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Classic (historical) chart settings

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Updated: December 4, 2018

This topic applies to all Orion Platform products.

Classic charts, also known as historical charts, are interactive. Users can zoom in/out and select time frames without Administrator privileges. In Orion Platform 2018.4, legacy and classic charts are being deprecated and replaced with modern charts.

You can identify classic charts by the zoom panel with drag handles at the bottom of the chart.


Deprecated charts are being replaced by modern, responsive charts. Modern charts were first introduced in Orion Platform 2016.2. Modern charts use client-side rendering, and thus load faster than classic charts. The design of modern charts is based on the feedback of SolarWinds users.

The following settings apply only to classic charts:

Chart Aspect Ratio

Chart Aspect Ratio is the height/width ratio for web console charts. This ratio should be set between 0.25 and 3.0 to avoid erratic display problems, though the performance of individual systems may differ.

Thumbnail Aspect Ratio

Thumbnail Aspect Ratio is the height/width ratio for chart thumbnails.

95th Percentile Calculations

95th Percentile Calculations adds annotation lines to charts at the entered percentile. This value is normally set to 95.

Maximum Number of Data Series Displayed on Chart

The Maximum Number of Data Series Displayed on Chart setting determines the maximum number of data series that will display on a chart at the same time. The default value for this setting is 10.

Export charts as image in PDF

If modern or classic charts exported in PDFs are empty due to performance issues, enable this option. Instead of rendering charts, the Orion Platform exports the charts as images and includes them into the PDF.

Migrate charts to modern style charts

Click Migrate to upgrade legacy charts and classic charts to the modern style charts. Click Roll Back to revert to original charts.

See migrate charts to modern style charts for more information.

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