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?
Open the Heatmap
From the Spotlight Client, click Monitor | Heat Map to open the Heat Map showing all monitored connections.
Tip: You can open the Heatmap with a subset of all monitored connections. From the left Connections pane click on a custom view or connection type. The Heat Map is the default view on the display pane.
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.
|Normal||No alarms are raised against this connection.|
|Information||At least one information alarm is raised against this connection. No other alarms are raised.|
|Low||At least one low severity alarm is raised against this connection. No high or medium severity alarms are raised.|
|Medium||At least one medium severity alarm is raised against this connection. No high severity alarms are raised.|
|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