against them. Connections with the most alarms raised against them are given the most surface area on the heat map. The heatmap refreshes itself automatically when connections are added and removed and when there is a change in the alarm status. Connections are removed from the heat map when monitoring is disabled and while they are in planned outage. The Heat Map answers the question: Which monitored connections require the most urgent attention?
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Open the Heatmap

From the Spotlight Client, click Heatmap Monitor | Heat Map to open the Heat Map showing all monitored connections.

Connection color and surface area

The Heat Map display organizes connections based on the comparative number and severity of alarms raised against them. Connections with the most alarms raised against them are given the most surface area on the heat map. Connections are colored according to the most severe current alarm.

Default Color Severity Description
Normal color Normal No alarms are raised against this connection.
Information color Information At least one information alarm is raised against this connection. No other alarms are raised.
Low color Low At least one low severity alarm is raised against this connection. No high or medium severity alarms are raised.
Medium color Medium At least one medium severity alarm is raised against this connection. No high severity alarms are raised.
High color High At least one high severity alarm is raised against this connection.

Drilldown on a connection

Hover the mouse over a connection

  • Show the full name of the connection
  • Show the connection type (For example: SQL Server, Windows, Analysis Services, SQL Azure)
  • Show the top 5 alarms currently raised against the connection
  • If there are more than 5 alarms, list the remaining alarm counts of each severity

Click on a connection

Open the Spotlight Overview page for the connection

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