Metric collection settings for a resource type are configured on the Monitoring Defaults page for the resource type.

An authorized user can tailor metric collection settings on a per resource basis (on the resource's Metric Data minitab in the Resource Hub.) When you save changes to the metric collection settings for a resource type on the Monitoring Defaults page, the settings you configure will apply to all resources of that type in inventory. So, any custom metric collection configuration for resources of that type will be overwritten.

However, if a user has chosen a different set of indicator metrics for a resource instance (on the resource's Indicators minitab in the Resource Hub) changing the indicator metrics for a resource type on the Monitoring Defaults page will not override the user's selections.

This topic provides instructions for accessing the Monitoring Defaults page for a resource type.

This topic provides instructions for enabling and disabling metric collection, as well as changing the collection interval.

This topic provides instructions for setting indicators for metrics.

This topic provides information about using APIs for metric collection.