PIMS Bandwidth Graphs

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Please note that this article is considered legacy documentation for an older account management system. For a relevant equivalent article please read: Reading Bandwidth Graphs In Manage.

Bandwidth graphs are a quick way to see how much traffic your server is receiving, or how much data it’s pushing out. Bandwidth graphs are available on the PIMS dashboard.

Let’s take a closer look at what these graphs have to offer. Below, we have the PIMS Dashboard.

PIMS Dashboard View

Every server in your account has a quick view on the Dashboard. Each quick view shows your Sonar Monitoring graphs, service statuses, and bandwidth usage. To expand the information about your traffic statistics, click on one of your bandwidth graphs.

Bandwidth graphs are not showing

Instead of your bandwidth graphs, you may see “There was an error retreiving your Bandwidth numbers.” or “NO image available”

Dashboard with Bandwidth graph error

Bandwidth graph not showing

If you purchased your server in the last 24 hours, bandwidth statistics won’t be available until enough data has been collected. The graphs will also not display if you have recently changed your hostname. Open a ticket with us, include your new hostname in your request, and we’ll take care of it.

Graphs explained

The graphs you see are generated from data aggregated on the switch, so the graphs may look a bit backwards. The graphs show ‘incoming’ and ‘outgoing’ traffic from the switch’s point of view. Data leaving your server is considered ‘incoming’ when entering the switch; Data coming to your server from the switch is ‘outgoing’. Plainly, the blue is your server’s incoming data, and the green is your server’s outgoing data.

A functional bandwidth graph

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