ITCAM for Transactions - Transaction Reporter - Displaying Historical Transaction Instances
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IBM Tivoli Composite Application Manager for Transactions
|Name||The name of the Application, Component, Server, or Transaction.|
Measures the average time for a transaction to complete, in milliseconds. The value in this column does not include the time taken for failures, unless all transactions have failed. The Total Time measures the following transactions based on which category you are looking at:
|Measures the percentage deviation from a baseline value. Positive numbers indicate a slower total time than the baseline value, and negative numbers indicate a faster total time than the baseline value. A deviation of zero indicates either that there is no deviation or that the deviation has not yet been measured.|
Measures the average rate of transactions. This is measured in transactions per minute. The Transaction Rate calculates the following rate of transactions based on which category you are looking at:
|Measures the percentage deviation from a baseline value in the number of transactions. Positive numbers indicate more transactions than the baseline value, and negative numbers indicate fewer transactions than the baseline value. A deviation of zero indicates either that there is no deviation or that the deviation has not yet been measured.|
|Percent Failed||Indicates the percentage of transaction instances that have failed.|
|Percent Slow||Indicates the percentage of transaction instances that are running slower than a preset threshold.|
|Percent Good||Indicates the percentage of transaction instances that are running faster than a preset threshold.|
|Timestamp||Indicates the start time of the period of aggregation.|
|Enclosing Component||Enclosing component aggregate if applicable.|
|Enclosing Server||Enclosing server aggregate if applicable.|
The other views in this workspace are described in the ITCA
Please note: It is not possible to view Topology for older Transactions data.
Topology accessed from this view only reflects the latest data. Using the “Time Span” option to view older Transactions data then selecting the Transaction Topology option will still display topology for the latest data, it does not display topology for the selected record.
To display topology and additional information for Historical Transaction Instances, click a link icon from the Transactions table view in the Transactions Summary workspace. This option is specific to the Transactions Summary workspace, and is not available from the other summary workspaces.
Transactions: Historical Transaction Instances
This workspace enables you to view individual historical transaction instances that are collected after enabling situations to store transaction instances that have failed or did not perform within set parameters.
Use this workspace to compare historical transaction instances with current transaction instances that are failing in a similar way. Access this workspace by clicking a link icon from the table in the Transactions Summary workspace.
Using this workspace
A transaction instance is a single occurrence of a transaction within your system. The Historical Transaction Instances workspace uses situations to display stored data from your system. Compare current data with historical data to determine if there is a pattern in transactions failing or running slow.
This workspace contains four views in addition to the standard Navigator view:
- Transaction Instance Topology
- Transaction Instances for…. [transaction name]
When you first enter this workspace, only the “Transaction Instances for….” view is populated.
The default query for this workspace view retrieves all rows from the “Transaction Instance Instances” table in ascending date order.
Description of the fields in the Transaction Instances table
Indicates the status of the transaction instance:
|Total Time||Indicates the total time for the transaction instance, in milliseconds.|
|Total Time Deviation||Indicates the percentage deviation from a baseline value for the transaction instance. Positive numbers indicate a slower total time than the baseline value, and negative numbers indicate a faster total time than the baseline value. A deviation of zero indicates either that there is no deviation or that the deviation has not yet been measured.|
|Timestamp||Indicates the time a transaction instance started.|
To display a topology, Interactions and Contexts information, select a transaction instance from the table in the Transaction Instances for transaction name view and click Link to Instance Topology. It then displays the topology, Interactions and Contexts information for a single instance of a transaction.
Please note: Patience is sometimes needed.
After clicking on the link button you may see the Contexts view populated first followed by a delay before the Topology and Interactions views are populated.
A more detailed description of the views in this workspace is provided in the ITCA
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