Monitoring and Comparing Log Data using Graphs

You can analyze, monitor, and compare large amounts of log data from multiple clients in your environment by comparing the graphs on the Search page.

This option enables you to compare the log data, on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis, giving you an overview of your clients' performance in any given time period.

Procedure

  1. From the My Applications page in the Web Console, click Log Monitoring.
  2. On the Default dashboard page, perform a search by selecting your search criterion.

    For more information on how to search log data, see Search Log Data on the Log Monitoring Dashboard.

    The Search page is displayed.

  3. From the time range list, select the duration and click Search.

    The Time Line chart and the Event Log table display the search results.

  4. To compare the results of your search in a graph, add the commands to your search based on your requirements.

    The following table lists the commands to compare log data.

    Weekly compare graph

    Syntax:

    yourSearchCriterion | graphtype compare weekly n (hours)

    where:

    yourSearchCriterion is your original search criterion. For additional information, see Searching Log Data.

    Description:

    Compares the weekly log events that occurred in the specified time range.

    Example:

    Scheduler Phase message received from restartPhase | graphtype compare weekly 4

    If you specify 4 as n and have selected Last 4 Hours as the time range, the chart compares the last four hours of data for the current day with the previous three weeks.

    Daily compare graph

    Syntax:

    yourSearchCriterion | graphType compare daily n (hours)

    where:

    yourSearchCriterion is your original search criterion. For additional information, see Searching Log Data.

    Description:

    Compares the daily log events that occurred in the specified time range.

    Example:

    Scheduler Phase message received from restartPhase | compare daily 4

    If you specify 4 as n and have selected Last 4 Hours as the time range, the chart compares the last four hours of data for the last four days.

    Monthly compare graph

    Syntax:

    yourSearchCriterion | graphtype compare monthly n (hours)

    where:

    yourSearchCriterion is your original search criterion. For additional information, see Searching Log Data.

    Description:

    Compares the monthly log events that occurred in the specified time range.

    Example:

    Scheduler Phase message received from restartPhase | compare monthly 4

    If you specify 4 as n and have selected Last 4 Hours as the time range, the chart compares the last four hours of data for the current day with the previous three months.

    Days compare graph

    Syntax:

    yourSearchCriterion | graphType compare days [days_of_week] n (hours)

    where:

    yourSearchCriterion is your original search criterion. For additional information, see Searching Log Data.

    Description:

    Compares the log events that occurred on the specified days within a specified time range.

    Example:

    Scheduler Phase message received from restartPhase | graphType compare days [mon] 4

    If you specify 4 as n and have selected Last 30 Days as the time range, the chart compares the log events of the last four Mondays within the specified time range.

    Weekly Days compare graph

    Syntax:

    yourSearchCriterion | graphType compare weekly [days_of_week] n (hours)

    where:

    yourSearchCriterion is your original search criterion. For additional information, see Searching Log Data.

    Description:

    Compares the log events that occurred on the specified days with the previous weeks.

    Example:

    Scheduler Phase message received from restartPhase | graphType compare weekly [mon] 4

    If you specify 4 as n and have selected Last 7 Days as the time range, the chart compares the log events of the last Monday with the previous three Mondays within each time line of a seven-day range.

  5. Save the graph and display it on the dashboard by clicking Actions > Save to Dashboard.

    For more information, see Creating User-Defined Dashboards for Log Monitoring.