A metric is a measurement taken on a system or business driver. It is also known as a key performance indicator (KPI) or resource counter.
Some examples of metrics are:
The BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization Data Warehouse supports a large number of built-in metrics and supports the collection of application-specific metrics.
For each entity defined in BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization, various data series can be collected that contain useful metrics for capacity planning. Every data series is characterized as follows:
Systems and business drivers contain a set of configuration data, a special type of metric that either changing slowly over time or remains unchanged. Some examples of configuration data are:
Because configuration data changes slowly, the Data Warehouse stores only delta records for them. Tracking configuration data and changes is useful for performing what-if analyses, incident analyses, understanding the reasons behind some performance issues, and so on.
Depending on your user preferences, metrics that have not imported data for some time might not be displayed in the BMC TrueSight Capacity Optimization tree, and are not returned in search results.