Live-Updating Data For Continuous Monitoring

Posted by Baron Schwartz on May 15, 2015 7:46:00 AM

We’ve added a feature to VividCortex that will help you keep tabs on your systems more easily. At the top right corner of the app, near the time selector, you’ll see an auto-refresh widget:


Click on this and it’ll change from a “play” to a “stop” icon. While it’s selected, the app will refresh once a minute and load an updated set of data. If you navigate anywhere or make any changes–basically, if you interact with the app–it’ll stop auto-refreshing so it doesn’t interfere with what you’re doing.

This works for all features in the app, globally. You can use it for your favorite charts, events, Top Queries, Top Processes, anything.

We’re working on a feature to hide the navigation and other chrome so you can full-screen the app into kiosk mode. That’ll be perfect for a big monitor on your wall, won’t it? Hint, hint.

We’ve made this change in response to customer feedback, which we continually solicit, catalog, and prioritize. We’d love to hear your suggestions, whether you’re a customer or not. You can contact me personally on Twitter, LinkedIn, or by email at baron at Or just use the comments on this blog. I read every single one.

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