By: Gary Monk
I was recently working with a customer using the Oracle Database Management Pack from Blue Medora, who was interested in creating an alert that shows the percentage of free space in a tablespace. Through the Blue Medora Oracle Database Management Pack, you can gather two important metrics – total amount of space for instance and the amount of free space in the tablespace – which enables us to compute the percentage of free space in the tablespace by creating a super metric.
In this blog post, I’ll provide an overview of how to create a super metric and associate the super metric to an object.
After you create the super metric, you must associate it with an object. In this case, the object would be the Oracle DB tablespace object. To do this, select your newly created super metric and perform the following steps.
The last thing that you need to do before you can use the super metric is to add it to a policy. That will be the subject of a future blog.
As you can see the ability to create super metrics is a very powerful feature of vRealize Operations. Super metrics can be used to determine alerts, or can be used as metrics on a dashboard. You can also select a super metric as a KPI. By doing so, the super metric will automatically show where ever the standard KPIs are shown of the selected object.