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SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere 16.0 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Database monitoring » SQL Anywhere Monitor » Tutorial: Monitoring resources with the Monitor


Lesson 5: Adding a new dashboard and widgets

Add a dashboard and widgets to the Monitor to display information about resources.


This lesson assumes that you have completed all preceding lessons. See Lesson 1: Logging in to the Monitor.

This lesson assumes that you have the roles and privileges listed in the Privileges section at the start of this tutorial: Tutorial: Monitoring resources with the Monitor.

Context and remarks

Dashboards are user-specific. Any user can add, edit, or delete their own dashboards and the widgets that exist in their dashboards.

  1. Click Dashboards » Add New.

    1. Click A Dashboard To Monitor The Following Resource, and choose the resource.

    2. In the Dashboard Name field, type user_joe.

    3. In the Number Of Columns field, type 2.

    4. Click OK.

    A new dashboard appears, with the following widgets:

    • For databases   Alert List, Key Performance Metrics, Server Info, and Connections.

    • For MobiLink   Alert List, Key Performance Metrics, Server Info, and Connections.

    • For Relay Server   Alert List and Key Performance Metrics.

  2. Add a metrics widget to display graphs instead of the default spark lines.

    1. In the upper right corner of the user_joe dashboard, click Customize » Add Widget.

    2. Click Metrics, and then click Next.

    3. In the What Do You Want To Name This Widget? field, type Metrics display.

    4. In the Which Resource Are You Interested In? field, click demo16 for a database server, MobiLinkServerSample for MobiLink server, or the Relay Server farm resource for Relay Server.

    5. In the What Kind Of Display Do You Want? field, click Graph.

    6. For What Metrics Do You Want To See?, click one of the following:

      • For databases   CPU Usage, Queries Processed, and Memory Metrics » Cache Size.

      • For MobiLink   Synchronization Metrics

      • For Relay Server   CPU Usage

    7. Click Create.

    A widget called Metrics display appears in the dashboard.

    To maximize the size of a widget, in the widget pane, click the dropdown menu arrow, and click Maximize.

    To view details on the graph, position your cursor above specific points on the graph.


You have created a dashboard and a metrics widget for your resource.

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