A metric is a quantifiable measure of a part or a feature of your IT infrastructure in which you are particularly interested. Metrics offer you a way to define key indicators out of selected IT objects, their properties and their activities.
Define metrics in the Finder in a similar way to how you define investigations and follow their evolution over time from the Portal. Metrics are computed daily during the nightly data collection of the Portal.
Depending on what you want to measure, choose among three types of metrics:
A count metric measures the number of objects that fulfil a custom set of conditions. Count metrics optionally include a ratio between the number of counted objects (the value of the metric itself) and the number of objects that fulfil a second set of conditions, usually more relaxed than the conditions defining the metric.
A quantity metric groups the individual values of a particular numeric quantity (aggregate, score, etc.) of devices or users and computes a single value out of them. Depending on the quantity, choose among getting the average, the overall sum, the maximum, or the minimum of all the individual values of the aggregate. Note that quantity metrics are only available for objects of types device and user.
A top metric holds an ordered list of objects that have the highest or lowest quantity of an aggregated value. Specify the number of elements in the list and the way to compute the aggregated value. Compute either the average, the sum, the maximum, or the minimum of the individual aggregate values for each object, depending on the type of aggregate.