The following best practices help you design and use super metrics.

  • Design super metrics for performance

    Avoid calculating large objects or using world level metrics that works on all VMs. Apply to only relevant objects and never apply to all objects.

  • Make super metrics reusable

    Use Depth greater than 1 to allow vRealize Operations to expand higher levels. Use a clear naming convention without including a specific object name but use Function Object Metric Units.

  • Enabling super metrics only for the relevant policy

    Enable super metrics for the relevant policy, not the base policy.

  • Use group instead of the where clause.

    Using group instead of the where clause is easier to understand.