This is the fourth layer of an Application.  It is where you define individual Metrics of an Application Object. Each Metric is a piece of information (statistic or state) which a Collector on the Host Server can collect.  Here you define its detail settings, which determines how it may be displayed on Web ViewPoint Enterprise.   

If the “Exportable” flag is set for the associated Application Object, then you may also choose whether this Metric may be exported to Remote Analyst.  Note that off these, the user has the final say whether they want to export to Remote Analyst. 

 

Interface 

On initial access you can see a list of previously defined Metrics.  This list can be sorted for any Column.   

Click on the Add button on the upper right toolbar to add a new Metric. 

Metric Definitions  

Select a previously defined Application, Version, and Object.  Now give this Metric a name, and: 

  • Value Size: Number of bytes used to store/report this Metric. 

  • Type: Whether it is a Number, Time, a Percentage, or a State 

  • Min & Max Values: Applicable only to Number, Time & Percentage type, set the Metric’s range of values. 

  • Aggregation Method: Specifies the aggregation method that EXExporter must use when converting the data to export 

  • Show in Trend:  

  • Alert on: Whether this metric should be available as an option in Alert screen of Web ViewPoint Enterprise. Checking this option displays Metric Alert Definitions tab where you define alert definitions and thresholds which will be reflected in Web ViewPoint Enterprise. 

  • Exportable: Sets whether this metric should be available to be exported to Remote Analyst.   

Metric Alert Definitions 

This tab is displayed after Alert On option is enabled in the Metric Definitions screen.  

  • Has Instance – Specifies whether instances of this metric can be selected to be alerted 

  • Instance filter – Specifies whether instances of this metric can be alerted upon and the type of instance 

  • Monitor Frequency  

Min Value – Minimum value that monitor frequency can be set for 

Max Value – Maximum value that monitor frequency can be set for 

Default Monitor Value – Default value for monitor frequency 


 

  • Thresholds  

Has Minor threshold – Does this metric support minor threshold. You can select Yes|No. If Yes is selected, below definitions must be added. 

Minor Thresholds Definitions 

Min Value – Minimum value that a minor threshold can be set for 

Max Value – Maximum value that a minor threshold can be set for 

Default Value – Default value for a minor threshold 

Threshold Condition – Sets the type of comparison for the minor threshold value 

G – Greater than (>) 

L – Less than (<) 

N – Not equal to 

 

Has Major threshold – Does this metric support major threshold. You can select Yes|No. If Yes is selected, below definitions must be added.  

Major Thresholds Definitions  

Min Value – Minimum value that major threshold can be set for  

Max Value – Maximum value that major threshold can be set for  

Default Value – Default value for major threshold  

Threshold Condition – Sets the type of comparison for the major threshold value  

G – Greater than (>)  

L – Less than (<)  

N – Not equal to 

 


 

  • Tolerance  

Min Value – Minimum value that tolerance time that can be set 

Max Value – Maximum value that tolerance time that can be set 

Default Minor Value – Default value for minor tolerance 

Default Major Value – Default value for major tolerance 

Tolerance unit – Unit of the tolerance time value  

S – Seconds 

M – Minutes 

 

 

Click on the Copy button on the upper right toolbar to copy a Metric’s setting from one Object to an Object of another Application.