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4 Aggregation in graphs

Overview

The aggregation functions, available in the graph widget of the dashboard, allow to display an aggregated value for the chosen interval (5 minutes, an hour, a day), instead of all values.

The aggregation options are as follows:

  • min
  • max
  • avg
  • count
  • sum
  • first (first value displayed)
  • last (last value displayed)

The most exciting use of data aggregation is the possibility to create nice side-by-side comparisons of data for some period:

When hovering over a point in time in the graph, date and time is displayed, in addition to items and their aggregated values. Items are displayed in parentheses, prefixed by the aggregation function used. Note that this is the date and time of the point in graph, not of the actual values.

Configuration

The options for aggregation are available in data set settings when configuring a graph widget.

You may pick the aggregation function and the time interval. As the data set may comprise several items, there is also another option allowing to show aggregated data for each item separately or for all data set items as one aggregated value.

See the widget configuration page for more details.

Use cases

Average request count to Nginx server

View the average request count per second per day to Nginx server:

  • add the request count per second item to the data set
  • select the aggregate function avg and specify interval 1d
  • a bar graph is displayed, where each bar represents the average number of requests per second per day
Minimum weekly disk space among clusters

View the lowest disk space among clusters over a week.

  • add to the data set: hosts cluster*, key "Free disk space on /data"
  • select the aggregate function min and specify interval 1w
  • a bar graph is displayed, where each bar represents the minimum disk space per week for each /data volume of the cluster