About multiple instance metrics

Article:HOWTO64014  |  Created: 2011-12-20  |  Updated: 2011-12-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO64014
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About multiple instance metrics

A multiple instance metric is a metric that can return more than one value in a query. For example, if you want to know disk space usage, there is a disk usage value available for each of the disks on the computer. With a metric specified as a multiple instance metric, you can receive values for each of the disks. If the metric is not configured for multiple instances, then a single value is retrieved for the first instance of the query.

Metrics are configured to use multiple instances by checking the Use multiple instances option when you create or edit a metric.

See About metrics.

See Types of metrics.

See Creating and editing metrics in the metric library.

The metric types that support multiple instances are as follows:

  • Compound

  • Performance Counter

  • SNMP

  • SQL


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