Changing performance monitor properties in bulk
To change the properties of a performance monitor on multiple devices at once:
- Select two or more devices or a device group.
- Right-click to launch the device management actions menu.
- Select to launch the Performance Monitor Properties dialog.
- Choose the performance monitor to modify from the list provided.
- Enable the checkbox(es) applicable to the performance monitor property or properties to be modified, then use the controls provided to modify the corresponding settings as needed. Please note, that the specific properties displayed are dependent upon the performance monitor selected.
- Click .
Important information about dependencies
While you have the ability to modify performance monitor properties independent of one another, there are some dependencies that exist that should be considered before making changes:
- If you change the , then your ability to modify other performance monitor properties and/or settings depends on the new protocol you've selected.
Example: The value for can only be changed if is the selected protocol.
- You are limited to the option if or is the selected protocol when making changes to the property for the Interface Utilization monitor.
- The property can be only be changed if or is the selected protocol.
- All performance monitor properties can be modified if is NOT selected. However, any changes to properties that are not applicable to the selected protocol will have no effect.
Example: If a device's performance monitor is currently using , a change to the setting will have no effect on the monitor’s runtime behavior because the property requires for the selected protocol.
- Dependencies also exist between properties that do not involve selection.
Example: If you modify , but do not modify , then any performance monitors configured to collect data for , , or could potentially generate errors at runtime if the previously selected values do not match anything based on the selected option.
- If you do NOT select , but change the Interface Utilization type to or , those selections are treated as if was selected for monitors that currently use the or .
: If you select and the monitor is currently configured to collect data for “specific” aspects, but you do NOT select AND the protocol represents an actual change from the protocol a device’s monitor currently uses, then the system changes the monitor’s type to the default in addition to changing the protocol. The default collection types are , , and , except for the Interface Utilization monitor for which the default is .