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Server Usage Graphs for Cloud / VPS

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In some occasions, it becomes necessary to obtain usage information about your Cloud Server. This guide will go over the method of using the Server Usage Graphs function of your Cloud Portal.

Server Usage Graphs

Step 1: Log into your Client Area

Step 2: Click on Cloud Control and then Cloud Portal from the drop down menu in the navigation menu

Click Cloud Control, then Cloud Portal

Step 3: Click the name of the server of which you want to see graphs displayed

Click the Name of the Server

Step 4: Click on “Graphs” along the selection of tabs

Click on Graphs

You will then see the graphs displayed. The default view is hourly. This can be set to several different time frames for being see patterns, find a specific point in time where an issue may have occurred or other diagnostic or informational purposes.

Default Appearance of Usage Graphs

Here you can see how to select different lengths of time. Select the length of time you would like and the graph will immediately update to show the reflected time frame.

Understanding the Graphs

Disk Usage

Disk Usage Graph Explained

Tip: You can toggle which lines are active by clicking the titles of the lines on the right.  

  1. Read speed: Read speed represents how fast data is actually being read at any given time from the drive. This can represent any number of different processes that may be reading from the drive at any given time, and is represented as the *total current read speed* at the time of the graph being represented.
  2. Write speed: Write speed represents how fast data is actually being written at any given time to the drive. This can represent any number of different processes that may be writing to the drive at any given time, and is represented as the *total current write speed* at the time of the graph being represented.
  3. Read requests: Read requests represent how many times a process requests access to read content from the drive. This could be any number of different things, and is represented by whole numbers along the left side column. 
  4. Write requests requests represent how many times a process requests access to write content to the drive. This could be any number of different things, and is represented by whole numbers along the left side column. 
  5. Graph scale: This is a number scale, moving from 0 at the bottom up to whatever maximum number the view needs to be set to based on the usage of the graph. What the numbers relate to are controlled by the specific line you’re reading. For instance, in the above picture, the RED line represents Kibibytes per second, and the YELLOW line represents total number of Read Requests per second.
  6. Timeline: What you see here in the timeline will vary based on what current view you’re looking at (hourly, daily, etc). The times listed here are in a YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM format and are listed in 24 hour time. 

Memory Usage

Memory Usage graph

  1. Memory usage label: This represents the amount of memory each point on the graph indicates. Please note that this graph does *not* always start at “0.” 
  2. Timeline: What you see here in the timeline will vary based on what current view you’re looking at (hourly, daily, etc). The times listed here are in a YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM format and are listed in 24 hour time.

CPU Usage

  1. CPU usage label: This represents the amount of CPU processing power is being used at any given time, referenced by total percent in use. This graph typically starts with *0* but can show higher if average CPU use has exceeded a certain amount in any given time frame. 
  2. Timeline: What you see here in the timeline will vary based on what current view you’re looking at (hourly, daily, etc). The times listed here are in a YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM format and are listed in 24 hour time.

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