What metrics have been certified for a device in Performance Management
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What metrics have been certified for a device in Performance Management


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CA Performance Management - Usage and Administration DX NetOps


I need to monitor a specific metric on a device, how do I do that?

How to determine what metrics have been certified for a device in DX NetOps Performance Management


All supported DX NetOps Performance Management releases


If you visit the following page: Broadcom Certified Devices/Agents, you'll find a list of certified devices and agents, along with the metric families and SNMP agents supported by version.

What You Can Do With This Information:

  • Locate Your Device: Find your specific device on the list.
  • Identify Metric Families: See which metric families (types of data) you need to monitor.
  • Apply Vendor Certifications: Understand which vendor certifications to apply to get the statistics you need.

Managing Monitoring Profiles:

If you don't find the device, agent, or metrics you need, you have a few options:

  1. Submit a Certification Request:

  2. Self-Certification:

    • You can create custom metrics yourself by following the instructions in the documentation here: "Self-Certification."
  3. Commission Services:

    • You can hire Broadcom's services to create the certification for you. Contact your Account Team to arrange this on a contract basis

Additional Information

All certifications are stored in the /opt/IMDataAggregator/data/certifications folder. You can find information by device vendor, OID (Object Identifier), or Metric Families.

Example: Finding a Specific OID

Follow these steps to find a specific OID:

  1. Go to the Directory:

    • Open your terminal.
    • Navigate to the certifications directory by typing the following command and pressing Enter:
      cd /opt/IMDataAggregator/data/certifications
  2. Search for the OID:

    • Use the following command, replacing <OID> with the OID you are looking for, and press Enter:
      fgrep -R "<OID>" *