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Create a Graph

PacketWise includes dozens of graphs which you can display for a class, partition, or link. You can graph bandwidth usage, network efficiency, top ten classes, response time measurement, TCP connections, and compression. For descriptions and examples of all the graphs, see Preconfigured Graphs.

For your convenience, PacketWise lets you create a graph from any of the following pages:

Creating Graphs from the Top Ten Page

From the Top Ten page, you have single-click access to a graphical report of a class' bandwidth utilization or compression statistics.

To view a report containing utilization graphs (Average and Peak Rates and Network Efficiency) for a class:

  1. Click the Top Ten tab. The default report, Average Rate, appears.  show screen

  2. If the class doesn't appear on the Top Ten list, clear out the View top field and click update. All classes will be displayed.

  3. Click the icon next to the class you want to graph.

    A window appears with a report for the selected class. This report contains two graphs: Average and Peak Rates and Network Efficiency. It uses the time period specified on the Top Ten page.

Note: The at the top of the list (next to Top Ten - Average Rate) displays a stacked utilization graph of the displayed traffic classes.

To view a report containing compression graphs (Compression Average Rates, Compression Bytes Transferred, and Compression Percent Bytes Saved) for a class:

  1. Click the top ten tab.

  2. Select one of the compression views.

  3. If the class doesn't appear on the Top Ten list, clear out the View top field and click update. All classes will be displayed.

  4. Click the icon next to the class you want to graph.

    A window appears with a report for the selected class. This report contains three graphs: Compression Average Rates, Compression Bytes Transferred, and Compression Percent Bytes Saved. It uses the time period specified on the Top Ten page.

Note: The at the top of the list displays a compression report of the displayed traffic classes.

Creating Graphs from the Monitor Traffic Page

The Monitor Traffic page offers a shortcut to the Statistics:Reports page so that you can quickly display a default graph (such as Class Utilization with Peaks for the last hour), or you can modify the report (select a different graph, change the period, etc.).

  1. Click the Monitor tab.
  2. Click the icon next to the class you want to graph. The Statistics:Reports screen appears.  show screen

  3. Click create report to display the default report.

    or

    Modify the report settings. See Creating a Graph from the Manage Tab, starting with step 5.

Creating Graphs from the Manage Tab

To create a graph of a specific link, partition, or class:

1. Click the Manage tab.

2. In the left window pane, select the link, partition, or class you want to graph.

3. Click statistics and choose graph. The Statistics:Reports screen appears.  show screen

4. In the Object drop-down menu, select Link, Partition, or Class.

5. Select the graph name from the drop-down list in the Graph Type column. For descriptions and examples of all the graphs, see Preconfigured Graphs.

6. Specify the period you want to graph.

Enter a number in the Period column and select the units (hour, day, week, or month).

7. Select an end date for the graph. The default end date is now (the current date).

To change the date, select the month and day from the drop-down lists. You can change the date to any time within the past two months.

8. Select an end time for each graph. The default time is now (the current time).

To change the time, select the time from the drop-down list.

9. Click create report to view the graph.

Analyzing Graphs

For information on analyzing graphs, see the following PacketGuide Recommendations:

Analyze an Application's Behavior
Identify Performance Saboteurs
Access Wasted Network Capacity
Analyze your Link's Behavior

 

 

PacketGuide™ for PacketWise® 9.2