ViPR SRM 3.7 – Use Column Thresholds as Visual Cues in Table Reports
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ViPR SRM uses threshold settings to apply visual cues on values that fall within defined ranges. The visual cues are for informational purposes only. They do not have any other effects in the ViPR SRM reporting system. The visual cues can enhance your interpretation of the metrics. For example, they can:
- Help you classify the data
- Draw attention to high or low values
- Provide reassurance that connections or availability are working
- Provide additional information useful in your working environment
Some reports come with predefined thresholds. You can edit existing threshold boundaries and threshold types, add new thresholds, and delete thresholds.
The following report contains metrics that fall within the boundary settings of defined thresholds, causing the visual cues to appear.
Thresholds define ranges of values. A threshold setting defines the lower boundary for a range. The upper boundary is defined by the next value in the threshold sequence. The border value is claimed by the highest severity level.
- Normal: Values from zero (or less than zero) to less than 60
- Major: Values from 60 to less than 80.
- Critical: Values 80 and above.
Threshold visual cues
The visual cues are associated with the threshold type, as follows:
|Threshold Type||Visual Cue|
|Custom||Uses the same icon and severity level as the threshold defined immediately before it in the progression of threshold ranges, starting at minus Infinity and increasing. You can customize the icon color.|
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In EDIT MODE, when you are defining a new threshold, you can select a type of custom. A custom threshold has these attributes:
- The threshold name is user-defined.
- The threshold severity level and icon are the same as the threshold defined immediately before it in the progression of threshold ranges, starting at minus Infinity and increasing.
- The icon color defaults to the color of the previous threshold icon. You can customize the color.
Suppose you define thresholds on a column, as shown in the following table. The third and fourth columns show the resulting ranges for those thresholds.
To illustrate how the severity assignments affect the ranges, suppose you have slightly different threshold definitions, like those shown in the following table.
To choose the icon color for a custom threshold type, click the color patch next to the threshold definition. Use the color slide to choose the general color. Then click in the color map and move the cursor to fine-tune the shade.Back to Top