As the system administrator for a Web-based business, you want to improve the customer experience by reducing the time it takes to check out with a purchase. To gauge system performance, you decide to create a super metric that captures average CPU usage on your virtual machines that process transactions.

After you create your super metric, you assign it to the object type that contains the virtual machines to monitor, and you analyze the results.

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Because super metric formulas can be complex, plan your super metric before you use the vRealize Operations Manager user interface to create it. The key to creating a super metric that alerts you to the expected behavior of your objects is knowing your own enterprise and your data.

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You add your super metric that captures the average CPU usage across all virtual machines. With a super metric, you can conveniently track one value instead of several CPU usage metrics for multiple virtual machines.

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To verify the super metric formula, display a graph that shows its value during a past time period.

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When you assign your super metric to an object type, vRealize Operations Manager calculates the super metrics for the target objects and displays it as a metric for the object type.

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After you assign your super metric to an object type, you can monitor it on the Troubleshooting tab of the object type. Tracking a single super metric on one Troubleshooting tab is easier than tracking the metrics of separate objects on several Troubleshooting tabs.