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You can display the performance data that you have called on the detailed data for monitoring attributes screen graphically. You can use this data, for example, to compare the individual response times for multiple application servers at a glance and to analyze possible tendencies within your SAP system.

Each value in the graphical display is expressed as a value between 0 and 1, so that you can compare different values with each other. For example, you can easily compare the CPU performance with the number of users logged on to an application server, although these are expressed in different units.

SAP R/3 4.6A provided new functions for displaying the curve. You can use the Fitfunction to test the relationship between different curves. If you choose this function, the highest value in the curve is assigned the value 1 in the graphical display, and the lowest value is assigned the value 0. In this way, you can see the relationship between the two curves clearly.

There are two other display options: you can display an extract from the performance data curve, and you can change the scaling of the display, so that you can see differences in the reported values more clearly.

The new graphical display can also show up "gaps" in your measurement data. If, for example, the system was not active for a time, there is a gap in the display, to show that no values were recorded during this time.

You can also choose how you want to graphically display the performance data. You can choose between a variety of options (bar chart, pie chart, or table).

  1. Choose Administration → CCMS →Control/Monitoring →Alert Monitor, or call transaction RZ20.
  2. Expand the monitor set that contains the monitor that you require, and choose Start Monitor.
  3. Select the desired performance MTEs (if you are not familiar with the icons used in the alert monitor, display the Legend), and choose Display Details.
  4. Check the indicators for data lines that you want to include in the graphical display. You can combine data from several lines that belong to different MTEs.
  5. Choose Display Performance Values Graphically. The alert monitor displays the selected data.
  6. If you want to change the legend or the scale of the graphic, choose Settings →Legend.