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List devices for a Metric Family in Performance Management Data Aggregator


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CA Infrastructure Management CA Infrastructure Management CA Performance Management - Usage and Administration


I would like to list all the elements/devices associated to a particular metric family in Performance Management.

How do I find out devices are in a certain metric family?


All supported Performance Management releases


To list the elements/devices in a metric family the first thing you need to do is get the internal metric family name. To get the internal metric family name go to Administration -> data aggregator -> monitoring configuration -> metric families then hover over the name column header and click the gear icon and select columns and click the check box for internal name. Then use this metric family internal name in the xml below. The internal name in the below xml example is "NormalizedPortInfo". Replace this with the internal name of the metric family you want to list. 

<FilterSelect xmlns:xsi="" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="filter.xsd">



            <MetricFamilyDiscoveryHistory.MetricFamily type="EQUAL">{}NormalizedPortInfo</MetricFamilyDiscoveryHistory.MetricFamily>



    <Select use="exclude" isa="exclude">

    <Item use="exclude">

      <Name use="include"/>





Then do a post of the xml to http://<DA_SYSTEM>:8581/rest/devices/mfdiscoveryhistory/filtered


This will provide the list of elements/devices associated to the metric family.