Metric Data Minitab

Metric Data Minitab

The Metric Data minitab, available when an individual resource, or a group of resources of the same type are selected, is a tabular summary of the measurements collected during the currently selected metric display range.

By default, the Metric Data minitab displays only metrics for which measurements exist during the metric display range. To list all metrics supported for the resource, click the control next to Show All Metrics at the top of the Metric Data minitab.

When all supported metrics for a resource are listed, a Hide Metrics Without Data control replaces the Show All Metrics control - click the the control next to it to toggle the display.

The columns in the Metric Data minitab vary, depending on whether an individual resource or a group of resources is selected, as described in the subsections below.

Metric Data Minitab for a Single Resource

The Metric Data minitab displays the following data for each metric that is enabled for one or more members of a compatible, over the current metric display range:

  • Alerts — Number of times a collected metric value triggered an alert.

  • OOB — Number of times the metric was out-of-bounds.

  • LOW — Lowest value collected.

  • AVG — Average of values collected.

  • PEAK — Highest value collected.

  • LAST — Last collected value.

  • Collection Interval — Frequency of metric collection. "NONE" indicates that data is not being collected. 

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Metric Data Minitab for an Autogroup or Compatible Group

The Metric Data minitab displays the following data for each metric that is enabled for one or more members of a group of resources of the same type — an autogroup or a compatible group.

  • Number Coll — Number of data points collected across all group members for which the metric is enabled.

  • Alerts — Number of times a collected metric value triggered an alert.

  • OOB — Number of times the metric was out-of-bounds across all group members.

  • LOW — Lowest value collected across all group members.

  • AVG — Average of values collected across all group members.

  • PEAK — Highest value collected across all group members.

  • SUM — Sum of all values collected, not for a metric whose unit is percentage.

  • Collection Interval — Frequency of metric collection.

    • "NONE" — indicates that data is not being collected.

    • "VARIES" — Indicates that the collection interval varies among members of the group.

  • Member health data — (For compatible groups only, not autogroups) The lower portion of the Metric Data minitab for a compatible group lists the resources in the group, the current availability of each, and in the rightmost column. an icon that links to the Alerts page for the resource.

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Compare Metrics for Resources in a Compatible Group

Check the member resources in "Current Health of group's <group name> resources collecting metrics" and click Compare Metrics of Selected at the bottom of the page. and proceed to the "Compare Metrics" screen.

View Metric Details and Metadata

To display metric data for a single resource in a separate window, click the images/download/attachments/79038082/icon_info.gif log at the right end of metric data for the resource.

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Set Page Refresh Frequency

To change the frequency with which the page refreshes, click a refresh value or OFF, in the Metric Refresh section in the upper right of the minitab.

Tailor Metric Collection Settings for the Resource

You can tailor the metric collection settings for the resource on the Metric Data minitab.

Resource-Level Metric Collection Settings can Be Overwritten

The default metric collection settings for a resource are specified on the Administration > Monitoring Defaults page for the associated resource type. You can alter the metric collection interval for a specific resource on its Metric Data minitab — note however that subsequent updates to the monitoring defaults for the resource type will overwrite any modifications to collection intervals made for a specific resource. For information about setting metric collection options for all resources of the same resource type, see the Tailor Metric Collection for a Resource Type page of vFabric Hyperic Administration.

Modifying Metric Collection for a Group

Changes to make to metric collection settings for a group will apply to all members of that group.

Disable Collection of a Metric

  1. Place a checkmark next to each metric you wish to disable.

  2. Click Disable Collection at the bottom of the minitab.  

Note: If the currently selected resource is a compatible group, collection of the metric is disabled for all resources in the group.

Enable Collection of a Metric

  1. Click the arrow to the right of Show All Metrics at the top of the minitab.

    • All metrics, including currently disabled metrics, will be listed.

  2. Place a checkmark next to each metric you wish to enable.

  3. To specify the frequency of metric collection:

    1. Enter an integer value in the Collection Interval for Selected field.

    2. Select "Minutes" or "Hours" from the pull-down list.

    3. Click the arrow to the right of the "Minutes/Hours" pull-down list.

Note: If the currently selected resource is a compatible group, collection of the metric is enabled for all resources in the group.

Set Collection Interval for a Metric

  1. If the Metric Data minitab currently display all metrics for the resource, including disabled metrics, click Hide Metrics Without Data

  2. Place a checkmark next to the metric whose collection interval you wish to modify.  

    • You can checkmark more than one metric if you want to set the same collection interval for each of them.

  3. To specify the frequency of metric collection:

    1. Enter an integer value in the Collection Interval for Selected field.

    2. Select "Minutes" or "Hours" from the pull-down list.

    3. Click the arrow to the right of the "Minutes/Hours" pull-down list.

Configure Metric Baselines

Available only in vFabric Hyperic

In vFabric Hyperic, you can use the Set Baselines control at the bottom of the Metric Data minitab to reset the baseline, acceptable high, and acceptable low values for a metric. For more information, Baselines and Configure Metric Baselines.

Resources Minitab

For information about the Resources minitab on the left side of the page, see Resources Minitab.