SOASTA CloudTest provides a variety of analytic tools as widgets. These widgets are categorized according to their functions. Each of the categories has many widgets. Among these categories are charts that show data such as response times along an x-y axis.
There are many ways that you can interact with chart widgets in order to help analyze your data. These include zooming, hiding series, minimizing the legend, popping out a widget into a separate window, as well as getting detailed information for an individual message. Each of these is described below:
Some charts can pack many data points into a small area. In these cases it can be useful to zoom in on some smaller period of time. SOASTA CloudTest charts allow you to do that and still keep the time scale for each of the charts in sync. To zoom in on a chart:
When a range in the Average Response Time chart is zoomed in on, the Detailed Response Time chart will get detailed response data for the given time frame.
Working with the Legend
Charts that display more than one series will display a legend--such as multiple-result charts, or charts tracking more than one clip element, such as Max Collection Durations in tests where more than one collection exists in a test clip. When the chart loads, the legend is closed so that more of the chart data is visible. The legend can be closed, opened, and moved. In addition the legend allows a user to hide particular series. To work with the legend:
Getting Detailed Information
It is possible to view specific information for each data point in a chart. For most charts this will consist of the X and Y axis values. For a Response Time chart, the message name, test clip, track, etc. can be displayed. To view detailed data:
Pop-Out a Chart
To pop-out a chart into a separate tab use the following steps:
Key Selection in Charts
CloudTest charts provide keyboard support. To navigate using keys first select a point in a chart by clicking it.
Widget Type > Charts Categories
Widgets that appear in the Widget Selection Panel under the Widget Types list, Charts category are divided into the following categories: Bandwidth, Counts, Durations, Errors, and Result Comparison.
The Bandwidth category includes:
Bandwidth by Collection, Bandwidth Usage, Bandwidth Usage (received), Bandwidth Usage (sent), Bandwidth Usage per Domain, Bandwidth Usage Received per Domain, Bandwidth Usage Sent per Domain, Top N Messages by Avg Bytes Sent and Received, Top N Messages by Bytes Received, Top N Messages by Bytes Sent, Top N Messages by Bytes Sent and Received, and Top N URLs by Average Bytes Sent and Received.
The Counts category includes:
Bytes Received, Bytes Sent, Bytes Sent and Received, Clips Completed, Collections Completed, Collections in Progress, Collections Started, Count of Clip Starts, Count of Error Clips, Count of Simultaneous Clips, Messages by Pass Fail, Messages Sent by Domain, Receive Rate, Send Rate, Top N Collections by Bits Received, Virtual Users, and Virtual Users by Location.
The Durations category includes:
Average Clip Duration, Average Collection Completion Time, Average Min Max Response Times, Average Response Time, Average Total Time, Avg Collection Duration over Virtual Users, Collection Completion Time, Collection Time per Clip, Detail Response Time, Max Response Time, Max Clip Duration, Max Collection Duration, Minimum Clip Duration, Top N Clips by Average Duration, Top N Collections by Average Duration, Top N Messages by Average Response Time, Top N Messages by Average TTFB (Time to First Byte), Top N Messages by Average TTLB – TTFB (Time to Last Byte minus Time to First Byte), and Top N URLS by Average Response Time,
The Errors category includes:
Error Count, Errors by Domain, Errors by Type, Errors by Type over Time, Top N Collections by Error Count, Top N Domains by Error Count, Top N Errors, Top N Messages by Error Count, and Top N URLs by Error Count.
The Result Comparison category includes:
Multi-Result All Response Time, Multi-Result Avg Response Time, Multi-Result Avg Response Time by Virtual Users, Multi-Result Avg Response Time by Virtual Users per Composition, Multi-Result Error Count by Virtual Users, Multi-Result Error Rate, Multi-Result Error Rate by Virtual Users, Multi-Result Failed Virtual Users by Virtual Users, Multi-Result Max Response Time, Multi-Result Min Response Time, d -Result Throughput by Virtual Users.
The Widget Type > Charts category currently contains the following charts (click on any chart title below to see the chart). Some charts, including Top N and Pie charts are listed separately below.
Top N Charts List
The following “Top N” charts present ranked information by categories such as average duration, bits received, domains, errors, and error count. The default number of items to show in these charts is 5 if the user has not entered an alternate number in the Edit Panel, Settings field (visible when one of these charts is selected in a dashboard and Toggle Dashboard Edit Mode is on.
Pie charts are available for some types of data. Label text on the left side of the pie is right aligned. Label text on the right side of the pie is left aligned. All label text is color coordinated to the data shown.