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Define thresholds and baselines for nodes

Using the dynamic baseline feature, you can display baselines on different charts in the Orion Web Console. Dynamic baselines track performance and usage over time. This data generates into a baseline threshold matching your specific environment.

Data for a threshold is collected for a week and used to calculate mean and standard deviation. The warning and critical threshold values are defined as 2 and 3 standard deviations above the mean, respectively. Dynamic baseline thresholds are the most accurate way to define thresholds for a specific device. You can recalculate baselines on demand after making threshold changes.

Example: If the mean value for packet loss for a specific node is 0%, the warning threshold for packet loss would be 3% (+2 standard deviations) and the critical threshold would be 4% (+3 standard deviations).

Define a baseline for an individual node

  1. Click Edit thresholds on the resource, and select the thresholds you want to edit.
  2. Select Override Global Orion Threshold, and set either a static threshold, or click Use Dynamic Baseline Thresholds to define a formula for calculating a baseline.
  3. Click Submit.

Define a baseline for multiple nodes

  1. Click Settings > All Settings > Node & Group Management > Manage Virtual Devices in the Orion Web Console.
  2. Click the Thresholds tab.
  3. Select the entity type for which you want to configure a baseline threshold from the Show list.
  4. Select the nodes for which you want to configure a baseline.
  5. Click Edit Thresholds, and select the thresholds you want to edit.
  6. Select Override Global Orion Threshold, and set either a static threshold, or click Use Dynamic Baseline Thresholds to define a formula for calculating a baseline.
  7. Click Submit.

For example, to configure thresholds for all virtual machines under a given host, first select all vNodes, and then deselect the vNodes for which you do not want to define thresholds.

For more information, see Use baselining in the Orion Web Console and thresholds in the VMAN Getting Started Guide.