~Measurement Status Weights~

For any given monitored attribute, you can increase the importance and visibility of measurements which are classed with a status of Normal, Minor or Major. For example, if you are gathering the response times of an activity, the aggregated readings may never show any readings which were Major (slow response times) if they are always averaged out by measurements which were classed as Normal. To counter this, you can define a higher weight for those measurements which are important to you, like those which have a Major status. These weights are then used to increase their influence when calculating the aggregated status of the attribute for each end point during a given timeframe. Weights are applied to provide the ability to give higher deviations more impact than lower deviations.

The status for a monitored attribute for a specific end point is set as either normal or deviating, for the selected Status Time Interval, by performing a weighted comparison between the different measurements according to the selected weights.

By default, critical deviations have a weight of 3, major deviations have a weight of 2, and minor deviations/normal measurements have weights of 1.

Note:

When the monitored attribute is the availability of an application, by its nature, a non-available application becomes critical very quickly. Therefore there are only two weights to assign: Critical (if measurements deviate) or Normal (for non-deviating measurements). By default, Critical deviations are assigned a weight of 5, while Normal measurements have a weight of 1.