Changing Monitoring

Document created by Chris Sommerstad Employee on Jul 21, 2017Last modified by Avril Dsilva on Aug 14, 2017
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The Monitors associated with a test composition provide valuable feedback about the performance of the CloudTest machine, as well as ancillary servers, application servers, and databases.

Refer to Introduction to Monitoring. SOASTA CloudTest provides default monitoring for a variety of resources.

 

To change which monitors start when playback of a test composition begins:

  1. Click the Properties tab in the lower toolbar.
  2. Then, with Composition selected in the tree control, click the Monitoring tab. The defined monitors appear.
  3. Check those monitors you'd like to start with this test.

Monitors defined via the Central list > Monitors node can be viewed from the Monitors list > View Analytics link or added to the dashboards associated with the test composition.

Monitor widgets can be added to dashboards individually or grouped via the Monitor Container and viewed as a dashboard or contained within still other dashboards. The screenshot on the right shows the Monitor Summary for a multi-server environment.

Database Monitoring Widgets

There are eight database-related monitor dashboard widgets for the eight new resource types. These are found in the Widget Type Selection Panel's Widget Type, Monitor category:

Buffer Cache Size – The size of the database buffer cache, in bytes.

Deletes – The number of DELETE statements issued to the database (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server), or the number of rows deleted from the current catalog (PostgreSQL).

Disk Sorts – The number of sorts that required creating a temporary table on the disk. This metric is not supported when monitoring PostgreSQL. The Disk Sorts widget does a simple count. When the count is zero, the Y-axis lists 1, 2, 3, 4.

Full Table Scans – The number of full table scans across all queries.

Index Scans – The number of index scans across all queries.

Inserts – The number of INSERT statements issued to the database (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server), or the number of rows inserted into the current catalog (PostgreSQL).

Selects – The number of SELECT statements issued to the database (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server), or to the current catalog (PostgreSQL).

Updates – The number of UPDATE statements issued to the database (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server), or the number of rows updated in the current catalog (PostgreSQL).

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