Attribute properties

The following table describes the default parameter properties available in TrueSight console and BMC Helix Operations Management:


Default value

Monitor TypeThe monitor type under which this attribute is displayed.

Key Performance Indicator

Indicates if the attribute is a Key Performance Indicator (KPI). KPIs are attributes that have the most impact on the health and performance of your environment and your service-level agreements.

Monitor for abnormalities

Indicates whether abnormalities should be detected automatically. This applies to all attributes for which alarm ranges have been defined. If you want an attribute to be monitored for abnormalities, you should define the alarm ranges.


Indicates whether the attribute value should be plotted on the graph by default when the Show Graph is selected.


Indicates whether the parameter monitors the availability of the resource.

Response time

Indicates whether the parameter monitors the response time of an action or operation.

Normal distribution

Indicates whether the attribute has data with extreme spikes which makes developing a normal range band difficult.


Indicates if the value collected by the attribute is numerical and indicates performance data.

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