Connect to Spotlight Cloud in your organization

First Setup Spotlight Cloud in your organization or accept an invitation to join an organization. Then each time you return to the Spotlight Cloud web site, follow these steps to monitor your Spotlight Cloud connections:

  1. Direct your web browser to http://www.spotlightcloud.io.
  2. If you see your profile icon Account Profile in the top right corner of the screen then you are signed in. If you see a Sign in link then sign in with your Quest Account.
  3. Following sign in the menu items at the top of the screen expand to include features only available on sign in including the Monitoring tab. Click on the Monitoring tab to monitor your Spotlight Cloud connections.

Monitoring Pages

Monitoring pages are available from the Monitoring tab on sign in to http://www.spotlightcloud.io.

Screen Description
Heatmap page The Heatmap answers the question: Which monitored connections require the most urgent attention?
Alarms page Use the Alarms page to comprehensively inquire into all outstanding alarms.
Health Check page Use the Health Check page to pinpoint and address key system health issues within your SQL Server infrastructure.
Spotlight Overview pages Spotlight overview pages capture the performance of a single monitored connection.
Drilldown pages Drilldown pages capture the performance of an aspect of a single monitored connection.

How to switch between Monitoring pages

The Heatmap is the opening page on the Monitoring tab. You can navigate to any page on the monitoring tab from the navigation menu top left of the screen. Select All from the list of available connections to show pages involving multiple connections like the Heatmap. Select a single connection to show pages specific to that connection like the Overview page and drilldown pages. See also Navigate Pages and Connections.

From the dropdown menu select Heatmap Check

Charts, Grids, Panes and Panels

Feature Description
Alarms Panel Use the Alarms panel to inquire into outstanding alarms on the current monitoring page.
Outstanding Alarms The Outstanding Alarms display is common to many drilldown pages. It answers the question - how many alarms of each severity are raised against this drilldown page or drilldown pane?
Charts and Tables Spotlight Cloud charts and tables, features, tips and tricks.
Refresh / Real Time / Historical Metrics The top right corner of the drilldown page indicates the current Auto Refresh status of the page and either the time of the last screen refresh or the time period covered by the data displayed on the page.

Color

The alarm, connection or connection view is colored according to the most severe current alarm.

Default Color Severity Description
Normal color Normal No alarms are raised against this connection.
Information color Information At least one information alarm is raised against this connection. No other alarms are raised.
Low color Low At least one low severity alarm is raised against this connection. No high or medium severity alarms are raised.
Medium color Medium At least one medium severity alarm is raised against this connection. No high severity alarms are raised.
High color High At least one high severity alarm is raised against this connection.