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6 Performance Monitoring and Management : 6.4 Customizing Probes

PEM uses probes to retrieve statistics from a monitored server, database, operating system or agent. A probe is a scheduled event that returns a set of performance metrics about a specific monitored object. You can use the Probe Configuration dialog (shown in Figure 6.12) to specify when each probe is executed.
To review or modify the currently defined probes for each server and its underlying objects (e.g. databases, tables, etc.), right click on the object name in the tree control and select Probe Configuration from the context menu. You can also access the Probe Configuration dialog by highlighting an object name, and selecting Probe Configuration from the Management menu.
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The Probe Configuration dialog displays a list of the metrics that are collected for the selected node. The Probe Configuration dialog may also display information about probes that cannot be modified from the current node. If a probe cannot be modified from the current dialog, the background (the area behind the node name) is greyed-out; when highlighted, the status bar will display the node level from which the statistic may be configured.

6 Performance Monitoring and Management : 6.4 Customizing Probes

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