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Custom metrics as instanced metrics

We have added mountpoint free space measurements to a Windows resource (in this particular case a Exchange server with the vROps agent installed via the Exchange management pack).

Currently we added it like CustomMetrics->Mountpoint-DB01->AllocGB,FreeGB,UsedPerc (three seperate metrics) and obviously we have several mountpoints (DB01, DB02, ..., LOGS01, LOGS02, ...).

We have created a symptom on one of these metrics (UsedPerc for Mountpoint-DB01) and have opted for the option "Evaluate on instanced metrics" but only the Mountpoint-DB01|UsedPerc for the four Exchange servers are being alerted on and not the rest.

How should we define custom metrics so they can be handled as instanced metrics?

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Ah, found it myself by browsing the existing instanced metrics in vrops

Using a colon (:) instead of a bar (|) you define the name in between (after) the colon and before the next bar as an instance for the metric.

An example:

Instead of using the statKey CustomMetrics|Mountpoint-DB01|AllocGB we now use the statKey CustomMetrics:Mountpoint-DB01|AllocGB making Mountpoint-DB01 an instance.

Note: actually we moved the mountpoint instance into a sub branch using CustomMetrics|Mountpoints:Mountpoint-DB01|AllocGB but that's mainly cosmetics

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I also asked this directly at vmware ...

Because this is custom build they can and will not support it and refer me to my vrops partner/supplier.

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Ah, found it myself by browsing the existing instanced metrics in vrops

Using a colon (:) instead of a bar (|) you define the name in between (after) the colon and before the next bar as an instance for the metric.

An example:

Instead of using the statKey CustomMetrics|Mountpoint-DB01|AllocGB we now use the statKey CustomMetrics:Mountpoint-DB01|AllocGB making Mountpoint-DB01 an instance.

Note: actually we moved the mountpoint instance into a sub branch using CustomMetrics|Mountpoints:Mountpoint-DB01|AllocGB but that's mainly cosmetics

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