Attribute and parameter properties
The following table describes the default attribute (parameter) properties available in PATROL, ProactiveNet and TrueSight Operations Management.
Collector and text parameters do not display the TrueSight and Central Monitoring Administration properties.
PATROL parameter properties
The application class under which this parameter is displayed.
Language used to create the command this parameter executes.
Example: PATROL Script Language (PSL)
Specifies whether the parameter is represented as a graph, text box, stop light (signal), or boolean state.
Specifies the unit of measure in which the parameter output is expressed, such as a percentage, a number, or bytes.
Indicates the normal operating range for the parameter. The border range must be larger than the Alarm1 and Alarm2 ranges combined.
Values are described as less than and greater than, for example <0 or >100.
If this property is undefined, it means that this property is inactive and any values that appear are not intended as recommendations.
Specifies the thresholds for the first-level alarm; this property is not applicable to collector parameters.
Specifies the thresholds for the lower numerical values are deemed unacceptable for this parameter. Values for this property must be lower than values for Alarm2, cannot overlap Alarm2 range, or fall outside the border range. Values falling inside this range trigger warnings, alarms, or recovery actions.
If this property is undefined, Alarm1 is inactive, and any values that appear are not intended as recommendations.
Specifies the thresholds for the second-level alarm; this is not applicable to collector parameters.
Specifies the thresholds for the higher numerical values deemed unacceptable for this parameter. Values for this property must be higher than the values for Alarm1, cannot overlap Alarm1 range, or fall outside the border range. Values falling inside this range trigger warnings, alarms, or recovery actions.
If this property is undefined, Alarm2 is inactive, and any values that appear are not intended as recommendations.
Scheduling (poll time)
Specifies how frequently the parameter will run and collect data (polling cycle); this property is not applicable to consumer parameters.
Active at installation
Either yes or no, specifies whether a parameter is active by default.
Indicates the parameter type:
Value set by
Lists the collector parameter that sets the values for the consumer parameter described.
TrueSight console/ BMC Helix Operations Management and Central Monitoring Administration attributes
|Monitor Type||The monitor type under which this attribute is displayed.|
Key Performance Indicator
|Indicates whether 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 Show Graph is selected on the user interface.
Indicates whether the parameter monitors the availability of the resource.
Indicates whether the parameter monitors the response time of an action or operation.
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.