Converting from Monitoring Policies to Synthetic Metric Rules

Starting with version 10.7 of TrueSight Synthetic Monitor, transaction-based events can be generated using synthetic metric rules (see Synthetic metrics, rules, and events for more details). In earlier versions of TrueSight Synthetic Monitor, transaction-based events were generated only using agent thresholds defined in monitoring policies in TrueSight Infrastructure Management, and run using PATROL for Application Management. Use the information included here to convert your agent thresholds to synthetic metric rules. See Configuring and managing synthetic metric rules for details on defining synthetic metric rules.

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To open agent threshold configuration in the TrueSight Console


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  1. From the TrueSight Console menu, select Configuration > Infrastructure Policies.

  2. Click Edit on the action menu for the application management policy.

  3. Select the Agent Threshold tab.


To open agent threshold configuration in Central Monitoring Administration


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  1. From the Central Monitoring Administration menu, select Policies > Monitoring.

  2. Select the policy for application management, and click the Edit  icon.

  3. Select Agent Threshold Configuration. When Agent Threshold Configuration changes to a link, click on it.


To open synthetic metric rule configuration


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From the TrueSight Console menu, select Configuration > Synthetic Metric Rules.

 


The following examples show the user interfaces of agent threshold configuration in the TrueSight Console and synthetic metric rule configuration as references.

Note

Examples shown here for TrueSight Infrastructure Management are for the Presentation Server. Where interface labels differ in Central Monitoring Administration, they are included in parentheses.

Agent Threshold Configuration and Synthetic Metric Rule Configuration

Use this table to map your agent threshold configurations to synthetic metric rule configurations.

Notes

  • Agent threshold configuration includes elements that are not relevant for TrueSight Synthetic Monitor. Elements that are not relevant for TrueSight Synthetic Monitor are not described here.
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 Agent Threshold Metric Rule 

Monitoring Solution

The value for this field is always Application Management.
(BMC Performance Manager for AM

NA 

Monitor Type

Relevant values are:

Metric

  • AM Synthetic Custom Timer

Select the relevant custom timer from the Metric field.

  • AM Synthetic Page Timer

Select the relevant page timer from the Metric field.

  • AM Synthetic Transaction
Map to the appropriate Metric. See Monitor Attribute.

Scope

Values are:

Application, Execution Plan, Transaction, and Location.

  • Type - Monitor all instances of this Monitor Attribute.
Modify the thresholds in the predefined global rule for the selected metric.
  • Instance - Monitor based on the specific selected SID.

Identify the object the SID is pointing to and select the appropriate Application, Execution Plan, Transaction, and Location.

Note

Where Asterisks (*) appear in the SID as wildcards, use Any in the appropriate fields.

Monitor Attribute
(Attribute)

Values are:

Metric

  • Accuracy Errors
Accuracy

  • Availability Errors
Availability
  • Execution Error
Execution
  • Response Time
    For page timers and custom timers, this is the only attribute that is available.

If the AM Synthetic Transaction monitor type is selected, map this to Performance. If AM Synthetic Custom Timer or AM Synthetic Page Timer is selected, map this to the specific page timer or custom timer.

Threshold 1 / Threshold 2
(Alarm 1 / Alarm 2)

Minor / Critical

Note

If your agent threshold includes includes a Border Threshold, consider mapping the Max value to the Critical value in your synthetic metric rule.
  • Min - The threshold level above which an event is generated

Enter the value in the appropriate field for Minor or Critical.

Response Time attributes in agent thresholds are measured in milliseconds. Performance metrics in synthetic metric rules are measured in seconds. Fractional values are allowed in metric rules, so you can accurately convert your values. For example, if you have a value of 500 milliseconds in your defined agent threshold, enter .5 seconds in synthetic metric rules.

  • Select Event Severity
    (Issue Alert
  

    • Warning
      (Warn)
Minor
    • Critical
      (Alarm) 
Critical
  • Trigger an Event
    (When to trigger alarm) 

Notification

Threshold breaches always trigger events. You can select the following options for Notification:

  • Always Notifications are sent on any threshold breach.
  • Critical Notifications are sent for critical threshold breaches only.
  • Never – Notifications are not sent even though an event was generated.

    • Immediately on threshold violation
      (Immediately on alarm) 
Set Consecutive to 1.
    • After threshold violation occurs N times
      (After alarm occurs N times)
Set Consecutive  to the value of N.
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