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1 Simple graphs


Simple graphs are provided for the visualization of data gathered by items.

No configuration effort is required on the user part to view simple graphs. They are freely made available by Zabbix.

Just go to Monitoring → Latest data and click on the Graph link for the respective item and a graph will be displayed.

Take note of the time period selector above the graph. It allows you to select the desired time period easily.

The slider within the selector can be dragged back and forth as well as resized. Links are also provided within the selector allowing to choose often-used predefined periods and move them back and forth in time.

Simple graphs are provided for all numeric items. For textual items, a link to History is available in Monitoring → Latest data.

For very recent data a single line is drawn connecting each received value. The single line is drawn as long as there is at least one horizontal pixel available for one value.

For data that show a longer period three lines are drawn - a dark green one shows the average, while a light pink and a light green line shows the maximum and minimum values at that point in time. The space between the highs and the lows is filled with yellow background.

Working time (working days) is displayed in graphs as a white background, while non-working time is displayed in grey (with the Original blue default frontend theme).

Working time is always displayed in simple graphs, whereas displaying it in custom graphs is a user preference.

Working time is not displayed if the graph shows more than 3 months.

Generating from history/trends

Graphs can be drawn based on either item history or trends. A grey caption at the bottom right of a graph indicates where the data come from.

Two factors influence whether history of trends is used:

  • longevity of item history. For example, item history can be kept for 14 days. In that case, any data older than the fourteen days will be coming from trends.
  • data congestion in the graph. If the amount of seconds to display in a horizontal graph pixel exceeds 3600/16, trend data are displayed (even if item history is still available for the same period).