Statseeker Anomaly Detection allows you to confirm whether or not the data being reported is out of the ordinary. This is achieved by comparing the current data against the previous 6 months of historical data, and returning a single value indicating how unusual the current data is. As you can see this functionality allows you to see, at a glance, if what is currently being reported is potentially a problem.
Anomaly reporting is available in custom reports and can be used with existing threshold and alerting capabilities.
Adding Anomaly Detection to a Report
Anomaly detection is only available for tabular reports created with the Reporting panel. To add anomaly detection to a report:
- Select Reports from the main navigator
- Click Edit
- Select the report (or create a new report)
- Go to the Fields section within the report configuration to add the new field
Anomaly detection is a Format option for many reportable metrics, in the example below we will be adding anomaly detection for Interface Transmit Utilization
- Set the attribute for the metric that you want anomaly detection performed on, in this instance we are selecting Interface Tx Util
- Set the format to one of:
- Anomaly Metric - for reporting how unusual the current data is and whether this is a higher/lower value than expected (positive/negative metric). Anything outside of the -85% - 85% range is potentially an issue.
- Anomaly Strength - for reporting how unusual the current data is (anything > 85-90% is potentially an issue)
- Name the field appropriately and click Add
- Save and View the report