Feature Daily Plots

The Feature Daily Plots page is a graphical representation of the metrics shown in the Feature Statistics page for a specific tag/feature combination.

The information in these graphs is based off daily averages. The data is obtained from a summary table in the Altair Monitor database that is populated once per night with these daily averages. For new instances of Altair Monitor, this report will not show data. Additionally, if viewing a report that includes the current day, the report will only show data that was calculated up to the point the summary table was updated, which occurs during the night by default.

The daily feature plots page shows the averages on the Feature Statistics page for a specific tag/feature combination. Three plots are displayed in this report: Usage and Capacity, Queued Requests, and Requests and Denials. These plots are explained in the following sections.



Figure 1. Feature Daily Plots Page: Reports

Usage and Capacity

Capacity is shown as a green background, average utilization per day is shown as blue bars, and peak utilization is show as purple lines for each day.


Figure 2. Usage and Capacity Graph

Queued Requests

This provides a visual cue for the number of times a license or feature is requested and put in queue (when the user is waiting in line to use a feature). This indicates when and where you might balance the work load via shifting work times or adding licenses.

Average queued requests per day is shown as teal bars and peak queued requests are shown as teal lines for each day. If there are no queued requests, Monitor will not show a graph. This also depends on if tool vendors support license queuing.


Figure 3. Queued Requests

Requests and Denials

This provides a visual cue for the number of requests versus denials, and it’s yet another way to gain insight about your license usage. Many denials indicate that you may need to increase licenses. However, you may want to further verify the reason of license denial.

This graph shows capacity, utilization and peak utilization.
  • Blue indicates requests.
  • Red indicates denials.


Figure 4. Requests and Denials

Intelligent Denial Scaling

Typically, there are many more requests than denials in a given time frame. Because of this, the scaling of the denials line in the Requests and Denials plot are dynamically adjusted. A multiplier will be shown in the plot legend that indicates the ratio: the value to multiply the value shown in the denial line to obtain the actual value of the denial.

Data Population

The information in this report is based off of daily averages of various pieces of data. The data is obtained from a summary table in the Monitor database that is populated once per night with these daily averages. For new instances of Monitor, this report will not show data. Additionally, if viewing a report that includes the current day, the report will only show data that was calculated up to the point the summary table was updated, which occurs during the night by default. However, the summary tables can be updated manually by the administrator if needed by visiting the Configuration Information page and running the summary update task.