This section explains how to access the current metric collection settings (default) for a resource type on its Monitoring Defaults page.


  1. From the Administration tab, click Monitoring Defaults.
  2. Scroll down to the resource type and select one of the following:
    • Network Device

    • Network Device Interface

  3. Click Edit Metric Template.



any modification to a resource type's monitoring defaults will automatically apply to all resources of that type in inventory. Although not recommended as a general practice, it is possible to configure metric collection settings for individual resources, overwriting the defaults for the resource type. For this reason, when considering changes to a resource type's monitoring defaults, be aware that updates will affect resources whose default settings have been customized: Resource-level metric collection settings are overwritten when the resource type monitoring defaults are modified.