The Global Overview Dashboard

Upon connecting to Postgres Enterprise Manager™, the web interface displays the Global Overview dashboard. The Global Overview dashboard displays the status of each PEM server and agent, and calls your attention to any triggered alerts on monitored objects.

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Use parameters on the PEM Server Configurations dialog to specify the auto-refresh rate for the dashboard. To access the Server Configuration dialog, select Server Configuration… from the PEM web interface Management menu.

The Global Overview header displays the date and time that the overview was last updated and the current number of triggered alerts.

The Enterprise Dashboard bar graph provides an at-a-glance overview of the status of your PEM agents and servers.

The Agent Status table provides detailed information about the status of each individual PEM agent:

  • A healthy agent displays a blue ‘check’ icon to the left of the agent name; an agent that is down displays a red ‘X’ icon.
  • Check the box in the Blackout column to disable alert processing for the agent and all servers monitored by the agent. This is useful when undertaking maintenance on the agent or the host on which the agent runs.
  • The Name column displays the name of the agent. Click the name to navigate to the Operating System Analysis dashboard for the selected host.
  • The Status column reports the current state of the agent; UP or DOWN.
  • The Alerts column displays the number of current alerts triggered on the server.
  • The Version column displays the agent’s version.
  • The Processes column lists the number of processes running on the agent’s host.
  • The Threads column lists the number of threads running on the agent’s host.
  • The CPU Utilisation (%) column shows the average utilisation of all CPU cores on the host.
  • The Memory Utilisation (%) column shows the percentage of available RAM memory used on the host.
  • The Swap Utilisation (%) column shows the percentage of available swap memory used on the host.
  • The Disk Utilisation column shows the total percentage of disk space used, for all disks on the host.

The Postgres Server Status table provides detailed information about the status of each individual server:

  • A healthy server displays a blue ‘check’ icon to the left of the server name; a disabled server displays a red ‘X’ icon.
  • Check the box in the Blackout column provides a checkbox to disable alert processing for the server. This is useful when performing maintenance on the server.
  • The Name column displays the name of the agent. Click the name to navigate to the Operating System Analysis dashboard for the host.
  • The Status column reports the current state of the server; UP or DOWN.
  • The Connections column reports the current number of connections to the server.
  • The Alerts column displays the number of current alerts triggered on the server.
  • The Version column lists the PostgreSQL version and build signature.
  • The Remotely Monitored column displays a Yes if the PEM agent that is bound to the monitored server does not reside on the same host as the server, and a No if the agent resides on the same host as the server.

Triggered alerts displayed in the Alert Status table include both PEM-defined alerts and user-defined alerts for all PEM-monitored hosts, servers, agents and database objects. The Alert Status table will also display an alert if an agent or server is down.

  • An alert level icon displays in red for a High severity alert, in orange for a Medium severity alert, and in yellow for a Low severity alert.
  • The Object Description column displays a description of the object that triggered the alert.
  • The Alarm Type column reports the alert severity.
  • The Alert Name column displays the name of the triggered alert. When viewing the dashboard in the PEM client, you can click the Alert Name to open the configuration dialogue for the alert.
  • The Value column displays the current value of the object that triggered the alert.
  • The Database column displays the name of the database with which the alert is associated (if applicable).
  • The Schema column displays the name of the schema with which the alert is associated (if applicable).
  • The Package column displays the name of the package with which the alert is associated (if applicable).
  • The Object column displays the name of the object with which the alert is associated (if applicable).
  • The Additional Params column displays any additional parameters specified for the alert.
  • The Additional Param Values column displays any additional parameter values specified for the alert.
  • The Alerting Since column displays the date and time at which the alert triggered.