The Chart View Dashboard will display the top five time series: the number of queries your domain has received over a 5 day period.
Each time-series in the chart shows the “time history” of queries received at that particular location. Time series are color-coded by location (PoP) within our network. You can see which color represents which location in the legend below the chart.
Because domains incur so many queries even within just a few minutes, each data point within a time-series represents the number of queries your domain received at that location over a 30-minute interval.
Legend of Symbols in RTS:
◊ = Root record
* = Wild Card record name
# = NX Domain root record
∑ = Aggregated Value in the table
The date range control allows you to select how much historical data will load. RTS stores you historical data as far back as 30-days.
The Time Series drop-down allows you to select the number of time series to display in the Chart. Time series are sorted by the most number of queries received with the time frame.
Filters allow you to select and view only data that matches the filter you have selected. For example, if we click on the Location checkbox, and then select Los Angeles from the drop down, only queries from Los Angeles will be displayed. Or if you click on the Record Type checkbox, and then select the Record Type, A, from the drop down, only queries from San Jose for A records will be displayed.
You can combine multiple filters, but only one type of each filter can be chosen at a time. For example, you can Filter by Location: Ashburn, VA and Record Type: A Records. But you cannot filter by Location: Ashburn, VA and Location: Seattle, WA.
If you click on the Location checkbox, and select Los Angeles from the drop down, the chart will only display queries from Los Angeles.
The "Roll-Up By" feature allows you to combine time series. For example, if you click the "All" checkbox, then all the Time series will be combined and the Chart will show the total number of queries, as a function of time, that your domain received over your selected time frame. If you're following along, please unselect the "All" checkbox to show all the Time series.
You can also combine multiple time series together by selecting the dimensions you want to see together. For example: select only the "Record Type" and "Record Name" checkboxes. Now all the record types and record names will be combined, and the remaining Time series will only have location dimensions. Effectively, you are now seeing the queries received at each of the top five DNS Made Easy name servers locations. The legend at the bottom of the Chart will show the series only by location.
This is the same view you will remember from the initial download. That's because this view is quick to load and provides a general overview of your domain's query traffic.
Suppose that we want to see which records (Record Names) were queried at each location. Simply unselect the "Record Type" checkbox so that the roll-up is only by record type. Unselecting the "Record Type" checkbox requires Real-time stats to download more detailed data. Depending on the number of records composing your domain, this download can take 10 to 20 seconds or more. Once the data is loaded, the Chart will display the Time series for locations and record names.
We've seen how to display the total queries for your domain, the queries at each location, and the queries for record names at each location. Suppose that we would like to display the queries for your domain's record names. If we select the "Location" checkbox in the "Roll-Up By" section, what remains in the Chart are the time series for each record name in your domain.
You can also interact with the Chart in four ways: Queries at a particular time, Highlighting a particular time series, Hiding time series, and Zooming into a desired time-window.
If you mouse-over a data point of a time series, a pop-up window will display the start of the aggregation time interval. The pop-up will also display the number of queries for that time series received in that time interval. Notice that when you mouse over a data point, the mouse cursor changes from a double-sided arrow to a hand.
If you hover over an item in the legend, it will highlight the associated time-series and fade out the rest. This is really helpful if you are trying to troubleshoot specific issues by location or other filters.
We've just seen that by mousing over the name of a time series in the legend, we can highlight that time series. If we instead click on the name of the time series in the legend, then that time series will be hidden from the Chart. You can hide as many time series as you wish. To display a hidden time series, click it again.
For this function, you will need a mouse with a scroll wheel. If you do, then move the mouse cursor onto the Chart. When the mouse cursor changes to a double-sided arrow, you can turn your mouse wheel (our make the scroll gesture on a trackpad or magic mouse), the Chart will zoom around the cursor's location. By placing the mouse cursor over areas of interest, you can zoom in and out of any time on the Chart.