Chart View

The first view you'll see when you first access the Chart dashboard, displays the top five Time series, with the largest number of queries over a 5 day period at each of our domain name server locations. This provides you with a quick overview of your queries, allowing you to see the big picture. Any abnormal spikes will appear here, letting you know as soon as possible if there are issues that need to be resolved.

RTS Header

Legend of Symbols used in Real Time Stats:

◊ = root record

* = wild card record name

◊ = root record

* = wild card record name

Date Range

The Date Range control allows you to select how much historical data to load.

Date Range
Time Series

The Time Series drop-down allows you to select the number of Time series to display in the Chart. Time series are sorted in order of the queries received over the requested time-window.

Time Series

Filters

Filters allow you to select and view only data that matches the selected filter. For example, if we click on the Location checkbox, and then select San Jose from the drop down, only queries from San Jose will be displayed.

Filters


If you click on the Record Type checkbox, and then select the record type, A, from the drop down, only queries from San Jose for A records will be displayed.

Filter Drop Down


If you click the Record Name checkbox and select the record name, then only one time series will be displayed; namely, the queries for the A record from the San Jose Real-time stats name server.

Roll-up By

The "Roll-Up By" controls provide a way to combine Time series. For example, if you click the "All" check box, then all the Time series will be combined and the Chart will show the total number of queries, as a function of time, that your domain received. If you're following along, please unselect the "All" checkbox to show all the Time series.

Time Series

Recall that we defined the dimensions of a Time series as a the Real-time statistics name server location, record name, and record type of its queries. The "Roll-Up By" effectively combines the Time series by the selected dimension. For example, if you select the "Record Type" and "Record Name" checkboxes, then all the record types and record names will be combined, and the remaining Time series will only have location dimensions. Effectively, you are now seeing the queries received at each of the top five DNS Made Easy's name servers locations. The legend at the bottom of the Chart shows the series only by location.

To keep the initial download of data fast, Real-time stats only pulls Time series for each Real-time stats name server location. Therefore, the inital Chart shows only the Time series for each Real-time stats name server location, and the the "Record Type" and "Record Name" checkboxes are selected.

Suppose that we want to see which records (Record Names) were queries at each location. Then we unselect the "Record Type" checkbox so that the roll-up is only by record type. Unselecting the "Record Type" checkbox requires Real-time stats to download more detailed data. Depending on the number of records composing your domain, this download can take 10 to 20 seconds or more.

Once the data is loaded, the Chart displays the Time series for locations and record names. Notice that the legend at the botton of the Chart shows the location followed by the record name.

Roll up by record type

We've seen how to display the total queries for your domain, the queries at each location, and the queries for record names at each location. Suppose that we would like to display the queries for your domain's record names. If we select the "Location" checkbox in the "Roll-Up By" section, what remains in the Chart are the time series for each record name in your domain.

Roll up by location

And if we are interested in how many queries we received for each record type, we must select the "Record Name" and "Location" checkboxes.

Interacting with the Chart

You can also interact with the Chart in four ways: Queries at a particular time, Highlighting a particular time series, Hiding time series, Zooming into a desired time-window.

Queries

When you mouse-over a data point of a time series, a pop-up window displays the start of the aggregation time interval, and for each time series displayed in the Chart, it displays the number of queries received in that time interval. Notice that when you mouse over a data point, the mouse cursor changes from a double-sided arrow to a hand.

Queries


Highlighting

When you mouse-over a data point of a time series, a pop-up window displays the start of the aggregation time interval, and for each time series displayed in the Chart, it displays the number of queries received in that time interval. Notice that when you mouse over a data point, the mouse cursor changes from a double-sided arrow to a hand.

Highlighting


Hiding

We've just seen that by mousing over the name of a time series in the legend, we can highlight that time series. If we instead click on the name of the time series in the legend, then that time series will be hidden from the Chart. You can hide as many time series as you wish. Clicking on the name of a hidden time series will display it again on the Chart.

Hiding


Zoom

Zooming into the Chart requires a mouse with a scroll wheel. If you have a mouse with a scroll wheel, move the mouse cursor onto the Chart. When the mouse cursor is double-sided arrow, and you turn your mouse wheel (our make the scroll gesture on a trackpad or magic mouse), the Chart will zoom around that mouse location in time. By placing the mouse cursor over areas of interest, you can zoom in and out of any time on the Chart.

Zoom


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