In the following tutorial, we are going how we can monitor the "Usage" and the "Credits" of the subscription.
The usage of a subscription can be monitored using the "Usage" tab on the subscription details page:
The tab displays the usage of the current week, by default. If you want to select a different range, you can either use the From and To date fields or select a predefined period from the "Filter By Period" dropdown that supports the following values:
This Week / Month / Year
Previous Week / Month / Year
The week period starts from Sunday and ends on Saturday, the month from the 1st of the month till the end, and the year from 1/1 till the end. The usage tab can display data at least from the previous year.
|NOTE: For example, if today is the 1st of June 2021, you can get historical data as old as from 1/1/2020.|
Usage data are displayed in two variations:
Each variation is displayed in a different format and behaves accordingly.
The common variation displays the total usage of the subscription on Sessions and Images. It also visualizes a detailed overview of each one over time using a graph:
|NOTE: By going over the graph could get more information about usage on a specific date.|
The imagery variation displays the total usage of the subscription per imagery provider. Initially, it displays a list of providers along with the total images that were consumed by each one:
By selecting a provider could see an analysis of its current usage over time:
Additionally, a comparison of the usage between providers could be made, by selecting more than one. The comparison functionality features also a representation of the usage of each provider as a percentage:
|NOTE: A comparison can be made up to four providers at the same time.|
The usage of a subscription is spawned across workstations of the selected subscription. The view of the usage for a specific workstation, could be by selecting the "Workstations" tab and by clicking on the code of a specific workstation:
A redirection to the workstation details page will contain also the following basic information about the workstation:
The name of the workstation such as DESKTOP-M1.
The code of the workstation such as M00001xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.
The subscription to which the selected workstation belongs to such as Plex-Earth 5 - Business Edition.
The date that the workstation was first activated.
The status of the workstation. You can find the possible status values in the Managing workstations tutorial.
The actual Plex-Earth version that the workstation is running on.
The date where the workstation was lastly seen active.
|NOTE: An indication icon will be displayed next to a workstation name when the workstation is inactive.|
The credits tab of the subscription details page, provides an overview of the available and consumed credits of the subscription:
It displays the total credits consumption, as well as how many credits remain in the subscription. The former is further analyzed by displaying the consumption of credits per workstation.
|NOTE: The analysis of credits consumption per workstation is useful in cases where you want to investigate how a workstation performs in the subscription.|
The credits tab displays the total consumption of the current week, by default. If you want to select a different range, you can either use the From and To date fields or select a predefined period from the "Filter By Period" dropdown. You can find more details about the "Filter By Period" dropdown on the Usage section.
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