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 Custom Reporting Console. To add anomaly detection to a report:

  • Select Console > Custom Reporting Console from the main Statseeker menu
  • 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