Displaying Resource Availability: the Heat Chart

Use the heat chart to view the status and availability of servers in the current perspective.

The heat chart displays the state of resources in your perspective—whether the resources are running, suspended, or down. In addition, the heat chart lists the type of each resource and provides statistical data, including the start time of the last data collection.

You can filter the resources that you want to see and search and sort the results by column. You can also select a resource and pull down its context menu to see monitoring and administrative options that vary based on the resource type.

Heat chart data is collected directly from managed servers, tagged with the date and time when it was collected, and stored in the SAP Control Center repository.

  1. From the application menu bar, select View > Open > Heat Chart.
  2. (Optional) To display information about the status represented by an icon in the chart, hover the mouse over the icon.
    • Status column – icon tooltips describe the status of the resource (Running or Stopped, for example).
    • All columns to the right of Status – icon tooltips give the value of the KPI listed at the top of the column.
  3. (Optional) To display tools for filtering (narrowing the list of resources in the heat chart) or changing the columns, select View > Filter from the Perspective Heat Chart menu bar.
    The Filter and Column tools appear in the left pane.
  4. (Optional) To use filtering, select View > Filter from the view’s menu bar and enter a search term in the Filter string field.
    The search term can be any string that appears in the tabular portion of the heat chart, such as the name, or part of the name, of a server or a resource type (ASE Server, for example).
  5. (Optional) Select a filtering setting:
    • Match case – search for resources whose displayed data includes the search term, including uppercase and lowercase letters; or
    • Exact match – search for resources whose displayed data includes an item identical to the search term.
  6. (Optional) Select a column from the Filter on list to restrict your search to that column.
  7. (Optional) Click Columns to customize your heat chart.
  8. (Optional) Unselect any column that should not appear in your heat chart.
  9. (Optional) Click the sorting arrow in the column headers to sort the column values in either ascending or descending order.
  10. (Optional) Click the resource’s row and pull down the menu to the right of the resource name to view options for the selected resource.
  11. (Optional) To resize the Filter and Columns tools pane, move your mouse over the border between the tools pane and the resource table. When the mouse cursor changes to a resize icon, click and drag the border to the left or the right.
  12. (Optional) To hide the Filter and Columns tools, unselect View > Filter.