Changing the Dynamic Graphing Display of Applications

The graph of applications can be varied by changing the color or size of the nodes using the graph's visual options. The color or size of the nodes represents the number or value of a selected application attribute.

Color-coding displays up to four colors, with up to three colors based on specified percentiles:

  • Red. The application falls into the high percentile range.

  • Orange. The application falls into the middle or medium percentile range.

  • Light Blue. The application falls into the low percentile range.

  • Gray. The application does not have a number or value specified for the selected attribute.

Color percentiles are used with color-coding to specify the range of quantities or values a color represents.

Note: Percentiles are based on the highest configured value or number of the selected attribute (in the Color Nodes By field) for the applications in the graph. For example, an application score can range from 0 (zero) to 5. However, if the highest application score of all applications in the graph is 4, the percentiles are based on the value of 4 (not 5).

Table 5-2. Examples of percentiles based on highest attribute value shows an example of percentile values for application scores. The highest attribute value is the highest application score of all applications in the graph (each row represents a separate graph) and the high percentile is set to 80% and the low percentile is set to 20%.

Table 5-2. Examples of percentiles based on highest attribute value
Highest Attribute Value Values for Percentile Ranges of 80% and 20%
100% >= Red >= 80% 80% > Orange >= 20% 20% > Light Blue
5 5 >= Red >= 4 4 > Orange >= 1 1 > Light Blue
4 4 >= Red >= 3.2 3.2 > Orange >= .8 .8 > Light Blue
3.5 3.5 >= Red >= 2.8 2.8 > Orange >= .7 .7 > Light Blue

Sizing displays nodes of different sizes based on the number or value. The larger the node, the larger the number or value.

The examples in this section show how to color-code the nodes by application score and size the nodes by the number of processes supported by an application (the larger the node, the more processes that are supported)

Figure 5-10. Hierarchical view of application set shows an application set with upstream and downstream relationships. No visual options have been set.

Figure 5-10. Hierarchical view of application set