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The following chart illustrates how the recommendations in the Monitoring configuration best practice reference section must be considered in an aggregate manner. Use this chart as a guide to understand the various configuration settings and when to apply these settings. Note that the example parameters are not an exhaustive list.

Example parameter

Availability/Performance

Threshold

Filter configuration

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Agent

Server

Send Data

Send Events

Send None

URL Response Time

Performance

 

+

+

 

 

 

CPU Utilization

Performance

 

+

+

 

 

 

Log File Monitor

Availability

+

 

 

+

 

Monitor that generates events for matching values

Oracle Listener Status

Availability

+

 

 

+

 

Up/Down status

Memory Utilization

Performance

 

+

+

 

 

Utilization as a percent

Disk Space Free

Performance

 

+

+

 

 

This should be monitored in bytes free, not %

Heap Space Free

Performance

 

+

+

 

 

Heap space free in bytes

Windows Service Status

Availability

+

 

 

+

 

Up/Down status

Number of Users

Performance

 

+

+

 

 

This is number of users logged into an application

Transactions Per Second

Performance

 

+

+

 

 

Transaction processing rate

Database Get-Hit Ratio

Performance

 

 

 

 

+

You may completely exclude some parameters

Queue Depth

Performance

 

+

+

 

 

 

Servlet Response Time

Performance

 

+

+

 

 

 

Process Status

Availability

+

 

 

+

 

Up/Down status

Application Response Time

Performance

 

+

+

 

 

 

Application Content Check

Availability

+

 

 

+

 

Monitor for missing content and generate event

Note

Filtering all data and events for a parameter does not mean that the PATROL Agent stops collecting data. BMC PATROL still collects data and the data will be visible in the Infrastructure Management graphs. This assumes the data was not initially streamed before filtering was enabled.

Related topic

PATROL Agent configuration and assignment to an Integration Service