1. What Is a Super Metric?

It is a programming language with mathematical formula that contains a combination of one or more metrics for one or more objects. Once you create a super metric, it persists over time and can be used for different interactions just like any other metric. It can be used in views, reports, dashboards and symptom definitions.

Super metrics are created with a list of operators and functions. These can be further combined and operated using several conditional expressions like ‘where’ or ‘if-else’.

Over the last few releases, there have been several enhancements focused on creating and working on super metrics more easily. With autocomplete in the new editor starting in vRealize Operations 7.5, you simply start typing an object name or object type, and the Super Metric Editor will pop up a list of options that match. You can keep typing to refine the list and then use Enter key to select and finalize the super metric formula.

Supermetrics calculate the present value. You can’t compare against historical data.

Before starting to create a super metric, make sure you identify the following:

  • Objects or object types that are involved
  • Metrics which will need to be used.
  • How to combine the metrics? Which operator, function or expression to use?
  • Which object type will be used to assign super metric?
  • Policy in which super metric will need to be enabled

This page was last updated on July 25, 2021 by Stellios Williams with commit message: "Added Notice box"

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