A component is a single data point collected as part of an application profile. Some application profiles can be edited, in which case individual components can be added to or removed from the profile. For editable application profiles, components can also be added to or removed from specific instances as opposed to the entire profile.
Adding components to an application profile helps create the foundation of the application profile. After adding components to an application profile, you must create an application instance to monitor an application on a device.
To add components:
Select a specific instance and then click Add components. Individual components can be added to specific instances even if the application profile overall is not editable. The Add Components dialog containing the Component Library appears.
To remove a component from an application profile or instance, select Delete from the applicable Options menu.
To test components:
A critical component group is a grouping of components that contains specific logic to allow for complex evaluation of the up/down state of an application. For example, given four components A,B,C and D, the following logic can be applied, so that if A and B are down or C and D are down the application is placed into the down state. ((A and B) or (C and D)). Critical component groups are always considered "critical", in that if a critical component group is evaluated to be in the down state, the entire application is in the down state.
Components can be added to or removed from entire application profiles or specific instances.
For example, you can create a critical component group called Device Utilization and assign the following components to the group:
You can then assign the following state logic to the critical component group: If CPU Utilization and Virtual Memory Utilization equal Down and Disk Utilization equal Warning, then the component group is Down. Since this component group is considered "critical", the application instance that contains this critical component group would also be Down.
There must be at least two components included in a critical component group. For more information, see Working with critical component groups.
To add a critical component group to an application profile:
The Critical Component Group information displays.
To add a critical component group to an application instance:
To copy components and critical component groups, select Copy from the Options menu of the individual component or critical component group you want to duplicate.