Edit a Metric

Use the UI to edit metric properties for any metric in a specific metric family. When you edit a metric, the metric family is extended automatically with the new values.
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Use the UI to edit metric properties for any metric in a specific metric family. When you edit a metric, the metric family is extended automatically with the new values.
For complete information about how to extend metrics and metric families through REST services, see Create or Extend Metric Families.
You can only edit a metric that is being polled. If the value in the Polled column on the Metrics tab is False, then you cannot edit the corresponding metric.
Follow these steps:
  1. Click Metric Families from the Monitoring Configuration menu for a Data Aggregator data source.
    A list of metric families appears, including factory and custom metric families.
  2. Select a metric family from the list.
  3. Click a metric in the Metrics tab, and then click the Edit button.
    The Edit Metric dialog opens.
  4. Enter the desired values in the Percentile, Projection, and Projections Percentile fields. Acceptable values for the fields in the Edit Metric dialog are as follows:
    • 95th Percentile:
       Enabled or Disabled
    • Percentiles 2 and 3
      : 0-99, except 95
    • Projections 1-3
      : 0-730
    • Projection Percentile:
       0-99
    Changes to
    Projection Percentile
    cause inaccurate projections for up to 90 days. Changes to
    Percentile 2
    and
    Percentile 3
    cause a gap in the trend view. When you change the values in these fields, the percentile values for days before the change are not recalculated.
    For more information, see Percentiles and Metric Projection.
  5. Click the Save button.
    The selected metric is updated in the parent metric family. The metric family is marked as extended and the Last Modified and Last Modified By fields are updated.
    The new data is available for reporting within several poll cycles.