This topic describes how to configure metric baselines.

You configure the properties that control baseline calculations on the Server Settings page, available on the Administration tab.

In vCenter Hyperic, configure the following properties to control the baselining process. Changing the data set used to calculate baselines can affect baseline accuracy.

Global Baselining Properties

Server Setting

Description

Default

Baseline Frequency

The frequency with which vCenter Hyperic calculates a baseline for each metric.

3 Days

Baseline Dataset

The time range of metric data used in calculating the baseline.

7 days

Baseline Minimum Data Points

The minimum number of data points used in calculating a baseline.

40

Track Out-of-Bounds Metrics

Controls whether or not Hyperic tracks out-of-bounds metrics - measurements that are greater than expected high range for a metric, or less than the expected low range for a metric.

off