How to use the Priority field for components

The Priority field allows for ordering component’s Telemetry streams in the right-hand component pane. There are four levels of priority for Telemetry streams in StackState: High, Medium, Low, and None. Streams that have a higher priority level are presented at the top of the Telemetry stream section. By default, all streams have priority set to none. To change priorities assigned to specific streams, follow the instruction below:

1. Open the component’s properties pane

Locate the component that you want to edit Telemetry streams for. Click on the component to open the component’s properties pane - see screenshot below:

component telemetry

Here you can access the Component properties, the Health status, and Telemetry Streams.

2. Choose Telemetry Streams to prioritize

Components can have multiple Telemetry streams. They are presented in a column, so not all of them are visible at first. Let’s say that instead of BytesReceivedRate, you want to see PacketsReceivedRate right after the basic_health stream. Click on the kebab menu in the upper right corner of the basic_health stream and choose the Edit option:

Edit telemetry stream

3. Set priorities for selected streams

In the basic_health stream edit screen, you can set the Priority field to High, as this one should be presented at the top. Click Save and confirm the change:

Edit basic_health

Now navigate to the PacketsReceivedRate stream and open the stream editing screen. Here you can set the Priority field to Medium:

Edit packetsReceiveRate

All streams have their priority set to None by default, so the PacketsReceivedRate stream is presented above them, and below the basic_health stream, which is set to High priority.